Summer Harvest

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    I've been meaning to get down to this part of Kent for a couple of years. I finally made it this morning but I think really I was about a week late - they're in the middle of the harvest already! A few days ago and the field on the right in the background would have been all purple. Still, it was probably the easiest photograph I've made in a long time. The location of this particular field is right by the side of the road, I had to walk all of 20 metres.

    It's not really the usual type of photograph I like to make. It's a bit "rule-of-thirdsy." The composition is too obvious, but with no public access into the filed at this time of the morning, my options were limited.

    Something I was considering was losing the two white kiosks in Photoshop, but as they are there throughout the lavender bloom they become a semi-permanent part of the landscape. Because of this I left them in. Did I do the right thing?

    Olivia L'Estrange-Bell, and 53 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. jammo s 34 months ago | reply

      WOW the purple in this image is fantastic, so vibrant, great shot

    2. Don Tiffney 34 months ago | reply

      Well Nigel what a stunning bit of colour, a cracking sight & shot,
      PS Any nearer getting an RZ?
      PPS Yes kiosks AOK!

    3. Nigel Morton 34 months ago | reply

      Thanks Don. I just missed out on this: to be honest I'm not too bothered as I'm still reeling from the effects of having to buy a new car unexpectedly. I'll keep you posted.

    4. arthur itis 34 months ago | reply

      Excellent shot - like the flow of the composition

    5. Don Tiffney 34 months ago | reply

      That looked a good bargain Nigel, never mind another will come along soon!

    6. snowyturner 34 months ago | reply

      Beautiful image. I think the kiosks add a bit of interest to the middle ground.

    7. David.Preston 34 months ago | reply

      But I love that it's rule-of-thirdsy!! Magnificent view. And the tones in the sky go so well with the lavender.

    8. S l a w e k 34 months ago | reply

      Beautiful mosaic of textures and colour harmonies

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    9. HouseofPIC 34 months ago | reply

      Brilliant... thanks for posting.

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    10. • Paul Morton 34 months ago | reply

      Really nice shot Nigel, it doesn't matter that it was 'handed on a plate' at the side of the road. I would personally lose the 2 white huts, they catch my eye a bit too much.

    11. Nigel Morton 34 months ago | reply

      Thanks Paul. I took your advice and got rid of some of the clutter. I've posted it here. It's so much better for it.

    12. goldrooster707 33 months ago | reply

      gorgeous colors. great nature scenes.
      thanks for shared.

    13. SusiBart 24 months ago | reply

      I didn't even notice the kiosks till you mentioned them! Awesome photo - love lavender! I saw this photo on Facebook and was keen to find the source if i could....glad i did :) Congratulations, it is really beautiful and a very popular shot!

    14. Nigel Morton 24 months ago | reply

      Thank you for your kind words. I hope to go back this year in early July. Nigel

    15. ☼Sol.Digital☼ [deleted] 23 months ago | reply

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      _______ This is stunning capture !______


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    16. Colskier1 14 months ago | reply

      Wonderful color and light.

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