Being stuck out in the fields as these ominous clouds approach must be a terribly frightening experience. As the storm moves in, the rain pours down, and lighting strikes, 61-year-old German photographer Franz Schumacher doesn’t run for cover. Instead, he sets up his camera and photographs the experience for all to see. Harvest Time is a series of storms that roll in during the harvesting season in Strohgaeu Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
With an extreme clarity, the fearless photographer documents the landscapes with a painterly touch. Rows of bright, dry fields glow in the golden sun as an energetic sky filled with dark, swirling clouds and a heavy rainfall hovers in the distance. These marvelous landscapes are a gorgeous display of a fierce storm set directly against an otherwise peaceful and natural calm.