Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture

Macro is a good way to discover texture. This is the stamen of a lily. Try not to get the pollen on your clothes: it’ll never come off.

Lily

Weekly Photo Challenge: Between

A piece of flotsam lies between two clumps of seaweed on Manly Beach, Australia.

Between

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Twist

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

staircase

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.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

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.

Inside

Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning

Snowdrops traditionally mark the arrival of spring:

Beginning

Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light!

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:

Fireworks1

Fireworks2