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Solothurn, Switzerland

Historic towns in Switzerland make the Christmas period especially magical for the photographer. In particular during the “blue hour”, between sunset and darkness.

Spitzi Flue, Switzerland

Spitzi Flue is the very Swiss-German-sounding name of a huge promotory of rock on the “Sigriswilgrat” (or mountain ridge). Although the rock looks a bit small in this photo, it’s actually the tip of a rockface around 500 metres high. (Compare with this photo, in which a climber stands atop the pinnacle.) I hiked up to… (Read More)

A Buttermere Tree

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

Rose garden… before the roses

The Rosengarten (Rose Garden) in Bern is high on the hill to the east of the city, with fantastic views across the Aare meander and the lower part of the old city.

Pink Cones

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

Cherry blossom