Jealous sky

By John_Horner  
I sat and waited for the sun to dip down and the shadows to lengthen.

I hope you like this shot. I found it so peaceful.

The barley fields are a very special and a very beautiful place to be.

Tags: Flowers and plants Landscape and travel

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ESP 10 26 England
13 Jun 2007 11:38AM
I agree .......beautiful Smile


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SandraKay Plus
9 233 4 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2007 11:39AM
Fantastic shafts of light picking out the individual poppies beautifully.
Chant57 Plus
11 395 3 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2007 11:45AM
....."I never make promises lightly,
and there are some that Ive broken,
but I swear in the days still left,
we will walk in fields of gold.....
You'll remember me when the west wind moves
Upon the fields of barley
You can tell the sun in his jealous sky
When we walked in the fields of gold"

This is a magical capture John, I love the way the light is picking out individual poppies and the heads of the white flowers too. A great sky, super capture of the suns rays....superbly titled too!
C x
Possum 10 148 England
13 Jun 2007 12:00PM
A wonderfully atmospheric shot.
Stewy Plus
10 102 2 England
13 Jun 2007 12:02PM
Love the textures in the barley and those fabulous rays.

Bit of a Jealous Guy really!!

NeilM 10 England
13 Jun 2007 12:13PM
good light & depth in this John.

Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
13 Jun 2007 12:18PM
Gorgeous! It is a very special moment in time.
MrsS 10 4.5k 18 England
13 Jun 2007 12:21PM
I'll just echo everything Chant has already said!!!

IMHO one of your best John (apart from the shot of Chant, of course!!Wink ) Smile


Fran x
13 Jun 2007 12:28PM

Tandberg Plus
13 1.2k 2 England
13 Jun 2007 12:33PM
Thumb says no good.
But Large says different
Love it john its the colours and the shafts that wow in this one mate
Very nice
terry_cavner 12 332 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2007 12:48PM
WOW....Very, Very, Good!!!
catnappin 10 666 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2007 12:53PM
Fantastic rays of light, just lovely.
ripleysalien 10 1.2k 11 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2007 12:57PM
It works john, the tractor lines take you into it then the poppies take you across to the right hand side.

FatHandedChap 11 1.3k England
13 Jun 2007 1:00PM
Gorgeous moody shot, love the sky.

oppo 11 6 2 Scotland
13 Jun 2007 1:01PM
Full of atmosphere with the way the suns rays are breaking through the dark cloud. The scattering of red against the barley does it for me John.

Robsterios 11 20 Australia
13 Jun 2007 1:29PM
Great shot the occasional poppies that make your eye wander around the scene..Nice sky as well...rgs Rob.
DolphinLady 11 54 1 Wales
13 Jun 2007 1:46PM
To me this is the perfect shot of the perfect scene.
Well worth waiting for John.
martinl 13 266 2 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2007 1:48PM
Does it for me John. Top shot all round this one.

Hoffy 12 262 16 England
13 Jun 2007 1:51PM
Phil_Morgan 10 182 1 Wales
13 Jun 2007 2:04PM
Stunning capture John. Poppies are the icing on the cake.

Simon_Palmer 10 759 11 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2007 2:14PM
Really happy to make this 30, a beautifully realised photo. Very nice indeed.

Sezz Plus
12 617 15 England
13 Jun 2007 2:16PM
Certainly does look a special place John, what a beautiful picture! I like the rays of light on the poppies at the back - great camera work!

Sarah Smile
Chriscj 11 96 1 England
13 Jun 2007 2:37PM
Sure is a beauty John.

TerryBaxter 11 11
13 Jun 2007 2:41PM
Nora Batty, a'll go tu't foot ov ar stairs. John, this is immaculate...

Briwooly 11 452 5 England
13 Jun 2007 2:52PM
Stunner John love it

corfs 10 11 2 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2007 3:13PM
Fantastic mood and colour, and love the sense of movement in the foreground. Caroline
jaspernina 10 1.0k Wales
13 Jun 2007 4:37PM
Great capture, well done


BertC 10 29 Malta
13 Jun 2007 5:15PM
Superb compo & lighting.
HelenO 10 46 1 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2007 5:56PM
What a stunning shot John! Fantastic light and beautiful colour. I would definately hang this one on my wall Smile

Janey x
Norma Plus
11 5 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2007 6:35PM
Wish we had fields like this in our parts of the country John, love the sky

jaktis Plus
13 84 Sweden
13 Jun 2007 8:02PM
More than superb with the mat off red poppies in the background and the stunning sky

Dotrob 11 Wales
13 Jun 2007 10:44PM
Lovely scene.
debster 12 693 3 England
14 Jun 2007 7:50AM
John, this is the first time I felt the need to add a photograph to "my favourites"....I was initially attracted by the red flowers in the thumbnail but when I opened it I was astounded by its beauty.

Everything about this is superb.....I particularly love the sun's rays breaking through the clouds and the delicate feel to the field.

Thank you for sharing this.....

glenalva Plus
11 338 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2007 9:28AM
Beautiful capture John........

brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2007 12:11PM
What a beautiful picture. I had to take some minutes just to look at it. It is outstanding in its totallity. Everything is just perfect. Like most the red band of poppies on the horizon.
DYankee 11 6 United States
15 Jun 2007 4:38PM
I hope you don't mind, but I've opted to sit by your poppy field for a while, and admire it. I promise to stay out of the frame. Smile

The over all feel to this is amazing. The dancing of the land as the sky brushes it's touch of wind upon it is amazing!

Dawn Smile
ashley 13 167 1 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2007 5:11AM
another nice capture john i like the sense of movement in the barley & the splash of colour in the red poppy heads
well done


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