In gallery: Photos of the month (1999)
Related photos: Lightning
September 23, 1999
A lightning discharge, seemingly discharging the brown smog layer above the ground. The smog particles might have been charged due to the trapping of coronal-discharge ions. Taken in Wijdenes, The Netherlands, on September 23, 1999.
Kodak Gold 100 film, exp. 4 minutes at f/1.8 with 50mm lens.