Review of My Year 2008

2008 has been a great year for getting out and doing things. Jo and I are off to England and Wales later this week for our Christmas and New Year holiday, the fourth international trip this year, so I thought I'd post my end of year review ahead of schedule.

Review of My Year 2008

Let your steps be velvet

Henri Cartier-Bresson, on the topic of the photographer’s intrusion on everyday life. Poetic, apposite and worth remembering. …approach the subject on tiptoe, even if it is a still life. Let your steps be velvet but your eye keen; a good fisherman does not stir up the water before he starts to fish…refrain from snapping rapidly and mechanically…if something should happen,…

Let your steps be velvet

The Present Christmas

I remember the time when those planning on doing their Christmas shopping had no choice but to psych themselves up for a battle in the shopping centres of the world; mixing with other well-willed gift givers and spending as much time waiting in queues as actually selecting presents. Engaging in the madness of the weeks leading up to Christmas has…

The Present Christmas

It starts

Our small Christmas tree is now standing illuminated in our office in Bern. See more [FliCHr Switzerland Christmas photos](http://flickr.com/photos/tags/flichristmas2008/show/) at Flickr.

It starts

Bleached

This is one of those shots which just seems to work, despite the fact that it came about purely by accident. Well, mabye not by accident, but not in a planned way. It was taken in the bathroom of a conference centre near Zurich at the end of October, when I was shooting the conference for a work client, and…

Bleached

Zytglogge, Bern, Switzerland

The “Zytglogge” (literally, time bell) stands in the middle of the Bern, at the junction between the more modern shopping streets and the older, lower city. It was originally constructed in wood around 1220 as part of the old city wall and served as an entrance gate and prison. Once the defensive nature of the old city wall became redundant…

Zytglogge, Bern, Switzerland

FliCHristmas 2008

As in previous years, if you’re a Flickr photographer in Switzerland, please add a tag to your photos of Christmassy subjects to wish all of our “Switzerland fan” friends abroad a Merry Christmas! This year’s tag is __flichristmas2008__ and the slideshow is [here](http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/flichristmas2008/show/)… or it will be, when there are appropriate photos! Please only tag photos of Christmas or the…

FliCHristmas 2008

A Gift From Mapple

My favourite quote: “I know that our slogan says ‘Think differently’ but our real slogan is ‘no refunds'” :-) Update: It would appear that Fox Entertainment strikes again. The video clip has been removed from YouTube.

A Gift From Mapple