Category Archives: MountainScape

Alpine monochromes

When I first started visiting the Alps fifty-five years ago, much of the photography that was on view in shop windows and on postcards was in black and white. The images had a starkness about them, the absence of colour … Continue reading

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The Great Reveal

Back from two weeks in the Swiss Alps and it’s time to start working  my way through over 1,300 new image files, plus iPhone images. That’s going to take some time! We were blessed with thirteen days of dry weather … Continue reading

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Processing a Memory

As one event in life passes, another is anticipated. In a month or so I and my wife will be back in Zermatt, Switzerland for two weeks and naturally my mind is already starting to plan walks and recall past … Continue reading

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A Place to Pause

Mountain walking is not always about the objective; there are days when one just wants to walk and soak up the landscape, listen to the quietness, and be at peace. Takehide Kazami – Japanese author, climber, and photographer wrote way … Continue reading

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Triumph and Tragedy

Today, 14 July 2015, is the 150th anniversary of the first ascent of the Matterhorn – the iconic unmistakable mountain that dominates Zermatt and has made that resort famous across the world and brought it extraordinary wealth. The mid-nineteenth century … Continue reading

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Ridge Line

In the mountains, the light never seems to be the same from one day to the next. That is especially true early in the morning, when low-lying cloud and valley mist  start to clear and brief gaps allow the sun … Continue reading

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Pure simplicity

Black and White photography is an artistic medium that attracts descriptive terms: Pure, Simplified, Minimalist, Stripped back to basics. Evocative of the past. All are true, in my opinion. I am of a generation that grew up accustomed to a … Continue reading

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Descent from Kilimanjaro

Today is a milestone day for several reasons. It’s VE day, the UK election results have produced an unexpected result, and on a personal level this happens to me my 600th post. So today’s image records a milestone too – … Continue reading

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The Gorner Glacier revisited

Anyone who has visited Zermatt and travelled up to Rotenboden or Gornergrat on the Gornergratbahn will have seen the Gorner Glacier, even if they didn’t know it’s name. It’s the second largest glacial mass in the European Alps after the … Continue reading

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Shrouded in Mist

Today’s image is emblematic of the weather we recently experienced during a fortnight’s holiday in Switzerland. It’s not what one expects of a Swiss Summer holiday. There wasn’t a single blue-sky day from dawn to dusk during our two-week stay. … Continue reading

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