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  • Writer's pictureSteve Gemmell

Countryside Walks with the Fujifilm GFX50R

Updated: Apr 8, 2021

The United Kingdom produces a high crop yield every year. Some of the highest in the world. According to the National Farmers Union we produce over 20 million tons of grain and a combine harvester can do the work of one thousand men! I have seen plenty of this seasonal activity over the last few weeks whilst out walking with my Fujifilm GFX50R and GF32-64mm lens.

combine harvester hertfordshire
Fujifilm GFX50R 1250th @ F8 ISO 50
combine-harvester broken down
Fujifilm GFX50R 1250th @ F8 ISO 125

It appeared that this particular harvesting machine had broken down, so wasn’t doing the work of any men. As I passed I could see someone frantically trying to start the engine. He was repeatedly pulling a cord which reminded me of how I used to start an old petrol grass cutting mower. It was an extremely hot morning and I didn’t envy his labour in those conditions. I hope he had some success after I departed as there was still a large area of the field that needed to be harvested.

Fujifilm GFX50R 1/250th @ F8 ISO 50

A little further on I met this young lady out riding her horse.

horse rider in cornfield
Fujifilm GFX50R 1250th @ F8 ISO 50
horse woman in cornfield
Fujifilm GFX50R 1250th @ F8 ISO 100

Another Day, another walk and another field, later in the afternoon this time. Collecting in the harvest is always a busy time for the farmer. It involves long hours, careful planning and good weather.

Harvesting in Hertfordshire
Fujifilm GFX50R 1250th @ F9 ISO 100

And lastly a couple of images taken with the Fujifilm GF110 lens

after the harvest
Fujifilm GFX50R 1/250th @ F7,1 ISO 50

Fujifilm GFX50R 1/250th @ F4.5 ISO 50

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