About a week ago a massive solar storm hit the earth. Polar lights were visible as far south as Germany. Even in the middle regions they where visible on higher altitude. This was Tuesday. On Wednesday I went up on the top of the Wasserkuppe - with almost 1000m the highest mountain in Hesse - in the middle of the night with hopes of catching some of them as well. The conditions were perfect: extremely dark and not a single cloud anywhere. Unfortunately I wasn't so lucky and didn't get to see any. But as always I tried to make the best of the situation and more importantly I didn't want to have driven for hours in the middle of the night and return without a picture. I set up my camera just underneath the top to in turn have a view of the top. The 14mm was mounted on my Nikon D750 and after a 30 second exposure the result is what you see above. It's always incredible how many stars there are in the sky and how many more the camera can see. Makes you feel really small.
Ok there were no polar lights but it's still a nice picture. Looks like I kept my main reason why I'm going to plan a trip up in the far north next winter.