Thursday, 7 November 2013

Launch of New Photo-Library

All the images used in this Blog, to date, are available from my new library of images.
Herewith the Press Release:-


A new and fully automated, online photo-library, has been launched by the photographer and UK travel writer, William Fricker.

William has produced Goldeneye’s travel guides to Cornwall, Devon, The Cotswolds, The Lake District, and many other areas of the UK.  His intention is to continue up-loading his archive of images from these areas, and in future, concentrate on Britain’s Cities and Cathedral Towns.

When the library has ironed out any possible technical issues (so far, all sorted), he will invite a small band of photographers with similar styles and attitude to expand the library, and to fill in the gaps.

“I am from the school of ‘natural photography’ and my intent or style has always been to try and represent the subject, be it a building, or a field of sheep, in the best possible light, and from a perspective that you, the viewer, will recognise as you pass it by. I rarely use filters to change the image into something unrecognisable, and although I admire those photographers who can create a stunning image from a dull scene, this has never been my aim. I believe photography, or rather the consistent capture of great images to be a truly difficult task. It has taken me many years to reach my current level, and so I continue to doff my hat at the brilliance of some of my peers.”

7th November, 2013

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

A Poppy For Remembrance Sunday - Lest We Forget The Mighty Fallen

These images were taken in Andrew Dawkes' (my father-in-law) garden during the past three years. He would create a wonderland of colour, and would call me with great enthusiasm when the flowers were at their best.  Last year, it was his year of the red and black poppy. His masterpiece.
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Friday, 1 November 2013

The Romance of the VW Camper Van

I had one of these in the 80s. A Westphalia, orange and white two-tone with algae covering the roof, and in winter a sheet of ice across the interior windscreen.  The pull out bed was incredibly comfortable - far better than the new Autosleeper I replaced it with.  It flew like the wind and my Irish Water Spaniel loved the laid-back approach I gave him when he jumped on me, soaking, in the middle of the night.  I bought one for photographic trips but sold it when it cost me dear. Garage visits (and I am no mechanic) were a constant source of angst.  Would I return to ownership? Yes, if I had the infinite pockets to finance a "Good One".  Herewith, four examples taken at Croyde this August. More are to be found on my website:

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

The River Taw: The Land Of The Two Rivers

Crossing the New Bridge last night I was tempted to tramp back and have a look at the sunset.  Something I have been meaning to do for an Age. Capturing sunsets can be a frustrating pastime, for one never quite achieves what one hopes to. You judge.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

A Romantic Interlude in the Lake District

This is where it all started in 1987. I had just met up with my new sales agent in Windermere to sell my forthcoming Lake District Map-Guide, and to celebrate

Caroline and I decided to explore Borrowdale, and here she is paddling in the River Derwent at Grange.  We got married the following year. The current edition of the Map-Guide is illustrated.
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