chunter

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Sunny Fields

Fields of rapeseed abound in the Wiltshire countryside at this time of year. This was taken on Sunday, when I forgot completely about the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix being televised in this country from just after midday. (And the company I work for sponsors one of the teams!)

It was one of those hazy, sunny days when the sky was most uninteresting, so I composed this with the merest fraction of it showing.

Sunny Fields

Fields of rapeseed abound in the Wiltshire countryside at this time of year. This was taken on Sunday, when I forgot completely about the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix being televised in this country from just after midday. (And the company I work for sponsors one of the teams!)

It was one of those hazy, sunny days when the sky was most uninteresting, so I composed this with the merest fraction of it showing.

comments (9)

very very expressive. A sea of yellow. nice
chunter: There's so much of this at this time of year in Wiltshire. I's hard to miss it. Thank you as always for your comments.
This is exactly synomous with springtime... nature in colours, I really like these yellow seeds.
chunter: Spring it is, but last weekend when I took this it felt like summer. The next couple of days began with temperatures hovering just above zero. That's England for you. Always good to see you here Florence, thank you.
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 18 Apr 2007, 14:15
like the pipe in your signature. oh yeah and about the photo.. wonderful.
chunter: Cheers nev.

Got the pipe, just waiting for the slippers now and that's me ready for the scrap heap.
Gosh, this evokes strong, strong memories of France. I can remember driving past, fields and fields of the stuff. Funny how memories can come and give you a jolt, like this one, and everything is attached....the smells, the music, the girls....
chunter: You lived in France too? I was there for a year, just south of Fontainebleau in a lovely little village called Bois-le-Roi, not far from the Seine. I was 12/13. I didn't notice things like this then. The landlady's daughter however.....!
  • Monika
  • London
  • 18 Apr 2007, 19:52
I have seen similar fields of rapeseed last weekend from the motorway but there was no possibility to stop and take a photo... I like the composition of yours, even if the sky is minimized, the line of trees makes nice contast. I like especially these white trees, in full blossom... Ehhh... Wonders of the countryside... Great job Colin!
chunter: Yes, although it's ordinary to me, it occurred to me that some of our friends across the seas, or even our own 'townies', don't get to see very much of our lovely countryside, so I thought I'd try to give them a flavour of it. And it gets me of my backside too!
Nice geometry here- I love all the cool-toned distant detail all scrunched up in the top third, balancing the warm yellow mass below- good one!
chunter: Thanks David. I don't always get it right, but visual balance is what I usually aim for, whatever the subject.
  • L.Reis
  • Lisbon
  • 18 Apr 2007, 23:28
Lovely yellow tapestry. Really beautiful.
chunter: Tapestry! That's the word I was fishing for but it eluded me. Thanks Digit@l Pixel. Glad you like it.
  • Ellie
  • 19 Apr 2007, 00:42
Oh I Just hate this stuff! But, it makes for a good picture, I like the way it fades off into the distance
chunter: It smells pretty good on a sunny day too! Why do you hate it? I'm pretty ambivalent as I don't know much about it.
This is one of those photographies that we are customary to see in the month of April of many calendars. Absolutely brilliant! I put it in my Likey's. Bravo Colin
chunter: So glad you likey, José.

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