• 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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  • Niesen Kulm. Switzerland

    In the shadow of the giants

    The Niesen casts a clearly triangular shadow when the sun is low in the sky.

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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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  • Re-booting for 2016

    Better, simpler, cleaner. Online resolutions to coincide with the new year.

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  • Review of 2015

    Another year has flown by, and the approaching festivities remind me that it’s time to look back through my photo archive and be astounded once more by all the happy memories of the past twelve months.

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  • Hotel Posthuis, Melchsee Frutt

    Hotel Posthuis in Melchsee Frutt gets a shiny new website, to say thank you for all their hospitality through the years.

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  • Gurten Hill

    Gurten Hill

    The Gurten Hill (or Güsche in local dialect) stands adjacent to the south western edge of Switzerland’s federal capital: Bern. It’s a park, conference venue, hotel, restaurant, model railway, playground, viewpoint, music festival venue and beloved free-time destination, not just for Bern locals, but also to many other visitors looking for a break from the city. […]

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  • Hiking in Edale

    Hiking on Kinder Scout; the highest hill in the Peak District, which we ascended from the picturesque village of Edale.

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  • Faltschen, Kandertal, Switzerland

    Dense, grey fog on the lakes in the Bernese Oberland means that it’s best to head for the surrounding hills and mountains to get above the cloud and into the sunshine. We took a drive up a road we’d never used before – an unrestricted, toll-free one for a change – and ended up high […]

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  • Rocket-powered websites

    Websites get from where they live to your computer via a network of wires. They’re transferred using a technology called HTTP, which has been stuck at version 1.1 for a little more than sixteen years. All well and good: if it’s not broken, then why fix it? The reason to fix it is that since […]

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  • My First App

    Experiences building my first ever phone app, using Cordova and jQuery to deliver content from a WordPress installation.

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  • Evening light on the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau

    The luck and beauty of life

    We are ever grateful for the opportunity to live in such a beautiful country. For the luck which means that we are of sufficient means to decide, based on a weather forecast, to drive for fifteen minutes and ascend in a rattling funicular cabin to a place which feels like the top of the world. All to […]

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  • 7 videos in 7 days

    7 videos in 7 days

    For those who may have missed out: one of those meme things went around on Facebook and I posted a favourite video per day over 7 days. …and, last but not least: Christopher Walken and Fatboy Slim in an empty, glitzy, Kubrick-esque hotel. What else could you ever dream for in a music video?

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