Harvest at Liddington Hill

Harvest is a magical time in Wiltshire's countryside, especially when illuminated by golden evening sunshine. I prefer round bales to the more common rectangular ones as their form is much more interesting. The beech clump on Liddington Hill is a well-known landmark, visible from the M4 motorway. On the last evening of summer the bales, tree clump, evening light and sky came together to make a pleasing image. I composed with the nearest bale and the tree clump on opposite thirds of the picture. Getting enough separation between the nearest and further bales needed a little extra height, so I mounted my tripod on top of another bale. Optimising the composition meant I had to roll that bale into the right position - another advantage of round bales over rectangular ones!