The swallows’ viewpoint

Our regular swallow visitors have a preferred perch above the area around our house. And it's just a few metres from our balcony.

30th April 2015 | Read more »

Älggialp, Switzerland

The geographical centre of Switzerland is at Älggialp: appropriately in a remote and secluded spot in the mountains. Near Sachseln and across a high mountain range from Melchsee Frutt in canton Obwalden, the precise spot is half-way down an inaccessible cliff amongst forest trees. But nearby, the authorities have made a…

29th April 2015 | Read more »

Spiezberg, Switzerland

Locals to Spiez, on the shores of Lake Thun, are familiar with the vineyards on Spiezberg hill. There is a well-used and well-loved path along the upper edge of the vineyards, which leads along the edge of the forest from the huge Katzenstein rock to the council office and library, and…

29th April 2015 | Read more »

Männlichen, Switzerland

The mountain slopes near the world-famous Eiger are a destination for thousands of skiers and snowboarders in winter. On the Männlichen plateau, above Grindelwald and Wengen, the best time of day for photography is shortly before sunset, when the sports people have left for the day and only cable-car staff and a few sunset-hunting visitors are…

29th April 2015 | Read more »

Männlichen, Switzerland

Low cloud drifts through the Lauterbrunnen Valley, below the level of the cable car station on the Männlichen plateau.

29th April 2015 | Read more »

Lausanne, Switzerland

Locals and photographers alike gather on the hill near Lausanne’s cathedral to watch – and photograph – the summer sunsets. The northern shore of Lac Léman is one of the best places in the country from which to photograph the sunset.

29th April 2015 | Read more »

Helvellyn with Mark Richards

Helvellyn with Mark Richards

Helvellyn – the third highest peak in the English Lake District and therefore the third highest in England – has long been a goal of mine. The peak draws me much more than the higher Scafells, with a famous ascent via the rocky and precipitous Striding Edge and what must…

26th April 2015 | Read more »

Adobe integrates panoramic stitching in Lightroom CC

Adobe integrates panoramic stitching in Lightroom CC

Cooing over the lovely new panorama stitching function in Adobe Lightroom 6.

23rd April 2015 | Read more »

Bern, Switzerland

A classic view of the ancient centre of the federal Swiss capital, Bern, photographed from the city’s Rose Garden terrace. Sadly, the view is often peppered with builders’ machinery, including the scaffolding which has been on various parts of the city minster with only a few short breaks since 1950.

13th April 2015 | Read more »

Winteregg, Mürren, Switzerland

The mountain station and restaurant at Winteregg, halfway between Grütschalp and Mürren, is a great place to enjoy a sunny lunch on the large terrace and enjoy the terrific, panoramic views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.

11th April 2015 | Read more »

Faulensee to Meielisalp

In which we start the hiking season as early as we possibly can, with the longest route we've done to date.

9th April 2015 | Read more »

Welcome to London

Welcome to London

A wonderful, high-resolution hyperlapse video of London by Italian photographer Mattia Bicchi.

8th April 2015 | Read more »

Secret Britain

Secret Britain

A new BBC travel programme seeks out lesser-known spots in the British Isles, starting this evening.

8th April 2015 | Read more »