Early Barley. I love walking in the fields round here – where it's virtually all arable farming – and watching the progress of the crops. Right now the barley is almost fully formed and the heads are starting to bend over. It's a delicate crop and the fields have been swaying like the ocean in the breeze. Strong winds have almost flattened parts of some fields and I hope that won't cause problems for later. A few weeks of sun and we'll be into harvest time. [June 2004]
• 2005 East Anglian Federation (EAF) Exhibition
Technical: Nikon D100, 50mm f/1.4 lens, 1/350 at f/4, ISO200
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