York in the North of England is a fantastic city for the photographer and offers many different opportunities for stunning images. The main or most popular attraction is of course York Minster Cathedral. One of the largest in Europe and certainly one of the most impressive, The Gothic York Minster dominates the city scape and delivers the awe inspiring view of England's former capital city.
The Capital of the North, Manchester is one of the greatest cities of the world. Not only does Manchester boast one of, if not the biggest football club in the world, Manchester United, but also a wealth of cultural and historical imagery. The birthplace of the industrial revolution, and thus the modern world, Manchester boasts the worlds first train station, the birthplace of the digital computer and much much more, Manchester is the city that keeps on reinventing itself and could never be called boring in any respect.
When I am not shooting landscape, fulfilling commissions, when the weather has won and I am stuck in for the day, or even when I am walking somewhere, I tend to take photographs of pretty much anything and everything that catches my minds eye. This album is a selection of these more abstract images, I will most likely split these into larger galleries as their numbers increase, but for now I hope you enjoy!
This is my featured work.
Yorkshire holds some of the most diverse and wonderful landscapes of England from the bleak beauty of Brontes moors, to the historic and picturesque market towns. Yorkshire truly is unsurpassed in its secret nooks and crannies hidden gems waiting to be found by the avid hiker or photographer.
Robert is available for commissioned work and will strive to meet your individual photography requirements. Roberts speciality with landscape photography allows him to produce bespoke images for a wide range of clients and circumstances in many different areas of business. Robert is well experienced within the workplace, especially within both the Hospitality and Catering environment and industrial workplace. This enables Robert to work whilst causing the minimal disturbance to your everyday working environment.
Holbeck Ghyll Reccomendation
"We came across Robert's work quite by accident when looking for inspiration for our Christmas cards, which we send to thousands of past guests, friends and suppliers. Robert had stayed at Holbeck Ghyll the previous Christmas and captured the heart-stopping view from the hotel on a typically atmospheric Lake District day. We fell in love with the shot - along with about a dozen others - and were thrilled when he agreed to let us use it."
Derwent reservoir offered the perfect mirror image of the tower overlooking it. Taken at dusk, I thought it only fitting to keep this image in monochrome, to truly represent the feeling of darkness the mist and clouds swirling around the valley had created.
The contrast of colours I captured in this image really make this picture. Autumn is one of the best times of year for photographers because of the dazzling array of colours it brings out in nature, and there's nothing like Autumn in England. I like the close up with this shot, the detail captured by the camera, you can almost reach out and feel the crinkled edges of the leaf disintegrate between your fingers.
Peveril of the Peak
Built around 1820 the Grade II listed public house, The Peveril of the Peak is a Manchester landmark. It is said to be named after a famous stagecoach which ran from Manchester to Derbyshire,. interestingly there is also another pub of the same name in Derbyshire from around the same time which claims it name from the novel of the same name written by Sir Walter Scott of Ivanhoe fame. The Peveril of the Peak undoubtedly stands out as a piece of Manchester history in its own right, and also is said to be haunted!
Bird Flying High
Perched atop my apartment building just before dawn I was enjoying the relative coolness that the night provides in Menorca, awaiting the golden hour for photographers that the dawn brings, as well as the scorching heat that follows. I caught this image just right with light just starting to illuminate the scene but still faint enough to produce the dark imagery of the coast with the solitary bird flying high above the Mediterranean.
The third of three long exposures taken at Earby Waterfalls. Again the product of experimentation with Long Exposures, with this image I really wanted to get a sense of movement with the current as it makes it way down to the small pool below. I really enjoy the results of long exposures, they both catch and keep the attention.
Green and Blue
The green and pleasant land of England is unmistakable and incomparable with any other country in the world, Shropshire is a prime example.
On the corner of Albion and Whitworth sits the City Road Inn public house, a great pub for relaxing a short distance away from the louder Deansgate Locks. The pub has been around for at least 132 years, the earliest landlords name being Frederick Sumner and it is a true Manchester landmark, that begs to be captured on film.
Built in the early 19th Century the Hotspur Press building was originally part of Manchester's booming textile industry as a cotton mill. Originally named after the River Medlock which borders two sides of the building, the Medlock Mill was purchased by the Percy Brothers and remade into a printing warehouse that was still in operation until 2011. This building is one of the best examples of Manchester's industrial past, evolved to meet the modern needs of the city, and its still in use today as a haven for artists and designers of all kinds.