Photo: Staring right through me

Snapping away at the farmers market the other Saturday I took this very accidental shot.

Going through the photos in Lightroom a couple of days later I came across this photo. This woman staring right back at me through the lens. I had no idea.

Street photography is one type of photography I’d like to do more of. But I’m not yet over that feeling of being that person randomly on the street with a camera, taking photos of random stuff.

Out in Bahrain: Bahrain Fort

A little while ago I posted one photo from my most recent outing to the Bahrain Fort, when the parental units were over visiting. I did in fact take a few more photos, but only just now getting round to posting them.

As I’ve said countless times before, Bahrain Fort is a beautiful historical site here in Bahrain. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. And yet it’s almost always empty whenever we’ve visited. Even though it’s free! Continue reading Out in Bahrain: Bahrain Fort

Between Lenses: Nostalgia

Between Lenses
This month I’m taking part in Between Lenses, a blog hop series from Of Trees and Hues and Tara Victoria. The theme this month is Nostalgia.

Between Lenses: Nostalgia

My family gifted me with a handmade photo album as a leaving gift when I moved out to Bahrain last May. Filled with all sorts of photos from my childhood until as recent as they could find.

Moving to Bahrain, I was limited with what I could bring with me. Limited is a bit of an understatement – it was literally a 30kg suitcase and whatever else I could blag in hand luggage.

Having lived in England my whole life and not moved around at all, a couple of houses, I accumulated a fair amount of stuff. Everything from little knick-knacks to photos and more. All of that got left behind. Continue reading Between Lenses: Nostalgia

Photo: That playful glare

Looking for photos for the Things I Miss Most About Winter in Lightroom, stumbled across this photo of Cody.

Cody loves the camera. She’s a dog. How could she love the camera? It’s probably more the attention she got. If I had my camera in my hand and I was taking a photo of something that wasn’t her, and she was craving some attention, she’d do everything in her power to disrupt me.

Again, this is probably the dog-person in me saying this, but Cody knew how to look in front of the camera. Grab her attention by saying her name, and she’d be on point! Though, she’s also the only dog we’ve had that I’ve taken photos of who has managed to have her eyes shut in the shot.

Every time I look at this photo, I can see it kick into action. She’ll lay dormant and just stare. The tail will start to flick back and forth. Just waiting for a reaction from you. Before long, she’s lost her patience and just wants to play.

Photo: The Bahrain Sunset

The sunsets in Bahrain are some of the prettiest I have ever seen. Pretty feels like a terrible word to describe them, but sometimes that’s the only word I can muster. Or gorgeous. Which feels just as bad. But they really are.

From both our balcony and bedroom windows, we don’t get a view of the sunset. Only sunrise, which neither of us are ever awake for! The few times I’ve randomly been near a window in that sunset time and I’ve seen something magical, I usually run like a mad woman to my camera and see if I can get some sort of vantage point from the flat. But I can’t. And I’m still on the clock!

So one evening we decide to go to Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Park basically at sunset, I’m ready with my camera. We can see this park from our flat. In fact, our building’s probably in this shot somewhere. Probably.

The sunset didn’t fail me. Yet again.