Light Effects

I am spending a few months in Ammerthal, the Bavarian village where I grew up.

“But there is no theater, no cinema, no Academy of Sciences?” my friends from New York, Paris and Moscow are asking, worried and pitiful at the same time.

That’s true. And that’s why for entertainment, we go out into the fields and stare into the sky. Yesterday, they had a great show. For at least twenty minutes, the sky was lit and flashing, but without any rain and with almost no thunder. Like a thunderstorm where someone had played with the controls, dimming sound and precipitation but overmodulating light effects.


The photos were taken by my father. We stayed until someone added a hailstorm, which made us run back home.

About Andreas Moser

Travelling the world and writing about it. I have degrees in law and philosophy, but I'd much rather be a writer, a spy or a hobo.
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5 Responses to Light Effects

  1. David says:


  2. Jackie says:

    Great photos, Herr Moser! Most atmospheric. It’s not easy taking photos of lightning!!

    And hey Andreas! “New York, Paris and Moscow”? We in London are wondering too….!!! :)

    • You are right. I never managed to take a lightning photo. And yesterday, there was almost constant lightning, yet these four photos are almost all we got out of it.

      Oh yes, how could I forget London, where there is really always something going on: museums, concerts, exhibitions, talks.

  3. Those photos make me turn green with envy. I haven’t managed to take a single good shot of lightning till now.

    • Me neither. :-(
      Even my father, who has been a professional landscape photographer for 30+ years, said that he hadn’t managed any good lightning photos before.

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