"A Beautiful Thatch" by Bradley Shawn  Rabon

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Recently, my family and I enjoyed a lovely week in North Yorkshire, staying near the coast but enjoying day long excursions out to surrounding countryside and beaches. On one of our days out, we were making our way to Dalby Forest to meet up with fellow Red Bubbler and dear friend Paul McGuire when we decided to stop in the beautiful and picturesque village of Thorton-le-dale, with its lovely parks and walks. Just down from the centre of the town is a beautiful walk along the Thornton Beck stream. Along this walk is this beautiful 17th century Thatch Cottage which has been the on countless jigsaws, chocolate boxes and tins, not to mention calendars. In fact, it has been said that it is the most photographed cottage ever. So I set out to try and catch a view that is not commonly seen, which is probably an impossible task. I noticed that on the other side of the bridge from the main road, there was a slip way into the stream. I went to see the view from that side, and this is the scene I found. I must point out that when I took these shots, it was raining and very windy, hence the movement. I do like this view very much.

This is a HDR image combining 4 bracketed shots, using Photomatix Pro for Macs, and adjusting some tones in Enhance Details as part of Tone Mapping.

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark ll
28-300mm IS zoom lens
1/5 sec., 1/2 sec., 0.3 sec., 0.8 sec.,
ISO 100

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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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  • Dean Mullin
    Dean Mullinover 5 years ago

    hope you enjoyed North Yorkshire – hmmm I miss the place! – hope you all well Shawn. GREAT shot here btw… love the effect

  • Thank you Dean! I bet you do and all, but it is brilliantly gorgeous where you are. How are you? Hope you are keeping well as well as the family. I really appreciate the compliment. Keep in touch!

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • BigD
    BigDover 5 years ago

    It’s a beautiful home, Shawn

  • It really is. I tried to knock on the door to perhaps get a bit more info on the cottage, but no one was home I guess. Thank you so very much David. It means a lot to me.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Nathalie Chaput
    Nathalie Chaputover 5 years ago

    WOW… LOVE it!!

  • Thank you my dear friend. It is so beautiful here. I really am looking forward to going here again. There is so much more of the village I wanted to photograph.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Tainia Finlay
    Tainia Finlayover 5 years ago

    I like the movement Bradley it softens the image and makes it even more appelaing to my eye! Tai

  • Thank you so much Tainia. I completely agree. The movement adds to the image rather than distracts. I appreciate your lovely compliment.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Appel
    Appelover 5 years ago

    It is beautiful and you chose a lovely angle with which to share the view!

  • Thank you greatly Ann. It was a lovely place to visit (despite the rain) and I thoroughly enjoyed photographing the cottage. Luckily, the rain stopped before we met up with Paul and his wife.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Johanne Brunet
    Johanne Brunetover 5 years ago

    Great capture of a beautiful place!

  • Thank you so much Johanne. I appreciate the encouragement my friend.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Vikram Franklin
    Vikram Franklinover 5 years ago

    Love how the trees frame the cottage! I love the angle you took this from too.
    Lovely HDR – well done!!

  • Thank you greatly my wonderful friend. It was so much fun. Limited in time and fresh angles to capture it, but I enjoy challenges. You are such a great encouragement.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Babbler
    Babblerover 5 years ago

    beautiful !

  • Thank you so very much! It is a gorgeous cottage indeed. I appreciate the compliment my friend.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerover 5 years ago

    I really like Thornton-le-Dale Bradley, so peaceful and picturesque. This is an excellent Image. – Ted

  • It is a beautiful place, I agree. Thank you for the fantastic compliment. I appreciate the encouragement.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • IngridSonja
    IngridSonjaover 5 years ago

    Beautiful indeed!

  • Thank you so very much. That means a great deal to me.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

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