This was from a planned 24-hour photo trip to shoot the milky way at this popular yet hidden spot. I manually composed and focused the shot in the dark, then waited for the milky way to fall to the spot I wanted. It was very rewarding to be there and to see this in person. I was surprised that my camera even captured some of that faint green colored airglow above the horizon to the left that my eyes could not see. But one thing I do know was the stars were definitely out in full force that night.