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This field of flax lies just outside Canterbury,Kent,England. I was on the way to take my car into the garage, when I passed this beautiful field, full of blue flowers. I decided that I had to come back and get some photos.
Flax is of course used in the production of fabrics such as Linen.
Canon 20D
Sigma 17-70mm@17
ISO 100
Processed in Photoshop.
302 views 22/06/2012
Featured in the groups, “The Silky Touch” and “The landscapes of our world”

I started my working life in a press agency called Central Press Photos. After learning my trade in Fleet Street, I moved into more commercial and architectual work. I have also spent many a saturday chasing from one wedding to another. These days I photograph anything that takes my eye.

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  • Roger Mann
    Roger Mannover 3 years ago

    A superb shot with well balanced colour in spite of the sunset. Flax is a gorgeous crop.

  • Thanks Roger.

    – Geoff Carpenter

  • Stuart Chapman
    Stuart Chapmanover 3 years ago

    Whereabouts just outside of Canterbury Geoff? Stunning field full of colour and the sunset’s superb.

  • Hi Stuart. As you drive from Sarre towards Canterbury, there is a roundabout with an industrial park on the left hand side. The field is to the right,just before the roundabout.

    – Geoff Carpenter

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawover 3 years ago

    Lovely shot Geoff – I thought this field was Linseed – just shows what I know!

  • Thanks Bob. You are right, it is also known as Linseed!

    – Geoff Carpenter

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 3 years ago

    This is so beautiful Geoff, gorgeous colours,terrific capture

  • Many thanks Pauline :-)

    – Geoff Carpenter

  • FelicityB
    FelicityBover 3 years ago

    Another super shot Geoff!

  • Thanks a lot Felicity :-)

    – Geoff Carpenter

  • fauselr
    fauselrover 3 years ago

    very nice

  • Thanks Ray.

    – Geoff Carpenter

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 3 years ago

    ((your vote is needed here !!!)

  • Thanks for the banner Francis!

    – Geoff Carpenter

  • Christopher Cullen
    Christopher Cu...over 3 years ago

    great shot. I have found it so hard to cover they blueness of fields with such small flowers but you have done it very well here

  • Many thanks for your kind comment Christopher. I have also tried in the past but this is my best effort yet!

    – Geoff Carpenter

  • GlennTunaley
    GlennTunaleyover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous shot Geoff!

  • Thanks Glenn, much appreciated!

    – Geoff Carpenter

  • Greta  McLaughlin
    Greta McLaughlinover 3 years ago

    What a beautiful shot!!! Love the angle, the colors and the lighting!!! Outstanding work!!!!

  • Thanks Greta, you are too kind :-)

    – Geoff Carpenter

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