8 Moments

8 favourite moments...

1. Winter King... Perhaps a cheesy title but I felt it appropriate. I spotted this tree purely by chance on my way to work. That morning the sun happened to be shining directly on it, illuminating it's bleached and dead limbs. It's well hidden and situated in a very inaccessible place and the land around has turned to bog and deep mud. I think I must have driven past this location for at least a year until these conditions conspired to create this shot. The tree combined with frost, fog and sunlight was mesmerising. It's sculptural form isolated and enhanced by the mist. I think this morning solidified my love for photography. I wanted to remain in that moment...

2. Ynyslas ... This was a rare moment when my younger sister and I got to spend time together on a family holiday in Mid Wales... We set out very early and headed for the extensive sand dunes of Ynyslas. This was the first shot I took when we arrived and my favourite. It encapsulates my sister to me perfectly.

3. 'The Essex Bridge' This was another waiting game. I discovered this bridge whilst cycling one morning in 'normal' conditions and I knew I had to return when it was foggy... I waited several months for the opportunity. I love it's structure and history and it makes a very striking vanishing point. The distinct shape is a result of the cutwaters. They provide refuge for people on foot to move aside for horse. They also cut through the steady flow of the Trent. The bridge is a scheduled ancient monument and was built in 1550.

4. Ascent of Thorpe cloud taken in Late November2014. I left my village at 6am and drove to the Peak District. Time is often tight for me being a father of two young children... Early starts are essential to catch the light but also to be home early enough to spend time with my family. Climbing this hill was an amazing moment as I literally climbed out of the foggy valley into warm sunlight. No others around just quiet solitude.

5. The Ridwares...Taken in November 2013, this was a rare day. Winter in the UK that year consisted mainly of storms and rain. I was lucky to be out on this morning and decided to venture down a path I'd never walked. I climbed over a stile and through a hedgerow... I was confronted by this. I loved how the sun illuminated the grass and silhouetted the tree. As I took the shot a flock of birds flew over... timing ;)

6. Alp GrΓΌm Switzerland ... I had the amazing fortune of being invited to Switzerland by the Rhaetian Railway to 'Instagram' the various routes taken by the world heritage railway line. I met with 5 brilliant people from around Europe. This was our first morning up in the mountains and we all got up early to catch the sunrise. The views and beauty of this place literally made me speechless

7. Seren ... My daughter a force of nature. Loving and fiercely independent. I sometimes look at her and wonder where she has come from.

8.Ollie My little boy... Ollie is quiet and takes a very measured approach to life. This shot was taken in June 2013 and I feel I have captured his thoughtful nature.


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  • woodssomm

    This is so very beautiful, Rob. I just loved to read the stories behind the wonderful and serene pictures. A true gem. ✨

  • bobbimac

    @woodssomm Annelies thank you my friend... I don't know what I'm doing but I may do another. Really appreciate your comment

  • _olj

    Wonderful collection Rob! πŸ’™πŸ™Œ

  • nicoleflothe

    Loved the story, your kids photos were very sweet and the single tree was my favorite.

  • karen

    Beautiful moments captured. Thank you for sharing ✨

  • notabot

    Awesome work. Thanks for sharing

  • elisapella

    Wow. These pictures (and the memories) are awesome.

  • lame_elaine

    awesome, breathtaking pictures!

  • lovemyhouse

    so beautiful!! β€οΈπŸ™

  • kbasta

    Each one a marvel. (Especially the Winter King!) πŸ’™

  • coppernotes

    Just beautiful. The shot of your daughter captured in that ray of light... πŸ‘Œ

  • batescave

    I so very much like your 8 moments. Full of quiet, contemplative beauty.

  • Aloha_Suses

    All gorgeous;D!

  • dawa_lhamo

    Just beautiful

  • claireonline

    Great pictures! ✨ cool to see you here as well! πŸ‘

  • dmarsters

    Beautiful pictures well presented and, as a father of two, loved your fatherhood.

  • ali__dover

    Your description of your daughter and son... β™‘

  • thornyfish4

    Absolutely stunning. I loved the way you captured these precious moments

  • seasavedme

    I love this so much. Simple. Beautiful.

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  • R1CH3L3

    Thoroughly inspiring. Cheers!

  • Katwesterman

    Wonderful story!!! Beautifully done

  • heleenleonie

    You started following me. I have no idea why. Because I have no stories published yet. When I discovered this app a while back I thought "yes". Because I love stories. Both reading and telling them. And I love photography. So this feels like the ideal combination for me. I also wondered why anybody hasn't thought of this before. Preferably me.πŸ˜„πŸ˜‰ The funny thing is; I have the pictures and sometimes even a video to go with them without this app even excisting.

  • heleenleonie

    And Instagram just didn't feel fitting for what I wanted to do. I have several stories, but there is one I haven't been able to tell or show at all sofar because I didn't know how. I didn't know how to do it justice. I still don't know if I can. I want to do it justice though. Now I hope I can through this app.

  • heleenleonie

    Loved your favourite moments because of the beautiful pictures and what they mean to you. And then I stumbled upon Alp GrΓΌm. I noticed that Instameet back then, because I love Switzerland and I have a connection to trains and the Rhaetian railway especially. I remember how I wished I could be among your group. There was a Dutch guy too. From Amsterdam.

  • heleenleonie

    I started following Naomi on Instagram after seeing the Rhaetian railway instameet pictures. I just had a quick look at your account and I see you have fog and trees in common with her.πŸ˜„

  • heleenleonie

    πŸ‘†πŸΌEven my comments are stories. Now all I need is some pictures to go with them.πŸ˜‰

  • heleenleonie

    And I did notice you're on the Steller team. So maybe that's the only reason. I see you're connected to berriesπŸ“ too. It's a small world🌍 isn't it? Enjoy your day.πŸ‘‹πŸΌπŸ˜„

  • BurnellYow

    Wonderful images! A labour of love, no doubt.

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  • openroadliving

    Love this, I'm a huge tree fan myself πŸŒ³πŸ’›

  • fraziphone

    Beautiful stuff mate

  • sormehbanoo

    Wow. I mean... I can't even find an appropriate word to describe this. Totall art. Made me feel me something after quite a while. πŸ‘πŸΎ

  • maxlazzi

    fantastic your 8 times

  • sikander63

    Amazing captures and stories. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

  • redrockingal

    Beautiful visuals πŸ‘πŸΌbravo

  • Helena_mos

    The truth is that I wouldn't change the constant sunshine that my country has but all these foggy and moody landscapes create an one of a kind vibe


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