Bern band Choo Choo in 2010

New Choo Choo portfolio page

Long-time visitors to the site may vaguely remember that I used to collaborate photographically with Bern pop band Choo Choo.

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Axalp in the snow

Axalp in the snow

Walking in the snowy landscape of Axalp, high above Lake Brienz in the Swiss Bernese Oberland.

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WordPress expert Mark Howells-Mead

WordPress full-site editing

The next stage of WordPress’ development is the ability to edit any part of a site – from post to navigation and footer – using nothing but the Block Editor.

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Spoilt for choice

With so much to do and so many beautiful places to visit, the choice can sometimes be overwhelming.

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There is a light that never goes out

There is a light that never goes out

Marr’s rendition shows what a joyful song this is, despite the superficial conclusion which many (or most) people draw from the chorus. It’s not about death, but the incredibly deep love felt by the protagonist. I think this didn’t come across in Morrissey’s renditions, because his style emphasised misery instead of joy.

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Close-up of seaweed on Lunan Bay beach

Beachin’

Living in a land-locked, mountainous country can be hard when you love the seaside, beaches, caves and coastal nature. Luckily, Scotland abounds in such things, and we took the opportunity to spend a couple of hours at Lunan Bay when we visited Angus in July.

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Grand Canal, Venice, photographed from the Ponte dell'Accademia

Surprised by Venice

We took advantage of a much-reduced number of tourists in July to visit Venice. I came away with an unexpected number of good and unique photographs.

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Swallows on a telephone wire

Last of the swallows

Last of the swallows for this year, I suspect. I haven’t seen them around much this year at home, but there were dozens out yesterday, feeding their young before their long journey. (We have a perfectly-positioned telephone wire near our balcony, so it’s a great spot to watch and to photograph them.)

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Bluebells in Switzerland

Until I moved to Switzerland, my interest in photography was mainly confined to recording what I was up to; from time with friends and family, to documentary photography on the streets of London and capturing scenes when I was on holiday. I had begun getting interested in landscape photography after a few visits to the […]

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