When barley ripens, before the heads naturally droop, the long spikes on the seeds stand vertical and tinted at the tips. Capturing the effect of a field of this growing grain is nigh impossible, as even the slightest of wind movements stirs the plants and sends waves of erratic movement across the surface of the field. Images from one early summer on the top of Charlton Down in Dorset where it catches the breeze.

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