My impression of the Kent cornfield landscape over the intermittent summer of 2012. Impatience got the better of me... I had intended to look for lilac linseed, sunflowers or a maize crop as well as shots of combines harvesting but I missed them.
I love my opening shot... sheer serendipity... I laid my camera down, running, while I fiddled with something or other, and accidentally got the shot of the quadcopter...superb. I love serendipity!
This is monoculture, tracts of arable land with just one crop and everything else poisoned. Occasionally, a lone poppy survives in a wheatfield or a wild oat stands proud in a ripening barleyfield that crackles in the midday sunshine. One farmer left fallow a strip for the blue cornflower, scarlet poppy, white ox-eyes and yellow trefoils. Elsewhere the purpose sown wildflowers reveal a lost past of summer colour, before the ubiquitous biocides.
In the future, I'd love to try for brassicas, field beans, rape, hops, potatoes, smiling sunflowers, lilac blue linseed and the purple lavender of north Kent. Cast in order of appearance—grassland and sky, wheat, poppies, trefoil, ox-eye daisies, barley, wildflowers, some rare Kent oats and tansy (Phacelia) for the honey bees near Sheldwich (A251).