21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Lightning over the Museum of Art History

A few years ago, we were waiting for the famous red supermoon over Vienna. I joined the other moon-watchers in a central open square between the famous museums. However, clouds shrouded the sky and we could barely see the moon. As I was about to go home, heavy rumbling could be heard and then after a while, lightning started to light up the night sky. As I had all my gear with me, I set up the camera with some couple-of-seconds timed shots and captured a lot of nice pictures, this turning out as the best one.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Vienna, Austria
Camera: X-T1
Copyright: © Thomas Kirchberger