A little bit of the Scottish Highlands in Switzerland.
Short sequence of aerial views of Faulensee in Switzerland.
Jo took me to visit Loch an Eilein, in the Rothiemurchus estate, during one of my first trips to Scotland way back in 2005. I love pine forests and, in particular, Scots pines, so I was in my element there. The walk around the loch is an easy one, ranging 4-5 miles over pretty unchallenging terrain, and offers plenty of…
We’re incredibly lucky to live in such a beautiful place, and incredibly lucky to be able to enjoy the sight of the Blümlisalp paddle steamer, which passes our home every day in summer, hooting loudly as it arrives at the landing quay in the village a few hundred metres away.
Sunsets in the mountains are different from those over flatter landscapes.
A spring-like day and an afternoon stroll around a little village on the shore of Lake Brienz. …
Perfect photographic conditions on the shores of Ullswater in the Cumbrian Lake District last week.
Finding a magnificent view of a scene I know well, by going up a little road and turning a corner.
The shore of Lake Thun at Gwatt is a great place to photograph the sunrise and the sunset.
A thousand-year-old castle on the lake shore near Thun, with wonderful gardens, terrific views, and a hideously ugly restaurant.
Searching for viewpoints, poring over maps, dodging power lines, and coming home with classic landscape images.
Visiting lake shore villages in the French-speaking Romandie region of Switzerland feels like a little foreign holiday.
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.
Low water levels in Lake Thun in winter reveal large expanses of foreshore.
First shots with two new acquisitions: a super-wide lens and an RR90 shutter release cable.
The Niesen casts a clearly triangular shadow when the sun is low in the sky.
Going through my photo archives, I sometimes come across images from long ago which I’d forgotten about. This view of the lake next to the office where I used to work dates back to December 2006.
Part of the joy of photography for me is the ability to travel in time. Not like Marty and the Doc in my favourite ever films, which celebrated a big milestone a few days ago, but in the ability to look at a scene in large levels of detail as it was many years ago. Since updating my…
One of the more spectacular mountain lakes in the Bernese Oberland of Switzerland is at Oeschinensee, in a hanging valley easily reached by cable car from the town of Kandersteg. If you’re feeling lazy, then the walk to the lakeside restaurant is a fairly easy one. If you’re more adventurous, then there are a network of paths leading up into the higher…
I started a website project in May, featuring the panoramic photographs I’m taking for an ongoing personal project I call Big Wide World. I designed the website from scratch and added new technology – like a map view and a better photographic list view – which I’d wanted to develop for a while. Unfortunately, time has proven that running this second…