Getting There

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!

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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.

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At Geneva Airport

Nevertheless here are three images from our journey in situations when photography was not compromised by dirty windows and awkward reflections.

Visp Station

Visp Station

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About LensScaper

Hi - I'm a UK-based photographer who started out 45+ years ago as a lover of landscapes, inspired by my love of outdoor pursuits: skiing, walking and climbing. Now retired, I seldom leave home without a camera and I find images in unexpected places and from different genres. I work on the premise that Photography is Art and that creativity is dependent on the cultivation of 'A Seeing Eye'. I'm not averse to manipulating images to produce derivatives that may sometimes be far removed from the original.
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9 Responses to Getting There

  1. ChrisdMRF says:

    Nice shots Andy. Now, let me get this straight, you have escaped the cold and snow of England to go to the cold and snow of Switzerland, right?

  2. Marcie says:

    Gorgeous! Lucky you to be in Swiss winter wonderland!

  3. oneowner says:

    Very nice, Andy, especially the last image.

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