Venice, Italy - Moonrise over San Giorgio Maggiore Island
28 May 2017 Venice #04

Moonrise over San Giorgio Maggiore Island

This is the beautiful skyline of San Giorgio Maggiore Island in the Venetian Lagoon. The Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, which you can see in the photo, was designed by Andrea Palladio in the 16th century. Perhaps you haven’t heard about Palladio yet […]

Niagara Falls - Illuminated American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls
23 Mar 2017 Niagara Falls #10

Illuminated American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls as Seen from the Canadian Side

This is another one of those peculiar pictures, where you’re standing in one country photographing a location in another country. Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls on the Canada-United States border. In this picture you see two of them: the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls. […]

View from Victoria Peak in Hong Kong
22 Mar 2017 Hong Kong #07

The Most Vertical City in the World

As I mentioned in one of the previous posts, Hong Kong is often called “the most vertical city in the world”. This amazing Chinese city owes its nickname to the extremely high concentration of skyscrapers and high-rise buildings. The tallest skyscraper in this picture is Two International Finance Centre. It was completed in 2003, and with its 415 m (or 1,362 ft), it is currently the second tallest building in Hong Kong. […]

Helsinki, Finland - Illuminated Cathedral on Senate Square in the Dead of Night
23 Feb 2017 Helsinki #02

Illuminated Helsinki Cathedral in the Dead of Night, Finland

Helsinki Cathedral is probably the most prominent landmark in the Finnish capital. It was designed in the neoclassical style by the German architect Carl Ludvig Engel and built between 1830 and 1852. When you’re in Helsinki, it is very hard to miss the cathedral because it really dominates the cityscape. It is located on Senate Square, which is in the city centre and not far from the ferry port. […]

The Grand Canal in Venice, Italy with Light Trails of a Vaporetto Vessel
12 Feb 2017 Venice #02

The Grand Canal in Venice with Light Trails of a Vaporetto Vessel, Italy

Light trails are a great subject for photography. Sometimes photographing them is easy – when you can easily predict the movement, as e.g. in the case of cars speeding on a highway. But sometimes photographing light trails can be tricky – when you have to anticipate the movement and you don’t know exactly what will appear in your frame within the exposure time of 30 seconds or more. Sometimes you just need a little bit of luck. […]