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 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