Month: January 2016

Alain Laboile

Alain Laboile

Truly tremendous photographs by French photographer Alain Laboile. How is it that French (or French-speaking) people seem to have such interesting surroundings and an almost superhuman level of innate creativity?

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Awe-inspiring Schilthorn

The Schilthorn – topped by the Piz Gloria restaurant – is one of my favourite destinations in the Swiss Jungfrau Region. Whenever I see photos or film sequences, I can’t help becoming a little awe-struck. I still have to pinch myself from time to time, to be sure that the fact that I live within a half-hour […]

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Schilttal, Switzerland

Schiltgrat to Mürren

A hair-raising sledge run – our first of this season – in the awe-inspiring Schilttal valley above Mürren.

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Löscher bar, Bern, Switzerland

The old fire station

A goal for 2016 is to avoid putting things off when there is no good reason to do so. I’ve driven past the fire station in Bern’s Viktoria quarter on the way to and from work for five years now. Last summer, the fire brigade moved out and the erstwhile garage was converted into a bar, […]

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Dear Zurich

A video love story for the well- and lesser-known corners of Zurich.

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The wider angle

First shots with two new acquisitions: a super-wide lens and an RR90 shutter release cable.

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!frappant Big News Event

The staple of an outdoor drinks party in Switzerland – mainly in winter, but also occasionally during other seasons – is the Finnenkerze (“Finnish Candle”).

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Riffelsee to Riffelalp, Zermatt

Before the proper snow arrived at the start of this year’s winter season, we visited Zermatt and visited the famous, much-photographed view of the Matterhorn from Riffelsee.

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A year with an X-T1

After taking a while to get used to the smaller camera, the experiences over the past year with my Fujifilm X-T1 have been mainly excellent.

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Invergordon, Scotland

Invergordon, a small town on the Cromarty Firth in the north of Scotland, which relies heavily on the local oil industry.

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Immersive 360° spherical video

Immersive 360° spherical video

Technology introduced by YouTube last year allows you to click, drag and change your point of view inside a video: watching the action and looking around the camera in any direction.

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Lowepro Photo Trekker AW II bag for sale

This bag, which I’ve mainly used for equipment storage for the past few years, is for sale. It’s old and well-worn, but is still in good shape, with all zips in good order and (as far as I can see) no tears or damage. It comes with a small day bag, which fits inside the […]

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Brora, Scotland

Brora beach

A winter visit to the large beach at Brora, in the far north of Scotland.

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A million people on top of Europe

High in the Swiss alps, the Aletsch glacier, various mountain climbers’ huts and the Sphinx observatory all seem to be impossibly high above the real world. However, the statistics for 2015 from the Jungfrau Railway show that they’re not as far from the everyday world as they feel.

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Croick Estate, Scotland

A winter drive along a ten-mile single-track road in northern Scotland led to a remote church and a still, wet, beautiful landscape.

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