Month: October 2009

Doll clinic

Walking along the arcades in the lower part of the old city of Bern can be a bit spooky, particularly on a quiet, dark evening. Mainly because of the “doll clinic”, which appears to have selected the scariest of their “patients” for the window display.

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Lessons in lighting

A photograph from a session in Zurich, and the lessons in lighting and technique which make it one of the more successful session shots of the past few months.

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In the Old City

Another of my One Frame Movies, of friends Habi and Nina in the Nydegg area of the old city of Bern.

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Getting good prints from a lab – part 1

Having bought a Mamiya 645 a few months ago, I wanted to make a return to the traditional chemical processing techniques which I used for many years until switching to a digital workflow in 2004. I’m interested in the difference in print quality – in terms of sharpness and colour reproduction – between traditional printing and the scanned negative printed via digital means.

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Frosty golf morning

Many, many, many years ago, I used to play golf and enter competitions with my father. One winter, we rose especially early and headed down to the coast at Bournemouth for a father and son tournament, at which I remember we both played shockingly badly.

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Iron Mauro

The next in the series of One Frame Movie shots which I’m cramming into this and next week is of a colleague from work: Mauro (also known on Twitter as @ironmauro).

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SprainTV

Manuel Reinhard (also known through his personal website and Twitter stream as “sprain”) has recently launched a regular video podcast in review of the week’s happenings in the Swiss internet scene.

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Photographic volunteers urgently required

If you’ve been following my blog over the past few months, or subscribed to my Flickr stream, you will probably have seen my One Frame Movie photos. I urgently need volunteers for more!

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Pollara Lighthouse

A small gallery of a ruined and abandoned lighthouse on the main road from Malfa, atop three hundred metre high cliffs on the north western corner of Salina amongst the Aeolian Islands.

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Cablecar to Cassonsgrat

Cablecar to Cassonsgrat

A video of an eight minute trip from Naraus to Cassonsgrat by cablecar, high above the village of Flims Waldhaus, filmed with my iPhone.

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Flims, Graubünden

Jo and I pledged to one another that we will go on holiday during the first week of October every year and celebrate our wedding anniversary by visiting somewhere new together. This year, we chose the south eastern Swiss canton of Graubünden as our destination. The article contains a gallery of photos from our trip.

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Into another world

Last weekend, we chose to head for the Eigergletscher (“Eiger Glacier”) station high above Grindelwald: to appreciate the astounding beauty of the autumnal landscapes below the station, to be enthralled by the massive cliffs of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, and also to visit the polar dogs who are kenneled next to the station.

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