• Can I Use…?

    The most useful website I’ve found to use over the past year for front-end web development is “Can I Use” by Alexis Deveria.

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  • Visual memories

    An Australian family set up a website to help their grandfather remember the places to which he travelled, and to ask the internet to help them identify some of the more obscure places on his travels.

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  • Facebook Messenger privacy concerns

    If the terms of a piece of software prove not to be to your liking, then don’t use it. No-one is forcing you to send messages over Facebook; there are many other options available to you.

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  • Rear Window Timelapse

    Rear Window Timelapse

    Compiled time-lapse sequence of the courtyard view from Hitchcock film “Rear Window”.

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  • Hike to Steingletscher

    A long-held ambition fulfilled: to hike to my favourite glacier near the Susten Pass in Switzerland.

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  • Swiss Train View

    Swiss railway company Rhaetian Railways has teamed up with Google to provide a “Street View” version of its iconic line through south-eastern Switzerland.

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  • Cornwall Summer

    Beautiful time-lapse films from the south west of England by Italian photographer Mattia Bicchi.

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  • Taking to the water

    A group of canoeists, kayakers and stand up paddle-boarders in a range of coloured boats on Lake Thun this morning.

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  • The road less travelled

    A solitary hiker walks the remote, single-track high alpine road between the Oberaarsee lake and the Grimsel Pass road, in canton Bern.

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  • Childhood holidays

    With hindsight, one of the things which drew me to the home where we now live is how many little details of it are similar to where I spent childhood holidays. Not the mountains, but the sweep of a shore line, the little houses dotted across the hillside, the wild grasses waving in the breeze, the winding lanes, the odd wooden telegraph pole carrying electricity to a house half-hidden.

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  • Oberberghorn

    I’ve been looking at the tooth-like promontory in the distance quite regularly, ever since we moved to Faulensee. It’s a very distinct peak on the eastern side of the Schynige Platte and one which begs to be explored.

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  • The First of August

    The First of August

    1st August is Swiss National Day, chosen as the date on which Switzerland celebrates the anniversary of the first alliance between cantons in 1291.

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  • The hardest part of the fun fair

    Creating long exposure photographs with movement and blur leads to great images. But if you want a pin-sharp photo, you’ll need to be patient.

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  • Cloud storage is convenient but dangerous

    Once again, a story in the media reminds us all that while cloud storage and shared servers and services are great when they work, placing your valuable data in the hands of a third party is dangerous. Not just when working on web projects, but also for your personal data.

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  • Pricing concept for my photos at Picfair

    How I am setting my prices for photos on sale at image agency Picfair, from iPhone shots to high-resolution “stitched” images.

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  • The Swiss Pyramid

    The triangular Niesen towers over the Lower Simmen Valley and the towns of Spiez and Faulensee, on the shores of Lake Thun in Switzerland. The glowing clouds behind the mountains in the distance aren’t illuminated by towns, but by lightning storms above (respectively) Lenk and Gruyères.

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  • My most popular photograph is for sale

    The most popular photo I’ve posted to Flickr is of Loch Garry, off the A9 between Perth and Inverness.

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  • Farnborough Air Show

    Farnborough Air Show

    The Red Arrows perform at the 2014 Farnborough Air Show.

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  • Strolling the streets of Positano

    One of the best parts of visiting Positano is a stroll through the roads and lanes from the upper town to the beach-side restaurants, stopping off in the shops and for ice-cream on the way.

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  • Water spout on the Amalfi Coast

    An unexpected water spout on the boat journey between Ischia, Capri and Positano in Italy.

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  • Trümmelbach Falls

    Visiting the dramatic waterfalls and cave system in the Lauterbrunnen Valley, Switzerland.

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