Posted on November 24, 2017
Posted on November 23, 2017
MB has selected a shot from his HX lake from December 2012. The day was dark and wintery. But as MB watched the dull skyline, the sun managed to find a porthole through the dark grey clouds and transform the entire scene.
Posted on November 19, 2017
Soon be seeing some of these….
Posted on November 17, 2017
MB has posted some pics from his August 2014 trip to Sudan in recent posts. For this week’s Foto Friday he gives you one of his favorite pics from that trip.
YSL and friends had just taken MB on a tour of a very poor shanty town (maybe not the correct term but MB can not think of better as he types) on the outskirts of Khartoum called Soba. It was then time to smoke some shisha in a nearby shisha hut. MB is not a smoker. Never was. Never will be. But on this occasion, he puffed some shisha with YSL and friends just to be sociable, and thankful for the effort they had all made.
The shisha hut was just that. A hut with a frail timber frame and some bamboo leaves (or similar on the outside. And some light paper fabric on the inside. The AC was great!
Posted on November 15, 2017
Posted on November 12, 2017
Man in Sudan. August 2014.
Posted on November 10, 2017
All kids love a tyre! Khartoum, August 2014.
Posted on November 9, 2017
Morning shadows at Cnoc Áine (the Hill of Áine), Knockainey, Limerick, Ireland.
Posted on November 3, 2017
Sticking with the Alfred Hitchcock theme……………..
Posted on November 1, 2017
MB’s a bit rushed on the photo challenge this evening. He has selected a shot that qualifies on two counts:
1. The crow looks like he is taking a peek at something in the distance.
2. We can see the crow’s beak – and beak rhymes with peek (you are totally hilarious MB!!!)
Posted on October 29, 2017
Posted on October 27, 2017
One from the homeland. Lough Gur. June 2012.
Posted on October 25, 2017
Residents of the USA will be familiar with the Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas. In Dubai, the fountains of the Dubai Mall, next to the Burj Khalifa (world’s tallest building), are similar, but bigger. The choreographed movements of the water to some great musical pieces are accompanied by flashing lights along the entire length of the Burj K. The fountains, music and light show is a spectacular sight as you dine in one of the many open-air cafes facing the fountain area, or just observe from the piazza.
This shot was taken by MB sometime in 2012 in early-evening. One must, however, see them in the darkness of night to fully appreciate the spectacle.
Posted on October 19, 2017
MB attended a Red Bull Fighters event (motorbike stunt riders) in April 2012 in the JBR area of Dubai. The artificial lighting on the night caused much ‘glow’ and MB managed to capture a little of it. MB’s camera on the night wasn’t very high tech and it struggled to a large degree in the night light, as is evident in some of the pics. Read More
Posted on October 13, 2017
Ajman is one of the Emirates of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Friday fish market is worth a visit. The fishermen land their catches in the afternoon and the fish market traders of the adjacent market buy what they want by public auction fresh off the harbour floor.