While walking in our neighborhood, I discovered one house whose owner is TERRIFIED of lightning. As one might well be: lightning is formidable. Even the Emperor Augustus was terrified of lightning, so who am I to question?

Figure 1. Lightning rod ball. Scranton, PA. Photo: author.

But the lightning rods the house owner put up (figure 2) have a world of interest in them thanks to their polished steel globe component (figure 1). This makes them revealers of the world and an example of the wonderful gifts the universe showers on us if we but look around. Gotta return with a tripod and 500 mm lens!

Figure 2. Lightning rod installation. Scranton, PA. Photo: author.

Nikon Z 7ii with Nikkor Z 24-200 mm f/4-6.3 lens.

Figures 1 and 2. 200 mm, f/8, ISO 100, 1/100 s.

Capture One did a fine job with this photo, but I summoned in Gigapixel AI to clear up the ridiculously cropped ball in figure 1.

Published by gsb03632

A college professor living in Scranton, PA

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