Struggling against the strong winds, I wondered how long to stay at this exposed spot near the Fife coast. The heavy storm clouds refused to part, offering no prospect of sunshine and every chance of a downpour. However, the conditions were changing so fast that I decided to wait in hope. Eventually, a gap appeared in the clouds allowing the briefest of glimpses of sun to shine through, illuminating the ripening, wind tossed barley in front of me. Photo © copyright by Graham Chalmers.