Posts about Interlaken

Interlaken is a town in the mountainous part of the Swiss canton of Bern. It is an important and well-known tourist destination in the Bernese Oberland region of the Swiss Alps, and the main transport gateway to the mountains and lakes of that region.

The town is located on the Bödeli plain between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, and straddles the river Aare. For the more pedantic visitor, only the centre of town is Interlaken. What outsiders see as Interlaken is, in fact, the combination of the parishes of Interlaken, Matten, Unterseen, Bönigen and Neuhaus.

Katrin in Unterseen

Strobist information: optically triggered SB-26 through white umbrella, camera left. Ambient underexposed two stops. More information, additional exclusive images and a larger version of this photo is at Permanent Tourist.

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Katrin in Unterseen

Strobist information: optically triggered SB-26 through white umbrella, camera right. Ambient underexposed two stops. More information, additional exclusive images and a larger version of this photo is at Permanent Tourist.

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Katrin in Unterseen

Strobist information: optically triggered SB-26 through white umbrella, camera right. Ambient underexposed two stops. More information, additional exclusive images and a larger version of this photo is at Permanent Tourist.

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Katrin in Unterseen

Strobist info: 2 x optically triggered SB26. 1 (zoomed 50mm) at 1/2 subject left front (c. 5 metres); 1 at subject back left, 1/4 (c. 15 metres, zoomed 85mm) as rimlight. Ambient -1EV, vignette added in post. More information, additional exclusive images and a larger version of this photo is at Permanent Tourist.

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Outtake

An outtake from a photo shoot with a friend this weekend; Jo and Katrin on the shores of Lake Thun at Neuhaus, near Interlaken.

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Katrin in Unterseen

Strobist information: optically triggered SB-26 through white umbrella, camera left. Ambient light totally underexposed, on-camera flash at -3 EV to add a hint of light to the shadow areas. More information, additional exclusive images and a larger version of this photo is at Permanent Tourist.

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Katrin in Unterseen

A preview shot from this afternoon and evening’s fun portrait session with Katrin. Thanks for coming all the way to the Bernese Oberland, we had a great time! More photos coming online over the course of the next week. Strobist information: optically triggered SB-26 through white umbrella, camera right. Ambient underexposed two stops. Vignette added […]

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Shy butterfly

Which hid on the other side of the flower when I tried to take its photo.

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Wooden glow

Another lesson in the power of natural light; in this case, reflected from the sunlit gravel path.

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Winter Sunset

A tremendously colourful winter sunset in Brienz, where I used to work, looking from the small tourist village along the lake to Interlaken.

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Jungfrau Zeitung secures its newspaper business

The newest version of the newspaper, to which I still subscribe online despite no longer working or living in the catchment area, produced by a small handful of people and covering purely local news instead of falling to the temptation of reporting news from more distant regions, is at least a match for – if not better than – most national newspapers.

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River Aare at Unterseen

Just a quickie from last weekend’s wander through Interlaken. I’m swamped with work and stuff for this Sunday’s Strobist meetup in Bern, so I’ll probably be quiet until next week.

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