Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Post Your Photos > Biweekly Shoot Out

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Apr 30, 2006, 12:44 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 107
Default

Apologies for the quality of these, they were quick snapshots taken with the camera mode (ie LOW resolution) with a camcorder.

They were taken by our house on Leyte, The Philippines. This one the guy is climbing the tree to harvest coconuts
Attached Images
 
tleonhar is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Apr 30, 2006, 12:45 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 107
Default

This one is a truck load of sugar cane, they were in the peak of the sugar cane harvest.
Attached Images
 
tleonhar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 30, 2006, 1:05 PM   #3
Moderator
 
calr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Beaverton, OR
Posts: 8,466
Default

Agreed, the photos are not the best quality. The main problem is the sharpness and low resolution. That is understandable considering what you had to work with.

However, these pictures tell a story and they show quite well some of the farming activities in the Phillipines. This is one of the things I was hoping to see in this challenge. Every country has farms or plantations and they are all different.

I like the second photo the best. The truck loaded with cane is certainly very different from those seen in the USA including Hawaii wher sugar cane used to be big business. I am shure the method of harvesting cane in the Phillipines is much different from the way the remaining cane fields in Hawaii are harvested. In Hawaii, they set the fields on fire to burn away the leaves. The fire doesn't harm the slalks. Then they use bulldozers to push the canes into large piles. They then use front end loaders to load the cane on to trucks. I suspect that in the Phillipines, all the harvesting and loading is done manually.

The photo of the cocount harvest could be in many locations. The picture of a coconut plantation comes to mind when I look at this shot.

Thank you for participating and do come back for more.

Cal

calr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 1, 2006, 5:11 AM   #4
Moderator
 
selvin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 7,204
Default

Cal is right, the story you show of farming is quite different from what we experience here.

When sugar was king in Hawaii the cane stalks were not harvested as shown above. They were as Cal described pulled roots and all from the ground and then tons of water used to wash them clean.

Aloha
selvin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 1, 2006, 12:21 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
StitchBabe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,023
Default

Thanks so much for posting these photos! It's very interesting learning about how this type of farming is done.

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"And thanks to Cal and Selvin for the informative lesson...much appreciated!

~~StitchBabe~~
StitchBabe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 1, 2006, 7:38 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 107
Default

Thanks for the kind words!

Over there, they do burn the cane as Cal mentioned, then they cut it by hand, bundle it, and truck it to the mill
tleonhar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 2, 2006, 5:18 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Tullio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 7,370
Default

I really like both pictures, despite their low resolution. The second one in particular, shows how much the farming process can vary from place to place.
Tullio is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:47 PM.