Posts tagged ‘Agriculture’

Village Life: Harvest Time

A few more shots from Ramathra depicting the villagers hard at work in the fields bringing in the millet harvest. I vividly remember this day……it was hot and humid and out in the fields there was no shade. Not the sort of day for hard physical labour……..but then I’m a slightly overweight, unfit, pampered westerner who doesn’t have a village full of hungry mouths to feed: 

© Mark Simms Photography (2015)

Deep Furrows

As Good Friday was a gorgeous Spring day (and we weren’t in work) we took the opportunity to get out and about in the local area. This shot was taken in the village of Ness on the Wirral/Cheshire border and I was attracted by the shadows cast by the deep furrows in the field opposite the entrance to the Botanical Gardens, which we had just finished visiting. So I popped across the road, scrambled through a hedgerow and took this image:

Deep Furrows

© Mark Simms Photography (2014)

Wheat Field

I took these shots a few weeks ago not too long before the harvest. I pass this field everyday on my way to work and have often thought that it would make a good local subject. We had a very wet late Summer/early Autumn here on the Wirral and as you can see the field was somewhat waterlogged…..so much so in fact that I was actually standing knee-deep in water whilst I was trying to capture these.

The shots were all taken with the camera mounted on a tripod (also standing in the water) using my Canon 15-85mm lens and Kood ND Grad filters. The lens flare present in three of these shots is, I think, a result of using the ND Grads, because the 15-85 is usually pretty good at controlling flare. I did toy with the idea of trying to clone this out in post processing, because most of the time I find flare to be a little distracting, but I actually quite like the effect in these shots.

Copyright: © The Photography of Mark Simms (2012). All rights reserved.

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