Beneath my feet on this summer evening, straight lines of stubble leading down the hill from Beaufront Woodhead to the fringes of Hexham. Like me, a field too lazy to shave:
a. the stubs of stalks left in a field where a crop has been cut and harvested
b. (as modifier): a stubble field.
2. any bristly growth or surface
[C13: from Old French estuble, from Latin stupula, variant of stipula stalk, stem, stubble]
Nice leading lines, Robin!
Thanks Sue – I had to traipse half way across the field to pick them up – inconsiderate farmers 🙂
Such rich colors in this. Love the contrast with the blue and gold.
Thanks Julie – the perfectly natural combination of mother nature and the X100s Fujichrome preset 😉
Thanks Pat – I caught that just in time – seconds later the sun disappeared behind clouds for the night.
I like how it draws the eye in….very nice.
Many thanks – all credit to the GPS controlled tractor 😉
Thanks. Something touchingly elegiac here. Regards Thom.
Thanks for looking Thom – the first signs of the passing of another year.
I really like your choice for this challenge. Heaven forbid that my leg stubble ever gets that long, though!! 🙂
Many thanks Janet – not sure how I should respond to that 🙂
Thanks Jean – I wandered down the bottom of the field last night for a different angle but it didn’t look as good as the first. It keeps you fit this blogging/photography 🙂
I’m not sure how fit anyone has ever got ‘wandering.’ If we’re talking creative fitness, that’s quite another matter, of course.
I’m a golfer Jean – I do a lot of wandering, rarely on the fairway 😉
Oh the rough is much more interesting and inspiring. It’s one of those pathless places I know rather well.
I recognise that factory, Robin 🙂 Thank you for the definitions!
I like to be of service Jo 😉 Aha, the iconic Egger chimney – light aircraft use it for navigation into Newcastle I am told. Not sure what they do at night 🙂
I would not like to have those beneath my feet, but beautiful to look at!
Not bad for back-scratching though 🙂
It’s almost Swedish… yellow and blue. 😉
Fantastic image, Robin. Lovely colours!
Good thinking Malin 🙂 The X100s Velvia preset sometimes overdoes the saturation but I can never bring myself to tone it down.
Amazing details and composition.
Many thanks, much appreciated. All credit to the Fujinon prime 😉