This is a long due video. My trip to Dubaï finally got his own video. I wasn’t very inspired by it, the city is so artificial and nothing really interested me to be honest, no story. So why I went there you may ask? Well, there was several reasons to it but I’m not going to comment on that. Let’s say that I had a very cheap air fare to go. It wasn’t very long, just 2 nights and back to Switzerland. I made this video which is very contemplative and on a point of view mode.Read More»
This is my humble tribute to one of my favorite film directors. This short movie was inspired by the famous opening of Woody Allen’s movie ‘Manhattan’ (1979). Filmed with a Canon 5D Mark II, still video frames rendered in black & white at 24 frames per second (except the opening south Manhattan shot which was accelerated 3000% faster), added the two black bars to give the cinemascope look and finally added the original soundtrack with woody’s voice.Read More»
Not the most exciting airport
This picture was taken during my 8 hours layover in Doha after a flight from Bangkok. I was alone and it was boring as hell to say the least.
My post as to be taken in perspective: I just had an awesome trip in northern Vietnam and all the excitements I just had experienced in this wonderful country.
Most post I read on the forums talked about how cool and fancy this airport was and all the hype and how people get exited about shopping all over the place and so on.. but I’m definitely not that type of person. Besides, this airport is quite expensive, for me at least.
My flight arrived at 11:55PM and had to catch my next fight to Geneva at 8:15AM. I walked all through the terminals from pure boredom. I think now I know all the restrooms location in the terminals. The airport is weird and unpersonal, lots of people connecting from almost all over the world and don’t even bother to talk to anyone. Taking pictures was forbidden in some areas for no reason really…
Doha airport is as new and modern as it is boring and I can’t say anything cool about this place.. really. This picture was taken at 6:31am according the camera EXIFs… that’s all about it and I was happy to leave this airport.. completely exhausted and unimpressed.
This is my first blog post of the “Every picture has a story” series. A picture can say a thousand words but sometimes they cannot say what was involved to take them. Here is the first story behind my pictures.
The plan was to take a picture of the Griffith Observatory park with downtown Los Angeles in the background at sunset. Plain and simple and yet I wasn’t too sure how to get to this location where the observatory and downtown are aligned in the frame. So I planned to be there way before sunset in order to have plenty of time ahead to find it.
I started my journey at the Getty museum and asked the Uber driver to pick me up at the museum and drop me by the Hollywood sign and from there I thought i’d walk on some trail to find a good spot… but poor swiss me, I didn’t expect the traffic to be that bad and even with hours ahead I arrived late! I rushed to find this place and finally made it completely soaked in sweat. I didn’t have my tripod (I know I know… stupid me), hence I put my camera on my bag which is something no photographer recommends, too unstable and too close to the ground. I quickly pulled out bushes to get an unobstructed view for the lens, I had my 70-200mm but I would recommend the 400mm. The sun was already low but I managed to get this one which I think is not too bad after all.
So if you want to know where this spot is located: Mt Chapel trail, not far from the antenna of the LA communications facility. If you happen to have others or better suggestions for shooting locations of the Griffith Observatory I would be glad to know them, just leave a message in the comment section below… 🙂
Shooting location on Google Maps :
Are you planning a visit to the HR giger bar in Gruyères-Switzerland? Are you a fan of HR Giger’s work? Are you interested in taking pictures inside the bar? This article may be interesting to you! Here are some tips & advices to visit and take pictures in this amazing and unique place !Read More»
A scenic window seat flight from Zürich (ZRH) – Los Angeles (LAX) onboard the SWISS B777-300 ER (HB-JND). Flying over Iceland, Greenland, Canada, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, California. Special thing on this one, it’s the first time I use one of my music demo as the soundtrack for this video. #Swiss #FlySwiss #WindowSeat #Aviation #ScenicFlightRead More»
The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) is a heritage railway in North Yorkshire, England running through the North York Moors National Park. First opened in 1836 as the Whitby and Pickering Railway, the railway was planned in 1831 by George Stephenson as a means of opening up trade routes inland from the then important seaport of Whitby. The line closed in 1965 and was reopened in 1973 by the North York Moors Historical Railway Trust Ltd. The preserved line is now a significant tourist attraction and has been awarded many industry accolades. (Source : Wikipedia)
The Atacama desert in Chile is a plateau west of the Andes mountains. It is the driest non-polar desert in the world, the average rainfall is about 15 mm (0.6 in) per year. Most of the desert is composed of stony terrain, salt lakes (salares), sand, and felsic lava that flows towards the Andes.Read More»
Bryce Canyon National Park is located between Zion Park and Kodachrome Basin. It is one of the most beautiful parks in Utah and is therefore more frequented and less wild. Bryce Canyon is not a canyon, but rather a limestone plateau, located between 2’018 and 2’748 m. Once covered by the sea, it is now covered with fairy chimneys, here called hoodoos. Great hiking and photography is to be done in the park, to admire the rocks, ranging from yellow to dark red as well as chipmunks, a kind of small squirrels.
Death Valley National Park offers a variety of landscapes for photographers. There is a large range and diversity of scenes. From valleys to sand dunes to canyons to salt flats to colorful wildflowers, you can come away with many photos from one national park yet people will think you visited many different locations.Read More»
The Colorado Grand Canyon is certainly the most famous and amazing park in the USA. It is in any case the most visited park of the American West (more than 4 million visitors each year).
Colorado, for millions of years, has dug this fabulous canyon.
This is a short movie filmed during the trip I made with my friend Michele back in February 2015 to northern Chile in the small town of San Pedro de Atacama. The film shows the small town of San Pedro overlooking the Licancabur volcano and located in an arid high plateau. And also a tour we took to the Valle de la Muerte (Death Valley) and Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley).
I got to visit for the first time a temple in Asia. This one is located between large buildings and I would certainly recommend to anyone interested in visiting a temple in Hong Kong. It’s full of incense smoke in a quiet and welcoming atmosphere. Photographers are welcome, just do not forget to contribute with 2 Hong Kong Dollars 🙂Read More»
Film : Alejandro | Narration : Kayla | Music : Peter Gabriel (San Jacinto instrumental – New Blood)
Summer 2015 during our road trip we visited the Bryce Canyon National Park located in the state of Utah in the USA. The park is a delight for hiking and photography. This is a short video of our visit narrated by Kayla, 12 years old, in french (english subtitles available).
This has to be one of the most amazing place I’ve ever visited. Rapa nui or Easter Island is a Chilean island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, at the southeasternmost point of the Polynesian Triangle. Easter Island is famous for its 887 extant monumental statues, called Moai, created by the early Rapa Nui people.Read More»
Declared National Park in 1959 and World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1978, Torres del Paine is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful wilderness of Chile. The diversity of its landscapes – 227’000 ha of steppes, forests, mountains, lakes, waterfalls and glaciers – its rich fauna and flora, made internationally known among hikers and large spaces lovers.Read More»
A new calendar is out ! Pictures taken during my last trip to Chile in Patagonia, Atacama Desert, Easter Island, Lakes Region. 13 Color printed 60x35cm photographs with your chosen year and starting month. If you are interested just drop me a message via PM or the contact page on my website.Read More»