Harvest photos: through farmers’ eyes

We’ve picked some of our latest favorite pictures from our Harvest Highlights photo gallery, uploaded by farmers around the country.

All of the pictures in the gallery will be entered in our Harvest Highlights photo competition. The winner’s photo will chosen by our picture editor Jodie Deakin and will be featured on the cover of Farmers Weekly magazine on 13th September.

We’re looking for a snap that captures the spirit of this year’s harvest experience, but it could focus on the crop, the combines, a tractor, people hard at work or perhaps a more unusual aspect of the season.

When you’ve got some great shots, all you’ve got to do is send them to us, either by emailing them or uploading them to our Harvest Highlights photo gallery.

  • Red combine harvesting
    Harvest student Andrew Sargison snapped this image near Edinburgh.

  • Combining under summer skies
    Michael Bergin and brother John cutting spring barley in Co Tipperary, Ireland.

  • Harvest scene
    Ralph Rayner took this picture on the Ashcombe Estate, South Devon.

  • Yellow combine in fields
    Harvest at Lower Heathcote Farm, Warwick, through the lens of Simon Gruszeckyi.

  • Yellow combine close up in field
    The Barbour family cut oats in Cumbria. Picture from David Winthrop.

  • Ransomes Cavalier in field
    Ian White on a 1970s Ransomes Cavalier – his granddaughter Hannah captured the image.

  • Teenage boy next to combine
    George Tinsley, 15, near Bolsover in Derbyshire.

  • Harvesting wheat
    Wheat being cut at Edlesborough in Bedfordshire – picture from Caroline Hamilton.

Tips from our picture editor

“It is worth looking at the sort of pictures that usually appear on the front of Farmers Weekly,” advises Jodie. “Close-ups can often work better than long-distance shots. The key thing is to think of the composition, as we will need a picture that either is – or can be cut to become – a square shape and has a little space on it for us to add some cover lines (these are the words that you’ll see on any cover of Farmers Weekly).

“The most important thing is that it captures the spirit of harvest. Distant “pastoral” shots don’t tend to work – we’re particularly looking for photos featuring combines/tractors and/or people, ideally working.”

“Pictures also need to be of high enough resolution for us to print, but please keep files under 4MB.”

“Pictures also need to be of high enough resolution for us to print, but please keep files under 4MB.”

 How to enter

Upload your pictures direct to the Harvest Highlights photo gallery or email them to fwfarmlife@rbi.co.uk

Remember to include a little bit of information about where it was taken and what’s happening.

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