Stormy Dipper by Nicolas Ploix
(Nicolas Ploix)
Stormy Dipper by Nicolas Ploix

Photo of the Week for February 15, 2019 Night-sky photography usually means images of celestial objects—but dramatic weather […]

Photo of the Week for February 15, 2019

Stormy Dipper by Nicolas Ploix
(Nicolas Ploix)

Night-sky photography usually means images of celestial objects—but dramatic weather can definitely add a little extra excitement to an image. The shot presented here is a good example. Yes, there are stars aplenty (can you spot the Big Dipper?), but what makes this photo especially striking are the storm clouds beautifully illuminated by lightning.

Photographer Nicolas Ploix captured this scene from the village of Piopolis, on the shores of Lac Mégantic, Quebec. He used a Canon EOS 400D DSRL camera and 18-50mm Sigma zoom lens (set to 18mm) for this photo.