Introducing leggings. You’ll never run out of inspiration.

Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland is one of the most recognised and loved castles in all of England and Europe. The site where the castle now stands was previously home to a fort of the native Britons known as Din Guarie and it “may have been the capital of the British kingdom of the region from the realm’s foundation in c.420 until 547, the year of the first written reference to the castle. In that year the citadel was captured by the Anglo-Saxon ruler Ida of Bernicia (Beornice) and became Ida’s seat. It was briefly retaken by the Britons from his son Hussa during the war of 590 before being relieved later the same year.” It was his grandson who then gave it to his wife Bebba. This is where we get the early name Bebanburgh, the basis of its name today. The original fortification was destroyed by the Vikings in 993. “The Normans built a new castle on the site, which forms the core of the present one.” The castle is built on a core of basalt, a grey or black volcanic rock, recognisable by the geometric patterns it forms when it quickly cools on the earth’s surface, which means it is built on a very sure foundation. The beauty of this castle stands out for miles. Standing here, there is something so romantic about the fluid tall grass blowing in the breeze, and the strong structure, withstanding the onslaught of natures forces.

You can take tours of this lovely old Castle, and the grounds are open to enjoy. The castle has it’s own preservation group and is self sustained. Images of the castle have been taken and published by English Heritage, though it has nothing else to do with the property.

This is a HDR image combining 6 bracketed shots using Photomatix Pro for Macs. Slight adjustments in lighting and contrast were made using the enhanced details tool.

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark ll
28-300mm IS zoom lens
1/30, 1/60, 1/80, 1/125, 1/250, 1/400
ISO 125

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.

View Full Profile


  • Jellybean720
    Jellybean720about 5 years ago

    It is like you can see the grasses moving as you look at it.. Great history and a GREAT CAPTURE :))

  • Thank you my friend. I appreciate your compliment so very much. The castle has a fascinating history. Happy Holidays.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • CLiPiCs
    CLiPiCsabout 5 years ago

    great shot Bra . . . Shawn

    everything works so well, instant fav mate :-)

    Love ‘N’ Laughter Kriss

  • Hey, your getting better my friend. Thank you for the wonderful compliment. It is a fascinating place and full of character. have you ever been? If not, you really must go sometime. I bet you would get some awesome shots mate.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • KiwiAna
    KiwiAnaabout 5 years ago

    love the movement and texture in this

  • Thank you greatly for the kind words and encouragement. There is just something so tactile about the texture of the grass growing by the sea. I really appreciate it.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 5 years ago


  • Ahh! Thank you so very much my friend. It is beautiful there. I just feel lucky to have been there to get this shot.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • katymckay
    katymckayabout 5 years ago

    I went here once to paint…but it lashed with rain..Have never seen a shot from this angle..this is just fantastic !!!!!!and the colour and the wonderful movement of that grass does it for me..a truly wonderful capture…and fav..

  • I don’t know how to respond to such a beautiful compliment… Thank you just doesn’t seem enough. I truly feel honoured by your kind praise. Thank you so very much.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Lynne Morris
    Lynne Morrisabout 5 years ago

    Lovely pov on this great shot and fabulous colours.

  • Thank you greatly Lynne. I am so pleased you like it. I have visited here a number of times, but this is by far my favourite view of the castle.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • watsonm
    watsonmabout 5 years ago

    Great POV and super HDR work again. well done.

    (Hoping to visit thisarea in the New year)

  • I hope you get some marvelous shots. I look forward to seeing them when you get them up. Thank you ever so much for you great compliment.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Tambala
    Tambalaabout 5 years ago

    Gorgeous hdr – really adds a dramatic feel!

  • Thank you Tina. I was really trying to capture the feel and what my eyes were seeing.. (I always see life in a dramatic way – LOL) I appreciate the encouraging comment.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful angle on this – normally shot from the beach. Great processing again Bradley.

  • Thank you so very much Bob. I do have some that I shot from the beach, which I do think are good, but I prefer this view with the textures and the lovely victorian atmosphere. I appreciate it so much my friend.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Ursula Rodgers
    Ursula Rodgersabout 5 years ago

    Really beautiful work Shawn. The colours in this are magnificent! Beautifully composed as well :)

  • You are so wonderful Ursula. Thank you so wonderfully much for that uplifting and encouraging compliment my friend. I am so please you like it. I love visiting here. Such a stunning castle to visit.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.