Entries about Spiez

Just as day was dawning

Shot from near the train station in Spiez this morning, just as the first rays of sun found a way through the clouds to illuminate the town.

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Jo

More details about this photo and a full-screen gallery are in this blog post at Permanent Tourist.

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View from here

One of my favourite aspects of our home in Spiez is the fact that we have such interesting and ever-changing views across the town and up to the wood behind our house. It’s particularly lovely to look out of the windows late at night, when neighbouring homes are sinking into darkness and when the surrounding […]

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This is where I live

The view from the Allmistübli restaurant, high above the lower Simmen valley, Lake Thun and the town I call home: Spiez, in the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland.

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Large Christmas tree, Spiez, Switzerland

Out in the cold

I pledge to take more winter landscape photos this year, after being out this evening to take some long-awaited photos of the Christmas lights in Spiez.

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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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A Merry Christmas

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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Don’t ride the rails drunk, kids

I woke a sleeping drunk last night, when the train to Interlaken terminated in Spiez due to the onward line being blocked. He looked at me blurrily and asked whether he needed to catch the onward replacement bus service to get to Grenoble. (Which is in France.) In other words, he’d staggered onto the wrong […]

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Krist and Corinne

The next in a series of portrait sessions which I’ve shot for free, this time at and near my home in Spiez of friends Krist and Corinne.

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Corinne

View the complete set of portraits in a new gallery at Permanent Tourist: permanenttourist.ch/articles/2009/09/krist-and-corinne/ Strobist info: white umbrellas left and right, mounted high. Left 1/4 power, right 1/8 power.

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Krist

View the complete set of portraits in a new gallery at Permanent Tourist: permanenttourist.ch/articles/2009/09/krist-and-corinne/ Strobist info: studio setup with clamshelled white umbrellas, mounted high to avoid reflections in the glasses.

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Week 33 of 52

The last rays of sunshine on a Sunday evening, signalling the imminent end of the weekend.

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Waiting out the rain

We’re hoping to go to Street Parade today in Zürich. For now, though, we’re waiting out torrential rain at home.

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Seenachtsfest Spiez

The Seenachtsfest took place last weekend in Spiez, so Jo and I headed up with our friend Beat to the vineyards near our home, where there is a commanding view across the castle, lake and surrounding mountains.

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Seenachtsfest Spiez

Fireworks from a lofty viewpoint amongst the vines in Spiez. For a new blog post at Permanent Tourist: permanenttourist.ch/articles/2009/07/seenachtsfest-spiez/ (This photo is a combination of photographs, stitched together to form a panoramic image.)

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Seenachtsfest 2009

Set up and ready to take photos of the fireworks for the annual Lake Festival. I tried out the shot using my iPhone, which I’ve found is a great on-the-spot test device for panorama shots.

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Week 26 of 52

A typical Sunday evening: ready for bed whilst watching Katie and Peter head for their marital meltdown. Halfway through the year already; 26 weeks of 52 down.

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Niesen, Switzerland, 2005

Prepared for this blog post about desktop wallpaper and available for my contacts to download as a higher resolution (1900 x 1200px) image.

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Wallrain, Spiez

Prepared for this blog post about desktop wallpaper and available for my contacts to download as a higher resolution (1900 x 1200px) image.

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Spiez, Switzerland, 2005

Prepared for this blog post about desktop wallpaper and available for my contacts to download as a higher resolution (1900 x 1200px) image.

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Week 22 of 52

“Into the Future”: a new blog post at Permanent Tourist. (Photo by Jo.) permanenttourist.ch/blog/2009/06/11/into-the-future/

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Week 16 of 52

In bed with Joe McNally. Strobist info: read the book! :-) (Shot with ambient light only. This photo was taken in time for week 16, I just forgot to post it until today!)

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