"That Peaceful, Restful Feeling" by Bradley Shawn  Rabon

"That Peaceful, Restful Feeling" by 

On a visit to Derbyshire back in July, I stopped by one of my favourite places, Padley Gorge, part of the Derbyshire Peak District National Park, and on the boarder of South Yorkshire (England). The lovely and peaceful Burbage brook flows down the valley joining up with the River Derwent further down stream. I have sat here under the trees with a picnic lunch with the sun shinning down in late spring. This is truly a magical place. I wouldn’t consider this my best attempt at a shot of this lovely spot, so keep an eye open for more photos of this place in the future. Please view large to enjoy the full effect.

This is a HDR image combining 5 bracketed shots using Photomatix Pro for Macs.

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark ll
28-300mm IS zoom lens (@28mm)
1/20, 1/30, 1/50, 1/80, 1/200
ISO 250

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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  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltover 4 years ago


  • You are so wonderfully encouraging Luda. Thank you my friend. This is probably not my best picture of this place, but I am going to be returning soon and the colours should be lovely. Either that or I will try to go when it has snowed early into the new year, so keep an eye out. Have a lovely day.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Jellybean720
    Jellybean720over 4 years ago

    It looks peaceful.. GREAT CAPTURE :))

  • Thank you my dear friend. It is very peaceful indeed. I’ve had many a lunch under those trees. How have you been? Keeping well I pray.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Clive S
    Clive Sover 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • A pleasure and honour as always my friend. Thank you.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 4 years ago

    Beautiful I can see why it is a favourite stopping place. Really love those stones and the water slowly passing by. tranquil feel to it.

  • Such a beautiful place, with lovely sounds and smells…. not far over the hill across the stream is the moors with all that beautiful and fragrant heather. I should go when the water is really coming down and capture the massive flow. Now you’ve got me thinking. Thank you my wonderful friend.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Gary Gurr
    Gary Gurrover 4 years ago

    Lovely shot Shawn, great composition.

  • A marvelous compliment Gary. Thank you greatly my friend. It means a lot to me. Hope you are keeping well.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 4 years ago

    A place to park yourself…. beautiful shot, lovely place.

  • It certainly is. I’ve had many a sandwich under those trees. Thank you dearly my friend. I’m sorry to have missed you two when you visited. I hope you come back over again sometime and we can meet up.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

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