Posts about summer

  • Using a church to tell the time

    After so many years in Switzerland, we rely on the quarter-hourly chiming of the nearest church bell to know what the time is. Or, if we’re enjoying a summer evening, quickly looking across to the other side of the village. 

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  • Never-ending story

    The view across the river and weir at Schwellenmätteli in Bern is wonderful on a late summer evening, and will be vastly improved from a photographic perfectionist’s point of view once the restoration work on the minster is complete. If I understand this article on Swiss newspaper website Der Bund correctly, there has been scaffolding […]

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  • Remember when…?

    Sometimes I remember to take a photo just so that I can look at it one day in the future and say, “do you remember when we used to do this?” One day, this photo will be twenty years ago.

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  • New Street Parade gallery added

    On this grey weekend, I’ve continued with extensions to the website by adding a new gallery page for photos from Zurich’s Street Parade.

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  • Incomplete without consumerism

    I spent a couple of days in London in June, primarily to spend time taking documentary photographs on the streets I used to pound when I lived in England. One of the things which strikes me is how so many things seem to be commercialized by supermarkets: from the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee to the simple […]

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  • Aareschwumm

    Aareschwumm

    Swimming in the river at Bern in Switzerland.

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  • Street musician, Florence, Italy

    Street musician, Florence, Italy

    I am enjoying the video capabilities of my Nikon, particularly to capture “moving photographs” such as this one. Filmed during our summer holiday in Florence, Italy, whilst we ate mint choc chip ice cream and enjoyed the music.

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  • Road Trip 2010 – Switzerland to Belgium

    The first leg of this year’s summer holiday takes us from home in Switzerland through France, Luxembourg and Belgium.

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  • Pink Cones

    Pink pine cones amongst a mass of natural colour on the trees outside our window at home.

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  • Changing tack

    A photo I took a year ago today reminds me to put down the lighting gear and head out with just a camera and a pair of comfortable shoes, to capture the light which needs no help.

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  • Memories of Great Places

    A panoramic view of the small, remote town of Malfa on the Italian island of Salina.

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  • Dog Shooting, Pompeii, Italy

    One of those perfect moments, when time seems to slow down and the photograph almost takes itself. A photographer taking a picture – “shooting” – a sleeping stray dog through anti-dust netting in Pompeii.

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  • Positano, Italy

  • Spring is here

    It’s been a long time coming, but Spring is here. Beautiful weather this past weekend, so it’ll soon be time once more to travel to Thun by ship for shopping trip, and time to dust off the camera to capture summer sunshine.

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