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Sunset Over Lake Zurich



Autumn in Zurich II



Autumn in Zurich


Passion Facade of Sagrada Família, Barcelona


Details of the bronze “Gospel Door” at the Passion Facade of the Sagrada Família Basilica, Antoni Gaudí’s masterpice in Barcelona.

Lonesome Mist

Lonesome mistLonesome mist at dusk

Stars Over Brüschstockhügel


Star Gazing Selfie from Mount Brüschstockhügel

View over Lake Wägitalersee. This outing was to be my first serious attempt at photographing the Milky Way. My youngest daughter and I drove from our home to nearby Mount Brüschstockhügel (1488m) in Canton Schwyz. We hiked up to the peak and settled into camp as low thin clouds slowly started to contaminate the previously crystal clear Swiss mountain sky. So ended my first quest. No worries, it was great practice, and pics would have simply been an added bonus anyway to ‘hangin and camping in the mountains with one of your kids!



The Cinque Terre of the Italian Riviera

This is my last photo post on  Vernazza and the Cinque Terre. Read my last posts on this region to read about the flooding disaster from Oct 2011. And please consider visiting the Cinque Terre some time in the future. They will surely appreciate your tourism dollars.


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Vernazza Harbor by Day

f/8 ISO 200 1/250 -0.33ev 18-200@24mm

On 25 October 2011, Vernazza was struck by torrential rains, massive flooding, and mudslides that left the town buried in over 4 metres of mud and debris, causing over 100 million euro worth of damage. The town was evacuated and remains in a continued state of emergency. Click here to read more about the disaster and to see images and videos. And please consider visiting Vernazza at some time in the future. They will surely appreciate your tourism dollars.

Crazy Dancer

f/4, ISO 800, 1/320, -0.33ev, 50mm@50

Monday Blues, French Riviera style…

It is Monday and I am at work. I can think of a few other places I would rather be right now….

This shot was taken on a warm fall evening from the patio of the Chateau de Cassis, high atop the cliffs in the French village of  Cassis on the French Riviera.  Cassis is a village situated east of Marseille in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region of southern France.

Cassis makes for a wonderful alternative or much needed break from the larger and more tourist infested Mediterranean coastal destinations of Marseille, Cannes, and Nice. In addition, it makes a PERFECT jumping off point for driving adventures in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region of southern France. Stay tuned for more pics form the coast and from deeper in the Provence region! Have a nice Monday…