Roger is the club's competition secretary.
This favourite image was taken on the same shoot as a similar one in our second competition of 2010. Roger says he now prefers this one.
I took this photograph having passed the field several times on my bus journey to and from work. I had decided that it was worth a go, given the correct lighting conditions and also provided that a heavy rain storm didn't spoil the crispness of the furrows. On the way home one evening in May 2010 the conditions looked to be ideal, so when I got home I grabbed my camera and tripod and drove the three miles out to the field.
I took around forty different pictures on the field from various angles, from both directions and at different shutter speeds and apertures. I picked this particular shot from the collection because I feel the shadows emphasise the furrows where the soil has been pushed up to cover the potatoes. I chose one that I took from the other end of the field for our club competition, but now I prefer this image.
I did some cropping and levels adjustments in Photoshop just to get the best I could from the picture.
The technical stuff, for those who like that information; Canon EOS 400D with 18-55mm lens @27mm, aperture f7.1, shutter speed 1/125th sec, ISO 100.