Swiss Window Shutters in Zurich

Swiss Window Shutters in Zurich

The narrower the street the more difficult it is to capture. It needs a little creativity and practice to think of new and interesting ways to illustrate such a subject without turning the camera and shooting wide. I thought the two old street lamps, one on the left and one on the edge of the frame on the right really helped balance the above photograph and helped lead your eye along the rows of window shutters to the slice of red painted building in the lower middle of the image.

Vespa Scooters

Vespa Scooters

This neat arrangement of Vespa scooters was photographed whilst walking around the financial district of Zurich. I thought it was worth a photograph due to the way all the scooters seem to be looking in the same direction, plus the orange one really stands out from the crowd! Obviously taking inspiration from my little red scooter that I found in Barcelona, but this time I decided not to turn the rest of the image black and white and colour pop the orange scooter, it almost doesn’t need to be done due to the lack of strong colour in the majority of the frame.

Fisherman on Lake Zurich

Fisherman on Lake Zurich

This fisherman was coming off Lake Zurich and just about to head under the bridge onto the Limmat River. Switzerland is a wonderful country and I hope to explore it more in the coming years. It was great to see so many people using and enjoying this body of water. Little did I realise at the time but this lake is 25 miles long. As I said, I look forward to exploring central Europe and in particular Switzerland more in the future.

Limmat River at Night, Zurich, Switzerland

Limmat River at Night, Zurich, Switzerland

Last summer I was working in Switzerland for a few days and spent one free evening walking around the centre of Zurich. I had planned a night shoot so packed my big Manfrotto tripod. The above photo shows the mouth of the Limmat River as it feeds into Lake Zurich. You can see in the background some of the iconic churches of the city such as the Fraumunster abbey on the left of the river and the two towers of the Grossmunster to the right.