Golden Harvest | Magaliesburg Agricultural Landscape Photography

I lived in a farming community in Magaliesburg for over 8 years and it gave me many great opportunities to photograph the agricultural landscape and daily activities of farm life.

Golden Harvest | Magaliesburg Agricultural Landscape Photography

Golden Harvest – A disc plough at sunset on the freshly harvested maize fields of Magaliesburg. (Print, stock or editorial enquiries may be directed to with REF: ZAS7875)

On the day this photo was taken it had been overcast and cool all day so I was not even thinking of shooting anything but close to sunset I noticed there was a nice gap between the clouds and horizon and thought I might just be in luck so I grabbed my camera and headed out.

My neighbor who had just completed his maize harvest had sent his disc plough out to process all the discarded plant material back into the ground. By chance he left his disc plough out for the night and just happened to leave it perfectly positioned for me giving me a nice anchor in fields that are otherwise devoid of anchors.

Just as the sun crept under the cloud bank the most beautiful light streamed across the farmlands. The yellow disc plough lit up in an intense golden colour and the sunlight clipped the bits of plant material still protruding from the ground turning them into flakes of gold.

This is a single exposure, no filters or HDR techniques were used to compose this image.

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