Travel Challenge: Doorways

This is the doorway of an unoccupied house on the island of Burano, in the Venice lagoon.

Doorways

Posted in response to Ailsa’s Travel Challenge: Doorways

Weekly Photo Challenge: Depth

Not the most original take on this week’s challenge, but an attractive image nonetheless. Taken at the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.

Depth

Weekly Photo Challenge: Depth

Skull

This is the skull of an oryx that I came across just lying on the ground in the nature reserve on Sir Bani Yas island in Abu Dhabi.

Texture-B&W

Posted in response to Cees Weekly Black & White Photo Challenge: Textures

Weekly Photo Challenge: Express Yourself

Dunno what this ostrich was actually trying to say, but I’m pretty sure he meant it.

express yourself

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

The sights of Venice

For this week’s entry to Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge, here is an image from Venice, which does feature a road (‘Calle’) leading down to the Grand Canal, although it’s a moot point whether the road is the principal focus for the gentleman on the left.

The high contrast from the strong shadows works well in Black & White, I think, as does the highlighted texture of the walls.

Sightseeing in Venice

Sightseeing in Venice

 

Serenity

Calm, peaceful and untroubled? Oh yes.

This photograph was taken at the resort hotel on Sir Bani Yas in Abu Dhabi. We were just about the only guests there (it hadn’t been open for very long), which just added to the tranquility.

I particularly like the additional elements of serenity in the foreground: the infinity pool, what could almost be a Zen garden, the reflection and the curves.

Serenity

Posted in response to WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity.

Palm tree at Hili Oasis

Another entry for this week’s Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge.

Taken at the Hili Oasis in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, this is the stump of a palm tree that’s had a severe pruning.

Palm trunk