In the countryside right now you can find canola fields everywhere, but it is important to remember that they aren’t on public land.
The Canola is out but it isn’t public
There is no doubt that canola is beautiful to photograph. There are a lot of photographers out there who want to take photos of it. Who can blame them, but the thing that drives me nuts is that they think it is okay to go into those fields to take their photos.
If you look around you can take photos without having to go onto some farmers personal property. Besides the fact that it is trespassing, you are also destroying their livelihood. Farmers have a hard enough time as it is in this country trying to make a living. They really do and the last thing they need is to have photographers who think they can do what they like making it even harder.
With the image above I spent a bit of time walking up and down the fence to get this. I was able to get it from lots of different angles. The plus was that I didn’t have to go onto the property.
The other thing you need to be wary of is what you can tramp in there as well. What if you have something on your shoes?
Always consider the effects you have on others when you are taking photos. You might think it is harmless, but it isn’t.
Stay out of the canola and get your photos from behind the fence.
Here is another image of the canola, but it was taken with the infrared camera.