Throwing pebbles – My Captured Moment

throwing pebbles in the sea

This is one of my favourite photos of all time, not just because it shows a moment of pure, innocent childhood fun but because when I took it, I was sat on the beach on a gloriously sunny August evening with my new baby snuggled in my arms watching some of my favourite people in the world throwing pebbles in the sea. The boys had had their evening swim and it was still warm enough that we didn’t have the post English sea chill that usually results in tears, a rush to get change and a dash home for a hot bath. What you can’t see is the school of white bait that flooded the shore and onto the pebbles as the mackerel chased them in land. It was a truly, one-off moment and one that I’ll remember for many years to come, a perfect captured moment on the East Devon coast.

throwing pebbles in the sea

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  1. 5th March 2015 / 9:53 am

    What a fab picture!! Love this. Some of the best moments are spent splashing about in the sea and water. Lovely captured moment. Jess x #mycapturedmoment

  2. Ally Messed Up Mum
    5th March 2015 / 4:10 pm

    What a beautiful moment to be able to look at! Sometimes you don’t need to be able to see the whole picture to remember it do you? So special

    • 5th March 2015 / 8:01 pm

      I think it’s more the meaning behind it than the picture it’s self

  3. 5th March 2015 / 7:59 pm

    I love pictures that bring back so many memories. It’s also a lovely beach photo – they are among some of my favourites 🙂 #MyCapturedMoment

  4. 8th March 2015 / 7:12 pm

    What a brilliant story behind a lovely photo.
    I love throwing pebbles into the sea. Something so cathartic about it for a grown up, yet fun for a child.
    #mycapturedmoment

  5. Heledd
    8th March 2015 / 8:37 pm

    What a beautiful story, that perfectly explains the joy this picture brings you. This really does sound like a perfect moment in time. Thank you so much for linking up to #MyCapturedMoment xxx

  6. 9th March 2015 / 9:13 am

    There is something so lovely about photos that look out to sea! Lovely shot! #MyCapturedMoment

    • 9th March 2015 / 8:49 pm

      There is isn’t there, so tranquil although it’s really stormy today so nothing tranquil just windy!

  7. 9th March 2015 / 10:03 am

    The most perfect moments are often the simplest #whatsthestory

    • 9th March 2015 / 8:47 pm

      Have a fab time, it comes out of hibernation in a few weeks!

  8. 9th March 2015 / 6:30 pm

    A beautiful photo and I can see why you love it. It shows the best of family moments together.

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