The government quarter in Berlin is not only home to the most important institutions of Germany, like the Bundestag and the Federal Government, but also houses a number of different architectural masterpieces. Besides the Reichstag-building and the traditional Bellevue Palace you also find various futuristic buildings, which fit nicely into the cityscape.
London is one of the cities in which it is impossible to find just a single characteristic skyline view. Meanwhile, it’s not possible to imagine the London skyline without the London Eye. From the Golden Jubilee Bridge you have the possibility to photograph the London Eye and Westminster together, as they are located almost opposite of each other on the banks of the River Thames.
An important lesson in photography: The best camera is the one you have with you. The day before the “Supermoon”, I wanted to scout some location where I could take the best photos of said supermoon with Berliner background. I had found my position near the Oranienburger Strasse, and was satisfied. Therefore we just sat by the water, enjoying the view on the Berlin Cathedral with the moon just above it. Fortunately, Daria mentioned so often how beautiful the scene was, that I unpacked my equipment and took this one photo.
This is not the first photo of this point which I will show you. And it certainly won’t be the last. What can I say, I simply love this place in Prague. This unique view of the Castle and the Charles Bridge that leads you to the other side of the Vltava River. And in addition, the quiet zone in the otherwise rough water, that makes all the lights look twice as nice.
As the heavens opened up a bit and the UFO was illuminated in the orange light, it seemed to me as if I saw a version of the famous scene from the movie Independence Day – live in Bratislava. Surely, soon the first laser beams would appear across the Danube and raze the city to the ground…
The London Eye is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe and the third highest in the world. Built for the Millennium celebration, the operation was planned only for 5 years. It was unsure if this will be continued, but after the great success of this idea, they decided to keep operating the London Eye.
I was not only amazed by the beautiful old town of Verona but also especially by the landscape around the city. The Adige River meanders through Verona and offers a welcome balance to the crowded downtown area. Since every tourist must visit the balcony of Romeo and Juliet, as well as the Arena, you often have the area along the river alone for yourself – while 300 people are standing under a two square meters sized balcony.
The London Docklands, once the largest port in the world, are now a vibrant financial center. The skyscrapers of Canary Wharf can be seen from all over the city but the direct view over the Thames you can enjoy from Greenwich. For a long time I wanted to try to make an HDR panorama. Overall, the finished work is composed of 28 individual images, 4 segments each with 7 exposures.
When we visited my old school friend in Bonn, it was clear that we had to make a detour to Cologne. The pedestrian zone was much too crowded so that we quickly left the center of the city. After a long walk by smaller streets we eventually reached the river Rhine again. And well, what can I say. We only had one day, but I couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful sky at sunset.
This photo shows the Charles Bridge in Prague, with the guard tower on the side of the historic old town. It’s the old, traditional way to get from the royal side of the city to the civil old town. Most photos from Prague are taken from exactly the opposite site of the river. The place from which I took this photo however is rarely visited by tourists. A missed opportunity, just like most photographers pack up their stuff as soon as the blue hour finished – but why?