A journey is always a photo opportunity. On the day we travelled back to Geneva Airport recently a quite violent series of storms was sweeping across central Europe including Switzerland. It caused a landslide that de-railed a train near St Moritz – remarkably there were no fatalities. Click here for a report and images.
From our train, as it travelled around the north side of Lake Geneva (Lac Leman), there were dramatic views of rainstorms in the distance – but none that I was able to get a decent view of. The lake itself was whipped by the wind into a considerable swell and between the showers bright shafts of light lit the troubled water.
As always the train stopped in Lausanne for a few minutes. A few weeks ago I posted an image from our last visit to this station – click here to view it. This time it was the people crowding the platform opposite that caught my attention. They were not a happy bunch. Summer had gone AWOL for the day but through the rain-spattered windows I captured an image.
Geneva Airport midweek is surprisingly civilized these days and we sat for an hour or so in the main departures lounge – or rather my wife did. I wandered about, camera in hand, and eventually watched our plane arrive for the return flight to Heathrow. Never neglect the opportunities that a journey provides photographically. There are always surprises and I’ve never been stopped at airports or stations for taking images.
Meanwhile, over on my other blog iSighting there is a post about capturing the Expected and the Unexpected while on holiday – with more images from Zermatt.