The hay paddocks next door were cut and baled today.This morning the wind rippled through the long grass; by evening only the rough areas remained, the rest razed, pressed into the enormous round bales that have increasingly replaced the traditional lozenges that one person could pick up and throw onto the back of a truck; the giant bales carted away by tractors larger than my kitchen. A couple of kahu cruised the evening sky, perhaps wondering what had so suddenly happened to the land they'd hunted over all year. Farming as an industrial operation; efficient only if you don't consider the cost of making and running the machinery. A necessary evil; the evil of necessity. Someone has to feed the world.
[21 December 2013, Olympus OM-D EM-1, 12-40 mm f2.8 at 12 mm , ISO 100, 1/100 at f11]
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