Charcoal Kiln in Trong, Malaysia

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  1. Mus Aziz

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    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.

    Charcoal Kiln Trong.
    The kiln building have either a river or canal on both sides for unloading the mangrove logs.


    Charcoal Kiln Trong 2.


    Charcoal Kiln Trong 3.
    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.


    Charcoal Kiln Trong 4.
    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.


    Charcoal Kiln Trong 5.
    Some logs resting on the kiln wall presumably for drying. Off-cuts in the foreground for firewood.


    Charcoal Kiln Trong 6.
    Smoke from the kiln being vented out.


    Charcoal Kiln Trong 7.
    Front view of the kiln. There are about 20 like this in this building.


    Charcoal Kiln Trong 8.
    Bricks for rebuilding a kiln.


    Charcoal Kiln Trong 1.
    At the end of the photo session outside the kiln building, this sunset sky bade good evening.
     
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  2. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur Subscribing Member

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    Mus, that's a beautiful series with a nice insight offered to boot.
     
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  3. Mus Aziz

    Mus Aziz TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Cheers Ad :)
     
  4. newst

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    Steve New
    This is an excellent series.
     
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  5. Mus Aziz

    Mus Aziz TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Cheers Steve :)
     
  6. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul TalkEmount Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Lovely series of photos Muz, very interesting.
     
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  7. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    David
    My favorite kind of thread: captivating photos and an interesting story. :bravo-009:
     
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  8. roundball

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    Interesting / informative series...nice job !
     
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  9. Mus Aziz

    Mus Aziz TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Cheers Paul, David and Roundball
     
  10. davect01

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    Fantastic series
     
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  11. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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    Chris
    great images. thanks for sharing!
     
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  12. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount Hall of Famer

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    Someone give Mus a Nat Geo Award!
    Fantastic images and a look into the life of.
     
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