winter

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…

6th January 2018 | Read more »

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…

19th December 2017 | Read more »

Schilthorn in winter

Schilthorn in winter

The follow-up to the Schilthorn Cableway’s summer video is now online, showing the mountain-top restaurant and region in winter.

18th January 2017 | Read more »

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.

18th December 2016 | Read more »

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…

8th March 2016 | Read more »

Changeable Sunday

Views from home across the lake to the Niederhorn on a winter Sunday.

6th March 2016 | Read more »

Schilttal, Switzerland

Schiltgrat to Mürren

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

30th January 2016 | Read more »

Faulensee, Switzerland

Below the water line

Low water levels in Lake Thun in winter reveal large expanses of foreshore.

25th January 2016 | Read more »

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.

20th January 2016 | Read more »

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.

7th January 2016 | Read more »

Brienz, Switzerland

Going through my photo archives, I sometimes come across images from long ago which I’d forgotten about. This view of the lake next to the office where I used to work dates back to December 2006.

7th November 2015 | Read more »

Locarno, Switzerland

At the end of a long afternoon’s drive from home, via Kandersteg, Brig, the Simplon Pass and a very narrow and windy road through the Ticinese mountains, we arrived at Locarno, on the shores of Lago Maggiore, just in time to catch the last sun of the winter day.

10th July 2015 | Read more »

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.

28th May 2015 | Read more »

Hondrich Hill, Switzerland

There are viewpoints all over the place near where we live. But this one proved to be a bit of a surprise. The sun had woken me comparatively early on a Saturday morning, so I wrapped up warm against the cold, donned my hiking boots, and set off and upwards from…

7th May 2015 | Read more »

Männlichen, Switzerland

The mountain slopes near the world-famous Eiger are a destination for thousands of skiers and snowboarders in winter. On the Männlichen plateau, above Grindelwald and Wengen, the best time of day for photography is shortly before sunset, when the sports people have left for the day and only cable-car staff and a few sunset-hunting visitors are…

29th April 2015 | Read more »

Männlichen, Switzerland

Low cloud drifts through the Lauterbrunnen Valley, below the level of the cable car station on the Männlichen plateau.

29th April 2015 | Read more »

Winteregg, Mürren, Switzerland

The mountain station and restaurant at Winteregg, halfway between Grütschalp and Mürren, is a great place to enjoy a sunny lunch on the large terrace and enjoy the terrific, panoramic views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.

11th April 2015 | Read more »

Mürren panoramas

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

22nd January 2013 | Read more »

Away from the world

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

15th January 2013 | Read more »

Winter season on Lake Thun

Local lake shipping company BLS now runs a daily ship service in the winter months.

2nd December 2012 | Read more »

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.

2nd December 2012 | Read more »

The Way to Green Crag

I don’t usually bother celebrating my birthday in any great fashion, but as I turned forty this year, I decided to make an exception and plan a short break away with Jo, so that I could look back on the arrival of mid-life with some fondness. After some to-ing and…

8th February 2012 | Read more »

Thunersee below zero

When the temperature of the air is markedly lower than the temperature of the water in the lake, mist rises from the surface and creates a truly eerie effect. Such was the case today, when continued winter conditions in Switzerland dropped the air temperature to -16°C. You can see more…

5th February 2012 | Read more »

Wild red stags

Driving back from Tongue, on the far north coast of Scotland, our journey through part of the most remote areas of the Highlands coincided with dusk. Wild deer come down from the hills at this time of night to make their way to the water of the lochs.

16th January 2012 | Read more »