Ice Spring…

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Close Up.”

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On The Road…..

A few photographs on the way To Al Lith, approximately 175 kms from Jeddah.

We actually went to visit the National Aquaculture Company, which has the largest integrated shrimp farms in the world.

Unfortunately, I dont have permission to post pictures taken from there.

Instead, here are some images made during the journey. On the road….

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Metal, Metal And More Metal

Welcome to Briman Car Junk Yard, Jeddah!

This is one huge junk yard, with old and scrapped cars lying in heaps and bunches.

Unfortunately, I don’t have a lens that can capture the length and breadth of this place.

A lot of people come here to scavenge for tyres etc.

That yellow machine probably compresses those cars to metal pulp:

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Metal pulp??

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So much Metal:

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And to conclude, a beautifully rusted underside !

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Days In Blue

Some photographs from my early morning walks from the last 2 weeks.

This is the probably the only time of day when u find a bluish tinge to the light in Saudi Arabia. Natural light patterns are usually very predictable with little variation !

None of these were taken on the same day.

A few minutes before sunrise:

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The Clouds, a few minutes after sunrise:

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A lamp post in the early morning hours, with the orangish-yellow light nicely contrasting with the deep blue sky:

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A sweeper cleaning the streets before rush hour:

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An abandoned truck in a local car junk yard:

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I will be doing a separate post on this junk yard in a few days.

Please leave your comments and opinions

Looking For Doors..

It was by accident that I stumbled upon ” The Daily Post’s Photo Challenge “.

I never knew it existed !! Anyway I decided to give it a shot.

Early mornings and late evenings provide ideal lighting in these parts. Shooting in the mid day is a bad idea. It’s very hot, very humid and the sun is right above you blotting out every detail in the sky.

I decided to venture out at sunrise. There’s not much time even then. The rise is fast, usually within half an hour and the warmth turns into heat quickly. I don’t have a thermostat, so I Googled the temperature. 34 degrees celsius at 5.46 am!

I live in a relatively old area in Jeddah. There is decay all around. Everything is in various stages of decay. Buildings are old and not very well maintained. It struck me, there were no good-looking doors anywhere. Most of them were the same, as if the entire area was supplied by the same door company. There was just one door that was relatively new. And guess what ? That belonged to my apartment, because its only 4 years old ! Looking around I realized all doors in this neighbourhood are made of metal. I never noticed it or gave it much thought before today. Every door is Iron or iron and glass. This is in stark contrast from my native country – India, where most doors are made of  solid wood .

I’ll stop ranting now and post the images I selected for today –

A Door With Character

Metal Door, Brick Wall

Glass Door

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Door.”

TimeLapse….

It’s been a hectic two months at work.

There has not been much time to dabble in photography. And thats made me very sad. And the climate in Saudi Arabia at this time of the year is hot and harsh, I’d rather sit at home than go outside. And it being Ramadan, I am usually too tired to go out anyway.

This scenario, meant photography would have to be indoors. And that lead me to try my hand at time lapse photography. What i am posting here is nothing spectacular. Just my first attempt at this genre for the first time.

I couldn’t come with a better subject than “melting ice cream”. It’s probably been done to death.

Anyway here it is:

And Thanks for visiting !