Over the Easter holidays, I was invited by a friend to go for a walk up along the peaks that look down over Ladybower reservoir in the Derbyshire Peak District (National Park). The trek was very difficult at first as we had a very steep climb, but once we reached the top of the hill, this amazing view was something to behold. As I was taking photos, this sheep came right up to me and started posing for me. It was almost as if he wanted to talk and make friends, or perhaps to simply tell me that the hill belongs to him. What a marvelous view to behold. The scenery just keeps going off into the very far distance.

This is a HDR image combining 3 bracketed shots using Photomatix Pro for mac.

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark ll
28-300mm IS zoom lens (at 28mm)
1/20, 1/100, 1/500 (-2.33, 0, +2.33 evo)
ISO 800


clouds, hills, sky, valley, sheep, walk, hdr, peak, derbyshire, peak district

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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  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansabout 4 years ago

    I could favourite this 100 times Bradley….this is fantastic and so well worth that climb.

  • Thanks my wonderful friend. That is such a brilliant compliment. It was so worth the climb. What a marvelous feeling standing up there looking across the valley.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)
    George Parapad...about 4 years ago

    Brilliant!!! This guy OWNS the hill! Amazing point of view my friend, and a superb landscape and sky as a background!

  • Thank you dearly George. He does indeed. I was amazed when he came up to me. I was nervous as to what his intentions were towards me. he turned out to be friendly. The views are truly stunning up there. Maybe you should come with me and climb up here as well. It is a beautiful walk. Wait till you see some of the others I am going to put up.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Colleen Milburn
    Colleen Milburnabout 4 years ago

    Ha! Love, love, love it – well done, sweetie :))

  • Thank you so very much my dear friend. It was a brilliant day out. The climb was a bit difficult, but so worth it. So great to hear from you. How are you? Take great care.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • pahit
    pahitabout 4 years ago


  • Well thank you so very much. That means a lot.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • tcat757
    tcat757about 4 years ago

    Cool title along with the shot.

  • Thank you for the lovely compliment and for accepting it into the group. I appreciate it a great deal.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Virginia N. Fred
    Virginia N. Fredabout 4 years ago

  • Thank you for accepting it. I appreciate the support.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Johanne Brunet
    Johanne Brunetabout 4 years ago

    Wow, great composition, Shawn! Love the soft colours; they match the thick wool of the sheep!

  • Thank you my very dear friend. All the tones blend so nicely together I think. So wonderful to hear from you. Have you been well? Hope to speak to you soon.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • VoluntaryRanger
    VoluntaryRangerabout 4 years ago

    Superb.Them sheep on the tops are bad boys.they can easily mug the tourists for a sandwich.

  • They can! Fortunate for me, I didn’t have any sandwich on me. Thank you my friend for the lovely compliment.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Jadon
    Jadonabout 4 years ago

    LOL, attacked by a sheep wanting some grub hey….Great shot mate…

  • Yeah! I know. A bit like being attacked by ducks for scaring them, right? (:-P) Thank you my friend. Wonderful compliment.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Sue Smith
    Sue Smithabout 4 years ago

    Ewe certainly weren’t sheepsih in getting this capture, Bradley. Sorry, couldn’t resist.

  • Ohhhh! You are slick with those whimsies. Thank you greatly Sue. I appreciate it.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

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