Week before last I was in 75 feet of water on the deep side of the Gargill Salt Pier on Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles. This is the view looking up at one section of the pier where ships moor and load salt from the solar operation.
Cargill sells about 18 million tons of salt a year and is the world's largest marketer of salt products. Some of their salt is produced from solar operations and much of the highest quality solar salt is loaded here.
Salt production is interesting; if you want to know more, go here: http://www.cargillsalt.com/dc_salt_about_howmade.htm
Last week we were shooting twenty-one setups in an airport facility; everything from the reception area to the tarmac. We were in, around and under jets and propeller driven aircraft, working with staff and pilots, in freezing cold wind and warm jet wash.
Here, we're in one of the maintenance and repair facilities picturing a senior aircraft mechanic.
Yesterday was the final parade of Carnival on Bonaire, one of the ABC Islands (Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao) 50 miles off the coast of Venezuela. Like Carnival around the world, it provides adults and children alike an excuse to dress up, paint up, dance, sing and parade. This child and mother were alongside the parade route, but obviously very much in the spirit of Carnival.
For other images, see: http://chriscrumley.com/Proofs080202_BonaireNACarnival.