Weekly Photo Challenge: Split-second story

This photograph was taken a few years ago from the balcony of my apartment in Abu Dhabi. A fire had broken out in a residential building just around the corner (on Electra, for the locals) and the emergency helicopter service was called in to rescue some people who were trapped on the roof. You can just see one being winched inside the hovering helicopter, hanging on to a crew member for dear life.

I converted the original to black and white, partly for dramatic effect but also to get round the impact of the smoke haze on the colour original.

Helicopter Rescue

Weekly Photo Challenge: Twist

Another staircase, this time from a hotel in Paris (which, fortunately, was also equipped with a lift).

staircase

Weekly Photo Challenge: Work of Art

As I may have mentioned, Madame is a quilter and quilting is undoubtedly an art form.

This is a waistcoat that she made for me a couple of years ago that was exhibited at the International Quilt Show in Dubai.  To my mind it is undoubtedly a work of art (and yes, I do wear it. In public, too).

Waistcoat

Weekly Photo Challenge: On The Move

Two paragliders from a local airshow last August.

Sooner them than me…

Onthemove

Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring

One of my little ‘projects’ for this year is to record the passing seasons here at Tranquility Base by taking a photograph on the first day of each month of the same view – of our large field – from the same perspective. Here, I’ve run the last three together to illustrate how Spring has come to rural France this year.

Shame about the weather…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Letters

There are 26 letters in the English alphabet which, put together in various combinations, is enough to make up millions of words.

Unfortunately, though, sometimes – as in this textile shop in the Dubai souq – what seems like a logical juxtaposition can convey quite the wrong message…

Letters

A Close Look At Quilts

Madame and I recently had the opportunity to attend the International Quilt Show in Dubai, organised by Classic Quilts Dubai.

You don’t have to be a quilter in order to appreciate the talent and effort that goes into producing these works of art. And for a photographer, there’s a whole world of colour and pattern to admire, enjoy and seek to capture.

There is also texture and that’s what I’ve focused (sic) on here. These photographs show some of the detailed work in a selection of the quilts that were on display. They stand alone as images, but they also give a further impression of the extent of the work involved in the quilting process.

Images of the quilts in their entirety can be found by following the link to Classic Quilts Dubai provided above, or on their Facebook page.