Went on a trip recently with ArnarBergur and Ottó - we got real lucky that night, the stars were brighter than ever and we saw multiple shooting stars, I even captured a few! If we had moonlight or a little bit of snow, it would haven been perfect. You need some ambient lighting for the ground, otherwise it'll be pitch black, even though you're shooting at 30seconds.
Zeiss F-Distagon 2.8/16 - 15 seconds@f/2.8 , ISO6400 (distortion corrected)
Flickr Explore #1 - October 11th 2010, woohoo!