Photo Of The Day: Cotton Harvest

Cotton Harvest. Posted to Flickr January 10, 2014 Blogged January 15th, 2014The Cotton Harvest got underway over the weekend.  This is about the latest harvest anyone here can remember.  The delay was due to the extremely wet weather; so wet the heavy equipment could not get into the field without getting bogged down. As you can see, two harvesters double teamed each field.  There was no time to lose.  More heavy rain was forecast for the next morning so the crews worked on into the night to get it all done.  Looking at this, consider that it really wasn’t all that long ago that cotton was picked by hand.  I can’t imagine.  Thanks for the look and have a great evening.

Nikon D7100, Nikon 70-300mm f4.5 5.6 lens at 70mm.

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6 thoughts on “Photo Of The Day: Cotton Harvest

    • Well you made my day with your comment Dorothy because that is exactly what this shot is for….a magazine. We’ll see what the editor thinks of it. Thanks for taking the time.

  1. John, we wanted to farm cotton some kind of bad. Problem is, cotton has to have its own equipment. No other combinations of equip can be utilized. So when you hear “high cotton”…you can believe it is true. It takes many years farming cotton to produce yield.
    Beans,wheat, corn you can purchase a combine and different headers. But not cotton.
    Good gracious though…it IS my very favorite crop to watch grow. Such a beauty.
    You have surely captured one gorgeous moment.
    Thanks for the picture and you have a great evening!

  2. The simple, strong contrasts make this an appealing sight. The massive machines amongst the delicate stems, the boxy red masses against the billowing sky… it’s a world and a moment far away from mine, but I am transported there in a glance. Thank you John, for sharing!

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