I have mixed emotions as the summer draws to an end. It's sad to see the days getting shorter and the chillier nights, hinting that winter will soon return, but there is also excitement that the beautiful season of autumn is about to burst into life. It is a season that I have really learnt to love and being a nature photographer, you really appreciate the amazing transformation the landscape goes through. It's a spectacular colour display and I just hope the overall gloomy weather we had in August gives way to fairer conditions to compliment this amazing season.
The harvest period is summer's parting gift to us and I love heading out into the countryside in search of harvest activity. It's a hectic time for farmers and there's something lovely about hearing the tractors and combine harvesters working into the night. The straw bales that are dotted around the landscape during this time are great subjects to photograph.
We didn't have the best weather this August so I made sure I headed out on the pleasant days to capture as many shots as possible of this wonderful occasion.
Hope you like the photos :)
Northamptonshire based nature photographer