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photoblog image The Photographers Spring Bonus 1/5

The Photographers Spring Bonus 1/5

I always think that those of us photographers who live in or near country areas have a great bonus each Spring when some of the farmers fields are covered in Oil Seed Rape with its bright yellow colour. I took it a bit more seriously this year and went out to a country lane on the West of Shepshed, near where I live, and this week I am featuring 5 collages of the two short walks I took with my camera. The walk begins with a short stroll through the fields to the East of the road but the Oil Seed Rape can be seen across the road in the fields to the West.  Sadly the local Council have given permission for 85 houses to be built in the fields in which I took these pictures, it is prime agricultural and grazing land, nothing lasts for ever does it, and it is so short sighted, where will we grow our food in years to come.

The Photographers Spring Bonus 1/5

I always think that those of us photographers who live in or near country areas have a great bonus each Spring when some of the farmers fields are covered in Oil Seed Rape with its bright yellow colour. I took it a bit more seriously this year and went out to a country lane on the West of Shepshed, near where I live, and this week I am featuring 5 collages of the two short walks I took with my camera. The walk begins with a short stroll through the fields to the East of the road but the Oil Seed Rape can be seen across the road in the fields to the West.  Sadly the local Council have given permission for 85 houses to be built in the fields in which I took these pictures, it is prime agricultural and grazing land, nothing lasts for ever does it, and it is so short sighted, where will we grow our food in years to come.

comments (21)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 30 Apr 2012, 03:10
I do believe you are one arrow shy of a set, Brian.

Nevertheless, the lanscapes are a delight.
Brian Walbey: I didn't want to send you all round in ever decreasing circles Ray till you disappeared up ...... you probably know the rest smile
I love your collage of the fields Brian and i am sad that they will be building houses on them... it's hard to eat pavement....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter. People are not too happy about the houses, they fear once this lot are built there will be no excuse for not building on the next field along and so on.
A beautiful collage of the country side - I'm so sorry about the houses. As Matt says- "People suck".
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth. People are not too happy about the houses, they fear once this lot are built there will be no excuse for not building on the next field along and so on.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 Apr 2012, 07:22
Lovely pictures Brian. Pity about the housing on prime growing land. Outside my window the river floodplain is flooded - so they would be foolish to build there
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chris. People are not too happy about the houses, they fear once this lot are built there will be no excuse for not building on the next field along and so on. Building on flood plains seems to be par for the course these days.
I just love the arrow idea
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chantal, I wanted you to follow the images as I walked them. Some more like that later in the week.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 30 Apr 2012, 08:07
A real bonus for us, Brian
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Lisl.
Sad to hear. Problem is everywhere Brian. It seems that they did not have enough destroying Spanish coast for tourists (British included) and now they are progressing inland. I am surprise that this is still a business over there grin
Brian Walbey: People are not too happy about the houses, they fear once this lot are built there will be no excuse for not building on the next field along and so on. Our government is about to change planning laws so that councils/building companies can build almost anywhere without taking any notice of local objections, is that democracy?
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 30 Apr 2012, 08:17
Gotta love the arrows for direction, Brian. smile How fun. When Astrid and I were out-n-about on Saturday, we saw rape seed and she immediately said she wanted to go back to photograph it.

Too bad that valuable land will give way to so-called progress!
Brian Walbey: I look forward to seeing Astrid s rape seed pictures sometime then Ginnie. People are not too happy about the houses, they fear once this lot are built there will be no excuse for not building on the next field along and so on.
That's a real shame Brian - as much as homes are badly needed, there's plenty of existing sites I'm sure that could be used for social purposes.
Brian Walbey: People are not too happy about the houses, they fear once this lot are built there will be no excuse for not building on the next field along and so on.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 30 Apr 2012, 08:45
Great collage and I love the scenes. Great stuff with the arrows.
Too bad houses will be build here.
Have a great day!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid. I hear you were photographing rape seed fields at the weekend. People are not too happy about the houses, they fear once this lot are built there will be no excuse for not building on the next field along and so on.
I am feeling giddy having followed your arrows round and round Brian. Looks like a pleasant walk.
Brian Walbey: Yes a very pleasant walk Chad, not a long one but later in the week you will see I moved on to another nice spot to finish off my photos.
  • Pedroeric
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Apr 2012, 10:20
Perhaps when they have no food to eat they might learn a lesson Brian superb set of captures.
Brian Walbey: yes indeed Peter, people are not too happy about the houses, they fear once this lot are built there will be no excuse for not building on the next field along and so on.
Your photos are beautiful and your text in red is numbing. Short sighted is putting it mildly.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Mary. People are not too happy about the houses, they fear once this lot are built there will be no excuse for not building on the next field along and so on.
Very nice landscapes Brian, looks an attractive walk; shame about the houses, in such an area
Brian Walbey: It is a nice part of our little town, people are not too happy about the houses, they fear once this lot are built there will be no excuse for not building on the next field along and so on.
Excellent set of images, Brian. What a shame to lose this beautiful area to so-called progress.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Beverly. People are not too happy about the houses, they fear once this lot are built there will be no excuse for not building on the next field along and so on.
Interesting note from Chris. There are a lot of houses built on flood plains that now can't get insurance!

Nice set of pictures soon to be replaced by ticky tack houses!
Brian Walbey: Yes building on flood planes happens quite often these days I think, people here are not too happy about the houses, they fear once this lot are built there will be no excuse for not building on the next field along and so on.
A bonus indeed Brian. Very nice collage!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Richard.
We might as well concrete the whole island, Brian!
Brian Walbey: I think, if some of our politicians had their way, that would happen Tom.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Apr 2012, 19:04
Lovely shots Brian, I know people to have to live somewhere, but it is such a shame when green belt goes. Of course none of this housing will probably be affordable for first time buyers and local people.
Brian Walbey: Thanks John. The fields you will see in the next two days postings are opposite these fields, I think there would be World War 3 in Shepshed if anyone was ever given permission to build on those!
Very nice collage of our English countryside at this lovely time of year Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Janet.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Apr 2012, 22:10
I'm looking forward to more of this series. The oil seed rape is getting nearly in full colour here now.

"Rape" is the right word, too, for the house-building project. We are far too overcrowded in our tiny island and should be stopping anyone else coming in now until there is room. Building houses will reduce the ground capable of soaking up the rain leading to more flooding.

Off on my hobby horse now.. wink
Brian Walbey: You are on the same hobby horse as Maureen and me, why on earth do we as a nation keep opening up the place to all-comers, it gets us down and we often wonder what the place will be like when our 4 year-old granddaughter gets to be our age. Thanks for your comment on the collage, I hope you enjoy the rest of them.

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