Saturday, 3 August 2013

Busman's Holiday

Mr Wicker is a photographer. A pretty damn good one too. On our last trip to Europe in 2010 he took a big camera body and several lenses, and he took great photos, but it was big and heavy to lug around. This time he took his little Fuji X100 to simplify things. But the results were still big. Wherever we were.


Dom Tower, Utrecht

Versailles

London

Millenium Centre, Cardiff

Le Bon Marche, Paris

Place de la Concorde, Paris

Crowded House may have advised us to always take the weather with us, but as a photographer what you really need to take is the light.

Amsterdam

Hyde Park, London

Natural History Museum, London

Pont de la Concorde, Paris

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23 comments:

Christine Harding said...

He has some incredible sky shots there - only wish I could capture skies as well as that! My Snapshot is at http://goo.gl/LAe6cu

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Awesome shots! I always enjoy the moods conveyed by black and white photos.

Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I first heard that phrase, "busman's holiday," last week at the writing retreat. A journalism professor took our journalism class, telling us she was taking a "busman's holiday." She had to explain the phrase to us.

Paulita said...

Wow. Amazing photos.I'm pretty sure that I could see that exact same scene and never get a photo like those. Here's Mine

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

There should be an equally apropos phrase for a person who is a very bad amateur commenting on the work of a master. A phrase that covers the feeling I have in my heart when I see photographs like this, that explains the mix of awe and envy.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

The black and white images certainly darken the overall mood. I love them though.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

These photos are absolutely stunning!!!

Peggy Ann said...

I love the black and white shots!

Martha Eskuchen said...

Wow - those sky images are awesome. I love the swan shot too! It is great to be able to get wonderful photos with the smaller camera instead of having to carry something big. Well done!

Ginx Craft said...

Stunning photos. He is very talented.

Joy said...

These are gorgeous! We struggle with how much camera equipment to take when we travel.

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Irene said...

How impressive Mr. Wicker.

grammajudyb said...

An artist's eye for sure. Well done!

bermudaonion said...

I've decided that it's not so much the camera as it is having a good eye for composition and Mr. Wicker certainly has that! Gorgeous photos!

Nise' said...

Wonderful photos!

Parisbreakfasts said...

These are spectacular and go way beyond their over-photographed site!
Amazing indeed
Carolg

DoingDewey said...

Beautiful! I love how dramatic these look in black and white.

Sharon Galligar Chance said...

What a lovely trip around the world through your photos! Thanks!

Jeanie said...

I'd say Mr. Wicker is darned talented. Absolutely beautiful and very dramatic!

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

So true about the lighting. It makes the different between a good shot and a great one. These are spectacular.

vicki (skiourophile) said...

Wow, these are spectacular -- what wonderful records of your trip.

Joy said...

I remember these photos! I loved them the first time and I still do. Wonderful to see them again.

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Vicki said...

Wow! Amazing photos! Beautiful, some of them eerily beautiful!