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Tintagel, Cornwall

Tintagel Not-Castle

I was a little disappointed that the “castle” at Tintagel was little more than a few bits of wall at the coast. (I suppose I have been spoiled by the castle ruins at Dunnotar and Tantallon.) Our walk along the coast path, doing battle with the wind, was lovely anyway, with foxgloves (a memory from… (Read More)

Oberhofen Castle

A thousand-year-old castle on the lake shore near Thun, with wonderful gardens, terrific views, and a hideously ugly restaurant.

Eternal search for the perfect angle

Searching for viewpoints, poring over maps, dodging power lines, and coming home with classic landscape images.

Peveril Castle, Castleton

Peveril Castle is a ruin on the hillside above Cave Dale, at Castleton in the English Peak District. The castle is around a thousand years old and is one of the major attractions in the local area. In the background of the photograph is one of the highest peaks in the region: Mam Tor.

Aigle, Switzerland

The castle at Aigle, near the western end of the Valais, was originally two fortifications. It’s a picture-book scene, but harks back to serious use in the fifteenth century, when it was already over two hundred years old. Today, it sits peacefully amongst expansive vineyards and welcomes tourists from all over the world.

Everybody likes a pretty castle

Visiting the ridiculously picturesque castle and vineyards at Aigle, in the Rhone valley.

Into the world of TTL

With the money I’ve put aside for new camera gear, a new, reliable, fully automated flash gun was high on my “wants” list, not least because I receive a slowly increasing number of requests to take portrait photographs and cover events.

Roy and Pat, Castle Gardens, Spiez, Switzerland

Jo’s parents Roy and Pat in the castle gardens at Spiez last night.

Schloss Schadau, Thun, Switzerland

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