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The Ladies & the Gelato

November 23rd, 2010

I’ve been a little busy of late, and not had much time to prepare any posts. Am working towards fixing that, so please bear with me!

I made this shot in Florence, Italy, just before I headed up the hill to the Piazzale Michelangelo. These three German ladies were sitting outside a tiny gelateria, enjoying the sun and the first-class Italian gelato. I love the texture of the wall behind them.

On another note, check out the following:

More coming soon!

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UAE National Day!

December 2nd, 2009

I think this deserves it’s own post. ­čÖé

Today the UAE has completed 38 revolutions around the sun since their formation under the guidance of the late HH Sh. Zayed Al Nahyan.

So in the spirit of celebration, I leave you with two links to awesome HDR shots of fireworks taken by Trey Ratcliff, who runs one of my favourite travel photography blogs, the very excellent Stuck in Customs.

So here they are: a shot of fireworks in a lightning storm; and a shot of fireworks exploding inside a cloud.

Speaking of fireworks – today at around 8:30pm the world’s largest and record breaking fireworks display├é┬áis expected to light up the night sky in Abu Dhabi. They will be visible along the Abu Dhabi Corniche and across the Emirates Palace Marina. Don’t miss it if you can make it (I’m certainly hoping to)!

Also, don’t miss the public showing at the Emirates Palace of an original painting of HH Sh. Zayed by Roland Van Merbeck. The work will be on display until December 4, 2009.

For more information on the National Day celebrations, see here.

Happy National Day every one!

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The Jerboa Has Landed!

October 27th, 2009

Right! I’ve returned from my trips to Lebanon and Bangalore, India with a sizeable wad of pictures.

I still have to sort through them all, but hopefully I will have lots and lots of great pictures to share with you in the coming weeks – including pictures of: abandoned hundred-plus-year-old Lebanese houses; ruins of age-old temples; the last day of the harvest and vintaging at a vineyard; a traditional Indian wedding (which totally blew my mind – probably the single most colorful and extraordinary wedding celebrations I have yet had the├é┬áprivilege├é┬áto attend); and my other (non-wedding-related) impressions of the very beautiful, chaotic and noisy Bangalore.

With luck, I will have something substantial to share in the coming day or two. Meanwhile, I will leave you with a shot of the very first snake I have yet seen in Lebanon. In the wee hours one night I found this beautiful and colourful specimen lying in the middle of the road by my family house in Baabdat.

It was quite dead and being munched upon by a cute tar-black kitty, which unfortunately made a break for it as I approached. Oddly enough, try as I might, I couldn’t roll the snake over to take a better look at (and maybe picture of) it… Whatever I did, it invariably flopped back onto its back… It wasn’t too long, about 50cm in length, give or take, and 2cm or so at its widest point.

And no, no clue what type of snake it is.

Floppy

While you’re waiting for the coming posts, check out the first├é┬áinstalment├é┬áof the awesome bullet-time-esque results of a very cool experiment undertaken by the one and only├é┬áTrey Ratcliff.

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