Cranberries on conveyor belt to the truck

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Comments (7)

someGuyinmasset on October 24, 2008

You in your helicopter again? This is neat going through the process.

Bits-n-Pieces on October 24, 2008

Thanks, Guy - no helicopter for these few - just up on the wooden platform you can see in this view and in this view. And lol, no autobiographical shadows here! I carefully avoided that - I've learned my lesson!!

Steve Paxton on October 25, 2008

i was waiting to see the shadow IVF and all. on a serious side which i have yet to find thanks for posting never seen anything like it. is the normal practice or just here.

Jean Gregory Evans on October 25, 2008

How did you arrange to get such photo ops? Do they let the public in or have you taken a job there?

Great tour!!!


Bits-n-Pieces on October 25, 2008

Jean - Seems this was one of your first comments on these, so by now you've probably seen the other comments - these bogs aren't usually open to the public, except for organized tours for hte media, a class in the fall, and this two day 'Cranberry Harvest Celebration' - sort of a county fair at one of the largest cranberry growers. But a lot of the cranberry bogs are right along the roadside, so very visible to anyone driving by if you time it right. steve - this is a pretty typical wet harvest method for hte fruit that used for sauces, juice, and all that. The fruit that we can buy at the grocery store (only from now til Christmas) are dry harvested. They used to be harvested using a cranberry rake - a hand-carried box with a rake at the end, but now bigger raking machines are used.

(That link also has some more info, and a close up of a plant in bloom - the name 'cranberry' comes from 'craneberry ' because the flower looks like a crane's head.)

Jean Gregory Evans on October 25, 2008

Thanks, B-n-P! Great photos and tour. You have a wonderful presentation. Very interesting.


Bits-n-Pieces on October 25, 2008

Thanks, Jean ! I'd been promising to upload these for so long, I'm glad I finally did. Also just uploaded a few more that seemed to add a bit more perspective, but those are finally going to be it!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 24, 2008
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    by Bits-n-Pieces
    • Taken on 2008/10/11 16:04:39
    • Exposure: 0.013s (1/80)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/10.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
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