Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective

This is the building in Abu Dhabi where I used to work…

ADIA

…fortunately, not as a window cleaner.

Window cleaners

(Happily, they now have proper cradles for the job)

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