Posts about berner oberland

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Another panorama, this one hand-held and shot (obviously) during the day. Composed of three 6 megapixel images, is shows the harbour area of Spiez, taken from the train station. Poet Josef Viktor Widmann (1842–1911) wrote in his book Spaziergänge in den Alpen (Strolls in the Alps) that "the view from Spiez Station is one of […]

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Taken last night, this is a panoramic "stitch" of six images. Each of the individual images are 3 minute exposures, meaning that this photograph was taken over 18 minutes (plus a further 3 minutes between each shot for in-camera processing). The original version is a 36 megapixel image but has been reduced to 18 megapixels […]

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It irritated me the other day when I took a shot from this same spot, but didn’t think to wait for the red train to complete the picture. So I went back today. The red, as they say, makes the shot.

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The mist has been hovering over the lake all morning, so I waitied until lunchtime and then motivated myself to hike up the big hill next to my office. There’s a viewing point a little way through the forest, which I’ve been meaning to visit for ages. I’m glad I made the effort, as you […]

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A bit late and unseasonal, I know, but this photo is now available to order as a print at RedBubble: www.redbubble.com/people/mhowellsmead/art/3531562-2-winte…

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When will I be famous?

Bros were a boy band in the UK during the eighties, who grew up in a town near where I lived. They were eighties-tastic! The first line of their Wikipedia entry is classic: “This article is about an English boy band. For the Italian cheese preparation, see Brös.”

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The Place

This is where I asked Jo to marry me; down on one knee before this bench at the small park of Wallrain behind the castle in Spiez, on the shores of Lake Thun.

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Yes

Yesterday evening, Jo agreed to be my wife. I am both the luckiest and happiest man alive. (For eligibility to «The Red Makes It» group, check the third finger of Jo’s left hand :-) )

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