In the past, fields and enclosures were relatively small, but in the drive to make farming more economical, hedgerows have been uprooted to create larger fields for easier cultivation. As a result the countryside has lost some if its intimacy and wildlife has lost its habitat.
In this image a brief clutch of weathered trees is the sole reminder that once there was a well-defined hedge. Replaced by a fence. In the foreground the field’s chalk base is scored by the tractor’s path.
A minimalist scene and a brief post as I’m in a bit of a hurry today, busy making the finishing touches to a talk to be delivered to the Camera Club at the Royal Society of Medicine tomorrow entitled: ‘The Seeing Eye: Getting the Picture, Developing the Image’. More about that in the weeks to come.