Monochromes from Bukhara (Part 1)

29  to 30 September 2018, Bukhara, Uzbekistan.

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A truck on the road between Khiva and Bukhara.

Arrival, Bukhara.

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Sunset in Bukhara.

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Bridal couple on the street in the evening.

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Above the main portal of the Nadir Divan-begi Madrasa.

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Wall and ceiling details, Nadir Divan-begi Madrassah.

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A silk weaver

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Markets ceiling (under a dome).

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A variety of textile wonders on offer….

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The ancient Magoki-Attori Mosque.

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Mosque entrance.

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Mosque door.

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Looking up in the top level, from the 1930s.

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Under the largest dome of the Toqi Telpak Furushon Trading Dome.

Trading Domes and Madrassahs, Bukhara

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A knife making workshop.

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Ulugbek Madrassah.

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Top of the arch at the entrance to Abdulaziz-Khan Madrassah.

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Scholars’ bookcase, Abdulaziz-Khan Madrassah.

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This and next four images from Abdulaziz-Khan Madrassah.

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Trading dome Toqi Zaragon.

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Carpet weaver inside the trading dome.

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The Kok Gumbaz (or Blue Dome) of the Kalan Mosque.

Kalan Mosque, Bukhara

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Kalan Mosque doorway.

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Under one of the 288 domes of the mosque.

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In the great rectangle of the mosque, looking west.

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Looking south.

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Looking east.

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Near the west end of the rectangle.

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Looking back through the main portal of the west end of the mosque rectangle.

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(as above).

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Looking up at the dome.

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Down a long corridor, probably on the south side.

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Walking back out to the portal behind the tree.

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Poi-Kalyan Ensemble (the Kalan Mosque is on the right).

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This post is the third of a short series of monochromes from Uzbekistan. They are interspersed with local posts. The previous one is here, two posts back ..

Monochromes from Khiva (Part 2)

28 to 29 September 2018, Khiva, Uzbekistan.

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This image and the next ten were taken from the roof of the Kukhna Ark.  This one doesn’t appear to have been posted previously as a colour image though.

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Roof of the Kukhna Ark.

Kukhna Ark, Khiva.

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Kalta Minor and Amin Khan Madrassah.

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Dome of the Amin Khan Madrassah.

Kukhna Ark, Khiva, Part 2.

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Part of an ancient door inside the Ark.

Kukhna Ark, Khiva.

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Workman sawing a supporting beam to demolish a wall.

Kukhna Ark, Khiva, Part 2.

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Old madrassah (?).

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Some of these images were taken with a long telephoto lens and I can’t precisely identify the subject.

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Two young women on the street below, perhaps returning from shopping.

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Door handle and knocker near Kukhna Ark.

Juma Mosque and Toshkhovli Palace, Khiva

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Looking back at entrance to Kukhna Ark.

Kukhna Ark, Khiva.

(The order of images is chronological but quite different from the colour posts.  I think seem to recall there were differences in time settings of my cameras which I only realised part way through making the colour posts.)

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Cheerful dromedary camel, lying in sand.

Juma Mosque and Toshkhovli Palace, Khiva.

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Wedding party in the street and Tura Murad minaret in the near background.

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Inside Juma (or Djuma or Friday) Mosque.

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Carving on wooden pillar.

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Presumably a recent or prospective bride.

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Ceiling detail, Toshkhovli (or Tosh Hauli or Stone Courtyard) Palace.

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Yurt and Khan’s iwan, Toshkhovli Palace.

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An impressive door, possibly of greater antiquity than the palace.

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Ceiling section.

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The Khan’s bedroom.

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Street wares outside.

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Street scene, Tura Murad Minaret in the background.

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Markets and Kalta Minor in the background.

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Wedding couple.

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Kalta Minor and the Amin Khan Madrassah.

Khiva at Night

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Unidentified minaret.

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Action atop Kukhna Ark.

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A detail from the Amin Khan Madrassah.

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Small minaret behind Kuhkna Ark.

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People walking towards Kalta Minor.

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Kalta Minor.

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This post is the third of a short series of monochromes from Uzbekistan.  They are interspersed with local posts.  The previous one is here, two posts back.  The next one is here, two posts on.

Monochromes from Khiva (Part 1)

28 September 2018, Khiva, Uzbekistan.

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City walls.

Kukhna Ark, Khiva.

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The door to our accommodation, the Mohammed Amin Khan Madrassah.

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Mohammed Amin Khan Madrassah.

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Tura Murad Minaret.

Kukhna Ark, Khiva, Part 2.

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Looking towards the Kalta Minor.

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Open courtyard with the Kuhkna Ark on the right.

Kukhna Ark, Khiva.

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Door just inside the Ark.

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Summer Mosque.

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Summer Mosque Ceiling.

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Mohammed Amin Khan Madrassah

(Colour image not in a previous post).

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Islam Khoja Minaret & the Pakhlavan Mahmud Mausoleum.

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Crenulated city walls.

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Ceramic tiles near the top of the Kalta Minor.

Kukhna Ark, Khiva, Part 2.

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Minaret, name unknown.

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View from walls of Kukhna Ark.

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Muhammad Rahim-khan Madrasah and the Tura Murad Minaret.

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View of minaret from top of Kukhna Ark.

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Inside Kukhna Ark, Kalta Minor in the background.

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Khurinish Khana or Throne room.

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Door, unknown location.

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Detail as viewed from the top of Kukhna Ark, perhaps at the top of a Madrassah.

(Colour image not in a previous post).

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Detail as viewed from the top of Kukhna Ark, perhaps at the top of the entrance arch of a Madrassah.

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Top of Kukhna Ark walls.

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Wedding couple atop Kukhna Ark.

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This post is the second of a short series of monochromes from Uzbekistan.  They are interspersed with local posts.  The previous one is here, two posts back.  The next one is here, two posts on.

Monochromes from Tashkent

27 September 2018, Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

All images are from my previous (colour) post on Tashkent, where you may find more information and context.

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Cupola ceiling, Khast-Imam complex.

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Muyi Muborak Madrasah on the right and Abdulla Murodxo’jayev Mosque behind.

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A dome of Barakh-khan Madrasah.

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Minaret beside Abdulla Murodxo’jayev Mosque.

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Chor-Su Bazaar.

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Tashkent’s metro.

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Leaving Tashkent’s metro.

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Museum of Applied Arts.

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Monochrome has a long tradition in photography.  Since you are working with tonal relationships rather than colour, there is a different range of possibilities and many images work better in mono than colour.  In the days of film, when shooting black and white, you put colour filters over the lens for different renditions though you only saw the effect when the film was processed.  These days with Digital, if you are using a mirrorless camera you can see a monochrome image as you shoot, including the effect of filters.  But assuming you are shooting RAW, you still end up with a colour image that you need to convert.  This is an advantage though, as you have far more possibilities and control than in the days of film.

Just as you can have a fully automated phone or camera and just press a button for a JPEG image, some may associate monochrome conversion with just selecting a software option for black and white.  This may work sometimes and what matters is the result, not how you got there, but for me chasing a quality image requires much more.  Once I used various Photoshop methods for mono conversion, then I came to use Nik Silver Efex Pro.  I’ve never been much enamoured of Lightroom for this though it has probably improved with the new colour grading options and I do use it for quick proofs to identify suitable images.  These days I use Capture One, which to my mind offers much more control over the colours to convert, regional tonality and the various kinds of sharpening. 

The end point for photography and especially monochrome images has always been the print.  There’s a whole different level of quality that is not available in a digital image , especially a web image.  Still, this is what we have and most of these images will never be printed.

This is the first of probably seven posts on mono conversions of Uzbek images.  However, I’m currently in COVID lockdown and have been going out each day and taking photographs of the local fauna and of macro landscapes.  So I’m expecting to make two posts a week for at least two or three weeks, with midweek posts of local images.

The next mono Uzbek post is here, two posts on.

 

Joshua Tree National Park Monochromes

5 October 2016, Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA.

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Agriculture in the desert to the north of the Salton Sea.

Cottonwood Spring and Teddybear Chollas.

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Cottonwood Spring.

Joshua Tree National Park (IR).

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Mountains and desert.

Cottonwood Spring and Teddybear Chollas.

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Ocotillo and desert landscape.

Joshua Tree National Park (IR).

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Desert landscape.

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Teddy-bear Cholla.

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Chollas.

Cottonwood Spring and Teddybear Chollas..

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Desert landscape, possibly with Triffids.

Joshua Tree National Park (IR).

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Jumbo Rocks.

Jumbo Rocks and Hidden Valley.

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Joshua Tree.

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Hidden Valley.

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Coyote.

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Rock climber.

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Joshua Tree National Park (IR).

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This was the last post of my expedition to Cuba & the Caribbean (Mexico, Guatemala, Cuba, Dominican Republic, St Martin, Antigua, Jamaica, California).  This has included over 2,500 images and more than 52,000 words.  I have updated the index of all posts on this expedition which you can find here.

Next I will make a couple of local posts and then I will start on the final posts for my trip to Uzbekistan, Istanbul, Athens, Santorini, Crete, Andalusia, Washington and Oregon.  That is the last trip for which I have not made final posts.  I may not make any overseas trips until 2022 so those posts should keep me occupied for a while.

 

Salton Sea Monochromes

1 to 5 October 2016, Salton Sea, California, USA.

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This car may be going cheap, though also not going at all.

Salton Sea (IR).

 

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North shore palms.

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Dead fish by an endangered sea.

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Bombay Beach.

Salton Sea

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Slab City.

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Slab City.

Salton Sea (IR).

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Salton Sea.

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Mud Volcano.

Birds and Mud Volcanoes.

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Hummingbird.

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L.A. and Salton Sea Monochromes

1 to 5 October 2016, Los Angeles and Salton Sea, USA.

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Colombian Mammoth (Mammathus Columbi)

La Brea Tar Pits.

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Chest of drawers from the 18th century Japan.

Netsuke Gallery, LACMA.

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Netsuke.

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Buddha Shakyamuni, Sukothai, Thailand, 14th-15th century.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).

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Eagle-headed demon (Assyria).

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Borrego Palm Canyon.

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Desert cacti, perhaps clavellina cholla.

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Gomphothere.

Encounters with Megafauna.

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A locust or grasshopper and a scorpion.

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Ground sloths.

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Chinese dragon.

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Humans in vehicle.

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Salton Sea.

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Dead fish on the salt.

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The end, but of what?

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Near Salton City.

Salton Sea (IR).

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Probably at Desert Shores.

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Trees in the desert.

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Jamaica Monochromes

26 to 30 September 2016, Jamaica.

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Arriving at Treasure Beach.

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Appleton Rum Refinery.

Treasure Beach.

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Early rum still.

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Treasure Beach.

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Sunrise at Treasure Beach.

Black River.

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From Treasure Beach to Black River.

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Floyd’s Pelican Bar.

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Undermined house at mouth of Black River.  Notice the front stairs as well as the angle of the house.

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Passing boat.

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Passing canoe.

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Black River.

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Crocodile.

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Captain Ted, our skipper.

Floyd’s Pelican Bar

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Floyd’s Pelican Bar.

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Continuing on…

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Treasure Beach.

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South West Coast.

Treasure Beach to Montego Bay

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Roadside refreshments and shells.

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Yellow-faced Grasquit, female or immature male.

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Jamaican Mango.

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Bananaquit.

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The red-billed streamertail (Trochilus polytmus), also known as the doctor bird, scissor-tail or scissors tail hummingbird, the national bird of Jamaica.

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Plymouth (Montserrat) Monochromes

22 to 25 September 2016, Montserrat

Plymouth has been described as “the Vesuvius of the Caribbean”. See this post . for a detailed account of the eruptions and the history of Montserrat.

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Plymouth (Montserrat).

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Montserrat Springs Hotel.

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Montserrat Monochromes 1

22 to 25 September 2016, Montserrat

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Redonda.

Antigua to Montserrat.

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Montserrat.

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East coast of Montserrat and volcano.

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Brades Fire Station.

Montserrat – North and East Coast – and History.

(Note the comprehensive account of the dramatic history of Montserrat in this post).

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Lookout Yard Sugar Mill

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Lookout Yard Sugar Mill.

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Post-eruption housing.

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Trant’s.

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New lava coastline at trant’s.

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Buried sugar mill, Trants.

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Buried buildings, Trants.

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Main road, north of Plymouth.

Montserrat Springs Hotel.

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St Anthony’s Church.

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Air Studios.

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Back on the main road.

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Soufrière Hills Volcano.

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Waterworks Estate.

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Sunset.

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Milky way at night (click to see more).

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Bunkum Bay Beach.

Treasure Beach to Montego Bay.

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