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Farm door.

By jdenman  
In my village there is a lovely old farm for sale, so thought I would have a look around it before the auction later this month. Really nice place with a big barn on one end, and another that stands across a small courtyard. This door caught my eye, I just liked the colour against the local red sandstone. Most of the houses in my tiny village are made of this stone, including my own which is an old farmhouse on the village green.
This small farming community, sitting under the Hartside escarpment, once played host to John Wesley, founder of Methodism, who arrived here from Newcastle in 1772. He built a chapel here in 1784, which was replaced in 1864. Another church, St John, was built in 1868 in the late 13th century style which is now unused. There is a set of stocks on the village green, made at the end of the 18th Century, and last used to punish someone who had stolen a turnip.

Tags: General Old barn For sale Farm door Gamblesby

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barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2008 9:45AM
I will go and get a lottery ticket
You have sold it to me I could even have my chickens
Being brought up in Australia as a Metho the history is an added bonus
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.6k 2371 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2008 9:47AM
It's the shadows that make this simple composition so characterful - picking out the lines of the stones, of the metal and the door-frame.
When we motor westward it's always the red sandstone that strikes me first as 'different', it's almost gaudy compared with ours.
iancam 12 23 England
9 Oct 2008 9:53AM
Great shot
woolybill1 Plus
14 36 76 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2008 9:58AM
The shadows are wonderful, though most of all I am struck by the contrasts: green of paint vs green of grass, wooden door vs galvanised bin, regular patterns of bin and grid vs irregular pattern of building blocks, and pre-eminently the colour of the stone versus everything else. Simple, beautifully-observed and totally absorbing.
sunshot 16 24 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2008 10:02AM
superbly composed john

cjl47 13 5 3 England
9 Oct 2008 10:09AM
Lovely shot, interesting write up.
bayleaf 13 8 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2008 10:36AM
Good composition

nefaman 15 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2008 10:37AM
great image
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2008 10:42AM
Superb image, lovely commentary.
cheesey 14 2 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2008 11:00AM
Lovely light, detail and comp.
GrahamNobles 12 9 4 England
9 Oct 2008 11:10AM
An unusual one for you John. Keep it up!
ugly Plus
12 9 57 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2008 11:22AM
intresting shot...
lesgoodey 15 5 1 England
9 Oct 2008 11:48AM
Nice textures and lighting, could do with re-introducing the stocks in every village and town.
RAYMO 13 2 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2008 11:50AM
Love the simplicity and textures of this shot...
Nice one..
Ray42 12 3 England
9 Oct 2008 11:50AM
I like this composition - some nice textures and good lighting
jondee 12 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2008 12:09PM
Nice shot
pentony 13 3 England
9 Oct 2008 12:14PM
Great shot .

Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
9 Oct 2008 12:18PM
Beautiful composition, strengthened by the shadows. Sounds like a lovely place as long as you don't touch the turnips Wink
Joline Plus
14 30 59 United States
9 Oct 2008 12:28PM
What a fine shot! I enjoy the description as well. Your village must be a pleasure to live much history.
RTDS 12 Cyprus
9 Oct 2008 12:31PM
Great shot and very nice details.
videotec 12 8 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2008 12:43PM
Nice one John--Great information,
They were a bit hard in those days putting someone in the stocks for stealing a turnip,,.
lonely_oryx 13 61 55 England
9 Oct 2008 1:03PM
Simple but effective composition
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
9 Oct 2008 1:17PM
Good details and a interesting story

PattiW 15 24 2 United States
9 Oct 2008 1:20PM
Wonderful textures and shadows. Looks like a lovely place. I enjoyed your text describing the history, it adds tremendously to a photo of this nature. Lovely, I can't stop looking at it!
old timer 16 55 1 Scotland
9 Oct 2008 1:24PM
The kind of pic I'd take.
exposure Plus
16 6.0k United Kingdom
9 Oct 2008 1:42PM
Lovely detail and tones John and a lovely composition
9 Oct 2008 2:15PM
Classy capture, John, love the starkness of the red sandstone, and the shadows. Really interesting description, too. HDave :o)
gerrymac 13 10 1 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2008 2:18PM
Nicely cropped John,which is the really important thing in a shot like this....
photophantom 13 108 3 Philippines
9 Oct 2008 2:19PM
Well composed John with great light and color
Silverzone 13 2 England
9 Oct 2008 3:41PM
You should be an estate agent. Consider it SOLD. Super shot of a nice sounding place. Sylvia
Bob_V 13 1 2 United States
9 Oct 2008 3:42PM
What great detail in this fantastic comp.
RuthyJ 14 England
9 Oct 2008 3:53PM
Lovely light and textures in this. Excellant shot.
Scaramanga 13 60 6 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2008 4:01PM
Great composition. Love the write up too. You must have written the write up I read on the Internet about Gamblesby.
betts 12 1 England
9 Oct 2008 5:14PM
I love old gates and doors. Smashing shot.
9 Oct 2008 5:29PM
What a really good shot, I like the atmosphere you have captured with this image.
piccy 14 8 Wales
9 Oct 2008 5:41PM
Sounds a lovely place, tranquil, peaceful and very rural. Lovely shot.
well done very well
halena2 13 1 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2008 6:56PM
Great image,nice comp,& interesting write up.
nickyv32 Plus
13 135 England
9 Oct 2008 7:13PM
Great shot, love the detail and colouring.

FeatherFriend 13 38 217 England
9 Oct 2008 7:21PM
Nice write up and super image.
cassiecat 12 39 46 England
9 Oct 2008 7:34PM
nice compostion. lesley
Rach1970 12 14 1 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2008 7:50PM
Fab image John. So simple and yet so effective. It's going into my faves for sure.
Roly 13 Wales
9 Oct 2008 7:51PM
Nice image and great write up.

PeterBee 15 35 5 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2008 7:55PM
I love subjects like this - well composed and captured. A super little cameo.

helenlinda Plus
13 374 22 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2008 8:15PM
I grew up in Northamptonshire where our local stone was red sandstone with iron running throughit. So I appreciate the warmth of the stonework here. I like the shadows too. The facinating thing for me is that bin. Obviously a village with a great history. I wonder if any of your ancestors were in either the chapel , church or the stocks!!
Thanks for your many comments. I've been poor in returning them I know, but I have really appreciated your encouragement
bunbeam 15 2 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2008 8:17PM
brilliant shot,with an interesting story
challicew 13 1 1 South Africa
9 Oct 2008 8:24PM
3rd time this has been said:- Simple yet effective! I love this
Tigress 12 Scotland
9 Oct 2008 8:34PM
4th time ! Simple, but lovely. Avoid the turnips !!!!!
BURNSIE 12 25 4 England
9 Oct 2008 9:04PM
Great story, and capture.
D80daz 13 2 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2008 10:21PM
AS ABOVE for sure, spot on John, thank you for your many comments and votes ,do you ever sleep!!

derekv 13 3 England
9 Oct 2008 10:45PM
Great composition, textures and detail, John.
brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2008 8:09AM
Wow! A wonderfully composed shot with great shadow/light and textures in the stonework.
Thanks to digital photography, these subjects get more and more into the centre of attention. Great one,
Ayelet_A 12 11 3 Israel
10 Oct 2008 10:45AM
Well spotted and beautifully composed shot.
The history information certainly adds character to this already vivid image, well done.

markymook 12 6 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2008 6:02PM
Lovely image John and a very intresting write up.
Hebe 13 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2008 7:30PM
A wonderfully composed shot.
Costy 13 483 6 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2008 9:27AM
Effectively simple! Great work.
OMG 12 51 2 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2008 1:51AM
A great image that proves that simple is often the most effective. Lovely colour and texture. How much did it sell for?
Best wishes
jdenman 12 19 5 Spain
14 Oct 2008 12:00PM

Quote:A great image that proves that simple is often the most effective. Lovely colour and texture. How much did it sell for?
Best wishes

Thanks Derek,
the auction is this weekend, so shall pop along and stand at the back for when the hammer goes down. Might have to get my wife to bind my hands, as is a beautiful place I would love to buy. LOL
VIKI 14 18 1 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2008 8:42AM
Wonderful John!!

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