Post series Photographic viewpoints in Switzerland

I love to travel and to find perfect photographic viewpoints and photogenic locations, which allow me to get ideally-composed, interesting photographs. Especially those which are a little off the beaten track, which are only usually visited by locals, or which haven’t been photographed thousands of times by tourists.

The blog posts grouped in this category contain details of such locations in Switzerland.

  • Hallwil, Switzerland

    Lake Hallwil

    Going somewhere new and exploring the lake shore at Seengen, near Hallwil.

  • The Branch at Weissenau

    If you find a natural feature, enjoy it while it lasts.

  • Photographing the crocuses and the view from Rämisgummen in Emmental.

  • Blofeld’s Lair from the air

    Filming and photographing at the mountain-top restaurant made famous by James Bond.

  • All I need is air

    Taking a little too much air to take things off my mind.

  • Sardona tectonic area, Graubünden

    My second “vlog”, from Flims in Graubünden.

  • Panoramic aerial photograph of the Tschingellochtighorn in Switzerland

    Obstinacy got me past a viewpoint I had aimed for and gave me the opportunity to capture a wonderfully dramatic alternative image.

  • It’s wonderful to find a new, photographically perfect viewpoint in a place I know so well. (Of course, on a day when I only had my smartphone with me.) Expect to see more shots from this spot in Grindelwald!

  • Susten Pass, Switzerland

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

  • Ligerz, Switzerland

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

  • 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 realise that I’d never photographed the Milky Way properly. The first time that I can even remember seeing the Milky Way at all was…

  • 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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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, Germany/Switzerland

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

  • Schloss Laufen, Switzerland

    Information and tips for photographing the large Rhine waterfalls at Neuhausen, near the northern border of Switzerland.

  • Before the proper snow arrived at the start of this year’s winter season, we visited Zermatt and visited the famous, much-photographed view of the Matterhorn from Riffelsee.

  • Gurten Hill

    Gurten Hill

    The Gurten Hill (or Güsche in local dialect) stands adjacent to the south western edge of Switzerland’s federal capital: Bern. It’s a park, conference venue, hotel, restaurant, model railway, playground, viewpoint, music festival venue and beloved free-time destination, not just for Bern locals, but also to many other visitors looking for a break from the city.…