Life through the Lens (18 October 2020)

As my previous series came to an end, I had the idea to post some of my own photographs.

When my eyes were better, I used to enjoy photography. I had some decent kit and was around just as digital photography was taking off. Although it was strictly a hobby for me, two of my photos were published. One rural shot of hay bales ended up in a brochure made by the UK’s NFU (farming), another ended up in a coffee-table book about lighthouses. I wasn’t David Bailey but a couple of times, I was fortunate to be in the right place at the right time.

I thought I’d share some. All these photographs were taken by me, I own the copyright so if you’d like to use any, go for it. Just so long as you don’t use them to make any money.

My aim is to publish weekly again but this time, on Sunday afternoons. I’m just going to repeat this spiel each week, too, for the benefit of new readers, so you can safely skip to the camera graphic to save reading the blurb each time.

If you look at the category above (high on left, by the date), I’ll put every photo in that same category so you can find previously-published photos. If I feel a photo needs some explanation, I’ll maybe write a line or two to go with it. Like the last time, I’ll keep going until I run out of steam. Oh, and feel free to join in, if the fancy takes you.

I’ve linked to a higher-res umage under each photo.

I took this photo from the Schwarzsee, right below the Matterhorn. Of that I am sure. We were on a holiday in the Alps, right on the France/Switzerland border, at the end of August. And visiting the Matterhorn was something we just had to do. Little did I realise that I would subsequently “meet” a blogger from the area on here! Lucky so-and-so, to have views like this.

So the camera told me I was on the Schwarzsee, but not the direction in which I was looking. So I spent hours and hours after I got home, even sending back off to Switzerland for high-quality maps of the area. My best guess, including my fading memory, this is a mountain called the Weisshorn (until somebody tells me differently!) Actually this is one of the tallest peaks in the Alps, just topping 4,500m. I love the snow flurries being blown off the side of the mountain, we could not have hoped for a more glorious day!

Author: Mister Bump UK

Formerly Stroke Survivor UK. Designed/developed IT systems for banks, but had a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Returned to developing from home, plus do some voluntary work. Married, with a grown-up, left-home daughter.

10 thoughts on “Life through the Lens (18 October 2020)”

      1. Hello Pete! How are you doing? I hope everything is fine. To be honest, I don’t care anymore whether it’s the mountains or the sea or the countryside, a small change of scenery would be so fun! We’re preparing for the second round of covid, so travel is not in the near future. Although we’ll try to go for a weekend 🙂

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        1. Hi Kacha. Second wave well andtruly underway gere, more infectious than the first but apparently less deadly. Scientists recommended another fixed-length lockdown to ease the numbers, but BoJo refused. Applying for jobs but at the same time, not wanting to go out! Discovered how to make videos (see last post)!

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