Nelson Pouring the Concrete Floor in the New Milking Parlor

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The nearby Thaler dairy farm (where Jakey works) has been in the process of installing a new "milking parlor" for the last six months. I've been photographically documenting the process and hope to share the entire results at some point, in some fashion.

A milking parlor is a special type of building outfitted with specific equipment that makes the milking process easier and much more efficient. It's run by computers.

The company who built the parlor is a Mennonite contracting company, which explains the hats and clothing on the men on the right. Some Mennonite people object to having their photos taken so I asked permission before I started shooting the project. I was told that if the men were working rather than posing, it was ok to photograph them.

In this photo the three men are standing on an elevated area where the cows will be milked.

Camera settings and post-processing: Shot with the Canon EOS 5D and the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L lens at 24mm, ISO 1600, f/3.5, 1/125s. Curves adjustments, color balancing, perspective correction.

Thanks for visiting Durham Township!

--Kathleen

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