Posts about winter

  • 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…

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

  • Schilttal, Switzerland

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

  • Faulensee, Switzerland

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • Mürren panoramas

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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 fro-ing on a destination, I…

  • 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 of my Thunersee photos here…

  • 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.

  • I’m back from an extended break over Christmas and the New Year, which I spent with family in Scotland. My photographic goal was to get out and capture the landscape no matter what the weather threw at me, and I’m quite pleased with the shots I achieved in the “dreich” (grey, wet and overcast) weather.…

  • Driving off-piste

    Jo and I took a drive up to Grindelwald last night to take some moonlit landscape photos. After an abortive attempt to head up to Bussalp–which saw us having to reverse back down a single track lane which got too narrow and way too steep to pass, after following the misguidance of Google Maps on…

  • Stockhorn with snow in autumn

    Seasons Change

    The rain clouds lift and show what beauty they have strewn across the higher mountains in our region.

  • I’ve been meaning to spend a little time to sit down and really get to grips with the High Dynamic Range editing process. For the unititiated, the HDR is a photo which contains detail within a much wider range of tones than is possible through an individual shot, from deep shadows to bright highlights.

  • Brandegg

    The lowest of the three stations along the Eiger Run sledging route, beneath the massive cliffs of the Eiger itself.

  • The new 6-seater chairlift running from to the base of the north wall of the Eiger, photographed from the Eiger Run sledge track above Grindelwald.

  • Mist rising from the lake during the early morning in Brienz, Switzerland. Photograph taken in 2005.