Posts about lake

  • Ullswater, Cumbria

    Ullswater, at last

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

  • Susten Pass, Switzerland

    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.

  • 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.

  • Faulensee, Switzerland

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

  • The wider angle

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

  • Niesen Kulm. Switzerland

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

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A group of canoeists, kayakers and stand up paddle-boarders in a range of coloured boats on Lake Thun this morning.

  • I took a walk up through the woods from Heimwehfluh, near Interlaken. The top of the walk, after half an hour or so of wheezing and muscle aching, was high above the end of Lake Thun. Aside from enjoying the walk, having some exercise, and enjoying the view, I also discovered that the golf course…

  • Faulensee

    I thought that it’s about time that I write a little bit about the village where we live, given that we moved a year a half ago and I’ve since had the chance to (intermittently) extend my collection of photos. Faulensee is a small village tucked into the curve of the lake shore between Interlaken…

  • The older I get, the more I come to recognize the way in which my photographs aid my memory. This is borne out by the way in which I can scroll back through my Lightroom catalogue of digital photos – currently topping 61,000 entries on two external hard drives, with more to be added from…

  • Lake Neuchâtel

    Almost perfect reflections in the still, expansive waters of Lake Neuchâtel, on the borders of cantons Vaud, Bern and Neuchâtel.

  • Almost perfect reflections in the still water of La Sauge, as it drains into the expansive waters of Lake Neuchâtel, on the borders of cantons Vaud, Bern and Neuchâtel.

  • A photograph of one of the most photographed trees in the English Lake District in the truly appalling conditions I encountered this January.

  • Coniston Water

    In all the times I’ve visited the Cumbrian Lake District in the north of England, I’d only ever been to Coniston Water once before. After all of the dramatic, deep lakes lined with craggy fells and forests, the long, flat, placid body of water didn’t inspire me photographically and so I quickly passed on. However,…