barley

Another glorious day meant it was way to hot to venture out until 8.00pm in the evening. With sunset not until 9.20pm that’s not such a problem, the woods were still really dark with the heavy summer canopy blocking out much of the sunlight…so, this is a public footpath we (still) haven’t followed across the field of barley. I haven’t done any HDR for a while – so it was nice to run this shot through Photomatix to create this shot.

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On my way into work this morning I noticed that there had been some pretty substantial rain – very large pools of water across the road. I suspect this had caught out the farmer as he was combining the barley – the combine harvester was here when I arrived at 9 o’clock and hadn’t moved by lunchtime…it was still there when I left at half past five. Fingers crossed it dries out OK for him.


Another shot from Brantham, the village I now work from. I carried on down the farmers track towards the River Stour – I was hoping I could get onto the coastline, alas, whilst I could get within about 800yds there was no obvious way through and I needed to head back home. So, on the way back to the car I took this shot of the barley being grown there with Manningtree in the distance.