Posted by Andrea Auf dem Brinke (Desenzano del Garda (BS), Italy) on 31 August 2007 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This is an original not processed image. I shoot it in the night, and what you see is a big lightning that illuminated all the clouds over the mountains. I shoot this image from my house in Desenzano on the Garda lake... it was a spectacular night. Do you remember the movie "Indipendence day", when the alien ships came to the earth... I think the image seems something like this. Hope you enjoy it!

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

Astonishing photo! - with that red light under the cloud base it looks almost like a volcano erupting.

31 Aug 2007 3:12pm

@Ian Bramham: Thank you very much for your opinion!

Lost Valley from Kamloops, British Columbia (west coast), Canada

That is a veryyy awesome sight!!! It almost looks surreal!!

This has me captivated and really looking for the alien ship somewhere in those clouds!
No PP? That is fantastic!!

I like night time photography and have started to work on it over the past week or so.

Fantastic work :-)

31 Aug 2007 5:46pm

@Lost Valley: Thank you very much for your comment! I also think it's almost surreal. When I saw it in the camera screen for the first time, I cannot believe it was real. In the full resolution image you can also watch the stars in the sky that were impressed thanks to the very long exposition (1 minute, 40 second). I'm happy that you enjoyed it.

Katie from Nashville for now..., United States

This is absolutely incredible!! I am working on this...something I want to be able to do eventually. Great work!!

2 Sep 2007 11:31pm

Double KK Photography from West Richland, United States

awesome night photo and yes it does remind me of the movie independence day great job

30 Oct 2007 8:05am

Tia from Desenzano del Garda, Italy

direi proprio di si...indipendence day a manetta! Nell'angolo a dx c'è una kenzia o una palmetta, non capisco...beh, comunque...sono fastidiose per l'occhio...distruggile! Hhaha XD. Bello!

4 Oct 2008 5:38am

Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n
999/10 second
ISO 160
50 mm

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