The river Rhine at Bonn (Germany) Shortly after Sunset. This is the view from the Drachenfels mountain, on the left side of the Rhine you see the former German capital Bonn, on the right - the town of Königswinter. In the full resolution on the horizon you can recognize the skyline of Cologne with the famous cathedral.

The river Rhine at Bonn Shortly after Sunset, Germany

This is the view from the Drachenfels peak, on the left side of the Rhine you see the former German capital Bonn, on the right – the town of Königswinter. In the full resolution on the horizon you can recognize the skyline of Cologne with the famous cathedral. The Drachenfels, meaning Dragon’s Rock in German, is a peak in the Siebengebirge range […]

Panorama of Frankfurt am Main at Sunset

Panorama of Frankfurt am Main at Sunset

For some reason, major German cities seem to avoid skyscrapers. Yes, there some skyscrapers/highrises in Cologne, Munich or Berlin, but there are no real skyscraper clusters as in many North American or East Asian cities of similar size. Frankfurt is an exception to that rule. This city is often called “the financial capital of Germany” and there are quite a few skyscrapers in the downtown. […]

Panorama of the city Dresden in Germany featuring the Frauenkirche, Residenzschloss and Semperoper

Dresden Skyline at Sunrise, Germany

Which major German cities have the most picturesque skylines? In the category of modern skylines I’d say Frankfurt and Düsseldorf. In the category of historic skylines my favourites are Cologne and Dresden. This is Dresden’s skyline with the Frauenkirche, Residenzschloss, Semperoper and the river Elbe.

Mist over the town of Cochem in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Mist over the Town of Cochem in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Cochem is a small town in the Moselle valley in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate, between Koblenz and Trier. The whole Moselle valley is very picturesque with its vineyards and castles but Cochem is my favourite spot there and one of my favorite small towns in Rhineland-Palatinate. The most important landmark is the Reichsburg castle, which however doesn’t appear in this photo. […]

Light Trails of Cars Speeding on a Highway. A 30 second exposure of a busy highway in the evening.

Light Trails of Cars Speeding on a Highway

Which photographer hasn’t tried photographing light trails of cars at least once? I think most photographers who own a tripod have tried long exposures at least one time. Some non-photographers may think that photography is only about capturing moments lasting no longer than a blink of an eye and they might be curious how to take such photos.