This place has surely got to be the most photographed barn in Dorset!
I last visited this picturesque Dorset barn at sunrise on 11th July 2015, when the field around it was full of wheat. However, the yellow oilseed rape was what I’d really wanted to see, but apparently this only comes around approximately every four years (four-year crop rotation I guess).
So, nearly a year on from the last time, the weather conditions were ideal, but for some reason I wasn’t really that enthusiastic. Nevertheless, I pushed myself to try again and, luckily, I was the first person in the field at this particular time.
The field was soon ‘awash’ with other photographers. In some ways that’s quite interesting as you meet other people, but in others it’s a bit annoying because you don’t want to be in someone’s way and vice versa.
I’m not entirely happy with my photograph here, but perhaps that’s just because it feels as if I haven’t taken anything new, because so many other people have the same kind of shot.
I now wonder if I should have repeated last year’s the sunrise shot, because that worked particularly well with the barn and the wheat. Maybe I’ll force myself to go back for a second visit this year, or maybe I’ll just leave it right here.
Update – 4th May 2016
Back at the Dorset barn at sunrise, but this time I took photos from a different perspective. This view of the barn amongst rapeseed oil plants is one that I haven’t seen in anyone else’s photos, and I’m quite pleased with the way this turned out.