It all happened late yesterday afternoon. I could hear a distant drone of machinery but wasn’t sure if it was the Combine. I waited about half an hour – listening out for the sound which continued, and then went to investigate. As I got nearer the Barleyfield, I was pretty sure it was the Combine but thought maybe it was a grass cutter in the field before it. I then caught site of the Barley and sure enough there it was – the Combine Harvester!
I’ve never seen one up close before – they’ve usually been way off in the distance – but I was able to walk along the footpath right next to the field enabling a close-up view. I had a feeling that the driver was going to shoo me away, but all was okay. It was brilliant being so close to these awesome machines and I managed to get a few different shots which I’ll post in a series over the next few days.
I took this one after the Combine had turned and was on its way back up the field. He must have been adjusting settings as the ‘roller’ in front was moving into position before he moved off.