The winner of the 2014 Farmers Weekly harvest photo competition has been chosen and features on the cover of this week’s issue (5 September).
As usual, it was a hard task for the judges to choose the winner from so many fabulous photos taken around the country.
But a winner had to be decided on and the judge’s favourite was student Alex Winslade’s shot of a John Deere S685i.
Alex took the picture of the John Deere Hillmaster at work near Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire. The 23-year-old Oxford Brookes student captured the image while doing his harvest job.
“I take lots of photos because I like to show my friends what I do over the summer, as they are typically all from the city and don’t really understand farming,” he says.
See this and the five runner-up photos below.
You can see all of the photos in the Harvest Highlights gallery.
Winner: Alex Winslade – John Deere at work
Runner-up: Alex Bullock – Cutting through very dry rape
“Notice how clean the header is and how filthy the body is – it was a bit dusty to say the least,” explained Alex Bullock who captured the moment in Gloucestershire.
Runner-up: Peter Smith – 1963 Claas Matador
Peter Smith took this picture of Alan Clayson harvesting winter barley with a 1963 Claas Matador in Kent.
Runner-up: Noble1 – Busy chaser bin
The chaser bin being kept busy at Eastwell Park, Ashford, Kent. Thanks to FWi gallery user “Noble1” for sharing the picture.
Runner-up: David Bryden – after the rain
David Bryden took this on Mersea Island in Essex just after rain stopped the combine harvesting winter wheat. “There is something about taking photos after a rainstorm, it makes it so much more interesting and fun,” says David.
Runner-up: Ralph Rayner – JB Diego wheat
JB Diego wheat coming off the field at 10t/ha and 15% moisture on the Ashcombe Estate, Devon. Richard Cotton is driving the combine and Ralph Rayner captured the image.