Weekly Photo Challenge: Danger

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.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Danger

52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 27 – Architecture

A view of the helicopter pad near the top of the iconic Burj al Arab hotel (seven stars, no less) in Dubai.

architecture

To put it into context, here’s a wider shot of the building:

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52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 27 – Architecture

Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

A French military helicopter making an appearance at a local air show last summer

Silhouette

Weekly Photo Challenge: Split-second story

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.

Helicopter Rescue