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Why processes based in outdated print media routines can be massively optimised by adopting modern practices, and how process efficiency can lead to negative employment effects.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.
The picturesque and history-rich town of Laufenburg straddles the river Rhine: one half being in Switzerland, the other in Germany.
Information and tips for photographing the large Rhine waterfalls at Neuhausen, near the northern border of Switzerland.
“Comment spam” is a term which relates to automatically-generated website comments. People with too much time on their hands make software to submit to websites like mine. It’s then down to me to ensure that the nonsensical or downright abusive comments don’t appear on my website, and that my email…
In an effort to share more of my work with the open source community, I’m gradually starting to submit more plugins to the WordPress Plugin Directory. The latest addition, approved recently and made public today, is a plugin which extends the backend list view with a small thumbnail-sized preview…
CSS Flexbox has been ready for mainstream use for a while now, and I've implemented it on a third client project for my employer.
I’ve added a feature to the site which allows you to get an email when someone replies to a comment you’ve left on this site. Let me know if you encounter any problems.
The image editing tool Silver Efex Pro has long been a much-used and highly recommended solution for converting digital (or scanned colour) images to black and white. There are many detailed options for conversion, including specific settings for reproducing the effect of old black and white photographic films like those…