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THE HARVESTED FIELD

As a son of farming stock, I am consciously aware of the changing seasons and the workflow of the farming year. By late autumn, crops have been harvested with the precious grain safely stored while straw, as a by-product of the crop, has been machined into huge cylinder-shaped bales awaiting pickup at the farmer’s convenience; eventually all that is left to show is the forlorn, rough stubble heralding the inevitable approach of winter. Thereafter the cycle begins again: ploughing …… sowing …… harvesting as it has for millennia.

the harvested field | Perthshire

the harvested field | Perthshire

1/10 sec @ f/11  ISO 100  Nikon D800 with 70-200mm f/2.8 lens @ 200mm

 

the harvested field | Perthshire

the harvested field | Perthshire

1/6 sec @ f/11  ISO 100  Nikon D800 with 70-200mm f/2.8 lens @ 105mm

 

stubble | the harvested field | Perthshire

stubble | the harvested field | Perthshire

The rows of stubble form interesting leading lines in a photograph.
0.6 sec @ f/16  ISO 100  Nikon D800 with 45mm f/2.8 Tilt + Shift lens

 

the harvested field | Perthshire

the harvested field | Perthshire

The colours of autumn.
1.3 sec @ f/16  ISO 100  Nikon D800 with 45mm f/2.8 Tilt + Shift lens

 

cloud and straw bales| the harvested field | Perthshire

cloud and straw bales| the harvested field | Perthshire

I love this cloud floating high above a random scattering of bales.
1 sec @ f/16  ISO 100  Nikon D800 with 16-35mm f/4 lens @ 24mm

 

end of the day | the harvested field | Perthshire

end of the day | the harvested field | Perthshire

The end of the day and the reward of a fiery orange-red sky.
5 sec @ f/16  ISO 100  Nikon D800 with 16-35mm f/4 lens @ 24mm

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