Harvest prize for stunning sunset

Tyson Armitage wins #Qldharvest17 photo competition


A photo of the sun setting behind cotton at Wamara, Cecil Plains, has won the #Qldharvest17 competition. Photo: Tyson Armitage

A photo of the sun setting behind cotton at Wamara, Cecil Plains, has won the #Qldharvest17 competition. Photo: Tyson Armitage

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A photo of the sun sinking beyond the horizon during cotton picking has won the #Qldharvest17 competition.

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Sitting in cotton pickers and tractors is the perfect opportunity to take photos documenting farm life, according to Tyson Armitage.

His photo of the sun sinking beyond the horizon during cotton picking was voted the most popular by readers in Queensland Country Life’s #Qldharvest17 photo competition.

Along with his parents, Stuart and Maxine, Mr Armitage works full time on the family farm Wamara, Cecil Plains, where they grow cotton and chickpeas. 

“I did a trade as an electrician for four years and then came home,” he said.

“I grew up in farming; I always enjoyed it and always wanted to come back.”

This season they planted 243 hectares of mainly 746B3F cotton. Picking wrapped up at the beginning of May, with the crop averaging close to 11 bales per hectare. 

When Queensland Country Life spoke with Mr Armitage he was ploughing cotton country that had fallowed for 18 months, in preparation for the upcoming summer crop.

Mr Armitage will receive a $500 prize from sponsor Pacific Seeds.

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