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A Tram Named Desire

Pictures shot on a foggy night in Zurich, Switzerland. Click each picture to zoom in.

City of lights

Corso Vittorio Emanuele

Piazza Cordusio

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele

Piazza del Liberty

Night lights of Milano, Italy. Click each picture to zoom in.

Places of memory

Piazza mercanti

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele

Duomo

Piazza del Liberty

Piazza San Carlo

Postcards of nostalgia shot in Milano, Italy. Click each picture to zoom in.

Phantoms

Human silhouettes of Milano nights. Click each picture to zoom in.

Unnoticed passages

Through the skyscrapers of Zahnradstrasse

The Prime Tower above Hardbrücke

Shipfe quarter by the Limmat

Way-through, Weggengasse

Kirchgasse

Hidden passages of Zurich, Switzerland. Pictures shot with Sigma 14 mm f/1.8. Click each picture to zoom in.

The colors of the night

Blue trams at Kartoffelmarkt

Orange passage, Heinrichstrasse

A night green Limmat river below the Münsterbrücke

Blue banks, Hardstrasse

Red Frauenbad, Stadthausquai

Courtyards of new Josefstrasse

Night colors of Zurich, Switzerland. Pictures shot with Sigma 14 mm f/1.8. Click each picture to zoom in.

Night and Magic

Rendez-vous, Grossmünsterplatz

Eco-Zwingli, St. Peterhofstatt

Sleeping Guard, Swiss National Bank

Labyrinth, Schlüsselgasse

Night dancers, Musikpavillon

Night stages of Zurich, Switzerland. Pictures shot with Sigma 14 mm f/1.8. Click each picture to zoom in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peeping where Hera spurted her milk

Silvery river, Where the dog ran, A pool of cow’s milk, The pathway of the birds, Hera’s spurting milk, The road of the Warriors… every human culture developed its own explanation for the origin and presence of the Milky way in the night sky. I shot these pictures in one of the darkest places in Greece, accordingly to lightpollutionmap.info: 40°02’04.2″N 24°00’22.0″E are the coordinates for some of the most exciting nights I had traveling through stars and galaxies (from the Greek word Galaxias, Γαλαξίας, where Γαλα means milk).

The lights of Sikias are far behind the hills.  I stop the engine shortly before Klimataria. As I switch off the car lights, the Milky Way shows its silvery path on the West quadrant, between Altair and Vega, in this 14 mm shot.

The purple North America nebula shines like a gem in this 14 mm shot. On the top left the Andromeda Galaxy.

Here is a zoom (200 mm) on the purple North American nebula

Here is a zoom (200 mm) on Andromeda, notice the dense clouds above its center.

Watching South, Jupiter is going to bath in Hera’s Milk. The moon just set and its light is still strong. A cloud runs on the wires.

Finally, a watch towards North-East. A modern catamaran is at bay: it spreads blue light in the water. Above its pole light, a yellowish Venus shines above mount Athos and is reflected on the sea surface. Above Venus, the Pleiades. Top center, Andromeda again on the right of the Milky Way. What a catch: a whole Planetarium sliding anti-clock wise through the night.

 

Pictures shot with Nikon D800, Nikon 70-200 f/2.8, Sigma 14 mm f/1.4, mount iOptron Skyguider Pro. Click each picture to zoom in.

Previous episodes:

Destination: the Holy Mountain

Modern Greeks

Under Your Protection

Radial symmetries

Old and New Thessaloniki

Lines of horizon

 

 

 

Remember Neowise

The distance of Comet NEOWISE from Earth is now 143,663,347 kilometers


A few weeks ago it was closer to Zurich and I got the opportunity to shoot it from a city park. Here with a 14 mm f/1.8

It will come back in 6,800 years. Here I shot it with a 200 mm f/2.8

Let’s remember its proton thin but straight tail, as you can see in this cropped picture shot with the aid of a Skyguider pro mount. And its dusty white bent tail, too.

Pictures shot from Zurich. Click each picture to zoom in,

 

 

All what you miss with a light polluted sky

Make the invisible visible: 30 second long exposure of Zurich night sky with the fast wide angle Sigma 14 mm f/1.8

Facing West, do you see Corona Borealis and Arcturus (Bootes)?

The milky way above Zurich city, light pollution high to very high – level (SQM) up to 18.89 mag./arc sec2

Facing North, do you see Ursa major, Ursa minor, Perseus, Giraffe, Cassiopea and much more ?

Jupiter and its 4 moons, do you see all the 4 of them? (shot with a 70-200 mm objective)

Facing West, do you see the Andromeda constellation and its galaxy?

If you did not see the constellations, click here 🙂 Wide angle pictures shot with SIGMA 14 mm f / 1.8, 30 seconds, ISO 1250. Jupiter shot with 200 mm f / 2.8, 0.4 second, ISO 400. Click each picture to zoom in.

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