Travelling to see Kathryn's Mom and Dad we often drive along the A41 between Shropshire and Chester. Opposite the turning to Lilleshall there is a field with one of those tree's that just begs to be photographed.
When the crops were still just turning from green to their familiar golden colour I made a special journey to take an image. The weather was ‘playing ball’ and looked very promising.
I parked up perhaps a mile away in a lane and walked through a couple of fields and a thicket and barbed wire field divide. I was careful to walk along the tracks as best I could so as not to damage the farmer’s crops.
I have to say this photograph has its inspiration from a Joe Cornish image. I love Joe’s work and he is a great influence on my own photographs.
I used the tracks in the crops as a lead into the image as they scathed through from left to right. The lone tree picks up the low sun coming in from the right of the image.
I am a sucker for ‘good clouds’ and here I used my B&W Circular Polariser to give them improved contrast. A Polariser is at its most effective at right angles to the light so with the sun coming in from my right hand side it worked very well. Skies often make or break a Landscape photograph so I was pleased with the way this image came together.
Camera: Nikon D3
Lens: Nikkor 16-35 f4 VR @ 27mm
Exposure: 0.5 sec @ f16, ISO 200
Filters: Lee ND Grads & B&W Circular Polariser
Near Lilleshall, Shropshire, England