Thredbo Blues Festival 2015

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The last three weeks, while I have been slowly releasing previously prepared posts from Arches National Park, I have been first shooting then processing images from Thredbo Blues Festival 2015. This was the 21st Thredbo Blues Festival. And here are some of the images…

 

Mal Eastick and Milena Barrett

Mal Eastick.

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Tony Boyd, Mal Eastick and Milena Barrett.

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Harry Brus, Harry Brus Band.

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Rory Ellis (right) and Andrew Toner.

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Kate Watts, Blue Ruins.

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Swamphouse.

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Shane Pacey, Shane Pacey Trio.

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Frank Sultana, Frank Sultana & the Sinister Kids.

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Jeff Lang.

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Danny McKenna, with Jeff Lang.

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Kashmere Club.

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Russell Morris (right).

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Charlie A’Court.

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Alyce Schulte, Frank Sultana & the Sinister Kids.

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Ray Beadle, Ray Beadle Band.

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Ray Beadle Band.

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George Washingmachine.

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Phil and Trudy Edgely.

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Andrea Marr, Andrea Marr and the Funky Hitmen.

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Mitch Anderson, Keller Jam.

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Davo Fester, Keller Jam.

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There are many more images. On the Thredbo Blues Festival Page . you will find links to images from Thredbo 2014 including top 100 images as well as links for the Keller Jam, crowds and each of the 22 bands. On that page you will also find links to images from previous Thredbo Festivals from 2006.

Alternatively, there is also a direct overall link to all Thredbo 2015 images . in JAlbum (with overview images and images by band organised by folder).

For other images of a particular band I may have taken since 2006, see the Musicians and Bands Page ., which lists links alphabetically by band.

Mesa Arch and Delicate Arch (Mono)

Mesa Arch and Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Utah, USA, 26th October 2014.

Arches National Park, Black and White, Delicate Arch, Landscape, Masa Arch, Monochrome, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA, Utah

Some of these images are monochrome conversions of previously posted colour images and others are mono conversions of infrared images from the next post.  This first one is a conversion of a colour image at Mesa Arch from the previous post.

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Arches National Park, Black and White, Delicate Arch, Landscape, Masa Arch, Monochrome, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA, Utah

This one and the next one are conversions of infrared images at Mesa Arch.

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Arches National Park, Black and White, Delicate Arch, Landscape, Masa Arch, Monochrome, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA, Utah .

Arches National Park, Black and White, Delicate Arch, Landscape, Masa Arch, Monochrome, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA, Utah

This one and the next two are mono conversions of infrared images, walking back to the carpark from Mesa Arch.

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Arches National Park, Black and White, Delicate Arch, Landscape, Masa Arch, Monochrome, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA, Utah .

Arches National Park, Black and White, Delicate Arch, Landscape, Masa Arch, Monochrome, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA, Utah .

Arches National Park, Black and White, Delicate Arch, Landscape, Masa Arch, Monochrome, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA, Utah

From this image on, these are conversions of colour images of the trip into Delicate Arch.

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Arches National Park, Black and White, Delicate Arch, Landscape, Masa Arch, Monochrome, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA, Utah .

Arches National Park, Black and White, Delicate Arch, Landscape, Masa Arch, Monochrome, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA, Utah .

Arches National Park, Black and White, Delicate Arch, Landscape, Masa Arch, Monochrome, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA, Utah .

Arches National Park, Black and White, Delicate Arch, Landscape, Masa Arch, Monochrome, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA, Utah .

Arches National Park, Black and White, Delicate Arch, Landscape, Masa Arch, Monochrome, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA, Utah .

Arches National Park, Black and White, Delicate Arch, Landscape, Masa Arch, Monochrome, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA, Utah .

Mesa Arch and Delicate Arch

Mesa Arch and Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Utah, USA, 26th October 2014.

Arches National Park, Delicate Arch, Landscape, Masa Arch, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA, Utah

Mesa Arch (also known as Masa Arch) is a location you walk into for the great view through the arch.  It is primarily a location for dawn photography.  The multi-point flare in the image above comes from stopping down the lens as it points into the rising sun.  There were maybe forty photographers there, competing for a place though very politely and cooperatively.  I have had to remove some unwanted cameras and tripods from the bottom of the image below.

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Arches National Park, Delicate Arch, Landscape, Masa Arch, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA, Utah

A little later, another view through Mesa Arch.

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Arches National Park, Delicate Arch, Landscape, Masa Arch, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA, Utah

Later, after breakfast, on our way to Delicate Arch, this is Ham Rock, probably taken from a moving vehicle.

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Arches National Park, Delicate Arch, Landscape, Masa Arch, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA, Utah

Just near the carpark for the walk to Delicate Arch, on a short side trail, are these petroglyphs.

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Arches National Park, Delicate Arch, Landscape, Masa Arch, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA, Utah

The walk to Delicate Arch takes an hour or two (one way).

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Arches National Park, Delicate Arch, Landscape, Masa Arch, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA, Utah .

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Arches National Park, Delicate Arch, Landscape, Masa Arch, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA, Utah

There are a variety of impressive views along the way.

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Arches National Park, Delicate Arch, Landscape, Masa Arch, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA, Utah

Not having quite reached it, I climbed up to view Delicate Arch from a natural rock window.

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Arches National Park, Delicate Arch, Landscape, Masa Arch, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA, Utah

Here is the same view from a little further back, showing the window.

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Arches National Park, Delicate Arch, Landscape, Masa Arch, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA, Utah

There were also some interesting views looking in the other direction.

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Arches National Park, Delicate Arch, Landscape, Masa Arch, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA, Utah .

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Arches National Park, Delicate Arch, Landscape, Masa Arch, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA, Utah So here we are at Delicate Arch.

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Arches National Park, Delicate Arch, Landscape, Masa Arch, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA, Utah

There were about fifty photographers, mainly with tripods, stretched out in a large arc maybe thirty metres from the arch, waiting for the optimum light as the sun went down.  There was a humorous event when that started to happen.  Two young people dashed out in front of the rock for a selfie just as the light started to get good, though it may not last long.  A great roar ensued from all the photographers who had been patiently waiting for this moment for hours.  The young couple hastily ran back to whence they came.

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Arches National Park, Delicate Arch, Landscape, Masa Arch, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA, Utah

In the other direction, looking towards the sunset.

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Arches National Park, Delicate Arch, Landscape, Masa Arch, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, Travel, USA, Utah

A last look towards Delicate Arch at sunset.

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A Park map, including Park Avenue, The Windows and Delicate Arch.

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The Windows (Mono)

The Windows, Arches National Park, Utah, USA, 25th October 2014.

Arches National Park, Black and White, Landscape, Monochrome, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, The Windows, Travel, USA, Utah

Images of The Windows, this time in Monochrome.  Some of them are conversions of colour images from the previous post; others are conversions of infrared images I have not yet posted.

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Arches National Park, Black and White, Landscape, Monochrome, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, The Windows, Travel, USA, Utah .

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Arches National Park, Black and White, Landscape, Monochrome, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, The Windows, Travel, USA, Utah .

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Arches National Park, Black and White, Landscape, Monochrome, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, The Windows, Travel, USA, Utah .

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Arches National Park, Black and White, Landscape, Monochrome, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, The Windows, Travel, USA, Utah .

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Arches National Park, Black and White, Landscape, Monochrome, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, The Windows, Travel, USA, Utah .

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Arches National Park, Black and White, Landscape, Monochrome, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, The Windows, Travel, USA, Utah .

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Arches National Park, Black and White, Landscape, Monochrome, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, The Windows, Travel, USA, Utah .

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Arches National Park, Black and White, Landscape, Monochrome, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, The Windows, Travel, USA, Utah .

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Arches National Park, Black and White, Landscape, Monochrome, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, The Windows, Travel, USA, Utah .

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Arches National Park, Black and White, Landscape, Monochrome, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, The Windows, Travel, USA, Utah .

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The Windows

The Windows, Arches National Park, Utah, USA, 25th October 2014.

Arches National Park, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, The Windows, Travel, USA, Utah

Arches National Park has the highest concentration of natural arches in the world.  The area has an unusual geology in that beds of Jurassic sandstone and mudstone were underlain by beds of salt.  The salt eroded away due to the ingress of water as the Colorado River established itself in the area, causing undercutting, fracturing and faulting of the rocks above.

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Arches National Park, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, The Windows, Travel, USA, Utah

The first stage in the formation of an arch can be the generation of a fin.  The desert region can be very hot in the day and very cold at night.  Even though it is a desert, there can be water present in cracks in the rock, which then intensifies those cracks through the heating/ cooling process slowly over time.  In this case, fracturing leading to the formation of fins can also be in part due to the stresses on the rock due to the dissolving of the underlying salt layers.

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Arches National Park, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, The Windows, Travel, USA, Utah

Once the fins are formed, then the holes appear through a slow process of the erosion of the face.

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Arches National Park, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, The Windows, Travel, USA, Utah

Ultimately, of course, the arches will collapse, though hopefully not when people are underneath.

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Arches National Park, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, The Windows, Travel, USA, Utah

Looking up.

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Arches National Park, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, The Windows, Travel, USA, Utah

Still the same arch, I think North Window.

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Arches National Park, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, The Windows, Travel, USA, Utah

I think this is South Window.

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Arches National Park, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, The Windows, Travel, USA, Utah

North Window again.

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Arches National Park, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, The Windows, Travel, USA, Utah

Turret Arch.

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Arches National Park, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, The Windows, Travel, USA, Utah

Turret Arch.

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Arches National Park, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, The Windows, Travel, USA, Utah

Looking North from Turret Arch, perhaps towards the parade of Elephants.

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Arches National Park, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, The Windows, Travel, USA, Utah

Perhaps looking South.

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Arches National Park, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, The Windows, Travel, USA, Utah

Turret Arch.

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Arches National Park, Landscape, Photography, Southwest Canyonlands, The Windows, Travel, USA, Utah

Looking East from near South Window.

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Turret Arch.

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Trivia point:  This is post number 500 in this blog, though there are less than that on display as I have hidden or removed some of the temporary ones.

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