Permanent Tourist

Posts about mist

Krattigen, Switzerland

Softly, softly

Wide vistas with blue skies and imposing mountains may be good camera fodder, but they can also become a bit monotonous.

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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 detail as it was many years ago. […]

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Through the mists of time

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 […]

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Thunersee below zero

When the temperature of the air is markedly lower than the temperature of the water in the lake, mist rises from the surface and creates a truly eerie effect. Such was the case today, when continued winter conditions in Switzerland dropped the air temperature to -16°C. You can see more of my Thunersee photos here […]

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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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That chill in the air

The autumn fairs may be some time away yet, but the first day of September here in the Swiss Alps has arrived with the kind of chilled air which tells me that there is snow on the mountains.

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Late Rains

A very wet view of Lake Thun, taken and submitted for the New York Times’ “A Moment In Time” project.

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Spring on the way

Mist rising from the lake during the early morning in Brienz, Switzerland. Photograph taken in 2005.

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