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This is straight from the camera. It stands AS IS

The other night I was going through my archive of shots and I came across a number of shots that I want to upload (if I ever get around to it) but I found one here that I really must share. This is a lovely rural scene after a generous covering of snow. The roads were a bit slippery getting down the country lane to the church where I took this and a few other shots. This little lane lies to the side and behind the church in the village of Upton, Nottinghamshire, in England (not far from the market town of Southwell). What struck me was the contrasts of the wood and the gravestones just over the fence, and the white snow. The day had mostly been overcast with more snow showers on their way, but at the moment and time of this shot, the late afternoon sun was peeking through the clouds and casting this beautiful pinkish haze in the sky and on the fence, bringing to life the lovely rural colours. Perhaps I was a bit inspired by the scene to resemble one of my favourite Christmas songs, “Walking in a winter wonderland”. I can just imagine a sleigh and a horse travelling down this path!

HP PhotoSmart C945 bridge camera
Brightness 8.6
ISO 100

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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  • watsonm
    watsonmalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful exposure, very well done.

  • Thank you so much Mike. It was a freezing cold late afternoon / early evening. My hands were going numb by this time. LOL! I appreciate the kind compliment.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 5 years ago

  • A privilege indeed. Thank you very much my friend.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsalmost 5 years ago

    This is really lovely, the colour tones of the trees and wooden fance compliment each other so well, and then that snow beautifully shot. : )

  • You are so wonderful my dear friend. My head is blowing up like a balloon as I read your lovely words. Thank you greatly. Have a marvelous New Year.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 5 years ago

    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • Thank you so much for accepting it. It is a fantastic pleasure and privilege.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Victoria Jostes
    Victoria Jostesalmost 5 years ago

    lovely shot, shawn. great perspective. (goes to show u how little i know: i didn’t think it snowed much in the uk!)

  • Thank you greatly my friend. Oh yes it snows…. it comes down brilliantly. I was unable to get out to where the snow fell hardest this year to shoot, but some friends of mine who live in the area have. You should check out their shots this year… Shaun Whiteman and Jason Connolly. They have captured some amazing shots of snow and it was waist or even chest high snow. Have a wonderful New Year.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • carlosramos
    carlosramosalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent capture,perfectly done !!

  • Thank you my wonderful friend. I really appreciate the touching compliment. Please do accept my wishes for you to have a most blessed and peaceful New Year. Take great care Carlos!

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Jellybean720
    Jellybean720almost 5 years ago

    So Beautiful.. nothing like a new fallen snow .. GREAT CAPTURE :))

  • That is a lovely thought, and I completely agree. I love snow freshly fallen.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawalmost 5 years ago

    Beautifully captured Shawn.

  • Thank you my friend. Some scenes just hit you and you know exactly how you want to capture it. This is one of those times. I appreciate the compliment.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

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

    Lovely image – curious to see more from the archives! :-)

  • I hope to put more up….. AFTER the London shots. Talk to you soon my friend. Thank you for the compliment.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • BlackSwan
    BlackSwanalmost 5 years ago

    Soft yet fresh and interesting.

  • Thank you so much. Such a wonderful compliment.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

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