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FIELDS OF GOLD

Throughout the month of May, Perthshire seemingly becomes a patchwork quilt as rapeseed crops flower and take on their characteristic startling colour. Fields of yellow-gold spring up as if by magic then, after a few short weeks, the splendid sight fades as the flowers start to drop off and fields turn a lighter turquoise colour before harvesting begins in August.

These are a few photos from one glorious evening in May and remind me of one of my favourite songs “Field of Gold” sung by Sting; albeit the fields in the song were of barley!

 

field of rapeseed with evening shadows | Auchterarder | Perthshire

field of rapeseed with evening shadows | Auchterarder | Perthshire

A stitched panorama of three frames shot using the shift function on my Tilt+Shift lens.
1/8 sec @ f/11  ISO 64  Nikon D810 with 24mm f/3.5 Tilt + Shift lens

 

rapeseed flower | Auchterarder | Perthshire

rapeseed flower | Auchterarder | Perthshire

1/400 sec @ f/4.5  ISO 125  Nikon D810 with 24-70mm f/2.8 lens @ 70mm

 

rapeseed under a brooding sky | Auchterarder | Perthshire

rapeseed under a brooding sky | Auchterarder | Perthshire

No post of mine would be complete without the token monochrome image!
1/15 sec @ f/11  ISO 125  Nikon D810 with 16-35mm f/4 lens @ 21mm

 

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