Lightning Over Braunfels, Germany
October 31, 2012
Photographer: Oliver Stiehler
Summary Authors: Oliver Stiehler; Jim Foster
The photo above showing a cloud-to-ground lightning strike during an eerie electrical storm was taken from the balcony of my home overlooking the city of Braunfels, Germany. It doesn't take much imagination to think that late one night, in a lab of the pictured castle, such a bolt of electricity might jolt a certain man-made monster to life and rouse a caped count, known for his unnatural affinity for erythrocytes, from his cozy coffin. Braunfels is a picturesque, tranquil town during the day, but on a stormy night... well, it's best to keep your windows shut, your doors locked and a garlic bulb or two handy -- and try to ignore those baying hounds. Photo taken in August 29, 2012.
Photo details: Camera Maker: Canon; Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II; Focal Length: 63.0mm; Aperture: f/6.3; Exposure Time: 9.000 s; ISO equiv: 200; Exposure Bias: none; Metering Mode: Matrix; White Balance: Auto; Flash Fired: No (enforced); Orientation: Normal; Color Space: sRGB; Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows.