This picture was taken while camping during the annual Perseids Meteor Shower at Eleven Mile State Park near Lake George, Colorado in 2013. It was my first attempt trying to capture the Milky Way. After a tumultuous evening, the sky opened up around 1am to reveal a magnificent sight. I was able to at least capture one meteor and the green airglow from the oxygen atoms. A really amazing evening.
A special thanks goes to Dr. Roger N. Clark, www.clarkvision.com, for his guidance on this image. It was important that the colors were accurate and that I was able to bring out as much as I could, especially the airglow and interstellar gas and dust. His website is a huge resource for these images, so check it out.