Around where I live there is a huge network of roads which criss-cross the area. Many are small rural roads which wind through valleys. Travelling any of these roads is often rewarding.
Yesterday I set out very early and into some new areas. Good roads and quite devoid of traffic.
As I travelled, I came across fields of rice, ready for harvest.
I was delighted when not much further down the road I found some rice harvesters at work. It was very difficult to get close, so many of the shots were taken at full zoom (400 mm).
Once the harvesters have a full load, they come to the edge of the fields to unload into waiting trucks.
I even climbed up the side of one of the trucks to get a birds eye view.
The driver of the harvester.
Never argue with a lady with a sickle in her hand.
She turned out to be friendly though.
Some folk out shopping. They were just leaving a small rural store I stopped at.