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.
© Jonathan Valin