Posted on June 1, 2014
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.
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Posted on February 26, 2014
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.
Posted on January 28, 2014
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.
Posted on December 14, 2013
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.
[National Day celebrations in Abu Dhabi; also illustrates one of the advantages of living on the twelfth floor]