Facts about the image, Moon Rise over The Wrekin
This image of Moon Rise over The Wrekin was created on an autumn evening in 2013. Following a hot and dry summer the farmer had harvested his cereal crops in the fields at the base of The Wrekin and baled the straw for winter animal feed and bedding, on this particular evening I had taken the footpath to the west of The Wrekin and was exploring the fields around the base of this iconic Shropshire Hill when I came upon this field with straw bales strewn sparsely across its surface, having settled on a composition that included the antenna on the summit of The Wrekin I set about finding a vantage point that would use one the bales as its foreground interest whilst using the rows of stubble as lead in lines and show off the southern end of The Wrekin to make the view utterly unmistakable. Camera set-up and focussed I waited until the golden light of sunset fell upon the scene at which point the moon also made an appearance adding yet another element to the image.
Shortly after taking this picture the farmer turned up and collected the remaining straw bales from the field, so I can categorically say that I was the last photographer to photograph these bales in situ where they were produced.