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Photo Challenge: Camera Lucida-Hidden

This is in response to Week #17 of Camera Lucida Photo Challenge “Hidden”.

“It is often my nature to be abstract, hidden in plain sight, or nowhere at all.”  by Gerard Way

 

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Can you see someone was trying to hide among the flowers?

I wonder if this cat is waiting to pounce on a mice somewhere hiding beneath these flowers. Nevertheless, it is an unexpected opportunity not to be missed so camera ready… get set and shoot!

Soon will post about this beautiful place.  🙂

 

 

Camera Lucida – Reflections

This is in response to the Week #13 of Camera Lucida Photo Challenge.

“The decisions you make are a choice of values that reflect your life in every way..”  by Alice Waters

Every expat somehow missing their old home and this is just normal.  Old photographs served good memories and the reflections of your past actions of leaving your comfort zone but will be back for sure… someday!

Beach NZ, vinneve photo

Beach NZ, vinneve photo

” YOU find yourself through the reflection you discover.”  from pinterest

Camera Lucida – The Colour of Life

This is in response to Week #10 Camera Lucida Photo Challenge.

Auckland – Chinese Lantern Festivals (usually every February).

Full of life and (happy) noises, crowds cheered (free shows from China), tummy full (lots of food stalls from different Asian Countries), children having so much fun (free play, face painting, freebies) and I think this makes the City comes to life and meet all types of people to smile and/or talk to.  I like festivals like this, it makes me feel like a child again!

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AKL Chinese Lantern Fest. "Vinnevefotos"

AKL Chinese Lantern Fest. “Vinnevefotos”

Camera Lucida – The Sign

This is in response to the Week #9 Camera Lucida – Photo Challenge.

Pinnacles

Pinnacles

Synonyms suggested Pinnacles means a tower (spire, steeple, belfry) or an apex (summit, crest, climax, zenith).

July last year we are admiring this wonderful desert sculptures which sit in North of Perth, Australia.  We drive for at least 3 hours straight along the stretch of Indian Ocean Drive to come up in Nambung National Park just to see this incredible landscape.  First time I have seen a limestones pillars and so many of them!  Some good photographers can make this landscape looks like in an alien world, though the travel agent recommends you spending time here up to sunset for more photo ops.  I do not want to be here at night it looks eerie and to top it all… this place was under the sea million years ago!

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That was the time when we all thought we are going to live in Perth which I come to love!  Which has a vibrant City, very good public transportation, lots of big parks nearby, warm, sun, beach (snakes, sharks, crocodile, spiders, hey this is normal but don’t worry it is not everywhere so mind where you walk or swim) you name it!  As my husband already works there for quite some time and we just managed to go back and forth from Auckland to Perth (7 hrs flight direct AirNZ or Qantas) and vice versa whenever we can.

Little did  we know it ain’t gonna happen!  that we will live in another type of desert which is in UAE.

Well… fast forward out of the blue a call came, a job offer that is hard to resists full family package etc. Yep! here we are!

This is a SIGN (pun intended) that I think connects to my photo in mind would you agree?

It’s a coincidence of ideal conditions… by Christopher W. Landsea”

Camera Lucida – Journey

This is in response to the Week #6 Photo Challenge.

Roads in and around “misty” Dubai & “windy” Abu Dhabi when I first arrived last July and so on.  Perhaps not a very picturesque as others but this is the natural way I can show the roads and some Icon buildings that I passed through from Dubai to Abu Dhabi. To be fair, they are all amazing to look at when near but when you are on the roads traveling by car it is harder to get a close up unless you have a professional camera to boost.  I only have a camera phone with me while traveling.  This is just to show my journey.

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BURJ KHALIFA in the middle is the tallest building in the World

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BURJ AL ARAB means Tower of the Arabs is a luxury 7-star hotel and the 4th tallest hotel in the World

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Riding a Dhow boat on Dubai Creek going to the Gold & Spice Souk at the other end of the City

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A boots style building (on the way to the City) and a Coin shape (near Yas Island) in Abu Dhabi.  Really unique and amazing to see at night.

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Emirates Palace Gate outside is the only way we can do some photo opportunity.  The security guards says “No more public viewing inside the Palace Hotel”  but if you have hotel or restaurant booking then you are most welcome!  But please make sure you have enough money to dare.

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A view of the Mosque from Souk Qaryat Al Beri (below) a posh market that locals and tourists go to

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AND finally… a journey going to our temporary “home” in Abu Dhabi

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SO TRUE…