Harvest time view over the fields from Hothill Lane (an ancient ‘Green Lane’) near Cornworthy in the South Hams of Devon.

The first six months of 2010 had been the driest for the last ninety years.

Cereal growers were concerned about the impact of the moisture deficit (due to the absence of Atlantic “rain bearing” weather systems) during the critical June period.

With the drought effects across much of Europe it led to a sudden increase in cereal prices as traders feared a shortage.

Persistent rain across the southwest at the end of August raised concerns about the quality of crops still to be cut.

Luckily there was period of exceptionally dry weather in the last week of August which saved the cereal crops from spoiling.

Best Viewed Large!


Pentax K-X

Pentax 18-55mm SMC/ DAL lens

Hoya Circular Polarizer

Pseudo ‘photo-realistic’ HDR created in Photomatix Pro 3.2 from ‘bracketing’ of one RAW file (in Pentax Digital Utility 4). Black and White processing in Adobe Photoshop 6.0


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An emerging landscape photographer based in Totnes, South Devon, UK – Phil Hemsley (a.k.a. ‘Morpheus71’ – from his graffiti days) is incredibly lucky to live between stunning beaches and fantastic moorland – he loves walking in the moors, climbing the cliffs and catching waves.

He is passionate about using visual imagery to capture the emotions, atmosphere and action of his subjects. His highly detailed work reflects his passion for rich light, colour and contrasting textures.

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  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawalmost 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Cheers Bob :)

    – phil hemsley

  • Yhun Suarez
    Yhun Suarezalmost 4 years ago the title man!..and a great work! :)

  • Thanks very much for the comments – the idea was bouncing round in my head to do a harvest photo for a few weeks and had ammused myself with the working title for most of that time. Was stoked to get some funky clouds when it all came together :)

    – phil hemsley

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchalmost 4 years ago

    Wowwww….LOVE those clouds!!!!

  • Hugely grateful for the comments Laurie and thanks so much for adding it to your favourites:)

    – phil hemsley

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezalmost 4 years ago

    this is a wall hanger. what beautiful atmosphere. amazing light and point of view. fav!!!

  • Thank you so much for the lovely comment Isa – very grateful for that:)

    – phil hemsley

  • linaji
    linajialmost 4 years ago

    Genre: Photography Sept 2010

  • Wow! Hugely grateful for the feature Linaji – cheers:)

    – phil hemsley

  • Therese M Smith
    Therese M Smithalmost 4 years ago

    Very pretty.

  • Very grateful for the comment Therese:)

    – phil hemsley

  • PSL1
    PSL1almost 4 years ago

    A fantastic composition mate.

  • Very grateful for the comments Peter – cheers:)

    – phil hemsley

  • Country  Pursuits
    Country Pursuitsalmost 4 years ago

    Love that title.
    Excellent capture also.

    Please consider adding it to this group.

  • Glad the title amuses you:) Thanks ever so much for the comments Richard – cheers:)

    – phil hemsley

  • amyrey
    amyreyalmost 4 years ago

    like the sky dominated crop very much.

  • Very grateful for your comments Amy – the clouds stole the show so I felt it only respectful to give them centre stage! Thanks so much for adding it to your favourites too:)

    – phil hemsley

  • SRana
    SRanaalmost 4 years ago

    stunning composition

  • Your comment id very much appreciated SRana – thanks so much for adding it to your favourites too:)

    – phil hemsley

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