blue hour

Schloss Laufen, Switzerland

Schloss Laufen and the Rhine Falls

Information and tips for photographing the large Rhine waterfalls at Neuhausen, near the northern border of Switzerland.

Puidoux, Switzerland

The views from the immense vineyards along the northern shore of Lac Léman (Lake Geneva) are pretty spectacular, no matter what time of day. At dusk, in early summer, the lights of the town of Vevey and Montreux twinkle in the distance, while the lanes amongst the vines are all but deserted.

Solothurn, Switzerland

Historic towns in Switzerland make the Christmas period especially magical for the photographer. In particular during the “blue hour”, between sunset and darkness.

One New Change

When scouting destinations and views prior to my recent trip to London, I came across an potentially interesting-looking rooftop amongst some shots which photographer Ben Roberts, who I follow on Instagram, had shared on social media platforms. A quick question to find out where it is (and a nice friendly answer!) led me to the comparatively new… (Read More)

The View from The Shard

Visitors to London can buy tickets to ascend The Shard by express lift and enjoy the views across London from near the top of Western Europe’s tallest building. I received a ticket as a gift last year and so when I was in London a few weeks ago, I organized to visit. The view from the… (Read More)

The Blue Hour

The time between sunset and complete darkness is known in photographic circles as “the blue hour”.

Baptistry, Cathedral and Tower

The Square of Miracles at Pisa.

West Pier, Brighton

A photo from 1998 of the ruined West Pier in Brighton, on the south coast of England.