When NASA highly suggests viewing a natural event, it’s usually worth checking out. The Perseids meteor shower was unique because it was an outburst. 150 to 200 fireballs an hour were predicted to skyrocket through the night.
This photo was shot on August 11th, 2016 at 2:00am with a Canon 5d Mark II and a 15mm fisheye. The settings were a 30-second exposure, f/2.8, 6400 ISO and a white balance of 4600 K. I held an external flash in my hand and used the test fire function to light myself up.
The location is Perazzo Meadows Overlook just north of Truckee, CA. It was discovered through the dark sky finder at Jshine.net.
If you look closely there is a meteor trail in the upper middle section of the photo.