Following Paula’s lead in her Thursday’s Special slot, I’ve also found a bird photo to illustrate photo 101’s theme of ‘swarm’. The mood here is obviously very different from Paula’s dramatic shot; not so much suspenseful, more twilight tristesse.
copyright 2014 Tish Farrell
10 thoughts on “Thursday’s Special: Feeding the Birds on Dubai Creek”
You are an amazing photographer, Tish. I usually marvel at how you find the appropriate spots from which to capture such elegant vastness and wealth of life.
That is such a lovely compliment, Peter. Thank you.
I love it Tish. I would have posted it immediately, but first I was at work and then I had to come back home suddenly cause of fever again. You don’t have to be original. Swarm does not have that many possibilities of interpretation and I really love your photo. Thank you.
Sorry, you’re not feeling well. All best wishes.
The tristesse, was that your mood because you were leaving?
No, not in this case, Gilly. When I took the photo it seemed like a ‘time slip’. Dubai is ultra-modern, and there is not too much left of its past – dhows apart. But just then, when the birds flew up, it seemed timeless somehow. At such moments I always have a sense of something lost.
The colour saturation on this photo is superb. I just with there was a bit more detail on the figure in the bottom right. It is intriguing and frustrating I can-t blow it up more! 😉
Yes, well, it really was only a quick snap, and I was bit chary of snapping the locals. So there you have it – a bit of mystery figure. She looks to me like an Asian lady, and think she is feeding the birds. The colour saturation (yellow glow) has been a bit accentuated due to the fact that we think our slide/photo scanner mirror might need a clean. This will involve a major disembowelling and consulting copious destructions, so am hoping the One Who Leads will know what he’s up to.
If he even has the the nouse to understand the problem and all those terms I’m sure he’ll know what to do.