Sunday, September 21, 2014

Impressive Paddy Fields

A paddy field is a flooded parcel of arable land used for growing semiaquatic rice. Paddy fields are the typical feature of rice farming in east, south and southeast Asia. Paddies can be built into steep hillsides as terraces and adjacent to depressed or steeply sloped features such as rivers or marshes. They can require a great deal of labor and materials to create, and need large quantities of water for irrigation. Oxen and water buffalo, adapted for life in wetlands, are important working animals used extensively in paddy field farming.

Paddy field farming is practiced in Cambodia, Bangladesh, China, Taiwan, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos, as well as Piedmont in Italy, the Camargue in France,[3] the Artibonite Valley in Haiti, and Sacramento Valley in California.

Hereunder are several impressive analogue photos of paddy fields.

Sa Pa, Vietnam | 35mm Canon AE-1 Program by Nathan O'Nions

Senmai-da,Ishikawa by mgsn

Arrozal by Paulo Fessel

Velvia green by Dillan K

field - 田 by Anders Öfverström

dreamland by // Robert Herrmann

China IV by opium*tea

Maui by Tori Toguchi

Highland School by vietanhhp

Longji by n1r3

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