Artificial Spectre in Brocken Mountains

This artificial Spectre of Brocken with fogbow was taken April 14, 2003 in the Brocken Mountains in central Germany. A helium lamp, positioned behind the photographer, was used to illuminate this very thick fog layer – the visibilty was less than about 5 m. The great size of the Brocken Spectre results from the shadow not lying in one plane but rather extending over a depth of several metres.

Spooky greetings from the ghost heaven!!!

[Posted by Claudia Hinz]

Posted on May 14, 2011, in glory and spectre of Brocken, observations, rainbow and fogbow and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Harald Edens said…

    Very nice! What probably also makes the spectre much bigger than usual is because of the divergent light source and the short distance from it. So this is a ””real”” Brocken Spectre, recorded where the name originated!

  2. Marko Riikonen said…

    Yeah, Harald is right. Light source must be rather close behind the camera, which makes also the fogbow broad.

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