A wide composition covering about half of the paper, with haymaking on the right-hand side, a rocky pool in the left foreground and a panoramic landscape rising above some cottages on the left. It is shown in light and shade under a bright but cloud-filled sky. The cornfield slants down beyond the middle of the composition which is marked by the tallest tree in a bordering copse. Lines of haystacks are interspersed with three groups of haymakers, one with a haycart. They are tiny but stand in relief against the far horizon. A mother and child, partly in shadow, move towards the pool in the foreground.