Posts about Switzerland

Switzerland, a quadrilingual country in the middle of Europe, has been my home since 2001.

Justis Valley, Sigriswil

A Sunday evening drive to the Justis valley, below the Niederhorn, with a landscape photographed to the sound of roaring red stags.

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Zum Wohl

As a British person abroad, there are several aspects of Swiss culture which take a little getting used to. One of them is making eye contact when chinking glasses with someone.

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Cailler Factory, Broc

The Cailler chocolate factory in Broc, Switzerland, photographed in picturesque late afternoon light.

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Images Festival in Vevey

The Images Festival of Visual Arts is the only open air photographic festival in Switzerland, which takes place in the picturesque town of Vevey, on the shores of Lake Geneva, every two years.

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Where Toblerone comes from*

A recent blog post by a fellow Brit resident in Switzerland prompted me to head out into Bern. My goal for the lunchtime trip was a university building to the north of the railway tracks; a blue-painted building in the style common throughout the city, which dates to the end of the nineteenth century and whose original use is synonymous with the production of Swiss chocolate.

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VW Golf 1.9 TDI 2002

Four-wheeled tripod

Jo and I take our new VW Golf for a test run in the Swiss alps, visiting the Diemtigtal valley for the first time.

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Out of the blue

Jo posed for me in the stairwell to an underground car park during last Sunday’s Swiss Strobist practical day, whilst I fiddled with the camera white balance to create an unusual effect.

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Motor racing in the old city of Bern

I watched the trailer for the fifth version of driving simulation software Gran Turismo with great interest, when I saw that there are segments of the film containing computer-generated sections of the historic city of Bern.

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Take the tourist shot

When I first planned to hike to Bachalp above Grindelwald, I had envisaged not taking the photo above. However, the reception which the photo has received since posting it to Flickr has made me glad that I did.

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Timelapse – hike to Bachalp

As if the photographic splendour of the mountain hike from the Firstbahn cablecar station above Grindelwald wasn’t enough, I used the rest breaks we took on our hike this last Sunday to shoot a handful of timelapse sequences.

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All Staff 2010

Photos from a Burson-Marsteller company trip to canton Thurgau in north eastern Switzerland.

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Photo show in Hampshire, 30th June

I’ll be doing a presentation of Swiss landscape photography at Yateley Camera Club in Hampshire, England, on 30th June. Feel free to drop by if you’re in the area!

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From whence much of it comes

From my first photographic steps to my love of travelling around the U.K. by car, my Dad is an inspiration and always has been. Happy birthday Dad!

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New Desk Memories

I’ve been going through my website recently to tidy up some of the older archived articles and came across this collage of the desk where I worked in Brienz until 2008. Since then, I’ve been working in Bern and I decided that about time I took a new collage of photos here too.

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Faulensee by Night

A long exposure photograph of Faulensee from the nearby marina, on Lake Thun in the Bernese Oberland.

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