Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes

The Sheikh Zayed (Grand) Mosque in Abu Dhabi is a strong competitor for one of the modern wonders of the world. There are many photographs from there that I could have included for this challenge, but I finally chose these three pictures of one of the many huge chandeliers in the main prayer room.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition

A palm tree reflected in the blue plate glass windows of the Bainunah Hilton on Abu Dhabi’s Corniche.

The double bluff is that the palm tree is actually a mobile phone mast.

Juxtaposition

Weekly Photo Challenge: Community

Community? Well, it’s a broad brief, to be sure. I suppose ‘community of interest’ would qualify as an example, and if these guys don’t have a shared interest – and mutual trust – then I don’t know who does.

Air Display Team

[National Day celebrations in Abu Dhabi; also illustrates one of the advantages of living on the twelfth floor]

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

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected

Wasn’t expecting to encounter these gentlemen in the foyer of a smart hotel in Abu Dhabi:

Straw Men

Weekly Photo Challenge: Infinite

A long exposure , the turn of a zoom lens and there you are rushing headlong into infinity.

Rushing to infinity

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines To Patterns

Dhow Palace

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.