Beneath your feet

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:

stubble (ˈstʌbəl)
1. (Agriculture)
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]

Evening light ...


  1. Sue · August 9, 2015

    Nice leading lines, Robin!

    • northumbrianlight · August 10, 2015

      Thanks Sue – I had to traipse half way across the field to pick them up – inconsiderate farmers 🙂

      • Sue · August 10, 2015


  2. LaVagabonde · August 9, 2015

    Such rich colors in this. Love the contrast with the blue and gold.

    • northumbrianlight · August 10, 2015

      Thanks Julie – the perfectly natural combination of mother nature and the X100s Fujichrome preset 😉

  3. PatCallahanPhotography · August 9, 2015

    Very nice!

    • northumbrianlight · August 10, 2015

      Thanks Pat – I caught that just in time – seconds later the sun disappeared behind clouds for the night.

  4. milfordstreet · August 10, 2015

    I like how it draws the eye in….very nice.

  5. Thom Hickey · August 10, 2015

    Thanks. Something touchingly elegiac here. Regards Thom.

    • northumbrianlight · August 10, 2015

      Thanks for looking Thom – the first signs of the passing of another year.

  6. sustainabilitea · August 10, 2015

    I really like your choice for this challenge. Heaven forbid that my leg stubble ever gets that long, though!! 🙂


  7. socialbridge · August 11, 2015

    Magnificent, Robin.

    • northumbrianlight · August 11, 2015

      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 🙂

      • socialbridge · August 11, 2015

        I’m not sure how fit anyone has ever got ‘wandering.’ If we’re talking creative fitness, that’s quite another matter, of course.

      • northumbrianlight · August 11, 2015

        I’m a golfer Jean – I do a lot of wandering, rarely on the fairway 😉

      • socialbridge · August 11, 2015

        Oh the rough is much more interesting and inspiring. It’s one of those pathless places I know rather well.

  8. restlessjo · August 11, 2015

    I recognise that factory, Robin 🙂 Thank you for the definitions!

    • northumbrianlight · August 11, 2015

      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 🙂

  9. Leya · August 11, 2015

    I would not like to have those beneath my feet, but beautiful to look at!

  10. Malin Ellisdotter H · August 12, 2015

    It’s almost Swedish… yellow and blue. 😉

    Fantastic image, Robin. Lovely colours!

    • northumbrianlight · August 12, 2015

      Good thinking Malin 🙂 The X100s Velvia preset sometimes overdoes the saturation but I can never bring myself to tone it down.

  11. rabirius · August 14, 2015

    Amazing details and composition.

    • northumbrianlight · August 15, 2015

      Many thanks, much appreciated. All credit to the Fujinon prime 😉

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