Barley crop nearly ready for harvest: Ripening barley lit by the late evening June sun in the fields around an English village (1)

The barley growing around my village is ripening fast now. The colour is changing to gold and the heavy heads are bowing down. The fields were bathed in gentle warm light just before sunset when I took these pictures, highlighting the nuances of hue, shading and shape.

Ripening barley lit by the late evening June sun in the fields around an English village (2) 

Ripening barley lit by the late evening June sun in the fields around an English village (3)

Ripening barley lit by the late evening June sun in the fields around an English village (4)

Ripening barley ready for harvesting in the fields around an English village (5)

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6 Replies to “Barley in June”

  1. Hello, Lucy. You are quite right about the difficulty of getting a clear shot of barley. It was just very calm that particular evening. Previously, I had been frustrated in my attempts to get the picture I wanted and so have been taking short videos to illustrate the way the barley moves in the wind. I’ll post some clips soon.

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  2. This was photographed a couple of years ago in Dorset, England. I am sure that most countries would have standing crops of barley in June but the exact stage of ripening and development would depend on the weather at the time.

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