As I climbed over the gate of the poppy field, I found two other photographers, a man and woman. They had tripods erected and were about 10 feet from each other with the gate between them. I greeted both of them "Good evening - lovely view!". Neither looked at me or replied.
I spent about half an hour walking around the edge of the field, photographing cliches, when I returned to the gate the pair were in the same spot. As I climbed over the gate to leave I said "Lovely view, it was nice to meet you!", again there was silence, neither looked at me.
So, dear silent couple, if you're reading this (he he), I apologise for stealing your view and creating a terrible atmosphere in the poppy field.
To everyone else, have a lovely weekend. See you on Monday.