Here are the author's photographic impressions of Europe, made during visits over a number of years. These visits were to Ireland, England, Scotland, Norway, Copenhagen, Paris, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, and Greece. In 240 pages, he captures images that portray the essence of each location, and supplements this with occasional entries from his travel journal. The beauty of Europe here lies primarily in the man-made art and architecture of its cities, but there is also beauty in its mountains and fjords.
The photographs range from broad panoramas to narrow close-ups that reveal a pattern or an abstract image. Natural lighting also helps to bring out richer colors, shadows, and texture.
The excerpts from the author's travel journals add texture, commentary, and a personal touch to his visual interpretation.
Robert A. Parker has been an active writer and photographer for more than 40 years. He has won national awards as a director of publications for corporate magazines, and his free-lance writing has appeared in The New York Times and major consumer magazines. He has also exhibited award-winning photos in the New York/New Jersey area, including with his wife Margot at both the Venezuelan Consulate and the Donnell Library in Manhattan, plus at Brookdale Community College, Freehold, and New Providence Memorial Library. His work has also been shown at The Donald B. Palmer Museum, Springfield, Sussex County Community College, and the Arts Guild of Rahway. Margot has earned many awards. She has received a major “Award of Merit” from the New Jersey Photography Forum, plus awards from art associations of Rutherford and Clifton. She has also exhibited her photography and art in group exhibits at the National Arts Club, Manhattan, the Segal Gallery, Montclair State, and other venues.
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