Borrego Palm Canyon

Borrego Palm Canyon, Salton Sea, California USA, 30 September 2016

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This is a map of our journey to LA, the Salton Sea and Joshua National Park.  You may need to click on it to see more detail (all images are larger if you click on them).

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Dawn at the Salton Sea.

We drove from LA 160 miles (260km) WSW to Salton City on the Salton Sea.  We were guests of Jeni Bate who I had met online through our respective WordPress sites.  She showed us around the Salton Sea area and we had a great time.  I highly recommend you visit her Art Website:  Skyscapes for the Soul.

(More on the ecology and history of the area in a later post).

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We headed west from Salton City in the morning.  This is a view from the side of the road, perhaps at Montezuma Valley Road Lookout.

We stopped for lunch in the small town of Borrego and saw an exhibition of Jeni’s paintings at the Borrego Art Institute.

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This whole area is desert of course.  We’re now heading towards Borrego Palm Canyon in Anzo-Borrego Desert State Park.  This appears to be at the Borrego Palm Canyon Trailhead.

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In the canyon now.  This is a barrel cactus.

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A hummingbird feeding on an ocotillo (fouquieria splendens).

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We met other walkers who had seen bighorn sheep up on the rocky sides of the mountains but we didn’t see them.  (Borrego is the Spanish word for these sheep).

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Our destination is a grove of Californian Palms (washingtonia filifera), fed by spring water.

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The palms can grow up to 20 to 25 metres (60 to 80 feet).

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Heading back.  An ocotillo in a barren landscape.

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Desert cacti, perhaps clavellina cholla.

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Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LA California USA, 1 October 2016

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The previous post was at the Pavilion for Japanese Art at LACMA; this is from our viewing of the rest of the Art Museum.  (Click images for larger size).

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Royal Peacock Barge, West Bengal, India, late 19th century.

Miniature ivory depiction of pleasure boat of the Nawab of Bengal.

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This is a very modern installation, dated to just before the time we were visiting.  It is perhaps somewhere between pop art, dada and surrealism.  The artist is not credited.

The assemblage is somewhat anachronistic amongst historical exhibits but does include some references to 19th century Indian works.  It is perhaps intended to depict the sense of wonder at the extent to which modern art styles can sometimes diverge from the traditional.

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Panel, Gururat, India, early 18th century.

Wood applique with bone; brass roundels.

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Altar cabinet, Kham region, eastern Tibet, 19th – 20th century.

Wood with mineral pigments and gilding; brass fittings.

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Hindu God Vishnu, Angkor, Cambodia. c. 950AD (sandstone).

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Folio from a Buddhist manuscript illustrated with Buddha’s birth stories (Thailand c. 1860-80), atop Sutra Box (Thailand 1920-40, wood laquer and gold leaf).

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Buddha Shakyamuni, Sukothai, Thailand, 14th-15th century (copper alloy).

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Maharishi (Great Sage) Agastya, Lakhi Sarai, Bihar, India, 12th century (chloritoid phyllite).

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Dancer’s headpiece in the form of Hindu Godess Kali, Kerala, India, late 15th century (wood with paint).

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The Goddess Sarasvati, Gujurat, India, 1153 by Jagadeva.

Sarasvati, goddess of wisdom and knowledge, embodies the mediæval Indian concept of feminine beauty.  Jagadeva was commisioned to create this sculpture to replace an earlier sculpture of Sarasvati that was dedicated in a Jain temple in 1069 but damaged in 1152.

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The Hindu Goddess Kali, Kerala, India, 17th century (wood with traces of paint).

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Athena, 2nd century Roman copy of Greek original from the late 5th century BC School of Pheidas.

Athena is the Greek goddess of wisdom and of war waged for just causes.  She wears a breastplate decorated with the heads of gorgons, the monsters whose piercing gaze turned people who met their eyes to stone.  The hollow eye sockets indicate that eyes were originally inlaid and of course, as with all ancient Greek and Roman sculptures, she would originally have been painted in bright colours.  The statue was excavated at Ostia, the port of Rome, in 1797.

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Portrait of Cosimo I de’ Medici (1519-1574), c. 1572 by Giovanni Bandini (also called Giovanni dell’Opera) (marble).

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Madonna and child in a landscape c. 1496-1499 by Cima de Conegliano (Oil on panel).

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Saint Crispin (France, c. 1500 (limestone with traces of polychromy).

Saint Crispan is the patron saint of shoe makers.  He and his brother Saint Crispian were tortured for their Christian beliefs and beheaded in 285AD.

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The Swineherd, 1888, by Paul Gauguin (oi; on canvas).

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La Place du Théâtre Français, 1898, by Camille Pissaro (oil on canvas).

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Le Havre, bâteaux de peche sortant du port (fishing boats leaving the port), 1874, Claude Monet.

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Cabinet, c. 1650-75, from Grand Ducal Workshops (Galleria dei Lavori), (ebony, marble, jasper, lapis lazuli and various hard stones, and bronze with gilding).

The birds and flowers that appear to be painted are actually hundreds of pieces of richly hued pietre dure or hard stones, so the designs are laboriously painted in stone.

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Eagle-headed demon ritually expelling sickness and evil spirits from the house, possible purifying anyone entering the King’s living room.

This and following reliefs once adorned the interior walls of the palace of the Assyrian king Ashurnasirpal II (reigned 883-859 BC).  They are from ancient Kalhu (now called Nimrud).  He was the first Assyrian king to use stone panels on the interior wall of his palace which was built in mud brick on a stone foundation.  The reliefs were originally painted in black, white, red and blue.

In 879 BC Ashurnasirpal held a large festival to celebrate the construction of his new capital which remained the centre of the Assyrian Empire for 150 years.  It was surrounded by a massive city wall forty-two feet high (thirteen metres) and five miles long (eight kilometres).  At that time it bordered on the Tigris River.

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A winged human-headed genie wearing a double bull horn mitre that may be a supernatural projection of the king.

He holds a conical fruit that he has presumably dipped in the bucket of pollen held in preparation for fertilisation of the Tree of Life, an important symbol in Assyrian religious belief.

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The king holds a libation bowl and a bow, and he is accompanied by a human-headed genie carrying a bucket.  Both are engaged in ritual ceremony.

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Fragment of a painted Assyrian relief, Neo-Assyrian dynasty, Northern Iraq, 7th century BC (limestone).

It probably depicts King Sargon (reigned 722-705 BC) and still shows traces of the colourful paint that once adorned all Assyrian reliefs.

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Head of a Royal Guard from Persepolis, Achæmenid period, Southern Iran, 5th century BC (limestone).

This fragment once belonged to the inner decorated panel of the eastern staircase of the Apadana, the sumptuous audience hall of the Achæmenid kings at Persepolis.

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20th century sculpture but I missed the label.  Giacometti maybe?

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Netsuke Gallery, LACMA

Netsuke Gallery, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LA California USA, 1 October 2016

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Close by La Brea Tar Pits, we next visited the Pavillion for Japanese Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (ACMNA).

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Haniwa Horse from 6th century.

Haniwa are terracotta clay figures buried with the dead as funerary objects.  They are from the Kofun period of 3rd to 6th century AD, when horses were first domesticated in Japan and this would have been from the grave of an important person, probably in Southern Honshu.

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Chest of drawers from the 18th century.  Lacquer over wood with gold and silver flakes.

It is decorated with several views around Lake Biwa and was made for the lord of Hikone Castle.

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Jar from Kamakura period, c. 1200-1400AD.

Tokoname ware; coil-built stoneware with ash glaze.

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Female Shinto deity, 14th century.

Due to a close association of Shinto with the Imperial Court, such figures were shown in court robes as real people and were kept in close shrines, not viewable by devotees.

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Sake bottles, 17th to 19th centuries.

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Contemporary vessel by Shimizu Ichiji, 2012.

Stoneware with sprayed slip decoration.

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(No description.  I didn’t photograph the label).

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Daruma by Torei Enji, hanging scroll, ink on silk, 18th century.

Daruma was the semi-legendary Zen Master who brought Zen from China to Japan in the early 6th century.  Torei Enji was himself an eminent Zen Master who wrote a description of Zen practice, still read today, entitled “The undying Lamp of Zen”.

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Kanzan and Jittoku by Shunso Shoju, ink on paper, late 18th or early 19th century.

Kanzan and Jittoku were enlightened people who lived on Cold Mountain (Hanshan) in China in about the 9th century and they are symbolically represented in this drawing.  Here is a poem by Kanzan (or Hanshan to the Chinese):

Men ask the way through the clouds,

The cloud’s way dark, without a sign.

High summits are of naked rock.

In deep valleys sun never shines.

Behind you green peaks, and in front,

To east the white clouds, and to west –

Want to know where the cloud way lies?

It’s there, in the centre of the Void!

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(No description.  I didn’t photograph the label).

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This is the first of the netsuke.  Three others follow.  They are unique to Japan and because kimono had no pockets.  Instead, the Japanese used inro or segmented hanging boxes.  They were on a cord which went through the netsuke and attached to the obi or kimono sash.  The netsuke prevented the inro and cord slipping out from beneath the obi.

They needed to be light and small yet strong and support a hole through them so they are masterpieces of miniature design.

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European archer, 18th century.

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La Brea Tar Pits

Los Angeles, California USA, 29 September 2016

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I had long been interested in visiting the La Brea Tar Pits.  It’s a place where oil oozes to the surface and forms asphalt.  This in turn becomes covered with water and leaves.  Animals wander in and become trapped and then predators come and they are trapped too.  This has been happening for up to 38,000 years and still happens to some extent today although the areas are now fenced off.  The bodies of the trapped animals are preserved in the asphalt.

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This is Harlan’s Ground Sloth ((Glossotherium Harlani).  It was a little under two metres tall and 700 kilos in weight.  The largest giant sloth was six metres long (including the tail) and weighed four tonnes.

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Antique Bison (Bison Antiquus).  It had a larger body, larger hump and larger horns than the surviving species.

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On the left and centre, American Mastadon (Mammut Americanus).  They had shorter legs, a longer body and tusks up to five metres long, as compared to modern elephants (not close relatives).  On the right is an extinct camel, Camelus Hesternus, a bit larger than modern camels and probably with one hump.  Camels evolved in the Americas and this species was likely exterminated by the arrival of humans.

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Colombian Mammoth (Mammathus Columbi), up to four metres tall and ten tonnes in weight.  Tusks could be up to five metres long.  It is not clear to what extent climate change or human hunting was responsible for their extinction.

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Large Game of Thrones puppy, or alternatively, Dire Wolf (Canis Dirus).  It was probably a little larger than the largest wolves today but had stronger jaws and bite.

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Big Pussycat or Naegele’s Giant Jaguar (Panthera Atrox), also known as the American Lion.  It was larger than both a Siberian tiger and a Sabre-Toothed Cat.  There is some doubt as to whether it was closer to today’s lions or jaguars.  Jaguars, though, have one of the strongest bites of all animals behind only some crocodiles and hippos, stronger than tigers, so if it was more like a jaguar it wold have had a fearsome bite.

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Sabre-toothed Cat (Smilodon Fatalis), about the same size as a African lion but much more heavily built.  It was an ambush predator and died out due to climate change.

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An exposed section of tar pit.

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Jamaica to USA

Jamaica and USA, 22 September 2016

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This is from a flight from Montego Bay, Jamaica to Charleston, South Carolina.  A later flight to Los Angeles was at night and I didn’t take any photographs on that one.

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Houses at the water’s edge near the airport in Montego Bay.

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A couple of hours above the Florida coast.  West Palm Beach maybe.

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All the cloud shots are not far apart.

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Approaching Charleston.

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America – the land of individuality?

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Charleston in the distance.

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When we got to Charleston, we had to wait for maybe hours in a long security queue while the time to catch the next flight faded away.  A German couple near us tried to jump the queue to where some friends of theirs were, but they were seen by officials and sent to the very last place in the line.

When I got to LA and picked up a rental car near the airport, I had to return to get the rental company to show me how to get the drivers seat back up.  I had found a control to recline it but had gone too far and that control didn’t put it back up(!).  There was a different control in a different location for that.

Then when I got onto the crowded freeway (at night) I found that the side mirrors were electronic and I couldn’t tell how far away other cars were.  That made changing lanes quite freaky.  Still, we got where we needed to go without incident.

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I also spent a fair amount of time this week dealing with corrupted images and backups. When I came to start considering my California images for processing, I found I had 300 corrupted and unusable images.  My backup to the Cloud is supposed to go back to 2017 when I started Cloud backup but the relevant backup only went back to May which must be when I had a motherboard change.  My local backup to a Drobo was no good because only have enough space to retain recent backups.  But I do have an old backup to disk from 2017.  At first that seemed inaccessible but I eventually retrieved the files I needed from it.  This just goes to show the value of the old adage that you should always have three separate backups.

Oregon Coast.

Oregon, 5th to 8th November 2018.
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Columbia River Valley, then Oregon Coast.

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La Tourell Falls.

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View from Vista House.

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Multnomah Falls.

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Foliage on cliff, Multnomah Falls.

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Rainforest, Multnomah Falls.

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Base of Multnomah falls.

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Near Multnomah Falls.

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Wreck of the Peter Iredale.

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Looking north, from the Wreck of the Peter Iredale.

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Ecola State Park.

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Unexpected wave, Hug Point.

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Views from Neahkahnie Viewpoint.

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Rainforest near Castle Rock.

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Coast view south of Nestucca Bay.

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Yaquina Head Lighthouse.

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Heceta Head Lighthouse (and next two images).

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Views from Kronenberg County Park, Bandon .

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Bandon South Jetty.

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Somewhere north of Crescent City.

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Redwoods, perhaps Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park.

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Willits street scene, Paradise burning 100km away.

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Golden Gate with Paradise smoke haze.

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That was the last of the temporary posts from trip to Uzbekistan, Istanbul, Athens, Thira, Crete, Andalusia. Barcelona, Washington and Oregon.  Next I have three miscellaneous posts, then I will continue with final posts for Cuba and the Caribbean, starting with Cuba.  After that, unhbless something else intervenes, I shall make final posts for the Uzbekistan trip.

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La Push to Portland.

Washington State, USA, 3rd November 2018.
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La Push in early morning (and next seven images).

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Probably a Western Gull.

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Lake Crescent.

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Mount Walker viewpoint (near Qilcene) (and next nine images).

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Seattle.

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A photographer at the roadside, possibly Greg Scott.

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This is what he stopped to photograph.  Dosewallips River.

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Fishing boat on Hood Canal.

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Autumn colours on Hood Canal.

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Second Beach.

Second Beach, Olympic National Park, Washington State, USA, 2nd November 2018.
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La Push and Second Beach on a rather damp day.

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La Push.

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La Push, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Photography, seascape, Second Beach, Travel, USA, Washington, Wilderness, Wildlife

A gull on my balcony.  Probably a ringed-bill gull or a glaucus-winged gull.

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La Push, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Photography, seascape, Second Beach, Travel, USA, Washington, Wilderness, Wildlife

Second Beach (and subsequent images).

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La Push, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Photography, seascape, Second Beach, Travel, USA, Washington, Wilderness, Wildlife .

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La Push, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Photography, seascape, Second Beach, Travel, USA, Washington, Wilderness, Wildlife .

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La Push, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Photography, seascape, Second Beach, Travel, USA, Washington, Wilderness, Wildlife .

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La Push, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Photography, seascape, Second Beach, Travel, USA, Washington, Wilderness, Wildlife .

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La Push, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Photography, seascape, Second Beach, Travel, USA, Washington, Wilderness, Wildlife .

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La Push, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Photography, seascape, Second Beach, Travel, USA, Washington, Wilderness, Wildlife

I encountered local photographer Jim Wood and his grandson and his friend.

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La Push, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Photography, seascape, Second Beach, Travel, USA, Washington, Wilderness, Wildlife

Jim Wood’s grandson descending from the rock.

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La Push, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Photography, seascape, Second Beach, Travel, USA, Washington, Wilderness, Wildlife .

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La Push, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Photography, seascape, Second Beach, Travel, USA, Washington, Wilderness, Wildlife

At the high tide mark there were large numbers of driftwood logs.

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La Push, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Photography, seascape, Second Beach, Travel, USA, Washington, Wilderness, Wildlife

… and also some interesting seaweed.

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La Push, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Photography, seascape, Second Beach, Travel, USA, Washington, Wilderness, Wildlife .

Hoh Rain Forest.

Olympic National Park, Washington State, USA, 31st October to 1st November 2018.
Temporary Post. Brief image descriptions and no commentary.

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Hoh Rain Forest, La Push, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Rainforest, Rialto Beach, seascape, Travel, USA, Washington, Wilderness

Storm at dawn, La Push.

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Hoh Rain Forest, La Push, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Rainforest, Rialto Beach, seascape, Travel, USA, Washington, Wilderness

Near Rialto Beach.

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Hoh Rain Forest, La Push, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Rainforest, Rialto Beach, seascape, Travel, USA, Washington, Wilderness

Rialto Beach.

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Hoh Rain Forest, La Push, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Rainforest, Rialto Beach, seascape, Travel, USA, Washington, Wilderness

La Push.

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Hoh Rain Forest, La Push, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Rainforest, Rialto Beach, seascape, Travel, USA, Washington, Wilderness

On the road to Hoh Rain Forest.

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Hoh Rain Forest, La Push, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Rainforest, Rialto Beach, seascape, Travel, USA, Washington, Wilderness

Hoh Rain Forest (and following images).

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Hoh Rain Forest, La Push, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Rainforest, Rialto Beach, seascape, Travel, USA, Washington, Wilderness .

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Hoh Rain Forest, La Push, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Rainforest, Rialto Beach, seascape, Travel, USA, Washington, Wilderness .

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Hoh Rain Forest, La Push, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Rainforest, Rialto Beach, seascape, Travel, USA, Washington, Wilderness.

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Hoh Rain Forest, La Push, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Rainforest, Rialto Beach, seascape, Travel, USA, Washington, Wilderness.

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Hoh Rain Forest, La Push, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Rainforest, Rialto Beach, seascape, Travel, USA, Washington, Wilderness.

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Hoh Rain Forest, La Push, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Rainforest, Rialto Beach, seascape, Travel, USA, Washington, Wilderness.

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Hoh Rain Forest, La Push, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Rainforest, Rialto Beach, seascape, Travel, USA, Washington, Wilderness.

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Hoh Rain Forest, La Push, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Rainforest, Rialto Beach, seascape, Travel, USA, Washington, Wilderness.

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Hoh Rain Forest, La Push, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Rainforest, Rialto Beach, seascape, Travel, USA, Washington, Wilderness.

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Hoh Rain Forest, La Push, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Rainforest, Rialto Beach, seascape, Travel, USA, Washington, Wilderness.

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Hoh Rain Forest, La Push, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Rainforest, Rialto Beach, seascape, Travel, USA, Washington, Wilderness.

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Hoh Rain Forest, La Push, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Rainforest, Rialto Beach, seascape, Travel, USA, Washington, Wilderness.

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Hoh Rain Forest, La Push, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Rainforest, Rialto Beach, seascape, Travel, USA, Washington, Wilderness.

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Hoh Rain Forest, La Push, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Rainforest, Rialto Beach, seascape, Travel, USA, Washington, Wilderness.

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Hoh Rain Forest, La Push, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Rainforest, Rialto Beach, seascape, Travel, USA, Washington, Wilderness.

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Hoh Rain Forest, La Push, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Rainforest, Rialto Beach, seascape, Travel, USA, Washington, Wilderness.

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Hoh Rain Forest, La Push, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Rainforest, Rialto Beach, seascape, Travel, USA, Washington, Wilderness.

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Hoh Rain Forest, La Push, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Rainforest, Rialto Beach, seascape, Travel, USA, Washington, Wilderness.

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Hoh Rain Forest, La Push, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Rainforest, Rialto Beach, seascape, Travel, USA, Washington, Wilderness.

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Hoh Rain Forest, La Push, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Rainforest, Rialto Beach, seascape, Travel, USA, Washington, Wilderness.

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Hoh Rain Forest, La Push, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Rainforest, Rialto Beach, seascape, Travel, USA, Washington, Wilderness.

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Salton Sea and Joshua Tree NP.

Salton Sea and Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA, 1 October 2016

Temporary post. Images only. Not even image descriptions.

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Art, Infrared, Joshua Tree National Park, Nature, Photography, Salton Sea, Sculpture, Travel, USA, Wilderness, Wildlife .
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Art, Infrared, Joshua Tree National Park, Nature, Photography, Salton Sea, Sculpture, Travel, USA, Wilderness, Wildlife .
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Art, Infrared, Joshua Tree National Park, Nature, Photography, Salton Sea, Sculpture, Travel, USA, Wilderness, Wildlife .
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Art, Infrared, Joshua Tree National Park, Nature, Photography, Salton Sea, Sculpture, Travel, USA, Wilderness, Wildlife .
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Art, Infrared, Joshua Tree National Park, Nature, Photography, Salton Sea, Sculpture, Travel, USA, Wilderness, Wildlife .
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Art, Infrared, Joshua Tree National Park, Nature, Photography, Salton Sea, Sculpture, Travel, USA, Wilderness, Wildlife .
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Art, Infrared, Joshua Tree National Park, Nature, Photography, Salton Sea, Sculpture, Travel, USA, Wilderness, Wildlife .
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Art, Infrared, Joshua Tree National Park, Nature, Photography, Salton Sea, Sculpture, Travel, USA, Wilderness, Wildlife .
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Art, Infrared, Joshua Tree National Park, Nature, Photography, Salton Sea, Sculpture, Travel, USA, Wilderness, Wildlife .
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Art, Infrared, Joshua Tree National Park, Nature, Photography, Salton Sea, Sculpture, Travel, USA, Wilderness, Wildlife .
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Art, Infrared, Joshua Tree National Park, Nature, Photography, Salton Sea, Sculpture, Travel, USA, Wilderness, Wildlife .
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Art, Infrared, Joshua Tree National Park, Nature, Photography, Salton Sea, Sculpture, Travel, USA, Wilderness, Wildlife .
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Art, Infrared, Joshua Tree National Park, Nature, Photography, Salton Sea, Sculpture, Travel, USA, Wilderness, Wildlife .
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Art, Infrared, Joshua Tree National Park, Nature, Photography, Salton Sea, Sculpture, Travel, USA, Wilderness, Wildlife .
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Art, Infrared, Joshua Tree National Park, Nature, Photography, Salton Sea, Sculpture, Travel, USA, Wilderness, Wildlife .
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Art, Infrared, Joshua Tree National Park, Nature, Photography, Salton Sea, Sculpture, Travel, USA, Wilderness, Wildlife .
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Art, Infrared, Joshua Tree National Park, Nature, Photography, Salton Sea, Sculpture, Travel, USA, Wilderness, Wildlife .
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Art, Infrared, Joshua Tree National Park, Nature, Photography, Salton Sea, Sculpture, Travel, USA, Wilderness, Wildlife .
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Art, Infrared, Joshua Tree National Park, Nature, Photography, Salton Sea, Sculpture, Travel, USA, Wilderness, Wildlife .
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Art, Infrared, Joshua Tree National Park, Nature, Photography, Salton Sea, Sculpture, Travel, USA, Wilderness, Wildlife .
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Art, Infrared, Joshua Tree National Park, Nature, Photography, Salton Sea, Sculpture, Travel, USA, Wilderness, Wildlife .
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Art, Infrared, Joshua Tree National Park, Nature, Photography, Salton Sea, Sculpture, Travel, USA, Wilderness, Wildlife .
This has been my last temporary post on the trip to Mexico, Guatemala, California, Cuba and the Caribbean.

I will return to make final posts in some months.  Before that I will make the final posts for the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island and the Atacama Desert.  Currently, though, I am only posting once each week because I am otherwise occupied.  Last weekend I went down to Sydney as official photographer at the Sydney Blues Festival and I now have 3,700 images to process from that.  The weekend after next, I am leading a Canberra Photographic Society photographic excursion to Point Hicks in Victoria, to one of the lighthouses I photographed in 1987 and to the surrounding coastline.  I will also make a few posts in the near future from those and from a visit to the Sculpture Garden at the Australian National Gallery in Canberra.

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