Faulensee

Using a drone subtly

Using a drone isn’t all about “aerial photography”, but, for me, about the ability to get better angles for photos which are otherwise out of reach.

Aerial photography with the Mavic Air

After a lot of deliberation, a few months’ saving, and a lot of review videos and articles, I decided to buy a drone.

Wetsuit

Sundlauenen to Merligen

Catching the ship from Faulensee to Sundlauenen, hiking through the forest past St. Beatus Caves to Merligen, and then home by paddle steamer.

A fresh eye

This year’s aim: see new places and try new things. Close to home, this means going out from home and documenting the village where I live as much as possible. Despite living here for nearly five years, the only parts of Faulensee I’ve really photographed have been the views from above the village or from home.

Changeable Sunday

Views from home across the lake to the Niederhorn on a winter Sunday.

Faulensee, Switzerland

Below the water line

Low water levels in Lake Thun in winter reveal large expanses of foreshore.

Lake Thun, Switzerland

Blow-up boating on Lake Thun

Jo found that because we’d saved so many points on our supermarket card, that we could “afford” a kayak using points alone. A few days later, and a large and heavy cardboard box arrived on the post woman’s scooter trailer and we had our dinghy: an Intex Challenger K2.

Faulensee, Switzerland

It’s always good to be near water when there is a special sunset going on. Here, a partially cloudy day ended with a drawn-out bang as the sun poked beneath the clouds. Tthe misty glow to the left of the village in the middle of the picture is driving, misty rain being back-lit by the sunset.… (Read More)