blue hour

The time between sunset and complete darkness is known in photographic circles as “the blue hour”. By photographing night scenes while there is still colour in the sky, the overall effect is much more pleasing to the eye than the same scene featuring a black sky. That’s why you’ll see more experienced landscape photographers out with their tripods at this time of the evening than at night time.

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.

Puidoux, Switzerland

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 shopping centre at…

One New Change

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 largely glass building is…

The View from The Shard