Canada geese and greylag geese are common visitors in Munich Westpark as well as other parks in Europe. While the birds pose no threat to humans enjoying the park and may appear cute, they litter the area with a large amount of excrement.

Lens-Artists Challenge #75 – Nostalgic

There was a time when video games came in boxes with manuals and often other goodies. Sierra’s adventure games were notorious for sudden deaths and dead ends. The rival Lucasfilm Games even added a joke about them in one of their games.

Lens-Artists Challenge #73 – COLD

It has been a while since I participated in a photo challenge. I recently stumbled upon the Lens-Artists Challenge, which is a spiritual successor to the discontinued WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. Here is my take on the challenge #73 – COLD.

Turku Market Square, Summer 2015

A view Turku Market Square as it was in summer 2015. The square is currently being renovated, and a new parking facility is being built underground. The Hamburger Börs hotel is closed and will be demolished.

Quick astrophotos from the balcony

So far I have only done afocal moon photos with a smartphone, so a couple of nights ago I try prime focus photography with my system camera. Because I do not have tracking motors, I was able to use exposure times up to only 0,5 seconds. With the ISO turned up to the maximum I…

Scorpius Constellation

The constellation of Scorpius on 30. June 2018 60 x 1 s, 45 mm, f/2.8, ISO 6400 Stacked with Sequator and processed in Affinity Photo. A big issue with this photograph was the net, which is installed on our balcony to keep the birds from soiling it. With binoculars, it  poses no problem, but with…

Jupiter Moons with a Smartphone and Binoculars

Jupiter and three of the moons (Ganymede, Europa, and Callisto) captured with a smartphone and binoculars. Io is too close to Jupiter to be visible. Also, the double star Alpha Librae (also known as Zubenelgenubi) is visible on the bottom right.


The Hyades is a V-shaped open cluster in the constellation of Taurus.

Halikko Church – June 2010

Medieval stone church in Halikko, Finland. The church was constructed in the 15th century and extended in the 19th century. The current bell tower was built in 1773. The view is from the north-west. [Source: Halikon seurakunta – Halikon kirkko]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Story

Grilling whitefish In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Story”. You can find all my photo challenge entries in the Weekly Photo Challenge category.