Had a wonderful day fishing in Trong, an area in the largest mangrove forest in Peninsular Malaysia. After the fishing day ended, I had this idea of revisiting (visited once during my 5DMk2 days about 5 years ago) one of the charcoal kilns in the area. Here are some pics. The mangrove logs are sustainably logged (licensed loggers are required to carry out reforestation within 60 days) and the logs are sold to be turned into charcoal. All pics on Sony A7Rii + Sigma 20mm/1.4 Art with MC-11 adapter. ISO 400. Post processed in LR and PS CC. The kiln building have either a river or canal on both sides for unloading the mangrove logs. It was at the end of the working day for the kiln workers except for this chap who is just starting his nightshift. He attends to the kiln fires. The logs remain in the kiln for up to 30 days to be turned into charcoal. The intensity of the fire/heat is controlled during this time. Off-cuts are used as firewood. Next to the foreground kiln, a kiln that had gone through 3 firing cycles has been demolished, and will be rebuilt. Some logs resting on the kiln wall presumably for drying. Off-cuts in the foreground for firewood. Smoke from the kiln being vented out. Front view of the kiln. There are about 20 like this in this building. Bricks for rebuilding a kiln. At the end of the photo session outside the kiln building, this sunset sky bade good evening.