Review of 2010

2011 begins as 2010 did; cold, wintry and with snow on the ground. I’ve had a lovely week with my parents over Christmas and am now catching up on a wealth of things, as Jo is at work and I’ve had enough of touring around the country for the time being. On my list of things to do is my annual look back at the past year. I’ve tried a number of times over the past few weeks to make a start on this review, but it’s just too difficult to write in detail, due to the terrible loss of my sister in March. Instead, I have collated some of my favourite images of the past twelve months and will show, through them, my happier memories of the year.

Travelling through snow-clad Britain over the 2009-2010 Christmas holidays
Sledging in the Grindelwald valley
New friends and a chilly photoshoot in Interlaken
Tromping the streets of Bern to find new, hidden corners
First gig in many years: Imogen Heap
Wonderfully eccentric portraiture
Seeing beauty in the details during long summer walks
Jo being beautiful at a posh hotel in Montreux
Re-building old friendships
First time in a proper photo studio, with great results
Road trip!
Visiting the idyll of Norfolk in summer
Back in the Lake District after an absence of three years...
...and visiting the far north west of Scotland at last.
Working with the ever-keen Choo Choo again
Taking one of my defining shots of the Bernese Oberland
Yet another successful Strobist Day
Hiking at Oeschinensee with friends
Seeing Alice and Chris get married
Buying a four-wheeled tripod
Mum, Dad and Jo at the H.R. Giger Museum Bar
My parents' visit in October
Our third wedding anniversary
Our day trip to the Black Forest
Being above the clouds at dusk
Freezing our arses off at Grosse Scheidegg...
...in Solothurn...
...in Simmental...
...and at Männlichen.

And finally: the biggest thanks I can muster must go to my lovely, tolerant, patient and supportive wife Jo, without whom the unbearableness of some moments of the past year have been made bearable. A fuller set of photographs which summarize my year is now online in my Flickr photostream.

My favourite part of 2010

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