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Moss covered lava in Iceland

 04-Apr-2018 | Category:

Moss covered lava in Iceland

The return of life

Steffen and I were back in Iceland this March and we enjoyed some lovely winter days - mostly sunny and calm (we escaped the violent storms that hit the South Coast by staying a couple of days in the country's northern parts). Unfortunately, the nights were also rather calm. We hoped for more crazy [...]

Lower Antelope Canyon - no more tripods allowed!

 01-Mar-2018 | Category:

Glowing Rabbit at Lower Antelope Canyon

The "Glowing Rabbit" at Lower Antelope Canyon

Missing the good old days! Dramatic changes took place at Lower Antelope Canyon on Navajo Indian Reservation, at least for photographers... No photography tours are offered anymore, all tripods were banned (until further notice... -> forever [...]

Stone Patterns at Playa del Silencio

 01-Feb-2018 | Category:

Stone Patterns at Playa del Silencio

"Layers of Time" at Playa del Silencio

The coast along the Bay of Biscaya in Northern Spain is like a bucket full of surprises. Especially for those who like to explore solitary beaches and cliffs, still not affected by the international mass tourism. There aren't just incredible arches (as at Playa de [...]

Bufones of Asturias

 08-Jan-2018 | Category:

Bufones de Asturias

"Bufones", the fantastic blowholes at the Spanish Coast

The cliffs and beaches of eastern Asturias near the border to Cantabria offer some of the most spectacular coastal sceneries in Spain. This is where the immense karst system of the "Picos de Europa" meets the ocean and where the limestone beds - largely [...]

Small Chapel in Dresden

 01-Dec-2017 | Category:

Small Chappel in Dresden

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

During Christmas and holiday season we always like to share images taken in our hometown Dresden such as the Frauenkirche (Christmas in Dresden) or from its surroundings e.g. the natural wonders [...]

Autumn in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains

 01-Nov-2017 | Category:

Elbe Sandstone Mountains

The Splendor of Autumn

With the beginning of the fall season in late September the nights at the Elbe Sandstone Mountains slowly start getting longer and colder. When sunlight wanes, low temperatures find their way into the canyons and paint [...]

Heart Spring at Yellowstone National Park

 01-Oct-2017 | Category:

Heart Spring at Yellowstone National Park

HEART ON FIRE

This month's image was taken in August 2017 during our summer trip to the U.S. and Canada. It displays "Heart Spring" located on Geyser Hill in the Upper Geyser Basin at Yellowstone National Park. This geothermal pool was named for its heart-like shaped [...]

(The Great American) Total Solar Eclipse

 05-Sep-2017 | Category:

Diamond Ring during the Third Contact at the Total Solar Eclipse in Oregon 2017

THE DIAMOND RING - during the TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE in August 2017

Steffen and I just returned from another trip to North America. Usually we avoid traveling to the United States during the hot and busy [...]

Hvitserkur - The petrified troll in Northern Iceland

 01-Aug-2017 | Category:

Hvitserkur in Iceland

This month's image shows one of the most unusual sea arches in Iceland. Hv√≠tserkur (translates "white shirt") is a 15 m high basalt monolith with two openings on Vatnsnes Peninsula in Northwest Iceland. The legend says Hvitserkur was an [...]

Thunderstorm at Playa de las Catedrales

 02-Jul-2017 | Category:

Playa de las Catedrales during a thunderstorm

Thunderstorm at Playa de las Catedrales in Spain

This month's image looks quite different from the one we published here last month right after our trip to Northern Spain. But in fact it isn't, this picture was taken on the same beach (Playa de las Catedrales) and on the same day, just a [...]