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Night Moves

By cameracat
Hi all who view....Smile

Ever wondered where your " Peas " come from....???

Well here is where their journey starts, The gadget you see is a pea viner, Looks a little like a combine harvester, But it is made for one specific task, That of gathering up the peas from hundreds and thousands of acres of pea crop, It gently removes the peas from the pods to, While dumping the left overs behind it.

Once pea harvesting is under way, It stops for no man, Its a 24 hours operation that keeps going day & night whilst the pea crop is at its very best, Pea Viner crews do 12 hour shifts ( as do the other components of the whole show ) The engines & machines never stop, Except to unload the peas into waiting tankers, That crew changes & refueling, Are the only time they are stationary until every peas has been collected.

This particular shot was taken at night, The only light available was the machines own spotlights with a little help from the stars above.....Smile

Oh! Not to mention a silly high ISO @ 3200, Tricky, You bet, Like I said they do not stop, Not even for a photo call....!!!

I am quite pleased with the outcome, It kinda captures the feel of the occasion, It has not had a truck load of post work done either, Right down to the slope of the horizon, Down to the fact that this particular field is on a hill.....LOL....!!!

So now you know, Next time your tucking into some nice peas, Spare a thought for how they arrived on your plate.

Whatever....Grin Have good if not sticky whats left of the weekend.


Tags: Photo journalism Transport Landscape and travel A Pea Field In Norfolk UK 2012 Sports and action

Voters: PaulRookes, SlowSong, RonnieAG and 18 more

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SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
19 Aug 2012 10:37AM

Quote:Ever wondered where your " Peas " come from....???
Well no, I haven't, but I'll not forget now. All that work for a humble pea. The light is just right for this night shot. Top work.

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
19 Aug 2012 10:50AM
Great low light shot of this harvester and a very instructive narrative to accompany it: the D700 handles high ISOs very well with little evidence of noise.......I have taken an indoor shot of a stagecoach in a museum at ISO 6400 with the 700 and I can say noise is absolutely minimal, Vince.
You can see that it is an 'action' shot OK with the left overs being ejected at the rear.
photoshy 6 3 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2012 12:08PM
you should be pleased this is a great image, well done.
Superb image.
Harvest at it's best
chensuriashi Plus
11 281 17 England
19 Aug 2012 4:02PM
Great shot but puts an odd idea in my mind when I need to get up in the middle of the night for a Pea...Grin LOL! Chen.
Great image. I have been scouring the area for harvesting at night time.

Like it.


annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
28 Aug 2012 11:15PM
Great night shot.. And great quality for 3200 asa.
Very interesting and thanks for the information. Peas don't do well in our soil round here so I haven't seen a field for a long time
And what comes out at the back aren't mushy peas then?TongueTongue

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