Last combine photo for a while, I promise! I spent the past couple of weeks working on an assignment about the wheat harvest in Oklahoma so I have been around a lot of combines. Sorry about that, but this is what I got. This combine was sitting still in the field undergoing maintenance – an extensive process done each morning to clean the combine and prepare it for the day’s work. These expensive pieces of machinery run for 12-14 hours non-stop in tough, dusty, dirty conditions and require daily maintenance and repairs to keep running in top condition. And this maintenance is a tough, dirty, dusty job. Imagine four combines needing maintenance by the same crew each morning! That is what happens during harvest each morning at the Day farm in Braman, Oklahoma.
Once again I was using my Toyo VX-125 with my Nikon 210 mm F5.6 lens and a Coken red filter to darken the skies. I like how the red filter works on the skies, but it seems I lose overall contrast in the image when I shoot with the red filter. Humm. I am going to have to do some investigation about that.
Anyone know what a “Bullet Rotor” is on a John Deere combine?