Park And Pump

Here, a farmer was seen pumping water from his vegetable plot (on right) and discharging the unwelcome flood water into an irrigation canal on left.

I was fascinated by the use of the PTO (power take off) transmission from the drive train of the tractor to power the water suction pump. The multi-tasking and multi use tractor is such a flexible tool for the farmer. Park and pump where it was needed.

Panasonic Lumix GM-1, ISO 200, f10, 1/320 sec.

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The Day I Met Mutt Rempit

Me And You And A Dog Named Boo (Mutt Rempit).

Went to Sekinchan today to test Sony’s new HDR Sky Camera App. At the paddy fields, I met a farmer raking his field, accompanied by his pet dog.

Asked him where he stays and he told me it is quite far. Naturally, I asked how the dog travels. He showed me.

The dog balances himself quite well on the back of the motorcycle, even when going around corners. Occasionally, the un-neutered dog jumps off when he sees a female.

Quite an amazing sight and Winter Solstice must be my lucky day.

“Me And You And A Dog Named Boo” was a hit song by Lobo. It tells the story of two friends and a dog taking a cross-country road trip. Sung like an ode to carefree days and freedom (gone).

I remember to this day, they stopped at the wheat fields of St Paul. It was Kansas and not Saint Paul, Minnesota, as I originally thought.

Sony Alpha a7R, ISO 100, f13, 1/200 sec.

#streetphotography #landscape #paddyfields #paddy #padi #ricefields #sekinchan #dog #dogs #pet #animal #sonyalpha #a7r #zeiss