The long, long progression from being a teenager with a stitch to being a forty-something with a passion for walking.
The latest project we've launched at !frappant is for SBB (Swiss Railways): a microsite for the Rail Control System team, which promotes their work controlling the flow of rail traffic throughout the national network.
It’s always nice to enjoy a time lapse sequence filmed in Swiss locations. Even more so to enjoy one filmed in places across the region I call home – Canton Bern.
A two-thousand-year old Happy Arch.
The “camera obscura” was the precursor to the modern camera.
Photos shared with geographic coordinates in Google Maps are viewed many, many more times than those in other photo sharing services.
The shore of Lake Thun at Gwatt is a great place to photograph the sunrise and the sunset.
A thousand-year-old castle on the lake shore near Thun, with wonderful gardens, terrific views, and a hideously ugly restaurant.
A picturesque village set in a rolling landscape, whose name is perhaps more often associated with a nearby motorway tunnel.
Searching for viewpoints, poring over maps, dodging power lines, and coming home with classic landscape images.
When finding a great view, most photographers will raise their camera and take a picture. By finding the best viewpoint, most photos can be improved.
Better lighting conditions can make a good landscape photograph great. Being in the right place at the right time is a skill which you can learn.
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“Hiking” the path from Grindelwald First to the Faulhorn and on to Schynige Platte using Google Street View.
Until I had to switch to doing mainly technical work on web projects, I used to do a lot of design work. I came across my old designs when clearing out my home office and thought you'd like to see a few of them.
2016 sees the tenth anniversary of this website. I decided that this was to be the year when I'd do some major overhaul work on my site: improved technology and a long-awaited clear out of some legacy data problems. That's all been completed, so now it's time to work on the appearance of the site.
The Someiyoshino (Japanese cherry trees) on the hillside below Bern's Rosengarten park were given as a gift by Yoshiyuki Urata in 1975, after he visited and was very taken with the city. They bloom in early April and the spectacle only lasts a few days, before the blossom falls. I was lucky enough to get time to photograph them in sunshine this year.
A reminiscent photo of St. Paul's Cathedral, which I only took because of a fortuitous London downpour.
Why processes based in outdated print media routines can be massively optimised by adopting modern practices, and how process efficiency can lead to negative employment effects.
Visiting lake shore villages in the French-speaking Romandie region of Switzerland feels like a little foreign holiday.