Photos from the collection view

Spiez Castle Garden

A new page added to my website today as the latest in a long line of improvements and extensions for 2011; this one for the town I call home: Spiez.

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Derwentwater, Cumbria

The white house on the lakeside at Derwentwater is a place I try to return to when I visit the Lake District, as it is perfectly placed for landscape photographic composition. I first saw the house in a photo by my friend Francis Spooner and have been re-visiting since the mid 1990s. This time, Jo […]

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Room with a view, Lille

After the hotel we’d planned to stay in en route to the Channel lost our reservation and was unable to accommodate us, we diverted to Lille and stayed at the Novotel in the city. We’d never been there before and were pleasantly surprised; a distinctly Parisian feel but with a quiet and less polluted city […]

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Cityview Park

A first attempt at some real Photoshop composition work, composed from four individual photographs. Posted here for you to give feedback and criticism!

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The Simple Life

I aligned this one precisely, so as not to spoil the idyll. Those who are interested can try and work out on Google Maps what’s hidden in this view.

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Bedtime

There are sometimes much better things to do than go to sleep. Like stick the camera out of the bedroom window.

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Oh, the View

There are two houses on the Bürgenstock which are raised above the Panoramaweg (panorama path) which afford massive views of the lake and city of Lucerne. Held up by four concrete pillars each, and leaning out over the sloping landscape like homes in the Hollywood Hills, the unobstructed views from the front windows would almost […]

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House of Dreams

A second attempt of creating an infra-red effect using a digital image taken in East Lothian last weekend. Dramatic darkening of blue skies and the high contrast of brilliant whites are a feature of using this method, which can easily be achieved in Photoshop by switching to the "Channels" tab («Kanäle», for German users), duplicating […]

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Untitled

I’ve always loved scenes like this, where there are an infinite number of tiny details to see in every last corner of the picture. This 16 megapixel image is a crop of a 30 megapixel image, which sadly can’t be fully stitched due to gremlins which affected the camera when I was taking the view. […]

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