Jo

On Hound Tor

Your author as a mysterious fictional character.

Camera Obscura

The “camera obscura” was the precursor to the modern camera.

Ringgenberg, Switzerland

Kayaking on the ridiculously turquoise waters of Lake Brienz in Switzerland.

Video preview image for Gwatt nature reserve, Thun

Gwatt nature reserve, Thun

I just came across a short film I made in January and posted to YouTube at the time. Filmed with my X100 and edited quickly in iMovie, it shows the publicly accessible lake-shore nature reserve at Gwatt, some fifteen minutes’ drive from home.

Big old hill

One of the most challenging hikes I’ve done: up the steep and winding path through the forest from Beatenberg to the summit of the Niederhorn.

Hike to Steingletscher

A long-held ambition fulfilled: to hike to my favourite glacier near the Susten Pass in Switzerland.

Review of 2013

With surprising alacrity, it’s time to flick back through my digital album as we approach the end of 2013, and the end of another year behind the camera. Here are a few highlights; a larger set is on Flickr. My favourite memory of 2013, embodied in the lead photo of this blog post (above)? Visiting… (Read More)

Six (and nine) years on

If it weren’t for the fact that I have a lovely, daily reminder, it would be difficult to believe that it’s been nine years since I first met Jo in person. We’d started exchanging e-mails ten months earlier and I visited her and her parents in Scotland in October 2004, since when we’ve been together.… (Read More)

The Thirteenth Country

As we were so near the border when we visited Bavaria in October, we drove over into the Czech Republic to add the thirteenth country to the list of those I’ve visited. There’s not much in this region and in order to avoid paying a motorway toll – as we were only there for an… (Read More)

Out of the blue

Jo posed for me in the stairwell to an underground car park during last Sunday’s Swiss Strobist practical day, whilst I fiddled with the camera white balance to create an unusual effect.