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Permanent Tourist

A personal website by Mark Howells-Mead

Photographic viewpoints in Switzerland

The view around the corner at Susten Pass

Susten Pass, Switzerland

Finding a magnificent view of a scene I know well, by going up a little road and turning a corner.

The vineyards on Lake Biel

Ligerz, Switzerland

A great spot to photograph the vineyards and sixteenth-century church at Ligerz, on the shores of Lake Biel.

Photographing the Milky Way

I’m certainly no stranger to long-exposure photography. But during the few years that we’ve lived in a flat with a balcony and an unobstructed view of the night sky, I’ve come to realize that I’d never photographed the Milky Way properly. The first time that I can even remember seeing the Milky Way at all was… (Read More)

Gwatt lake shore, Thun

The shore of Lake Thun at Gwatt is a great place to photograph the sunrise and the sunset.

Oberhofen Castle

A thousand-year-old castle on the lake shore near Thun, with wonderful gardens, terrific views, and a hideously ugly restaurant.

Arisdorf, Switzerland

Arisdorf, Switzerland

A picturesque village set in a rolling landscape, whose name is perhaps more often associated with a nearby motorway tunnel.

Eternal search for the perfect angle

Searching for viewpoints, poring over maps, dodging power lines, and coming home with classic landscape images.

Precise photographic viewpoints at Bern’s Rosengarten

When finding a great view, most photographers will raise their camera and take a picture. By finding the best viewpoint, most photos can be improved.

Romont from the Route de Bossens

Better lighting conditions can make a good landscape photograph great. Being in the right place at the right time is a skill which you can learn.

Laufenburg am Rhein

Laufenburg am Rhein, Germany/Switzerland

The picturesque and history-rich town of Laufenburg straddles the river Rhine: one half being in Switzerland, the other in Germany.