Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Inside Knowledge

Jet Skis and Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi Creek, Abu Dhabi, UAE 
 © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



 

A pair of young Emirati ride their jet skis at full throttle on Abu Dhabi Creek, with the impressive domes and minarets of the Grand Mosque in the distance. 

A perspective such as this would not have been possible with out the inside knowledge of our hosts, who drove us to the Fairmont Hotel for this wonderful point of view. Like expert local guides, Debi and Dale revealed to us many fascinating locales throughout the UAE.



18 comments:

  1. The shades of gold and browns create very separate layers giving it wonderful depth from the sea in the foreground and the sky in the background and that magnificent mosque floating in between. Amazing.

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  2. A spectacular view and a fantastic light !!

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  3. piękne zdjęcia.., pozdrawiam

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  4. I love the orange color, the light in your picture is magnificent!
    Léia

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  5. Wonderful photo, fantastic colours and the unusual building:) Greetings

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  6. fascinating light and intriguing topical contrasts ... tradition and modern life side by side (thought the mosque is very new itself, too ...)
    people with a knowledge of local geography and local lore are truly indispensable when travelling ...

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  7. I really like this photo!
    The timing is perfect.
    I thought D&D were on the jet skis. ;o)
    This mosque looks bigger than the Blue Mosque in Malaysia. :6)

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  8. Life in a fascinating city – you captured it all in one frame. Wonderful!

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  9. Dough ! really excellent time to take such a photograph ! very nice !

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  10. What a fantastic and strange image that you captured here Doug... i have jet skis moving up and down our bay on the weekends all summer long... but to see them in a country surrounded by desert is way out there! ....peter:)

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  11. Right place at the right time!!
    Amazing golden colors!

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  12. Traditional and modern elements make a striking contrast here, and that light is wonderful!

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  13. Wonderful scene, and what a light! Easy life here!
    Have a nice day.

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