Posts about landscape photography

The view from Jura

A wonderfully panoramic view of the Bernese Alps from the Jura mountains, close to the Swiss border with France.

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The Grotto of Saint Columba

Deep in the Jura mountains is a large cave; easily accessible, as it sits alongside the main road which winds its way through the bottom of the Pichoux Gorge. In the cave is a shrine to the Christian St. Columba of Spain.

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High Bridge, Leuk

The inevitably named High Bridge near Leuk in the upper reaches of canton Wallis in Switzerland; so named because of the depth of the gorge beneath it.

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Balchrick, Scotland

Although it doesn’t look much, this remote – really remote – hamlet was the turning point on our mammoth road trip last summer, from Switzerland to Scotland and back.

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Oldshoremore

Beyond Kinlochbervie lies one of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Sutherland: Oldshoremore.

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Katzenstein, Spiez

A winter landscape photograph of the “erratic” Katzenstein rock, which once rested at Innertkirchen but which made its infinitely slow way west to now rest above the lake in Spiez.

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Simmental by Moonlight

It was a bitingy cold, clear, starry evening yesterday, so we headed up to the road from Boltigen to the Jaun Pass, slipping and scrabbling over the snowy road to get an elevated view over the moonlit valley below.

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2011 calendar now available to order

The 2011 edition of my annual photographic calendar, featuring travel and landscape photographs from Scotland, England, Switzerland and Italy, is now available to order via the Lulu.com website.

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Loch a’ Chàirn Bhàin

Clouds draw in over a remote sea loch in the far north west of Scotland, as we pass by on a long day’s round trip from Alness.

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Driving off-piste

Jo and I took a drive up to Grindelwald last night to take some moonlit landscape photos. After an abortive attempt to head up to Bussalp–which saw us having to reverse back down a single track lane which got too narrow and way too steep to pass, after following the misguidance of Google Maps on […]

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I Remember

There are some times of year when it’s strange to be at home in a country where the national history is different. In November, two of them fall within days of each other: Guy Fawkes Night and Armistice Day.

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A place by the tracks

The end of the main train line to Interlaken from Zurich, Basel and beyond, via Bern, takes travellers through the centre of the small city, where the train line passes within feet of buildings in the main shopping centre and past the otherwise quiet lanes and back roads along the river.

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Thun on an Autumn Morning

Sometimes a hunch pays off; here in the case of a quick diversion off the motorway on the way to work to take some shots of the “city of the alps”: Thun, on the fringes of the Bernese Oberland.

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Seasons Change

The rain clouds lift and show what beauty they have strewn across the higher mountains in our region.

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