Ackworth Wheat (cliché number 7)

Ackworth Wheat field near Pontefract

I’m no farmer, so I’m only guessing this is Ackworth wheat. It could be barley. I have no idea really, but I had to call it something. I walked through this lovely farmer’s field on the way from Low Ackworth to High Ackworth, near Pontefract, and the prominent tree caught my eye.

Actually, the subtitle more accurately describes this image for me. You see, many photographers have a repertoire of images they like to recreate, and this is one of them. I’ve had a few stabs at it, but this is the closest I’ve got. If you’re confused, I could give you examples: Jetty on a Lake, Venice Gondolier, Tuscan Church, Brimham Tree, Abbey Vault, Reflected Building … it goes on.

We all know they are clichés, and yet we still like to have our own. I suppose it’s a bit like collecting football cards. I have a few more to collect: Bamburgh Castle, White Glen Coe Cottage, Mostly Background with Small Subject … you get the general idea.

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