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Spring in Cropwell Bishop

By redstag  
Last week Rachel, my wife, asked me if we had any pictures of the village. My son was doing a project on the history of the village and wanted something to show the village as it is now.
Much to my shame I realised that I had lived here for over 13 years and not actually taken any pictures around the village.
This is the first of a series of about 8 different images. It is a 6 shot HDR processed using Photomatix 3.0.

Cropwell Bishop is one of a handful of villages in the vale of Belvoir (Pron Beever) which makes Stilton Cheese. The cheese takes its name from the village on the great North Road because this was where travellers would come across the cheese, it isn't actually made there at all.
It is believed that the village gets its name from the nearby hill which was known as Crop Hill.
The church is dedicated to St Giles.

I'll try and find out a bit more before I upload the next image.


Tags: Church Architecture Nottinghamshire Hdr Cropwell bishop Landscape and travel Church street Nottingham road

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Chant57 Plus
12 395 3 United Kingdom
4 May 2008 12:31PM
Lovely detail and colour Jon

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4 May 2008 12:32PM
Lovely image, no obtrusive traffic to speak of.
redstag 12 100 15 United Kingdom
4 May 2008 12:34PM
That took quite a bit of patience, Crippo, you'd be amazed how many cars come through just after you've set a shot up! LOL.
Wooly 12 112 4 England
4 May 2008 12:46PM
Nice work Jon. You live very close to Alison's sister in Harby.

MikeH 13 217 4 United Kingdom
4 May 2008 12:51PM
It's very often the case that we ignore the stuff right on our doorsteps. Looks a nice village Jon, perhaps something in the FG would help, a lollipop lady or a speed camera maybe but perhaps they were not in your prop bag that day! LOL ,

redstag 12 100 15 United Kingdom
4 May 2008 12:55PM
Alan, yes, very close to Harby, drop in next time your passing maybe. A pint at the Wheatsheaf is highly recommended.
Mike, props not available, and don't mention speed cameras!!!!!
4 May 2008 2:10PM
There's a nice pub on the left!
Marvellous beer and grub.
Nice local shot.

MalcolmS Plus
12 1.2k 13 England
4 May 2008 2:35PM
has much of a pastel feel to it Jon

Eviscera 11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
4 May 2008 3:05PM
thats a lovely corner of england mate , postcardtastic !

Briwooly 12 452 5 England
4 May 2008 3:43PM
Made a excellent job of this one Jon look forward to more,

rmr 10 1 Wales
4 May 2008 3:48PM
super composition the ,hdr work v well ion this one
Rob_Taylor 13 661 5 Wales
4 May 2008 7:26PM
It's a lovely shot, a worthy image, more than just a record shot.
I'm the same myself, lived here over 15 years now and don't have any pictures of the village at all to speak of.
I can't 'see' anything that's here and there's always telegraph poles and streetlights spoiling the scene but I'm probably being too picky.
This has inspired me to have a go at photographing my local area more.
Cheers Smile

nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
4 May 2008 7:33PM
Lovely shot, great detail.

redstag 12 100 15 United Kingdom
4 May 2008 8:54PM
Rob you should try it, it is very challenging, but I've got a lot out of this exercise.
JohnnyGraham 12 102 Scotland
5 May 2008 1:03AM
nice lead ins and well composed and equally well processed..

only slight crit I can come up with is the slight haloing with the trees but im anally retentive when it comes to that! Photomatrix hates trees!
GillyB Plus
12 317 8 United Kingdom
5 May 2008 10:25AM
Lovely image Jon, I expect you will have the locals queueing at your door to buy this series.

redstag 12 100 15 United Kingdom
5 May 2008 12:17PM
Oh dear Johnny, thought I'd done quite well with them, I do see what you mean, and it is an issue with photomatix.
Bodiewil 10 46 Wales
6 May 2008 6:38PM
What an amazing series of images... fantastic Jon

Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
28 May 2008 7:13PM
A superbly composed village scene, it looks a pleasant place to live

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