Medium format scan

In the absence of ready cash to buy a new scanner, I’ve finally found a photo shop which is capable of decent, low cost medium format scanning. Photo Vision, in the Marktgasse in Bern, offer 16 bit TIFF files for Fr 3.50 each, scanned at a purported…

Medium format scan
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Snow in Spiez

At work, we needed to buy both a point-and-shoot video camera and a new stills camera, so, on my advice, we bought a new Nikon D90 which can fulfil both requirements.

Snow in Spiez

On the Thames

Almost ten years ago – in November 1999, if memory serves – I was still living in England and I took part in a City and Guilds photography course. Before leaving the course (as I was teaching the tutor new techniques instead of learning anything), I made it through to a project towards the end of the first term. We…

On the Thames

Permanent Tourist – new front page

It’s probably been two years in the making, but I have finally gotten around to transferring the idea in my head into Flash and WordPress to create a sparkly new front page for this website. The basic premise is that whereas I give out my [Moo cards](http://moo.com/) to promote my photography, I haven’t had a “punch them in the face”…

Permanent Tourist – new front page

Funky Kitchen Club

Funky Kitchen Club is a Swiss television series, produced in the Bernese Oberland of Switzerland by Mountain Multi Media in association with ProSieben Switzerland.

Funky Kitchen Club

Niesen, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland

The Niesen is a mountain, located in the Bernese Oberland region of the Swiss Alps, overlooking the lake of Thun and is often called the Swiss Pyramid. The summit of the mountain (2362 meters) can be reached easily with a funicular from Mülenen (near Reichenbach). The construction of the Niesenbahn funicular was completed in 1910. Alongside the path of the…

Niesen, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland

One of those laptop shots

A work colleague, backlit by the sun coming in through the window, flash laid on keyboard and bounced from laptop screen at 1/8 power to give f 2.8 at ISO 100. Fill-in flash from camera right at 1/1 power (losing 2 stops due to diffusion). And a little bit of dark vignette added during post-processing in Lightroom. Manual 55mm/f2.8 Nikkor…

One of those laptop shots

The end of the shift

Sometimes, the best way of getting a good shot is to see a great piece of light and then ask someone to stand in it for a moment or two while you get your shot. One of the serving staff at the Fotomuseum in Winterthur was kind enough to help out for a few moments at the end…

The end of the shift