Generously sponsored by DuPont Agriculture, the Guild’s 2017 Arable Photography Award was presented at the Cereals 2017 event at Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire.
The winner was John Eveson for his picture (above) titled Testing a Kverneland plough, published in Farmers Guardian in December 2016.
Judges said: “This shot has great composition – the combination of colours and the balance of elements makes for a striking and attention-grabbing image, which transforms an otherwise everyday activity and sight into something with a great deal more appeal.
“John’s technical skill makes the most of the difficult lighting and achieves correct exposure across the shot, as well as securing the detail-filling depth-of-field within the image.
“It has a good balance of perspective, from the low angle shot, colourful with good contrast values and the operator is also looking to camera – or furrow.”
Runner up was Oli Hill for his close-up picture of ADAS’s Bill Clark (left) examining a wheat plant for disease.
It was published online in March 2017 as part of the Farmers Weekly Disease Force project.
Judges said: “Oli’s shot is immediately engaging and intriguing to make you ask what is going on and a good exposure.
“He has not only captured the rapt expression on Bill Clark’s face and his evident concentration, but also the framing of the shot – making the activity very clear.
“Good technical skill has ensured the detail in any part of the shot has not been lost due to over or under exposure.”