Tag Archives: Photography

An intruder in the snow-scape

To ski down you have to travel up. One of the ski areas above Zermatt is served by the Gornergrat cog railway that terminates at Gornergrat – a place that has featured repeatedly  in my posts. From there the skier … Continue reading

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Sculpted

This image follows on from my previous post – Click here to view. Glaciers look totally different in summer from what they do in winter. This is the Gorner glacier (2,000ft below me) clad in its winter cloak of snow … Continue reading

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Specks of Humanity

One of the difficulties I face as a photographer, who also skis, is how to portray the vastness of the mountain-scape through which we travel. One of the answers is to include fellow adventurers in the image. When fellow skiers … Continue reading

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Half buried but alive

Winter is tough when for several months you are half buried in snow, but the coniferous trees of the Alps are used to it and they do indeed survive. This image was taken within a minute or two of the … Continue reading

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Matterhorn North Face

Skiing is the fastest way to move around the mountains, and it can get you to places that would take two or three hours to walk to. This is one of my favourite places in the Zermatt valley – Stafelalp, … Continue reading

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Turn and turn again

I’ve just back from a week’s skiing with a new clutch of images that I am slowly working through. However, this panel of four was taken in a previous year. Skiing is a very dynamic sport – athletic, fast-paced, aggressive … Continue reading

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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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