A canola field is the stuff of every avid Instagrammer's dreams.
But the lengths some people go to for a pretty picture concerns farmer Peter Brooks.
From "minor motor vehicle crashes" to jumping farm fences, he believes some visitors are putting themselves at risk to take photos of his field.
Mr Brooks said while he and his wife Cate welcomed photos at their NSW Southern Highlands farm fence, they asked people to be safe and show respect.
Mr Brooks said while 98 per cent of people were "great", the other two per cent were unfortunately "rude and disrespectful".
"They're entering the crop and they're picking the flowers," he said. "They tore netting off the fence."
He asked people not to jump the fence, otherwise they risked snake bites and skin irritations from farm chemicals.
The farmer said road safety was another concern. He estimated 20 to 50 cars stopped at his fence each day over the October long weekend.
The road next to the fence is a 100km zone, with trucks driving up and down on a regular basis.
"There were a couple of minor motor vehicle accidents on the weekend and a fair few near misses," he said.
"Apparently one girl [on the side of the road] nearly backed into a cop car taking a selfie."
As a father-of-five, Mr Brooks said he worried about children in the field too.
"The one thing that scares me is if a little kid got lost in a field of canola, I don't know how you'd find them," he said.
"That can be fixed by not going into the field. It's a basic form of respect."
While the family has considered a photo area with an entry fee for visitors, they were discouraged by the potential safety risks.
"Then we become an event and what if someone gets run over or bitten by a snake?" he said.
A golden opportunity for tourism?
Canola farms are a hit with tourists across NSW.
There are more than 162,000 photos under the #canola tag on Instagram.
Mr Brooks said he believed there was a market for canola tourism in the Southern Highlands.
"Even if it wasn't here and it was in Bowral [for example]," he said.
Canola tourism is popular in different areas of the state, including Cowra in the NSW Central West.
Each year in spring, Visit Cowra runs the Cowra 'Fields of Gold' Canola Tours.
The Riverina also promotes a canola trail, taking in the Coolamon, Junee and Temora Shires.
A history of growing canola in the region
The Brooks family has leased the land from Hume Coal since 2015. It is a commercial operation and the family pays a lease fee.
The family has grown canola since 2016 in the Southern Highlands. They have also grown canola in Goulburn near Wakefield Park.
The family has been involved with the growth of dual-purpose canola for 12 years.
They have worked closely with the CSIRO and the Grain Research Development Council.
"The primary reasons we've decided [to grow] here are the suitable volcanic soils and the usually high rainfall," Mr Brooks said.
The family uses a European canola and their crop isn't genetically-modified.
The drought has created tough conditions for agribusinesses across the region, but the recent heavy rainfall has been welcomed by farmers.
"We've had a terrible last three years. This is the first decent rainfall year we've had since 2016," Mr Brooks said.
According to Bureau of Meteorology data, the Berrima West weather station recorded 123.6mm of rain in August and 113.4mm back in July.
The nearby Moss Vale Hoskins Street weather station reported 220.4mm in July and 179.4mm in August.