Created 8-Nov-09
Modified 25-Nov-09
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Perhaps the most bucolic country I've ever visited, Switzerland is a sui generis mix of pastoral, medieval, and mercantile/modern. All three aspects are sampled in this mix of photos, ordered roughly chronologically (in the order I photographed things), beginning with he gorgeous old city of Bern, moving on to the alpine splendor of Thun and Interlaken and Muri, and then to the splendid old/new mix of Zurich and the Zurichsee. I took 100s of pix. Here are a few of the most representative.

All digital RAW images, color and B&W, were made with the Canon G10 15Mps P&S rangefinder camera--good in bright light (for digital), passable in reduced light, barely acceptable to lousy in low light, but convenient and pocketable.

All film images--the infinite superiority of which in color, resolution, and dynamic range ought to be obvious even in these small low-res TIFFs--were made with the fabulous Mamiya 7 II medium-format (6x7) rangefinder camera and Mamiya 7 II 80mm f4.0 lens--the best hand-holdable film camera in the world. Film was Fuji Velvia 50 color transparency and Kodak Tri-X 320 B&W negative.

Bellvue Palace Hotel, Bern

Bellvue Palace Hotel, Bern

Casino Konzerthaus, Bern

Casino Konzerthaus, Bern

Theaterplatz, Bern

Theaterplatz, Bern

Huntebruecker Str., Bern

Huntebruecker Str., Bern

Theaterplatz, Bern

Theaterplatz, Bern

Woman on Street, Bern

Woman on Street, Bern

Kiosk, Bern

Kiosk, Bern

Zähringen Fountain, Bern

Zähringen Fountain, Bern

Zylglogge Clock Tower, Bern

Zylglogge Clock Tower, Bern

Kramgasse, Bern

Kramgasse, Bern