drowning in the clouds

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Date:25.12.2006 Time:14:41-19:25 UT, 40s interval Exposure:427x up to 13s
Field:61o x 43o Camera:Nikon D200 Filter:none
Optics:f=20mm, 1/2.2 Place:Zeller Horn, Hechingen Observer:Till Credner

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Castle Hohenzollern is drowning in a sea of clouds after sunset. Artificial lighting gives it a fire like appearance in the dark. Watch the constellation of the Big Dipper rotating and pointing to the castle! After five hours my place was drowned too (and the batteries were drained!).