Golden Summer

On the way to the beach for my last shot, I could resist stopping and shooting these wheat fields before they are cut. There was a beautiful old barn to the left but the light wasn't right for it, so I kept it more simple. Pretty cliched in many ways but that blue/gold colour combo always works for me. It is especially good on old Zeiss glass as in the case. I used my 35-70mm contax. Just a polariser for the sky and no grads.

Looks nice out there at the moment from the window, so if I get a chance I might run up the road with the camera :) Thanks for looking.


I have updated my website fairly extensively including a whole new Gallery of images totally unseen by anyone of a local beach. Work goes on and a brand new B&W gallery will be appearing soon. Links to the Autumn Colour Workshop on Dartmoor that Andy Farrer and I are running in November are also there. in my Blog.


Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Exposure 0.025 sec (1/40)

Focal Length 38 mm

Aperture f/11.0

ISO Speed 100

Exposure Bias +1/3 EV

  • G3orge Dalziel 3y

    Love the movement and those dark liness.
  • CameliaTWU 3y

    Great shot! Congratulations on Explore!
  • bernard jourdain 3y

    magnifique ce contraste
  • TexasB2012 3y

    Love it
  • Navaneeth KN 3y

    Love your pictures. Happy to see this photo in explore. Congratulations
  • Tony Armstrong 3y

    Wonderful Summer image Joe. Polariser has done a great job on that sky. Just seen Arild's misty mountain shot, a great image that seems to have upset you a little! :-)

  • Mark 3y

    Very nice joe. Never tire of this kind of shot
  • Chip Miller 3y

    Gorgeous work as always, Joe. Now off to visit your gallery.
  • _SG_ 3y

    fantastic shot

    [ via flickriver explore  --_SG_ ]
  • Martin Mattocks 3y

    Cracking shot Joe, great comp and colours.. Like those tracks work well
  • Teresa Fernández Naranjo 3y

    Bonitas las tonalidades , buena imagén , saludos de Teresa
  • Owen O'Grady 3y

    Beautiful Shot.
  • Jasper Troje-Tuck 3y

    the clouds and the colours and just everything in this is so nice it's great and I love it
  • A. Alwosaibie 3y

    very beautiful work..
  • Marc Briggs 3y

    I so love this...instant fave!
    Just a great comp with big instant impact. Great colors and textures and crossed tracks are great. Really nice!
  • christophe cloud 3y

    Magnific compo , congratulations !

  • Brian Sayle 3y

    Excellent landscape shot
  • Fly bye! 3y

    Great lead-in lies there, Joe! ;-) Nice contrast between the busy wheat field and the empty(ish) sky...not the best weather for most landscape photography but it would have been nice to have had a better summer that looked like this year then, eh!
  • Andrei Reinol 3y

    Beautiful golden light on foreground. Great vertical shot.
  • Mihai Virschi 3y

    Beautiful Picture !
    I Love this photo
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Taken on July 28, 2012
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