Windmills like De Gekroonde Poelenburg in Zaanse Schans in the Netherlands.

Windmills In Zaanse Schans | Netherlands

In our modern age, there are only 1,200 fully operational windmills in the Netherlands. Several in the “Old Holland” region, including the famous beauties from Zaanse Schans. Over a few centuries ago, there were over 10,000 windmills across the Netherlands and they were used to pump water out of the lowlands, to make flour from grains and to press oil from seeds or saw wood.

Karlskirche (Charles Church) with a pink sky background in Vienna, Austria.

Karlskirche | Vienna, Austria

There is nothing more fascinating than seeing a city wake up. Any area that is busy for 20 hours or more, has those few moments of pure tranquility. In Vienna, the place where I could enjoy this the most was The Karlskirche. On a regular day, the square in front of the Church would be busy but, on this occasion, it was empty and there were no noises from the busy city ground.

Singapore Marina Bay with Marina Bay Hotel at sunrise.

Marina Bay at sunrise | Singapore

The best view of the Singapore Bay is not from the famous Marina Bay Hotel as some would guess, but from the skyscrapers surrounding the bay itself. To have the perfect portrayal of this area, you will need to examine the Marina Bay Hotel and its unique architecture from the right perspective. The skyscraper where we stayed displayed a beautiful landscape on the last floor, which was a perfect spot to capture the bay.

Benijo Beach, Tenerife – day on the black sand while observing ocean’s waves.

Benijo Beach, Tenerife – a day in paradise

As the most beaches in Tenerife, the sand of Benijo Beach is black. There are also black stones in the water because of its volcanic origin. As you can see on the picture, these natural elements create out-of-the-Earth scenery and thus make Benijo Beach, Tenerife a photographer’s heaven. It’s owned by the city of Taganana, and its length is 300 m (985 ft).

Water chalets in Langkawy, Malaysia. Berjaya Langkawi Resort under a dramatic sky.

Chalets on Water | Langkawi Island, Malaysia

We were lucky enough to spend eight nights in paradise, in the form of one of the water chalets of the Berjaya Langkawi Resort on Pulau Langkawi off the northwestern coast of Malaysia. From the comfort of the bungalow’s patio I was able to take breathtakingly beautiful pictures. It didn’t matter what direction I looked, there were stunning scenes everywhere. One of them was this cloudy sky over the Langkawi Island, Malaysia which seemed to have caught fire.

Bâtiment des Forces Motrices BFM in Geneva, Switzerland at night

Bâtiment des Forces Motrices BFM | Geneva, Switzerland

The Bâtiment des Forces Motrices, also known as BFM in Geneva, is a building, which immediately put me under its spell. During an evening stroll through the second largest city in Switzerland the sumptuous illuminated building in the middle of the river Rhône caught my photographic eye in a heartbeat. The BFM was originally constructed between 1883 and 1892 as a hydroelectric power plant and was used as such until 1960.

Lake Tegel at Night | Berlin, Germany

When in June 2011 I finally bought the Canon 500D, I obviously immediately went to Lake Tegel, 5 minutes from my home. It was pretty late already around 10pm but there was still the last light on the horizon. It was more a tryout of the new camera than a planned shooting but nevertheless: If the light is right, there is not much to do wrong. In all years that passed since then, I rarely saw a sky quite like that again at Lake Tegel.