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February 19, 2008

Cargill, Incorporated; The Artistic Side; Bonaire, N.A.

This is the last "salt" day. You've seen the underside, the literal side (postcard/annual report side) and now, here's the artistic side.

February 18, 2008

Cargill, Incorporated; Dry Solar Salt; Bonaire, N.A.

Ocean water is let into the ponds, the water evaporates and leaves the salt. Earthmovers scoop it into piles and a long conveyor belt takes it out to the ship tied to the pier.

February 17, 2008

Gargill, Incorporated; Salt Pier; Boanire, N.A.

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

February 16, 2008

Aircraft operation, maintenance and repair

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.

February 13, 2008

Iguana on Bonaire, Netherland Antilles

I usually find iguanas on a wall or stone basking in the sun.

Last week, when I spotted this one in a green bush with a clear visual path, I quickly got the shot while I had the opportunity.

February 11, 2008

Squid in mid-water, Bonaire, Netherland Antilles

I hesitate to talk about the beauty of a squid the day after a mermaid, but you have to admit, the translucent color of the squid in mid-water is pretty special.

February 8, 2008

Mermaid in Slagbaai National Park; Bonaire, Netherland Antilles

Yesterday was a long day in Slagbaai National Park on Bonaire with young Dutch mermaid Monique van Hooidonk. She is the first with auburn hair and Mediterranean blue eyes.

February 4, 2008

Carnival 2008; Bonaire, Netherland Antilles

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.

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