Travelling is part of the holiday experience – sometimes good and sometimes bad. Last week, as we prepared to fly, was a time of considerable anxiety as the UK was hit by heavy snow and a deep freeze – both of which were very reluctant to go away. Worse, the night before we were due to fly, there was a forecast for more heavy snow. Thankfully a Low Pressure system finally nudged the High Pressure away and the clash of systems did not produce the expected snowfall. So we departed on time and arrived on time in Zermatt. Phew!
What’s more the weather in Switzerland was perfect and we had a magnificent journey around Lake Geneva, on up the Rhone valley and finally into Mattertal. Photography through the closed dirty windows of the train was not good – images may be rescueable but not on a 13” MacBook with Photshop Elements. I have downsized hardware and software for travelling. Learning curves are involved and the small screen size is taxing.
Nevertheless here are three images from our journey in situations when photography was not compromised by dirty windows and awkward reflections.