As a photographer, I photograph the same things each season over and over. It is this regularity that is exciting, as one never knows how things will look in a particular season. I have never once found the same vista to photograph even in exactly the same spot. Our world is unique and forever changing. Times come and they go....
One of the best times of the year is September when I can get out and photograph the intense and vibrant canola fields.
The circle of life.
For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. A time to be born, a time to die A time to plant, a time to harvest. A time to kill, a time to heal. A time to tear down, and a time to build up. A time to cry, a time to laugh A time to grieve, a time to dance A time to scatter stones, a time to gather stones. A time to embrace, a time to turn away. A time to search, and a time to quit searching. A time to keep, and a time to throw away A time to tear, and a time to mend. A time to be quiet, and a time to speak. A time to love, and a time to hate. A time for war, and a time for peace.
What do people really get for all their hard work? I have seen the burden God has placed on us all. Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so people cannot see the scope of Gods work from beginning to end. So I concluded there is nothing better than to be happy and enjoy ourselves as long as we can. And people should eat and drink and enjoy the fruits of their labour, for these are gifts from God. (Ecclesiastes 3.1)
So relax, take the seasonal approach, be happy, eat, drink and be merry, enjoy the days that you are able, because eternity will prevail, and the canola continues to flourish.
When you drive over the hill and catch your first glimpse of a canola field it is absolutely spectacular.
The patterns and fields. The Barossa valley
Ahhh the serenity.
A single tree surrounded by beauty.
Lines, roads, fences and colour
Yellow is the brightest colour of the visible spectrum, and it is the most noticeable of all the colours to the human eye.
Yellow means sunshine, bright, high energy, hope, light and creativity.
Galahs looking down.
We plough first, then we plant, then we harvest.
Just had to put the token bike beside the fields of yellow.
Grey skies to match the bright yellow hue.
Stunning display of creativity.
Canola field at Strathalbyn South Australia
Beautiful, Barossa Valley
What photographer is there who does not risk the farmers wrath and go and stand in amongst his canola? Don't worry I am very canola safe, I don't stand on any plants and no plant life is lost or threatened in any way.
Actually since this has been written I no longer venture into farmers fields. I realise this is just a bit disrespectful and actually not allowed.
See you next time. W.
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