Perfect Shot: Striking Beauty

When Palo Alto photographer Brian Krippendorf woke to the sound of room-shaking thunder, he grabbed his camera and darted out into the pouring rain. “I was very excited as I’ve never had the opportunity to photograph lightning,” he recounts, “and I’m fortunate to live a short walk from Emily Renzel Ponds.” Although Brian got a soaking and quite a few mosquito bites, he also captured this Perfect Shot. “This particular image is my favorite from the morning due to the color in the sky, which I have never seen before,” he says.    

Image by Brian Krippendorf / @briankrippendorf