Posted on May 4, 2017
In response to the theme of ‘Danger’ for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge, here is a photograph I took a few years ago from the balcony of our apartment in Abu Dhabi.
A fire had broken out in a residential block just around the corner, and the emergency services had to evacuate some residents by helicopter.
Posted on February 13, 2017
A view of the helicopter pad near the top of the iconic Burj al Arab hotel (seven stars, no less) in Dubai.
To put it into context, here’s a wider shot of the building:
52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 27 – Architecture
Posted on August 18, 2014
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.