by Mark Howells-Mead
Nail-polish applied to the roots of a tree. Sure. Why not?
Wide vistas with blue skies and imposing mountains may be good camera fodder, but they can also become a bit monotonous.
Historic towns in Switzerland make the Christmas period especially magical for the photographer. In particular during the “blue hour”, between sunset and darkness.
A photograph of one of the most photographed trees in the English Lake District in the truly appalling conditions I encountered this January.
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 pine cones amongst a mass of natural colour on the trees outside our window at home.