More From the Rice Harvest
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All In One Step this machine goes as far as bag the rice (a smaller version of the machine seen in this post ) -- Ikoma, Nara, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 170mm — 1/3200 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
All In One Step
this machine goes as far as bag the rice
(a smaller version of the machine seen in this post)

A few more shots from last week's rice-harvest mountain scooter ride. I returned to the area yesterday to give some prints to the nice farmer lady, but the shots in this post are from the original trip last week.

Gardens, Rice Fields, and Village -- Ikoma, Nara, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 135mm — 1/800 sec, f/4.5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Gardens, Rice Fields, and Village
Garden of Huge Lotus Leaves some of these were two feet across -- Ikoma, Nara, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 150mm — 1/1600 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Garden of Huge Lotus Leaves
some of these were two feet across

The seed heads were all pointing toward the sun, directly away from the camera, except one small one. It's just as well, as they give me the creeps...

Slightly Creepy Pod -- Ikoma, Nara, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 190mm — 1/640 sec, f/3.2, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Slightly Creepy Pod

Back to the more traditional gardens and rice, the rows of dried rice were always picturesque...

Ikoma, Nara, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 180mm — 1/1000 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Field of Plenty -- Ikoma, Nara, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200mm — 1/800 sec, f/5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Field of Plenty
Safeguarding -- Ikoma, Nara, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/3200 sec, f/2.5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Safeguarding
Another Scarecrow cropped from a larger photo -- Ikoma, Nara, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200mm, cropped — 1/1000 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Another Scarecrow
cropped from a larger photo
Lunch Break -- Ikoma, Nara, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/4000 sec, f/2.5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Lunch Break

The small combine, a Yanmar Ee213, runs about US$22,000 new.

Laid Neatly -- Ikoma, Nara, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 70mm — 1/1000 sec, f/4.5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Laid Neatly

I'm not sure why this rice isn't bundled to dry like many fields we've seen, but it could be that it was processed with the combine above, which takes the grains off the stalks, and so the stalks are just left until cleaned up later. I don't know.

Ikoma, Nara, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 116mm — 1/2500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos

In the background was another farmer working the field next to his house...

Ikoma, Nara, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 120mm — 1/2000 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Workin' It In Style With a Yanmar GC215 -- Ikoma, Nara, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 140mm — 1/1600 sec, f/4.5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Workin' It In Style
With a Yanmar GC215

Continued here...


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