Posts about winter

A Day at the Schilthorn

A Day at the Schilthorn

Schilthorn is a fascinating location where the James Bond Movie “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” was filmed and remains a huge tourist attraction with a revolving 360 degree restaurant. Schilthorn Piz-gloria is one of my favorite places to ski because you’re always above the clouds and the skiing is so beautiful. Words cannot describe the […]

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2019 in review: Swiss winter landscapes

For my first blog post in review of 2019, I decided to pick out a few of my favourite wintry photographs from last year in Switzerland, which show the kind of classical landscape photography I love.

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The Lauberhorn flight

I visit the wintry mountain-top viewpoint at Männlichen, above Wengen and Grindelwald, to photograph the annual combined Patrouille Suisse/SWISS airliner air show.

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Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald, December 2017

The best time to visit the mountain villages near our home is between the tourist seasons, when many hotels are closed and the valleys, cable cars and mountain cableways are much quieter. We drove up to Grindelwald shortly before Christmas, to visit the mountain restaurant at Schreckfeld, where deep snow and temperatures as low as […]

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A cold, cold afternoon

It had been a beautifully sunny start to the day, but by the time we’d driven up to Grindelwald, the clouds had taken over and the temperature had plummeted. We had to use a plastic loyalty card to scrape the ice from the inside of the cable car window, and the fondue at the mountain […]

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Niederhorn, Switzerland

Heaven is this

Sitting, cross-legged, a couple of arms’ length from the edge of a two-and-a-half-thousand foot drop to the valley floor, watching clouds drift across the lake into the distance.

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The early bird and all that

I was half an hour early for an appointment at the Spiez council offices this morning, so I went for a brief stroll through the woods to the top of the vineyards while I was waiting. It was so peaceful, with fresh powdered snow slipping silently from the trees and only two or three other people there […]

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Schilttal, Switzerland

Schiltgrat to Mürren

A hair-raising sledge run – our first of this season – in the awe-inspiring Schilttal valley above Mürren.

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Riffelsee to Riffelalp, Zermatt

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.

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Croick Estate, Scotland

A winter drive along a ten-mile single-track road in northern Scotland led to a remote church and a still, wet, beautiful landscape.

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Solothurn, Switzerland

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.

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Mürren panoramas

A small selection of panoramic images from Mürren in the Bernese Oberland of Switzerland.

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Away from the world

The alpine passes in early or late season offer a reminder to the untamed nature of the mountains.

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Upright and proud

The new, re-designed website is now online and is automatically optimized for visitors with iPads and smartphones. One of the aspects of the design is an improvement to how images in vertical format are displayed.

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