Entries by B. A.

Peking Hutong Details

The famous Hutongs in Beijing are narrow, winding streets that offer a plethora of details for street and cityscape photography enthusiasts. These historical alleys encapsulate the essence of traditional Chinese architecture, with their unique blend of brick, wood, and stone structures. While the color palette may lean towards muted tones, the contrast and texture in […]

Shanghai Skyscraper

Shanghai’s skyline is dominated by numerous skyscrapers, but three stand out as true super-talls: the Shanghai Tower, the World Trade Center, and the Jin Mao Building. Each offers a unique experience for visitors, including access to their rooftops for breathtaking views of the city. Towering above them all, the Shanghai Tower reigns as the tallest, […]

Chinese Temple Details

China is the origin of the East Asian culture that permeates through China, Japan, and Korea. Chinese temples boast a unique and distinctive flair, characterized by intricate architectural details and rich cultural symbolism. Exploring these temples offers a captivating journey into the heart of Chinese spirituality and artistic expression. The vibrant colors, ornate carvings, and […]

Wild Urban Rabbit

Is a wild rabbit living in a urban space, e.g. in parks of big cities like Berlin or Vienna, a wild urban rabbit or a urban wild rabbit? A wild rabbit living in an urban space, such as parks in big cities like Berlin or Vienna, could be described as either a “wild urban rabbit” […]

Colorful Autumn Leaves

Autumn leaves display vibrant colors due to changes in pigments within the leaves. Chlorophyll, responsible for the green color, breaks down as days shorten and temperatures drop. This reveals yellow and orange carotenoids already present. Some trees produce anthocyanin pigments, giving red, purple, and even blue hues, while others stay green. Environmental cues trigger anthocyanin […]

Red Squirrel

The red squirrel, known scientifically as Sciurus vulgaris, is a charismatic and iconic small mammal that inhabits forests across parts of Europe and Asia. Characterized by its vibrant russet fur, tufted ears, and bushy tail, the red squirrel holds a special place in the hearts of many nature enthusiasts. However, this charming creature faces several […]

Moon

Our Moon is Earth’s natural satellite, formed around 4.5 billion years ago through a collision between a Mars-sized object and Earth. It goes through various phases as it orbits our planet, resulting from the changing angles between the Sun, Earth, and the Moon. The Moon’s surface features include craters, mountains, valleys, and large plains called […]

Starting Comorant

Cormorants are fascinating birds that inhabit various parts of the world. They are known to live near bodies of water and primarily find their food in the water. Their habitat ranges from coastlines and rivers to lakes and ponds. The lifestyle of cormorants is closely tied to their ability to hunt both underwater and in […]

Goshawk Mating

The mating behavior of goshawks (Accipiter gentilis) is a fascinating yet intricate process that involves a series of aerial displays, vocalizations, and mutual bonding rituals making the life of a nature photographer very beautiful! These large, powerful birds of prey are found in Germany, occupying diverse habitats ranging from forests to open woodlands. There are […]