Monthly Archives: September 2013

Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated

Window, Eaux-Vives, Geneva

My shot for this week’s photo challenge was taken in my own neighbourhood of Geneva, about 5 minutes from my front door. There are a diverse range of buildings in the Eaux-Vives area, but I think this is probably the most interesting just because it feels a bit out of place. Seemingly abandoned and since adopted by some of Geneva’s homeless, it makes for some intriguing shots.

This window represents the building perfectly. With no glass and one shutter missing, I hate to think how cold it must be in the winter time. I love the saturation of the pink towel left out to dry and its contrast against the drab, unkept building. What do you think? Do you have any buildings in your neighbourhood that have been adopted by the homeless?

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My Year In Colours: Capture the Colour 2013

From Formula 1 to mountain paths to window shutters! I think the images I’ve chosen for this year’s Capture the Colour competition best demonstrate everything I’ve enjoyed shooting this year. I’m really glad I found out about this competition being run by Travel Supermarket. It’s given me a great excuse to look through my back catalogue, and I’ve realised how far my photography has come in the last couple of years.

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The Zermatt Valley In All Its Glory

Zermatt Valley, Switzerland

The views from the summit of the Klein Matterhorn are spectacular, and this view in particular is unique amongst those I have seen atop a mountain. It’s very rare to see an entire valley in this fashion, from tip to toe. Its epic proportions provide another level of majesty to the landscape. I often wonder what creates such vast divides between the mountains. Was the valley created as the mountain range formed? Or carved out by water flowing over millions of years? I’m certainly no geologist, but whatever the reason is I’m glad they exist.

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My Misunderstanding at the Matterhorn

Matterhorn, Klein Matterhorn, Switzerland

“The views from the summit of the Klein Matterhorn are simply spectacular. It’s said that on a clear day you can see as far as the Mediterranean. The rugged, desolate landscape all around you is a constant reminder of the hostile environment at the top of one of Europe’s greatest peaks.”

My trip to the Matterhorn was certainly one of my most memorable in Switzerland to date. It was my first time in the Swiss Alps, and the start of a road trip that I will never forget. But one thing I will always remember was completely unrelated to the incredible landscape – my brief encounter at the ticket office.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns

London Eye, London

This past weekend I was busy with my camera in and around the Westminster area of London. I really enjoyed my day out exploring the angles. There are so many iconic subjects in England’s great capital, from red telephone boxes to black taxis. In many ways it’s a photographer’s paradise. Fortunately the London Eye provided some great opportunities to get a perfect shot for this week’s photo challenge. I love the symmetry that these kinds of structures present, their simplicity is just beautiful.

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Travel theme: Multicoloured

Vernazza, Cinque Terre, ItalyI associate the word multicoloured with one place in particular – the Cinque Terre in Italy – so picking a shot for this week’s travel theme was easy. It’s by far the most colourful place I’ve visited, and probably the most beautiful too. I’d been dreaming of visiting this stunning region for quite a while, so when I finally had the chance I felt compelled to start this blog and tell people about it. This photo was taken in one of the five towns called Vernazza. It’s a place that has to be seen to be believed.

Bucket List Publications: An Expat Transformation in Switzerland

Bernese Alps - The path to the Mannlichen (II)

“Slowly but surely I have become more and more enticed by what the world has to offer, eager to explore anywhere and everywhere. My experiences living in a new country have brought travel right to the forefront of my life. I’m always looking forward to the next weekend break, extended vacation or opportunity to get out and explore the local area. I’ve discovered that with enough curiosity and determination, even the streets outside your own front door can feel exotic.”

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