Constable

The other side of Constable Country.


Was up early this morning so left early hoping the fog would still be around when I got into Suffolk…it was, but not much, so I gave up on that idea and popped down to Flatford and Dedham Vale to take this very Constable like photograph that I then pushed through the new Topaz Impressions to make it even more Constabley 😉


The opposite side of the mill to that normally seen – the Hay Wain was painted on the other side of that building. It was a lovely early evening to walk around – Kingfishers darting up and down the river…but when you looked across the landscape there was still the remains of the fog from this morning.


After a few days of flat grey skies we had a really nice day today and I visited Flatford…home of Constable’s Hay Wain. I set off towards Dedham down the River Stour, there were plenty of people rowing up and down, The young couple on the right had got themselves into a little trouble grounding themselves into the bank, it took them a good five minutes to dislodge themselves and get going again.


This was originally called The Harvest, then my wife pointed out that actually, this was what was left after the harvest has taken place…

I’ve been driving past this field looking at these straw bales for a couple of weeks now. Today I was early enough to jump out of the car and photograph them. It’s just outside East Bergholt in Suffolk where John Constable was born, so it’s quite possible that he’d seen something similar, obviously not with the machine made rounds and definitely not with the A12 roaring past just behind him 😉