New Orleans 3

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 6th to 8th November 2014.

Temporary post. Images only. Preliminary processing.

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Tombstone wall, Cemetery #1

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“Voodoo Tomb”, New Orleans Cemetery

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Mardi Gras costume, Gumbo Festival

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Fats Domino’s Piano

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Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown’s fiddle, after Katrina

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G String Orchestra

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Bayou

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Bayou

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Unused door

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Local Hearse

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Airplane view, Arizona or California

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Queen Mary, Los Angeles

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New Orleans 2

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 6th to 8th November 2014.

Temporary post. Images only. Preliminary processing.

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Serendipity.

New Orleans Sculpture Garden.

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New Orleans Sculpture Garden.

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Drummer, Mike Derby and the House of Cards @ Apple Barrel

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Willie Lockett @ Vaso

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Interstellar Transmission, on the Bus

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Cadillac Eldorado, Bienville St

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The Pentones @ Funky Blues Pirate Club

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The Smoky Greenwell Band @ Bamboula’s

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Local garage sale

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Parked car

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New Orleans 1

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 2nd to 6th November 2014.

Temporary post. Images only. Preliminary processing.

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American Coot in pond, New Orleans Sculpture Garden

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The Young Boys (?) on corner of Frenchman and Chartres Sts

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Mem Shannon

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In the American Quarter

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Dog on Election Day

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Beware!

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Troy Turner Band

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Troy Turner

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Ed Wills

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Jeff Chaz

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Another Day In Paradise

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Southwest Canyonlands and New Orleans

Before I set off on my North Atlantic trip last year, I entered some prints and digital images in the Australian Photographic Society Interstate Competition.  To my great surprise, when I returned I found I had been awarded overall best image and won a Photographic trip for two to New York, sponsored by UDesign Photo Tours.  I swapped that (with some adjustment) for Southwest Canyonlands and at time of writing I am about to leave with my partner Jools (or Julie).  This is the image that won me the trip:

 

Michael Hardy at Canberra Blues Society Xmas Party, 2011

 

Here is the itinerary:

19 October Fly from Canberra to Las Vegas, Nevada.

20 October Helicopter ride over Hoover Dam, Colorado River and Grand Canyon West.  Back to Las Vegas.  Neon Graveyard Museum at night.

21 October Zion National Park (staying at Springdale, Utah).

22 October Zion National Park

23 October Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park (staying at Tropic, Utah).

24 October Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park (staying in Torrey, Utah or Hanksville, Utah).

25 October Factory Butte to Arches National Park (staying in Moab, Utah).

26 October Canyonlands National Park and Arches National Park.

27 October From Moab via Newspaper Rock petroglyph site to Monument Valley (staying in Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park).

28 October Monument Valley to Page Arizona.

29 October Horseshoe Bend and Canyon-X.  (Jools leaves for a conference in Orlando, Florida)

30 October Page Arizona to South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

31 October Grand Canyon National Park.

1 November Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff Arizona.  I pick up rental car from airport and drive to Phoenix Arizona via Sedona.

2 November Fly Phoenix Arizona to New Orleans (and meet up with Jools at the airport)

2 November to 12 November New Orleans

12 November Return flight to Canberra, arriving 14 November due to time zone curiosities.

 

Canyonlands Map

Here is the Canyonlands route, from Las Vegas to Phoenix (click for larger size)

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According to my usual method,  I will make some temporary posts during the trip, essentially images only.

Then, when I return I will have to finish processing images from Narooma Blues Festival.  I then expect to complete posts for Lofoten Islands, Spitsbergen, Greenland and Iceland before making the final posts for this trip.

 

Monochromes from Shetland and Dunnottar Castle

Shetland and Stonehaven, Scotland. Days 26 to 31, 26th to 29th July 2013.

 

Here is a selection of monochromes from the Shetlands, and from Dunnottar Castle near Aberdeen.  For more information on the images, click on the relevant link, which goes to the post that contains the colour version.

 

Archaeology, Architecture, Black and White, Castles, History, Landscape, Monochrome, Photography, Scotland, Shetland, Travel

Mousa Broch

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Clickimin Broch

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Stanydale Temple

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Culswick

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Culswick Broch

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Dore Holm (the Drinking Horse)

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Calder’s Geo, Esher Ness

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Esher Ness

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Burrastow

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Uyeasound

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Muness Castle

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Muness Castle

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Muness Castle

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Uyea Breck or Clivocast Standing Stone

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Viking longhouse, Haroldswick

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Viking galley, Haroldswick

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Dunnottar Castle

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Dunnottar Castle

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Dunnottar Castle

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Dunnottar Castle

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That’s the last of the images from Scotland.  1,150 images and 40,000 words in 93 posts.

There will be very few posts in the next couple of weeks.  I have to make headway on processing the images from Narooma Blues Festival last weekend, my computer is dead and needs resuscitation (I’m posting this from my laptop) and I’m heading off overseas in less than a fortnight.  More on that before I go.

I still have to make final posts from my North Atlantic journey for Lofoten Islands, Spitzbergen, Greenland and Iceland.  I will resume those in November or December.