Green Fields

Those of you who regularly visit, read, or subscribe to this blog may recall a minimalist landscape I posted about 2-3 weeks ago. Click here to re-visit that image to compare that earlier images with those of today.

We were back to the self same spot (Ivinghoe Beacon on the edge of the Chiltern Hills) last week. What a difference three months makes. The earlier image was taken on 20 April. The greens were fresh and vibrant then.

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Now, 12 weeks later, the same field (a broader shot this time) has mellowed into a paler softer green. At first glance it may appear that there is a colour cast present but I believe the colour is true. The colour is mainly created by the undersurfaces of the long sheathing leaves of the growing crop before the process of ripening begins.

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The second image is from the same hill but in the opposite direction. Same overall tonal range. The hillier ground is in contrast to the expansive field – already looking scorched by the continued dry hot weather we are enjoying. Long may it continue, but certainly our lawn looks in urgent need of a drop of rain. Just don’t mention it too loudly!

Click either image for a larger and sharper version.

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About LensScaper

Hi - I'm a UK-based photographer who started out 45+ years ago as a lover of landscapes, inspired by my love of outdoor pursuits: skiing, walking and climbing. Now retired, I seldom leave home without a camera and I find images in unexpected places and from different genres. I work on the premise that Photography is Art and that creativity is dependent on the cultivation of 'A Seeing Eye'. I'm not averse to manipulating images to produce derivatives that may sometimes be far removed from the original.
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12 Responses to Green Fields

  1. ShimonZ says:

    the different colors of the seasons are all a pleasure, when we love a place… no sense in hanging on to the first flower of youth. That is life, isn’t it; the way it tumbles past… and we are dried and thirsty by the time winter comes, but there is pleasure in that too.

  2. oneowner says:

    We can see a dramatic difference in the seasons in these shots. We have been having unusually wet spring and summer so we haven’t seen any dried out areas (yet). We’re just a bit behind your curve.

  3. Lovely images Andy! Very inviting! 🙂

  4. Jimi Jones says:

    Really nice shot, Andy. Quite a difference since the heat has set in.

    Like Ken, here in the Mid-Atlantic it has been particularly wetter than usual and the humidity of August has been around for many weeks now. It’s a hot Summer but I am enjoying it.

    • LensScaper says:

      Thanks Jimi. We haven’t had a hot spell like this for quite a few years. I’ve read in the news about the colossal heat further west in the USA

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