8 February 2006

Like a Circle in a Spiral...

...hmmm - one of my favourite songs!
Today I took this image in the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi.

It was one of those chance shots, where I held the camera out into the middle of the stairwell and shot looking up towards the dome in the ceiling. Only took 1 frame and then moved on to catch up with the rest of my group.

I didn't know what I had got until I got home and loaded it into my computer.

I like it!

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21 comments:

Dubai Sunshine said...

Very nice (as always)! I haven't been to Emirates Palace yet, although I am in Abu Dhabi almost every weekend! I should really go check it out.

Sharron Kidney-Stone said...

You really should do something with your excellent photos - they're all fantastic!
And windmills of my mind is one of my favs too - and you've inspired me to listen to it now!

(((dXb))) said...
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(((dXb))) said...

an oh.. would love to read your review 'bout the place.

(((dXb))) said...

Very beautiful picture.

I noticed you did not place (c)mjadventures in this photo. I think you should, it's rampant nowadays people stealing materials from others.

sorry, this is the comment @2:02 i deleted... corrected something

nzm said...

thanks gang!

Dubai Sunshine - you should go see it - it's amazing!

Sharon Kidney-stone - I love the song - Sting does a good cover, as does Swing out Sister. And either of the 2 movie versions is great: The Thomas Crown Affair with: Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway OR Pierce Brosnan and Renee Russo.

(((dxb))) - thanks for the note re the copyright signature. I noticed that this morning, and have been trying to update the post all day, and Blogger.com has been on the blink.

I've only just managed to update it, and if you also click on the red Emirates Palace words, it'll take you to an earlier post that I wrote up about the hotel.

cheers
nzm

CG said...

speechless.

(((dXb))) said...

*^_^* - not sure if this is the emoticon for "blushes"... thanks for pointing out the link to your post 'bout the hotel.

From what you wrote, I think this place is worth the drive to A.D.

Neglected-ism said...

Love your photography; this picture's brilliant too! I hope you had a great time =)

nzm said...

Thanks neglected-ism - we did have a great time. It was J's father's birthday, and we spoiled him to the point where he had tears in his eyes and was so happy!

KJ said...

beautiful pic!!!. it is such a beautiful hotel, but the same cannot be said about its service.

Anyways, love ur blog...

wud really appreciate if you can u pls tell me the link to download geoloc (like the one on ur blog). i just loved it....tried from ur blog, but it was in french (I suppose)

Thanks

KJ

kaya said...

As usual fantastic picture.
But I HAVE A BONE TO PICK WITH YOU>
YOu came to Abu Dhabi and didn't even call me. :(
I may never recover.....

moryarti said...

That palace is a photographer's heaven - many great shots (like this one) are just waiting to be snapped..

I am shopping for a camera - any recommendations? :)

nzm said...
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nzm said...

kj - thanks for visiting! The Geoloc website is only available in French, and at present they're not accepting any more subscriptions because they're overloaded! I'll let you know when the service again becomes available, and also give you instructions on how to negotiate through their website.

Kaya - I'm sorry! We had J's parents with us and it was her father's birthday, so it was his special day. I promise that the next time we head down to AD, I'll contact you first!

Moryarti - now that Mini Moryarti is on the scene, you need to start taking some serious pictures, huh?! :-)

It depends on what you're looking for - point&shoot, or 35mm with changeable lenses? Either way, stick with known brands - they may be more expensive, but they're more reliable and give a better image. Stick with Canon or Nikon is my experience. Email me if you want more details or further advice!

nzm said...

kj - here's another company that does a similar map.

ClustrMaps

But will still let you know when Geoloc starts accepting more users.

cheers
nzm

kaya said...

Everytime I see you post a new picture, the first thing I do is set it as my background on the computer. That way I can enjoy it every time I start up. :)

nzm said...

Thanks Kaya - that made my day!

:-)

moryarti said...

We have a Cybershot T7 (nice and slim) for our everyday use. For more serious shots, I use the DSC-F828 (Sony as well); it gives me good quality snaps without too much fuss.

I spotted a Nikon with a friend of mine the other day and fell in love with it .. but i'm not sure which one to look for and i know they are quite pricey >:(

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Beautiful indeed, like a parisian pastry...

nzm said...

moryarti - J has a Sony DSC-M1 which is also very nice - but not good in low light conditions.

Sony have just released some good looking cameras that look very much like the Canons - don't know what the quality is like.

Check out this website - it has everything that you need to know about cameras - DPReview.com

shaykspeara sha'ira - welcome to our blog, and thank goodness that it's not like a Danish pastry! :-)