In the lovely little village of Darfield, near Barnsley in South Yorkshire, England, one the most beautiful and nostalgic views is this one. With All Saints parish church in the distance and the lovely old buildings that line Church Street, it is a very picturesque place to visit. The building to the immediate right with the old lamp attached on it’s side is the Maurice Dobson Museum & Heritage Centre of Darfield. A former residence of Mr Dobson, the building and many of the antiques he had collected over the years were donated (willed) to the village after his death. Prior to the building being the residence of Maurice Dobson, it was a general store owned by the family, having also a license to sell alcohol. On the left is the former Reading Rooms of All Saints Parish Church which you see in the distance. Before the construction of the church hall, this is where the church meetings and any meetings were held. Part of the premises today has been made residential. The stonework and the construction still holds its character.
All Saints Church, in the distance, was founded in Anglo-Saxon times. The first building however was destroyed, though individual stones from it can be found in the present base.
The earliest part of the present structure is the bottom part of the tower that dates from the Norman Period. The upper part of the tower is 15th century. During this period of restoration the roof of the nave was rebuilt. I will endeavour to take more shots of this lovely little village with a great history. Please view large to enjoy it in all it’s fullness.

This is a HDR image combining 3 bracketed photos using Photomatix Pro for Macs. For this Particular shot I adjusted both the f-stops and the aperture.

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark ll
28-300mm IS zoom lens (@ 60mm)
f/6.3, f/8, f/10
1/125, 1/200, 1/320
Exposure Bias: +0.33, -1.00, -2.33
ISO 200

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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  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 4 years ago

    Beautiful picture!

  • Thank you David. I am very proud of how this turned out. My wife’s uncle painted a picture of this view and I set out to capture a photo of it. When I found it I realised that I had to stand on top of my car some ways back and zoom in a bit to get the view he had painted. Artists make it difficult for us photographers! LOL! I appreciate the compliment my friend.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Jamie  Green
    Jamie Greenover 4 years ago

    I love the treatment here Shawn…

  • Thank you Jamie. That is wonderfully kind of you my friend. I tried not to overdo the HDR, but I really like the artisticness (if that is a word) of the image result. I hope to do more of this small village, but in all honesty, this is the only part that remains virtually unchanged or modernised.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Shaun Whiteman
    Shaun Whitemanover 4 years ago

    Great shot of this beautiful looking, village, I hope all is well Shawn!

  • It is indeed my friend. I do want to make arrangements to meet up again soon. Thank you greatly for your compliment. Hope you are doing well also.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • vaggypar
    vaggyparover 4 years ago

    GreaT work ..!!

  • Thank you very much indeed for the encouraging compliment. I really appreciate it.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • trish725
    trish725over 4 years ago

    Fantastic work, Shawn!

  • Such a lovely compliment my friend. Thank you so much Trish. Hope you are having a lovely day.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • trish725
    trish725over 4 years ago

  • Always an honour and a pleasure. Thank you!

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 4 years ago

    Excellent work Bradley. Don.

  • That means a great deal to me. This is the village my wife grew up in, and it’s very special to me. I really appreciate your wonderful compliment my friend.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 4 years ago

    This is a really lovely capture, like the processing

  • That is wonderful of you to say Karen. Thank you so much. I like the processing as well. You are a star. Hope you doing well. I haven’t seen you in a long time.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Linda Miller Gesualdo
    Linda Miller G...over 4 years ago

    Wonderful shot Bradley :-)

  • A lovely compliment Linda. Thank you deeply. I am glad you like it. I look forward to taking more shots of Darfield!

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyover 4 years ago

    Great shot with a wonderful sky Shawn. Looks a fabulous looking village.

  • It is indeed a very interesting and historical place. Thank you greatly my friend.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

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