Olive harvest in pictures

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by laser8, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. laser8

    laser8 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 29, 2013
    Mare nostrum, Istria
    Hi all

    Been away from the forum for a while as had quite a lot of work in the fields - harvest time...Anyway, I managed to grab the camera here and there and get some shots - here's an overview of the action.

    That's the road to one of the orchards
    15545495462_ceae3e4ff5_b. Path by Cadenela, on Flickr

    And a look at the olive trees before action starts
    14923874304_778075b391_b. S.Lucia by Cadenela, on Flickr

    Some pictures of the fruits
    14924490533_e150bed6d6_b. Busa muska by Cadenela, on Flickr

    15359026760_7a809d7f0d_b. Pendolino by Cadenela, on Flickr

    15545501882_c8fcc21faf_b. Busa by Cadenela, on Flickr

    And then there's the harvest proper. All done by hand, to keep the fruit intact as long as possible:
    [​IMG]Working by Cadenela, on Flickr

    15359033020_87a54b575e_b. P1140416 by Cadenela, on Flickr

    15358498138_129a062210_b. Olive faces VIII by Cadenela, on Flickr

    15358999160_962dd2514a_b. Walking by II by Cadenela, on Flickr

    A look at the olives
    [​IMG]Olives II by Cadenela, on Flickr

    And the oil, few seconds old:
    15358994480_3ecc2ae34b_b. Oil strings by Cadenela, on Flickr

    Back to work now!
     
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  2. DaveEP

    DaveEP Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 20, 2014
    York, UK
    Great series - thanks!
     
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  3. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    Can you eat ripe olives off the trees? Or do they have to be cured/brined first?

    Great series
     
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  4. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
    You really don't want to eat them raw. Nice shots!
     
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  5. laser8

    laser8 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 29, 2013
    Mare nostrum, Istria
    Thanks to all!

    Well, you can bite one, but I doubt you'd bite the second: they have a very piquant and bitter taste. I do that in the summer when I am out of water to kill the thirst. Cured are much much better :)