Taking my new tripod and neutral density filters for a walk in the forests above Beatenberg.
Filming and photographing at the mountain-top restaurant made famous by James Bond.
Taking a little too much air to take things off my mind.
Aerial sequences of the quiet and peaceful Diemtigal Valley in Switzerland.
The longest and hardest hike in Switzerland I've managed to date, captured in photos and video.
The sun shines through a small hole in the rock face of the Eiger at Grindelwald for a couple of minutes, twice every year.
The Wetterhorn Aufzug in Grindelwald took visitors up towards the Wetterhorn until 1915.
Wide vistas with blue skies and imposing mountains may be good camera fodder, but they can also become a bit monotonous.
A first foray into the world of the video blog, or “vlog”, which I shot while hiking in the Alps a few weeks ago.
Obstinacy got me past a viewpoint I had aimed for and gave me the opportunity to capture a wonderfully dramatic alternative image.
Short sequence of aerial views of Faulensee in Switzerland.
A quick tip on how to get better image results from your Mavic drone in low-light conditions.
After so many years in Switzerland, we rely on the quarter-hourly chiming of the nearest church bell to know what the time is. Or, if we’re enjoying a summer evening, quickly looking across to the other side of the village. …
I love the alpine Susten Pass road and the mountain scenery there, particularly the area around the Steingletscher glacier and nearby hotel. It’s been a long time since I’ve visited in spring – before the upper reaches of the road have been cleared of snow – so Jo and I took a drive and walked there yesterday, in summer…
After a lot of deliberation, a few months' saving, and a lot of review videos and articles, I decided to buy a drone.
The best time to visit the mountain villages near our home is between the tourist seasons, when many hotels are closed and the valleys, cable cars and mountain cableways are much quieter. We drove up to Grindelwald shortly before Christmas, to visit the mountain restaurant at Schreckfeld, where deep snow and temperatures as low as -12°C greeted us.
It had been a beautifully sunny start to the day, but by the time we’d driven up to Grindelwald, the clouds had taken over and the temperature had plummeted. We had to use a plastic loyalty card to scrape the ice from the inside of the cable car window, and the fondue at the mountain restaurant, for which…
Catching the ship from Faulensee to Sundlauenen, hiking through the forest past St. Beatus Caves to Merligen, and then home by paddle steamer. Approaching Sundlauenen by ship St. Beatus Caves, Beatenberg Sundlauenen quarry The funicular from Beatenbucht to Beatenberg Traditional house in Merligen “Blümlisalp” paddle steamer in Faulensee…