Entries from December 2009

Driving home for Christmas

If you’ve been following my Twitter stream today, you’ll probably know that while I should be almost in Scotland by now, I am, in fact, still on Swiss soil. After the third early start in a row, when we headed for Geneva to catch our flight to Edinburgh for a two week holiday with family, the plague of flight cancellations finally reached us and scuppered our plans.

Large Christmas tree, Spiez, Switzerland

Out in the cold

I pledge to take more winter landscape photos this year, after being out this evening to take some long-awaited photos of the Christmas lights in Spiez.

The Long and Short of It

A summary of how I feel about sharing and distributing content in the internet, how one should integrate and use RSS feeds and summaries, and why my perfect solution may not be your perfect solution.

Permanent Tourist 2010 Calendar

It’s been a hectic week and weekend, hence the delay in posting that I’ve released my 2010 calendar.

Snaps from the Choo Choo gig at Wasserwerk

A few snapshots from last night’s Choo Choo gig at the Wasserwerk club in Bern.

Choo Choo celebrate 15 years of Subversiv Records

Bern band Choo Choo celebrate 15 years of their record company this weekend with a gig at the Wasserwerk Club, and they select one of my photos to appear in national Swiss commuter paper 20 Minuten.

Portrait session in Zürich

Photos from an all-afternoon series of portrait sessions in Zurich during September 2009, finally online as a complete set.

There by the carousel

It was odd being here, disembarking with no passport check after two flights to collect baggage he had last seen on the French border. It looked as if there were people waiting next to the carousel; perhaps she’d be one of them. Was that her? The beautiful one over there? This is a 50-word short… (Read More)

Black and white Lightroom presets by MikeyG

An example of an image processed using a simple preset available through the Lightroom Presets website.

Don’t ride the rails drunk, kids

I woke a sleeping drunk last night, when the train to Interlaken terminated in Spiez due to the onward line being blocked. He looked at me blurrily and asked whether he needed to catch the onward replacement bus service to get to Grenoble. (Which is in France.) In other words, he’d staggered onto the wrong… (Read More)