Posted on November 28, 2014
My grandson triumphantly raises his arms as his bowling ball heads down the lane for a strike.
As a point of information, this is the boy who was taking a peek at his brother here.
Oh, and the plaster cast came about after he jumped out of a tree. As any self-respecting six-year old would, obviously.
Posted on November 27, 2014
These popped up together earlier this year in a window box that had been sewn with an unspecified seed mixture.
Respecting the brief for today’s challenge, the image has been rotated 90° anti-clockwise into a landscape view, which certainly looks more compelling than the ‘as shot’ portrait mode (look at it sideways and you’ll see what I mean).
Posted on November 26, 2014
Posted on November 25, 2014
Posted on November 24, 2014
Today’s image is a close-up detail of one of the exhibits at the International Quilt Show in Dubai in 2012, showing a camel train laden with treasure.
Quilters’ work, often incredibly detailed and painstaking, is itself something to be treasured.
Posted on November 21, 2014
The Arabian peninsula isn’t just endless sand dunes. This is a view of the Hajar Mountains in Oman, although the photograph was taken from Hatta, which is in the emirate of Dubai (so Dubai isn’t just skyscrapers and traffic jams either).
Posted on November 20, 2014
Not exactly a swarm, or a particularly technically adept photograph, but an interesting story.
The two men in the microlight are researching the habits of these geese. For about two weeks, weather permitting, they would fly over our house early in the morning. As time went on, they attracted more and more birds to fly along with them.
Haven’t seen them for a while: they must have gone south for the winter.
Posted on November 19, 2014
Posted on November 18, 2014
A view of – a small part of – the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
In ‘real’ life, of course, this would be shimmering white marble (topped with gold) against a clear blue sky.
Posted on November 17, 2014
This photograph was taken earlier this summer at an exhibition of old agricultural equipment in the nearby village of Lesterps. It shows the engine casing of a very well cared-for old tractor.
I haven’t post-processed the image in any way, apart from a crop for reasons of aesthetic balance. It really is this colo(u)r.