Uetilberg Tower view over Zurich

Uetilberg Tower view over Zurich

There was a big communications tower on top of a large hill close to the city centre of Zurich, so after discussing this with Zoe and Andras my hosts and consulting the map, I took the 40 minute train ride up to the top of Uetilberg. This was a lovely forested park with dozens of walks and cycle tracks down into the city. The above image is the best I could capture, due to the diffused lighting conditions and my relatively short 200mm lens.

Cloudy Mountain Tops, Switzerland

Cloudy Mountain Tops, Switzerland

Although it was still beautiful up in Amden where I am staying, today was a little more cloudy. In a way that was more exciting because we were so high up in the mountains that there were scenes like the above to be photographed all day. I have no idea which mountain peak we are looking at here because I was on a short walk around the local village of Arvenbuel.

Lake Walensee, Switzerland

Lake Walensee, Switzerland

Today I took the train from Zurich to Ziegelbracke, then the local bus up to Arvenbuel, Amden, where my hosts have a holiday home up in the mountains. This was taken from the viewpoint looking down into the Walensee Lake. The small dots on the right of the frame are some of the holiday homes. Here we are looking down the lake towards Weesen.

Geiserbrunnen, Burkliplatz, Zurich

Geiserbrunnen, Burkliplatz, Zurich

There is a very strange combination of fountains, statues and very wide angle night time photography that really interests and fascinates me. I think it stretches back to my childhood when I used to love see my Dad’s prints of waterfalls with the soft, blurred water created from the effect of the long exposure. The above photograph is my latest attempt at this little obsession. It was taken in Zurich and it wasn’t quite as successful as I had hoped, but I still thought it was worth sharing with you.