Fields of Rape

09 May 12

Posted at 12:41

Another photoblog from the area around my home. At this time of year across much of the UK the fields are an unatural yellow due to farmers growing rapeseed. The crop is now prolfic, I believe due to EU subsidies. At this time the crops are in flower and present some good photo opportunities. The only problem is at present the south of the country is in a depression (climate as well as economic). It has been raining endlessly and most days have been grey - not ideal for capturing the field of rape. Last Monday, a public holiday so naturally wet and cold! I decided come what may I would wander across the fields and take some pics. The 'weather God' must have noticed as for a brief period the clouds opened up and a little sunlight peered though.

Rapeseed 1

The image above is looking West from the infamous Blue Lagoon.

Below is looking North back towards Arlesey.


Another shot from a lower viewpoint.

Rapeseed 3

and a final shot shortly before the heavens opened up and I trudged off home!

Rapeseed 4

Hopefuly before the flowers have died we will see some settled weather!!