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Photographing Summer Hay Bales
Lens: Pentax 60-250mm F4 Camera: Pentax K1 Photo Location: Worcestershire, UK ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/60s Aperture: F4 
Posted By: Sunburn, 09-05-2019, 12:16 PM

The summer months are fading fast and Autumn feels as though its just around the corner, with this, the farmers have started the harvesting of the Hay and leaving the hay bales out in the field ready for collection.


Forgetting to photograph this each and every year I made a concerted effort not to this summer and made my way out in to the hay fields of Worcestershire to capture this seasonal activity and the Hay Bales

With each passing day of the week just gone the fields containing the hay bales had begun to disappear as the farmers had started their collections. Working full time only provided an opportunity to shoot straight after work on my way home. I had identified several fields at the start of the week that would be suitable for a spot of hay bale photography, but by the time I actually managed to get out with the camera I was left with just one field remaining.

Sensing that time was not on my side I chanced my luck with the weather and the farmers in order to photograph the curious bales of hay dotted throughout the fields near to my home in Worcestershire. The light was poor and the weather although promising to start earlier in the day had turned into a dark and overcast evening.

Although my first attempt didn't quite go to plan a revisit the following day allowed me to capture the hay bales with the light of a warm summer sunset. The compositions were made even more interesting with the backdrop of Dunstall Castle set off in the distance.

Cheeky Midweek Video. Me trying to photograph Hay Bales.. Its harder than you think. > <a href="https://youtu.be/xdHK7L-P2CY" rel="noreferrer nofollow">youtu.be/xdHK7L-P2CY</a>

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Beautiful shot on a seemingly warm summer day!
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Beautifully done! Great colors and clarity, and all of the layers of fields all the way back to the far tree line really make it special.
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That all came together very well. An excellent shot!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Suhail Quote
Beautiful shot on a seemingly warm summer day!
Thank you, it was warm in the sun but very breezy, as soon as the sun started to set it went off quite chilly, been cooler here since - Autumn is on its was for sure.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ToddK Quote
Beautifully done! Great colors and clarity, and all of the layers of fields all the way back to the far tree line really make it special.
Thank you, air quality wasn't great, but all the dust was catching the sunlight in a rather soft and subtle way, I think this added to the layering of the details in the image.

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QuoteOriginally posted by PJ1 Quote
That all came together very well. An excellent shot!
Thank you. I got a few others from the night, which you can see in the video. But this one is my personal favorite.
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