I shot these startrails around the Southern Celestial Pole at an altitude of 2500 m in the Cordillera mountain range. For this image I used a wide-angle lens with which I took 1031 frames during the course of nearly 7 hours. I then combined these frames digitally to bring out the colorful arcs of the stars.
Eduardo Latorre is a true astronomy aficionado and expert astrophotographer. He cherishes every moment under the dark Chilean skies and devotes hours gathering data with his telescopes and specific astro cameras. With the help of special image processing programs he will later turn this data into beautiful canvases of our night sky. He is a member of the Chilean astronomical association ACHAYA where he also teaches classes in astrophotography. A
Given my fondness for horses, it's no surprise that my favorite stellar object is the Horsehead Nebula. This dark nebula (also called Barnard 33) can be found close to Alnitak in Orion's Belt. Its silhouette is clearly visible against the red emission nebula IC 434. To the lower left of the Horsehead Nebula you can find the bluish reflection nebula NGC 2023. And further to the left features prominently the
I went on a short horseback-riding trip with my friend Meret, who wanted to try out a brand-new, handmade saddle pad for her mule. I volunteered to take some pictures but had to realize soon that I was contending with aggravating circumstances: I had to switch lenses during heavy winds and had to hold on to my own horse, while looking for the right angle on slippery ground. Luckily my
My daughter and I spent a wonderfully inspiring evening at the Goethe University Frankfurt, where the philosopher Prof. Dr. Richard David Precht and the biologist Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Volker Mosbrugger were discussing questions regarding the future of human beings. One major topic that was touched upon in the discussion was, what kind of effect new technological advances such as artificial intelligence and digitalization might have on our cultures and
I obtained a special permission to take indoor shots at the colorful Seminarhaus Campus Westend at the Goethe University Frankfurt. In return the Studien Service Center received some of my images. I am very happy that my feature image was chosen by them as the title image for their current service guide for students.
Frankfurt am Main is famous for its skyscrapers and its unique skyline. In fact, it is the only city in Germany with a skyline of high rises that shapes the cityscape. Although the skyscrapers are always a fascinating sight, it is at dusk that they unfold their true potential. Therefore, on clear evenings, you will find many photographers on the bridges, trying to capture the beauty of the intriguing view.
The mountain range Saxon Switzerland is located south-east of Dresden in Saxony, eastern Germany. With its bizarre rocky sandstones, table mountains, gorges, cliffs and valleys this fascinating landscape is unique in central Europe. With more than 700 summits and 1,100 free-standing sandstone rocks this spectacular region is a rock climber's paradise. And if you like to keep your feet on the ground you can explore this area on hiking trails,
Dresden, also nicknamed Florence on the Elbe, is known for its baroque and rococo architecture as well as outstanding art collections. The bombing of Dresden in February 1945 destroyed the entire historic city center, which was eventually restored after the war. The ruins of the Frauenkirche were left as a war memorial and the Lutheran church was only rebuilt and reconsecrated after the German reunification. Today Dresden is a buzzing