winter photographMy husband Peter is pretty much a genius behind the camera (he’s the most humble dude you could meet so will no doubt be cringing at that description) but hey he’s got a gift as those who follow this blog or my instagram feed can see and I want to shout about it!

I’m not too shabby shooting myself, but work life sure is easier with a personal paparazzo to snap me and the kids, along with other shots I need for both my blogs and Peter is passionate about photography thankfully. No selfie-sticks needed here then!

…Going through old files (back up your work, people), I happily discovered these quite frankly breathtaking landscapes taken by Peter in Leeds, Yorkshire which this post being dedicated specifically to views either from my parents or our house or close to where we live.

Wow!

dramatic landscape

I want to start sharing his work regularly, finding a space here to create a photo series for you all to enjoy.

…We were both blown away by the response on Twitter, FB and Instagram when I shared a few of his photos, with hundreds of RT’s, shares and even requests to buy prints.

…Peter is an IT whizz by day working for IBM but he’s also been commissioned on projects for me, mostly in fashion, thanks to this blog and Mummy’s Got Style.

He’s in the process of creating a new website and there’ll be lots of exciting ways you can enjoy his work more, coming soon!

For now though, why not take a moment out of your day and simply relish these happy-making beauties below:

Parents garden:

garden

Closer view from my parents’ house-their garden overlooks fields, a reservoir and a pretty fairytale-esque winding forest, below.

fields, Leeds

landscape

We really feel so lucky to live in lovely Yorkshire, my folks’ house and our own are but a mere 15 minutes apart, both overlooking the open countryside- and it sure makes life feel that bit sweeter filling our lungs with fresh air and waving to ponies on the school run!

I once painted this view and aged 17, exhibited and sold the piece in a Belgravia art gallery.

Yorkshire countryside

A sole feather hangs on to tightly to the ears of wheat.

wheat fields

Another shot taken from my parents’ garden. Rolling clouds above bails of hay. Dreamy.

the most beautiful landscape in the world

pretty landscapeNearby forest, the branches, spidery silhouettes against a silver sky.

forestForestI love the cinematic feel of the photo below, the clarity of the image, the drama of the darkening sky-it’s just stunning.

fields

Below, the symmetry of the trees which dance in the breeze-I often take this route for runs when the weather allows. This was snapped in Autumn.

trees

A sole cloud, other-worldly and the late afternoon flare of the sun.

sun flare

A regular windy walk we take as a family near my parents’ home.

trees

Sunset-

SunsetYorkshireI adore these wintery shots-white snow reflects the light and makes everything look so crisp, clean and serene.

The snow here, reminds me of crushed ice drinks, I want to dive right in!

snow

snowy landscapeFinally, for now, the river by our home.

river

Watch this space (literally) for more photo posts in the near future and do follow me on Instagram and Pinterest too to keep track of Mr Honest Mum’s photography.

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127 Responses

  1. Mum Reinvented

    Absolutely stunning. I always think of Leeds being quite industrial but there’s obviously the most unbelievably beautiful countryside surrounding the city.

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    • honestmum

      Oh yes full of countryside and the city centre is so developed and pretty. We are 30 minutes from the central and deep in the countryside, so beautiful. Love Leeds.

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  2. Morgan Prince

    Stunning photos Vicki. Your husband is a very talented photographer! I love the black and white photo of the sun’s rays kissing the earth. Beautiful.

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  3. Louise @ Birds and Lilies

    Beautiful photo’s. I love the first snow one in particular, it looks amazing! You live in a really lovely place; I am rather jealous! I love taking photo’s and really want to get better. I’m looking forward to seeing your husbands blog xx #brillblogposts

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    • honestmum

      Thanks so much, this is my parents’ house, not ours but ours is pretty lovely, feel very grateful. His website is in the works chick, this will inspire him I’m sure x

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  4. Polly Mixtures

    The spidery trees took my breath away! You do indeed have a very talented husband. Lucky lady. Bet he’s the romantic type too, those creative types usually are! x

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  5. Jess Paterson

    Wow, the view from your parents’ house is incredible! The view inside the house isn’t too shabby either, hehe! Peter is a truly talented guy, love his work. I like the spidery trees one but my faves are the field at sunset and the silhouetted ears of corn and grass. Looking forward to seeing more! xxx

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    • honestmum

      Thanks darling, we are often there, our home overlooks the open countryside but its’ not as pretty as their view! Thanks for your lovely comment x

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  6. Claire Kirby

    Stunning pictures. I am about to get my first DSLR (I have been saving really hard and selling everything that stands still – luckily my kids are rarely still!) I can’t wait to play. #Brilliantblogposts

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  7. Mel

    Vicki, these photos are quite simply incredible. I was trying to pick a favourite, but I can’t: they are all breath taking. Do you think you could get your hubby to help us improve our landscape photography?

    Here’s my idea:
    1- photo of what the landscape looks like, taken with a phone (no fancy setting, no filter, no focusing on anything)
    2- photo taken with DSLR, with composition explained / lighting conditions described & details of mode used / before editing
    3- edited photo – what was done exactly to enhance it?

    How does that sound?

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    • honestmum

      Sounds amazing chick, he works full time for IBM and shoots for fun and odd commissioned shoot for me. Maybe once his blog is set up he can consider some tutorials, amazing the response he’s had, thank you x

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    • honestmum

      Thanks so much Xandi, it’s my parents’ home although a few closer to ours too, we were very lucky growing up in that house, although we took it for granted as kids, not now, the boys love playing there and Peter loves taking the shots. Our own home isn’t far in a pretty, picturesque village with lovely views too, theirs are just exquisite though x

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  8. al Ferguson

    His photos are incredible and I can see why people would be asking about buying them. They are all breath-taking images. Look forward to seeing more 🙂

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  9. Kate

    These are truly stunning – you have a very talented husband! Thank you for sharing them with us. I’m looking forward to seeing more of Peter’s beautiful work!

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  10. brummymummyof2

    Oh My GOSH! Not only is he handsome but these are ruddy amazing! They defo need to go in some frames somewhere and fill up some space in your house. Beautiful hun! x

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  11. Jane

    Happy New Year Vicki! Now my children are back to school after our l o n g summer break I can start to crank my blogosphere life forward again. Mr HM’s photos are divine. How much enhancing does he do post shot or are those jelly greens just capturing that split second of perfect light? I hope you both have a fabulous and successful year. Meanwhile, I have a children’s book to write… more later. Yay!!

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    • honestmum

      Oh thanks lovely, he does use photoshop but I’ve seen the raw images and they really are incredible from the off, a real talent. Oh wow can’t wait to hear about the children’s back and welcome back you talented lady, love your blog x

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  12. Sunshine Dad

    How many times can a person say WOW?! These pictures were absolutely amazing. I would love to have any one of them framed hanging in my house. Great job Mr. Honest Dad 🙂 And thanks for hosting #BrilliantBlogPosts

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  13. Debbie

    Another WOW! from me. these photographs are quite stunning. The colours and the slight quirks (not sure what the proper photographic term is!) make the pictures look amazing!

    I’d love to be able to take pictures like this but alas my point and click camera isn’t too sophisticated…Maybe one day!…xx

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    • honestmum

      Sure you can, a lot have asked about some tutorials, I know Peter is busy but maybe one day, thanks for your lovely words x

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  14. Mumma McD

    Wow, just wow. Absolutely stunning. The one with the sun breaking through the grey clouds… amazing.

    I think it’s gorgeous that you guys can work together, and support each others’ creative adventures. A true partnership!
    xx

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    • honestmum

      Thanks so much, he’s my best friend and husband and whenever he shoots any fashion campaigns it is just a joy from start to finish, thanks for your lovely words x

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    • honestmum

      My folks still live there and we are over a lot. We live opposite open countryside too which is very pretty but theirs is simply stunning, thanks for your comment x

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  15. Michelle Reeves (bodfortea)

    I’ve said this to you before but Peter needs to exhibit! He is SO talented and these photographs are stunningly beautiful. Good for you for showcasing his work – there are BIG things in his future I’m sure of it!

    Thank you for linking up at #sharethejoy x

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    • honestmum

      Thanks so, so much Michelle, he exhibited some of his work years ago when he worked for a big ad agency while we were both at uni but not recently. I am so proud of his work and honoured to dedicate a space for his work. He shoots for most of the posts but I’m going to be creating themed curations for the posts-I want to show off florals and portraits next! Thanks again for your support, we are both touched x

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  16. Fiona @ Free Range Chick

    Love these so much – they make me want to move to the country (no, I really do – hopefully this year). It looks like he is really inspired by his environment, by the light and the drama of the seasons and weather. It also looks like he captured a lenticular cloud there – I could be wrong, I never made into meteorology. So looking forward to seeing more of his photos. I hope he’s enjoying all of the good feedback (o: xx

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    • honestmum

      Oh thanks darling, move to Leeds, that way you get the countryside by the city-my parents live 30 minutes from the city centre yet they overlook the countryside, really is the best of both world. Oh wow, I’m sure that’s the term, will mention to Peter, it’s beautiful isn’t it! Thanks for your comment x

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  17. Amber

    You’re a flipping talented couple, aren’t you! These are beautiful. What a treat this post was to come home to. xx

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  18. Amanda

    Wow, these are truly stunning!! I love being out in nature, and so seeing these just makes my heart sour at the sheer beauty that is out there, often on our doorsteps. Thanks so much for sharing, what a talent he has 🙂

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    • honestmum

      Thanks so much Amanda, you are so right, this is literally on our doorstep too as this is the house I grew up and the one my parents still live at, we are all so lucky to live overlooking the open countryside, we took it for granted as kids but not as adults. I can’t wait to share more of Peter’s pictures x

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    • honestmum

      Oh thanks darling, you’re the second person to ask that, so kind of you-he’s a busy dude but maybe down the line. I can’t wait to share more soon x

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  19. Leigh - Headspace Perspective

    These are breathtakingly beautiful, Vicki. Your husband is very talented indeed! I love the lush colour, they really evoke an atmosphere. I could totally jump in to one of the sun-filled fields or gardens. Makes me long for sunshine xxx

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    • honestmum

      Thanks so much sweetie, I realise how lucky we are, maybe buy your husband a little course in photography to do on a weekend or online, he might finds he loves it and you get a photographer to boot. Your pictures always look gorgeous x

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  20. Franglaise Mummy

    Those shots have literally just taken my breath away! Absolutely outstanding! I’m pretty certain he could give up the day job with a talent this big. Just beautiful xx
    #ShareTheJoy

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    • honestmum

      Thanks so much darling, so utterly touched by your words and your support on twitter and FB, Peter says huge thanks too xx

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  21. Erica Price

    Some wonderful shots and showing all seasons of the year. I think picking out one from each season and framing them to match would look wonderful.

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