Day 227 365 Photos Theme #181 Mechanisms

15 08 2009

Mechanisms, originally uploaded by needlepointernc.

The MECHANISMS in the tobacco harvester are very complex! I watched the farmer harvesting the rest of the tobacco today. Fall is coming too soon already! Here are some more pictures of the harvest.

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4 responses

12 09 2009
Karen S. (klsbear)

Great processing on that top photo – I like the way the red jumps out at you.

16 08 2009
Iona

That contraption does appear to be complicated. But like the cotton picker, it certainly beats hand harvesting, doesn’t it? Good colors and shots.

16 08 2009
needlepointernc

They still have to hand pick the bottom leaves. Otherwise they would get chopped up by the machine when it cuts off the stalks at the bottom. Tobacco leaves grow all the way down the stalk.

15 08 2009
tmcchesney

Great series of pictures, I have never really seen tobacco fields – they are so pretty!

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