The Silversmith & Wedding Photographer (retired) by Mike Weeks

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Having gone out to capture some shots of the roman city of Bath I was approached for “bus fare” by the man in this shot. I suggested that if I was to do him a favour maybe he could do me one and allow me to take some pictures, which he did. Turns out his girlfriend was a pro wedding photographer in a former life and he was a silversmith. What we learn when we just take the time to talk to people – this was by all accounts a lifestyle choice for them.

Canon EOS450D; ISO1600; 50mm; 1/2500sec
Date 7th June

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  • Cora Wandel
    Cora Wandelover 5 years ago

  • akaurora
    akauroraover 5 years ago

    CONGRATS on your Image Writing feature, great story!! Take Care ~ Rick & Deb ~ :)

  • Rick, Deb – thanks very much for taking the time to stop and comment.

    – Mike Weeks

  • Mike Weeks
    Mike Weeksover 5 years ago

    Thank you very much for the feature in ImageWriting, among such peers I am truly humbled

  • Debbie Roelle
    Debbie Roelleover 5 years ago

    great story, very nice capture!! Well done

  • Thanks Debbie, I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and comment

    – Mike Weeks

  • gabryshak
    gabryshakover 5 years ago

    i just LOVE this image
    it tells a real story
    even with out you having elaborated
    but ah, having done so, we know even more
    yet, still, exclusive of all that
    and you still are left with a beautiful image
    top it off you gotta just love that shirt she’s wearing!!!

  • Tonja, thanks for the comments and thanks for the feature in “♥ show me a sign ♥”

    – Mike Weeks

  • ElYPares
    ElYParesover 5 years ago

    Everyone has their perfect match. They are a cute couple.L.O.L.

  • Thanks Ely, they were very nice in deed – for the offer of the original “bus fare” of £5 (US$7) he even suggested that she would play the bongo drums for me, What I gained in experience was well worth the final £15 paid.

    – Mike Weeks

  • Judith Hayes
    Judith Hayesover 5 years ago

    Mike, this is quite the fascinating story to me. I have to say I am not sure why talented people would choose this lifestyle, but it is their choice and you have to respect them for that. I feel a little better knowing that if they change their minds later in life, they have the abilities and talents to do so. All in all a quite fascinating story and writeup. Oh, lol, before I forget, the picture is excellent, your composition is excellent, setting is also excellent as is depth of field and focus and it doesn’t really look posed. I would say it’s about as close to a 10 as you can get. Congrats on a well deserved feature!

  • Thank you very much. I am glad the photo appealed to you on so many levels.

    – Mike Weeks

  • Mary Ann Reilly
    Mary Ann Reillyover 5 years ago

    Great story Mike. Love the candid shot and her shirt.:)

  • Thanks Mary Ann.

    – Mike Weeks

  • bygeorge
    bygeorgeover 5 years ago

    Great shot – facinating story Mike – I’ve said many times that if we take the time to talk with people we will enrich our own lives. Oh how often I get told to shut the F#&% up LOL :-)))

  • Thank you so much for your comment and making this photo a favourite

    – Mike Weeks

  • gabryshak
    gabryshakabout 5 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! your work has been featured at Show me a Sign and you can read all about it in our Newsletter by clicking on the sign below:

  • Tonja, many thanks for the kind words and the feature (although I looked on the front page for the group and didn’t see it – have I missed it already?)

    – Mike Weeks

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