Dreaming of flight

Dreaming of flight

…and where better to realize a childhood dream than in the Swiss Bernese Oberland? U.K. band Rudimental chose to film a large amount of the video for their recent release “Free” (featuring Emili Sandé) in the Alps of the Jungfrau Region and not only is the song lovely, but…

29th October 2013 | Read more »

A Perfect Day

A Perfect Day

I like it when there is a lot of contrast between subjects in an image or film, or conflicting imagery vs. mood. Such as in the case of this recent advert for the Playstation games console, in which “participants” in “games” sing about how much they’re enjoying the experience.

17th October 2013 | Read more »

I like Austria

I really like Austria (at least, the little I’ve seen of it just recently). We were on the border between Bavaria and Tyrol for our anniversary and it was the first time I’d done more than pass through a narrow sliver of the country on the south-eastern tip of Lake…

16th October 2013 | Read more »

The Mittellegi Hut

Probably at number one on the list of “places I’d love to visit but probably never will” is the Mittellegi Hut, perched on the ridge of the same name near the summit of the Eiger. It’s famous amongst climbers as it’s along the approach route from the Eismeer station…

14th October 2013 | Read more »

Crazy stuff you see in the mountains

A twin-rotor transport helicopter carrying another helicopter from the BOHAG company from the Mittelleggi hut down to their base station at Gsteigwiler. Crazy stuff. (Although, thinking about it, how else would you transport a helicopter if it broke down on top of a mountain?)…

13th October 2013 | Read more »

Quick and subtle painterly effect in Lightroom

Using an excessive amount of noise reduction in Lightroom produces a lovely, subtle, painterly effect.

12th October 2013 | Read more »

And so it begins

Just as summer arrived in the Bernese Oberland late this year, so the first snow fall has arrived early. But that’s OK: the sun is shining and it looks beautiful.

12th October 2013 | Read more »

Lessons from the Big Web Show

Lessons learned about working in the web whilst listening to the Big Web Show podcast. From keeping a project on track to dampening down your ego a little.

11th October 2013 | Read more »

Zugspitze

Fear and exhilaration on the other side of the safety fence, at the absolute "Top of Germany".

10th October 2013 | Read more »

Six (and nine) years on

If it weren’t for the fact that I have a lovely, daily reminder, it would be difficult to believe that it’s been nine years since I first met Jo in person. We’d started exchanging e-mails ten months earlier and I visited her and her parents in Scotland in October 2004,…

4th October 2013 | Read more »

For The Love Of Mountains

For The Love Of Mountains

A beautiful little sequence by motion designer Al Boardman to represent some statistics from mountains around the world. Found via fubiz.net.

3rd October 2013 | Read more »

Image gallery grid layout

Information about the technical solution I've implemented for the grid layout in my photo galleries here on the website.

2nd October 2013 | Read more »

Lightning on the calendar

One of my landscape photos is chosen for a 2014 calendar, complied from submissions from the Swiss Twitter community.

1st October 2013 | Read more »

To Applecross via the Pass of the Cattle

To Applecross via the Pass of the Cattle

The winding and bumpy single-track mountain road leading to the hamlet of Applecross, on Scotland's west coast, is quite a thrill.

1st October 2013 | Read more »