Posted on January 5, 2022
You may think that this image of the Firth of Forth was captured at sunset. However, it was actually taken just before noon and is looking due south from the Fife village of Pittenweem towards East Lothian in the distance.
It’s all a matter, when shooting into the sun, of keeping the sun itself out of the image.
I think it certainly fits the brief for this week’s ‘Fun Foto’ theme of ‘water, water everywhere’.
Posted on November 26, 2019
When we lived in Abu Dhabi, our go-to place for a little peace and relaxation was the Sir Bani Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi. This was the swimming pool.
Posted on June 25, 2019
Posted on May 22, 2019
Frank’s theme for this week is ‘Vista’ and, inspired by the photo he used in his own post, I have gone with a seascape from the coast of New South Wales – somewhere in the Sydney area, but I can’t remeber exactly where.
Posted on September 12, 2018
You could argue all night about what is the photographer’s greatest friend, but I’d have to say that a red foreground object must be among the frontrunners.
Imagine how dull this picture would be without that red railing.
[Taken in Oman in about 2004 with my first ever digital camera, a plucky little Olympus 3mp compact]
Posted on February 4, 2017
Posted on January 14, 2017
Ambience: the sense of a place. This is poolside at the hotel on Sir Bani Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. Quite possibly one of the most relaxing places we have ever been to (several times).
Posted on December 13, 2016
Have I got views for you. So many to choose from, but here’s a view – taken on a lovely calm, sunny day at the end of October this year – of the harbour at St Andrews in Scotland:
52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 19 – View
Posted on December 10, 2016
The first time we visited Muscat, in Oman, we went on a sunset cruise, so this was a new horizon for us at the time.
Posted on December 10, 2015
To be honest, finding ‘ready-made’ images that occupy two-thirds of the picture was a bit of a challenge. That probably just goes to show that I am (or was) too wedded to sticking the subject in the middle of the photograph as a matter of course. Still, a bit of creative cropping did the job.
This week, I have three pairs of similar images illustrating the 2/3rds theme (hover over the image and caption for a fuller description).
To begin with, a couple of archways:
And here are two water-based scenes:
And finally (appropriately) two sunsets: