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