Posted on May 25, 2014
Posted on April 25, 2014
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.
Posted on March 16, 2014
There is a very romantic private resort in Oman called Zighy Bay. It has a tower, on the roof of which it is possible to dine by candlelight. To get to the roof, you need to go inside, and up this spiral staircase. It’s worth it.
Posted on January 4, 2014
Posted on November 30, 2013
Can’t imagine it would be much of a photo without light (unless perhaps you were using a D4), but there you go. Here are a couple of images captured at a fireworks display in Abu Dhabi:
Posted on October 12, 2013
Posted on October 9, 2013
Posted on September 21, 2013
It’s often hard to say where lines become patterns. One answer could be ‘hotels’. The images in this post all feature hotels in either Abu Dhabi or Dubai.
Posted on September 8, 2013
This week’s Photo Challenge looks for an unusual point of view.
Our grandsons were blowing bubbles in our garden and one of them captured this image of the back of our house. It reminds me vaguely of some seventies prog-rock album cover.
Posted on August 31, 2013
I memorably spent my 60th birthday (last year) in Petra, thereby realising a lifelong ambition. I have all the standard touristy shots to prove it, and the overall experience more than lived up to my hopes and expectations.
However, while wandering around the ruins over the two days we spent there, I was especially struck by some of the rock formations. So, rather than bore you with the usual postcard pics, here are some of the almost surreal images I saw in the sandstone.