Hi all who view....
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.....
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.
Have good if not sticky whats left of the weekend.
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