THE clouds seem to be scudding by at breakneck speed in this photograph taken by Robert Bray.

The skilled amateur photographer used a 30 second daytime exposure on his tripod-mounted camera to capture the dramatic effect in Marsden.

The age-old skill of drystone walling is in the foreground with the desolation of the moors just beyond.

Robert, who lives in the village, said: “The photograph was taken on the edge of Marsden Moor behind the Woods housing estate.’’

Forty-year-old Robert is a weaving supervisor at Bradbury Contract Fabrics, based in Britannia Mills at the bottom of Crosland Moor.

He is married to Sarah and the couple have a three-year-old son, Isaac.

“Even Isaac now has his own toy camera,’’ said Robert.

The 40-year-old has exhibited his work in the Colne Valley, including the lounge at A Month Of Sundaes coffee shop and ice-cream parlour at Peel Street in Marsden.

You can view more of Robert’s photographs at

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Anything that captures Huddersfield’s heritage or its people at work or play would be great.

And we also need people to show our brilliant landscapes in all their Pennine glory.

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