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Aerial photograph of Faulensee and Lake thun

The last light

14th July 2018 | Read more »

A new perspective – Faulensee

A new perspective – Faulensee

Short sequence of aerial views of Faulensee in Switzerland.

9th July 2018 | Read more »

Loch an Eilein

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…

26th December 2017 | Read more »

Wastwater, Cumbria

27th October 2017 | Read more »

Forever young

Forever young

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.

22nd August 2017 | Read more »

Melchsee-Frutt, Switzerland

Abrupt sunsets

Sunsets in the mountains are different from those over flatter landscapes.

21st February 2017 | Read more »

Iseltwald am Brienzersee

A spring-like day and an afternoon stroll around a little village on the shore of Lake Brienz.  …

20th February 2017 | Read more »

Ullswater, Cumbria

Ullswater, at last

Perfect photographic conditions on the shores of Ullswater in the Cumbrian Lake District last week.

12th January 2017 | Read more »

Susten Pass, Switzerland

The view around the corner at Susten Pass

Finding a magnificent view of a scene I know well, by going up a little road and turning a corner.

23rd October 2016 | Read more »

Gwatt lake shore, Thun

The shore of Lake Thun at Gwatt is a great place to photograph the sunrise and the sunset.

20th April 2016 | 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.

17th April 2016 | Read more »

Eternal search for the perfect angle

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

14th April 2016 | Read more »

The fishing villages on Lake Neuchâtel

Visiting lake shore villages in the French-speaking Romandie region of Switzerland feels like a little foreign holiday.

3rd April 2016 | Read more »

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…

21st March 2016 | Read more »

Faulensee, Switzerland

Below the water line

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

25th January 2016 | Read more »

The wider angle

First shots with two new acquisitions: a super-wide lens and an RR90 shutter release cable.

22nd January 2016 | Read more »

Niesen Kulm. Switzerland

In the shadow of the giants

The Niesen casts a clearly triangular shadow when the sun is low in the sky.

12th January 2016 | Read more »

Brienz, Switzerland

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.

7th November 2015 | Read more »

RAW-format panoramic images at Permanent Tourist

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…

24th October 2015 | Read more »

Oeschinensee, Switzerland

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…

19th October 2015 | Read more »

Big Wide World is coming home

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…

17th September 2015 | Read more »

Patrouille Suisse at Spiez, Switzerland

The lake side town of Spiez, between Thun and Interlaken, celebrates the summer with a festival every second year. (On alternate years, the same celebration is held in Thun.) This year, the Swiss aerial display team Patrouille Suisse put on a show over the lake during the afternoon…

2nd August 2015 | Read more »

Ringgenberg, Switzerland

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

21st July 2015 | Read more »