Photographing the Swiss Time Trial Championship with a large format camera has been on my mind for a long time. Large format sport photography opposes the slowness of a 4×5″ camera to the speed of the athletes. Opposites attract. I used two kind of films: Kodak Tri-X 320 4×5″ in wooden film holders, and Polaroid…… Continue reading Four Exposures for One Bicycle Race
Bernina mountain pass connects the Engadin valley with Italy.
Cargo bicycles are widely used for the transportation of goods and passengers in Rwanda – the land of thousand hills. For a cyclist, these hills make riding strenuous as there is hardly ever a flat stretch of road. Many riders of Team Rwanda, the cycling team based in Ruhengeri, have started as taxi or cargo bikers.
The lap over the three mountain passes Susten, Furka, and Grimsel is a classic cycling route in Switzerland. With 120 km and 3’400 m elevation gain, it’s the shortest variant of the Alpenbrevet, a road race marathon that offers five passes and 276 km in its longest route. The route encircles a glacier area representing the watershed…… Continue reading Susten – Furka – Grimsel Mountain Pass Loop
The Emmental with its thousand rolling hills and small roads is a paradise for cycling. Emmental has the iconic Swiss postcard scenery. And in addition (although they are not in Emmental), here are some mountain passes from my ongoing series in black and white.
Balmberg is a mountain pass (1078 m) on the southmost Jura chain in canton Solothurn. The pass provides access to the Swiss Mittelland plateau for the people behind the Jura chain via Welschenrohr to Günsberg. On the top are several farmhouses serving also as restaurants. In winter, the region is visited by locals for skiing; in summer,…… Continue reading Balmberg Mountain Pass
Multiple exposure of the peloton of the Tour de Suisse stage 6 leading from Wil to Biel (193 km).
The Tour de Romandie 2015 is over and I can select my favourite photos. Surprisingly or not, they are still the same ones that I selected on the race days. My single favorite frame is probably the one taken in the pouring rain. A larger edit of the Tour de Romandie 2015 photos is in my…… Continue reading Tour de Romandie 2015 Favourite Photos
Labour Day was hard work for the riders of Tour de Romandie. It was raining cats and dogs, and there was a nasty headwind on the way West. Stage 4 started in La Neuveville at Lake Biel and led along the Three Lakes, then to Lake Geneva, and through the Gruyère cheese region to Fribourg (169 km). Neopro…… Continue reading Tour de Romandie 2015 Stage 4