Oilseed Rape field

Oilseed Rape field

Description

Title:
Oilseed Rape field
Caption / Description:

A field of oilseed rape on the western edge of Market Harborough, Leicestershire, UK.

Oilseed rape is typically grown as a 'break crop', which allows fungal diseases and pests that would normally feed on the cereal crop to die out, thus improving the yield of the next year's cereal crop.

Oilseed rape will not normally be grown in the same field more than once every three years. It is lower yielding than most cereal crops, however does command a better price.

The UK is generally self sufficient in growing enough rape to cope with domestic demand, as of 2008 there was 598 hectares of land being used for rape, with 1,973,000 tonnes being produced.

Tags / Keywords:
  • Europe
  • UK
  • Britain
  • England
  • East Midlands
  • Leicestershire
  • Field
  • Market Harborough
  • Biota
  • Life
  • Vitae
  • Eukaryota
  • Path
  • Fence
  • Plantae
  • Plants
  • Magnoliophyta
  • Flowering Plants
  • Angiosperms
  • Magnoliopsida
  • Dicotyledons
  • Brassicales
  • Brassicaceae
  • Mustard
  • Cruciferae
  • Crucifers
  • Brassica
  • Brassica napus
  • Rapeseed
  • Oilseed rape

Admin

Date Original Photo Taken:
Original File Name:
Oilseed Rape field.psb
Event:
Rating:
☆☆
Date this image added/last updated on website:
Original File Dimensions:
10512px x 5256px
File Type:
JPEG
Color Mode:
RGB
Original Image Color Profile:
Nikon Adobe RGB 4.0.0.3001

Location

Location Shown:
Sublocation:
City:
Market Harborough
Province/State:
Leicestershire
Country:
United Kingdom
World Region:
Europe
Location Created:
Sublocation:
City:
Market Harborough
Province/State:
Leicestershire
Country:
United Kingdom
World Region:
Europe
Geo-location:
52.473267942217, -0.93888459809444 View on map

Rights

Copyright Status:
Copyrighted
Licensing Status:
Rights Managed
Available for Editorial Use:
Yes
Available for Commercial Use:
No
Copyright Notice:
© 2010 Dave Kennard

Camera Data

Date Digital Resource was created:
Shutter speed:
1125 s
Aperture:
f/8
Camera Model:
Nikon D200
ISO:
100
Exposure Compensation:
+4/3
Focal Length:
10mm
Focal Length (35mm equiv.):
15mm
Metering Mode:
Multi-segment
Flash:
No Flash
Exposure Mode:
Manual
White Balance:
Manual
Light Source:
Cloudy
Exposure Program:
Manual

Additional shooting metadata

Lens:
Tokina ATX107 DX FishEye 10-17mm F3.5-4.5
Filters used:
Additional Optics used:
Setup:
Benro C-428 Tripod
Nodal Ninja 3 II Rotator and lower rail
Nodal Ninja 3 vertical arm and upper rail
Arca Swiss Compatible Quick Release Clamp
Remote shutter release
6 shots round, 1 up, 1 down on the tripod, 1 down handheld, all bracketed ±2EV

Post Processing

Image Modified:
Software used:
  • Adobe Photoshop CS4
  • PTGUI 8 Pro
  • Nikon Capture NX 2
Post Processing:

NEFs converted in Capture NX 2
Images (except handheld nadir shots) stitched, blended, and exposure fused in PTGUI 8 Pro
EV+2, EV+1, EV0, and EV-1 images blended in Photoshop CS4
Handheld Nadir images stitched in PTGUI 8 Pro
Nadir patched in Photoshop CS4
Tripod shadow and lens flare removed in Photoshop CS4
Local Contrast Enhancement selectively applied in Photoshop CS4
Curves adjustment to increase contrast in Photoshop CS4