Last summer I was lucky enough to be invited out to Zurich to photograph a young family. I also visited the small town of Amden up in the mountains. In the winter this green slope is a ski school for young children learning to ski. Fortunately I was there in the summer, as I have never been skiing, so that such a photograph of this old wooden shed would probably be impossible for me to capture in winter. (It would probably be under the snow anyway).
Founded in 863, but covered in scaffolding back in August 2009, I chose to focus on the church tower. At first I wanted to try to get a reflection of the tower in the water, but it was very windy and bright so I couldn’t get my shutter speed slow enough to make the water super reflective. However I like the lead in line of the bridge towards the church and it’s very impressive tower.
I have no idea what type of butterfly this is. It was Swiss, as I took it’s photograph up in Amden whilst on a portrait photo shoot. This is one of my first butterfly pictures that is truely sharp from front to back, which is quite an achievement for me considering that I was shooting with my trusty 18-200mm lens rather than a close-up lens or macro specific equipment.
Regular readers will have seen yesterday’s image of the wall of chopped firewood and here is a landscape photo to put the firewood into perspective. This is the location of the previous image taken high up in the Swiss mountains near the town of Amden. It hasn’t been edited and that was the background behind the house, just try to avert your eye away from the satellite dish!