Travel Photography Photos tagged as oil
I attended my friend Sumi's wedding in Nilambur this year. The Hindu wedding takes place on a stage at the front of a huge hall which is filled completely. Much payasam is consumed, fed to each of the happy couple by numerous family members as a blessing, amongst many other rituals to seal their marital bond. The stage is also rammed with photographers and videographers galore, all with studio flash setups and what looked like builders lamps for the videographers, which between them meant that the thousands of people watching in the hall didn't see all that much - they were highly intrusive, but all normal procedure it would seem. These coconut oil lamps that ran across the whole of the front of the stage provided an element of serenity to the proceedings. After the ceremony, the guests from the hall are allowed into the dining area - everyone is fed a traditional meal called Sadya, a variety of vegetarian preparations with rice, papadums, savouryu dried banan chips, salt-filled dried chillies, yoghurt, rasam (a type of soup), and payasam for dessert. It's delicious, and a favourite of most Hindus in the area, but I wasn't prepared for the cattle run when the door was opened, middle-aged women in beautiful saris who normally carry themselves with such stately calm were pushing others out of the way and climbing over each other to get through the door and get a good seat, and with about a thousand per sitting, you can imagine how that goes. I tried to get a shot, but was barged out of the way by the aforementioned ladies before I could get a shot I was happy with. I prefer to remember the calmer moments anyway.
From the Quechee Gorge Village website: "Danforth Pewter is a family-owned company that has been handcrafting pewter in Vermont for over thirty-five years. Reviving a 250-year family legacy, the artisans at Danforth’s Middlebury Vermont workshop blend traditional techniques with contemporary design to create heirloom-quality pewter oil lamps, vases, jewelry, key rings, ornaments, buttons, and gifts for babies and weddings."
Fine Pewter oil lamps made in Vermont by Danforth Pewter, available at the Quechee Gorge Village. Very nice stuff, but out of my price range ... until next trip.
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Wollumbi is a unique highly praised estate featuring some of the Southern Highlands most prized cattle, cold climate wines and olive oil. http://www.wollumbi.com.au/
Oil painting masterpiece by Susan Terry, 2.5k, sold, brilliant colors almost looks acrylic
Glacier Lake oil painting. flawless and magical. $550
Nodding Donkey in old Baku Oil fields, Azerbaijan
lighted oil lamps in a buddhist temple
Colorful Oil and brilliantly painted mood abstract of a dreamy rowboat adrift purple-blue waters with aqua-green skies,$1250. Will someday auction for 10x this figure. Painting is already well known in major art circles and auction houses.
Oil painting by Monet
A sign says the Top Drive hangs in teh derrick attaching the drillstring below the travelling block. This replaces the kelly & swivel technology. Looks like you need to learn some new terminology to work on an oil derrick.
Power tongs (wrenches) provide a way to screw together the drill pipe connections.
My cousin, Robert, is standing by a single link from one of the chains that tie down a drilling platform.
The sign says this can old 28 people in an emergancy. Seems a bit cozy to me.
The museum has a large display showing many different types of offshore oil platforms. This one is a semisubmersible and can be kept on location with thrusters.
These platforms can be moved from one place to another, then anchor themselves in place by lowering the jack like legs.
Crews on an offshore oil platform work 12 hour shifts.
This is an old offshore oil platform that has been converted to a museum. You can walk around many sections of this, including the catwalk visible in the center.
These are at the Galveston waterfront (bay side), near The Strand.
This is my cousins house in Lake Jackson, Texas - very nice.
Steve really made the tour of the old villa come alive. He has become quite close to Miss Betsy's ghost and keeps a picture of her in his jacket pocket.