Permanent Tourist

Photos from the collection harbour

MS Oriana IV, Invergordon

We were lucky enough to be at Invergordon on the Cromarty Firth in Scotland, when this huge cruise liner was preparing to depart. I shot a time lapse sequence over the course of twenty minutes or so, as the dock hands freed the ship and it headed out along the firth to the North Sea.

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Out in the Snow

More about my wanderings today are online at Permanent Tourist: snowy scenes in Spiez. Have a good Christmas, wherever you are.

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Spiez Harbour, Spiez, Switzerland

A welcome sight after yesterday’s taxing walk; particularly because of the hot chocolate waiting for us in the harbour restaurant. We’ve been looking out of our window for a long time, wondering what was up on the top of the hill in this photo, and we found out that there’s a wonderful forest walk up […]

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Low Tide

A converted digital image I took when I was with Graham for the day in East Lothian, along the coast from Edinburgh. It’s a lovely shot, but has reminded me to get out and take film photographs again, using black and white film and a red filter.

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Portree

We arrived in the harbour area of Portree, where our hotel was located on the quayside. To outsiders, the harbour seems small and quaint, but to many islanders on the west coast, it’s the main port through which they connect to the rest of Skye and to mainland Britain.

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Untitled

Another panorama, this one hand-held and shot (obviously) during the day. Composed of three 6 megapixel images, is shows the harbour area of Spiez, taken from the train station. Poet Josef Viktor Widmann (1842–1911) wrote in his book Spaziergänge in den Alpen (Strolls in the Alps) that "the view from Spiez Station is one of […]

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Untitled

A bit late and unseasonal, I know, but this photo is now available to order as a print at RedBubble: www.redbubble.com/people/mhowellsmead/art/3531562-2-winte…

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Spiez

More of my photos of Spiez harbour and my nighttime shots.

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