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Some time back, I visited Newstead Abbey in Notinghamshire. It is the former home of the writer Lord Byron. We had a nice family day out, walking around the grounds and into the designed gardens. I took this shot in the Japanese garden. I had to lay down on the muddy bridge to get this shot and several more like it, but it was worth getting dirty. Current total of views for this photos are 15,195, and favourited by 74 people

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark ll,
28-300mm IS zoom lens (@ 28mm)
ISO 400


red, autumn, leaves, garden, fall, sunshine, waterfall, nottinghamshire

Primarily a landscape photographer, my enjoyment of taking photos has developed from a young age. Originally from Texas, I now live in England and am surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery. I enjoy outdoor activities such as climbing, hiking, and camping. I am blessed with a wonderful wife and three terrific children. I am a strong Christian and I believe that my love of photography and any talent I posses in capturing images comes from God.

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  • Ursula Rodgers
    Ursula Rodgersover 5 years ago

    Wow! Makes me want to visit Newstead Abbey now :) It’s just beautiful…the red and green foliage frames the waterfall nicely.

  • Thank you greatly Ursula! I really appreciate it.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • TFFDavid
    TFFDavidover 5 years ago

    Fantastic Autumnal photograph, gorgeous colours Shawn.

  • Thanks David. What a wonderful compliment.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • hans p olsen
    hans p olsenover 5 years ago

    Beautiful colours and perfect shutterspeed.

  • Thank you so much Hans. I just kept sooting till I got the right exposure, and then took loads with the settings. I am very pleased with how they turned out. I think there is one other from this set I want to download.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)
    George Parapad...over 5 years ago

    Spectacular shot Shawn. Composition, colours, water movement, the lot!

  • Thanks george. That is so very nice of you to say. I really appreciate your expert opinion, and your friendly encouragement! :-)

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Johanne Brunet
    Johanne Brunetover 5 years ago

    This is breathtaking Shawn! The image is so crisp and the colours vivid, yet it retains this smooth quality rendered by the slow shutter speed. Everything is in perfect balance, including the composition, and I really like the smoothness of the pon’d surface above the fall. It’s a fabulous shot and I can’t wait to see the others when you upload them. :-)

  • What a beautiful compliment Johanne. Thank you so very much! It has really brighten my day.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • AnaCBStudio
    AnaCBStudioover 5 years ago

    ohhh…this is so beautiful…well composed Bradley

  • Thank you so much! I really had a good time getting this shot. (even if I did get muddy)

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 5 years ago

    Great capture, amazing view

  • That is so nice of you to say. Thank you!

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltover 5 years ago

    gourgeous shot

  • Thank you again Luda. I was very pleased with how the shot turned out as well.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Jellybean720
    Jellybean720over 5 years ago

    Well done.. Such a Beautiful shot… the red just pops out at ya… Great Capture :))

  • Thank you JB! I have to say that this has become a fav of mine as well.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Peter Hill
    Peter Hillover 5 years ago

    I like the composition very much, and if this was handheld at 1/4 second – pretty impressive

  • Thank you so much. I appreciate it so much. And yes, it is hand held, but I also have an Image Stabilizing lens.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

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