Looking back from the past

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Taken in the Landesmuseum in Zürich with my 50mm prime. Such superb light, and a non "uber" busy museum allowed for some interesting shots of people enjoying the peace and quiet of the museum, without getting in peoples space to much. In this shot I really like how the portraits of the people running along the top of the wall seem to be gazing down benevolently from the past onto us the viewer and the elderly woman sitting on the bench.  I must admit to being a bit of a fan of a museum, and I can highly recommend visiting this one if you are ever in Zurich.

Self Study

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So, here I am continuing with the self portrait theme. This was just an off the cuff idea that I liked and wanted to begin exploring without getting to technical on the get go. Someone mentioned on my Ipernity post of this image, that they thought the composition was to central, and I agreed with them to a point. However ...  sometimes I think we get too caught up in the technical aspect, and forget to just let the idea flow and see what happens  (and don't get me wrong, I am all up for getting something "just right" technically too). Someone else then backed up my viewpoint, so really its all subjective in the end and dependent on the eyes of the beholder. Someone else then  also commented as follows, and this really tickled my fancy (or should I say my ego); " Remarkable; you seem so  "intimate" there, in your "space" and yet far away too. 

Mother Hen

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Portrait of my lovely wife Sara holding a chicken in the Swiss Alps. We were visiting an old family friend for the day at his place in the mountains above Rapperswil, and he was proudly showing us the fantastic chicken coop he had  recently constructed. Needless to say there were then photo opportunities with live chickens to be had.  

Willing Worker

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Following on from my post the other day entitled "One day I wish to have this kind of time", this scene was a little further along, and in fact you can see the red truck in the back ground in that photo. One thing you can certainly say about Switzerland, and that is that the sense of orderliness and everything having its place extends across all aspects of Swiss society from Urban to Rural. 

An American Abroad

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Another continuation in my Americans Abroad photographic series, this time of a Cadillac which I photographed up in the mountains outside of Zurich. I liked the timeless feel of the car against the snowy backdrop of the railway tracks, and how the American car contrasts against the  Swiss style architecture which creates a kind of unease as you realise there is something quite surreal about the scene.