Friday, November 11, 2011

Caramel against the East African sky

While out birding on Tuesday, we stopped to watch (and, of course, photograph ) this machine. It's called a Cyclone and drains the silt from the dams. More than that I don't know. What I do know is that the spray made a wonderful show against the beautiful blue sky. I used my "sports" feature to capture these images.
As we three ladies mused while watching the Cyclone spin the mud into the air: "Mmm, just like caramel"

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Thanks to Sandy, Wren and Sylvia for continuing this meme.

19 comments:

  1. Fantastic photos! Well captured!! My hubby travels quite a bit into 'Africa' - he never remembers to take a camera. Always says there's nothing to take photos of on mines etc - you proved him wrong!

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  2. Hey Jo, what a perfect description! Its chocolatey to! Nice contrast of colors!

    Enjoy your weekend!

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  3. nice shots
    I added ur blog to my photo blog directory : http://photoblogdir.blogspot.com/

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  4. Very interesting Jo!
    Love the pictures and the caramel... ;-))
    Have a happy SWF and greetings from Holland,
    Anna :-))

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  5. Wow, cool and creative shots you`ve taken. Wonderful :0)

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  6. O.K., Jo! That did it. I absolutely MUST get an up-dated camera now. That second picture of the caramel cone of mud captured mid-air is as good as any magazine. GREAT work, Jo!

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  7. For sure something completely else. There are not many people that capture working processes of machines . But this is a nice one. Well done.

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  8. Now I know my choice of camera is a good one. Excellent photos.

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  9. The second photo in particular is amazing, Jo, with the mud so fluid in mid-air. Great work!

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  10. my husband being an water engineer would like to know more.

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  11. just showed it to him.

    He had taken me to many dams, I have never seen one like this machine.

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  12. Just like caramel! - that made me laugh - yes it is! well captured

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  13. Never seen anything like it before...it seems to do a good job. I love how you captured the trails of mud. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have an adventurous week.

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  14. Captured beautifully!

    Late visiting from SW, hope you can peek at my Skywatch entry when you get a chance. Thanks.

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  15. Yummy, if only it were. Great shots Jo.

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  16. These are very pleasing-to-the-eye shots! It does look like caramel shooting up and dripping down in strings. I love the caramel color against the blue, blue sky.

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