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.
#documentaryphotography #sekinchan #floods #sunshine #paddy #fields #weather #rice #farmers #tractor
Prolonged rainfall last night turned the flooded rice fields into a landscape resembling that of a sea. I asked a farmer if the planted paddy crop will be affected. He thinks not as lowland paddy can survive waterlogged conditions.
The distant building is a ,”bird hotel”. Farmers and land owners supplement their income by harvesting the nests of swifts.
Asus ZenFone 3 image.
#sekinchan #floods #paddy #fields #asus #weather #rice
Behind are the vast paddy fields all flooded. We are at the cafe of the unique Farm Ville Homestay, a container hotel in the middle of the paddy fields of Sekinchan.
Asus Zenfone3 image.
#farmville #cafe #sekincchan #honeylemon #drink #foodphotography
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