Kuwait’s Skyscraper

The skyscraper establishes the block, the block creates the street, the street offers itself to man. Roland Barthes 

Kuwait’s Pride

November 11, 2011.  11-11-11.  Al-Hamra tower, the highest skyscraper in Kuwait at 412.6 m (1,354 ft) is innagurated by having a light show itself.  Choreographed lights like as if they are dancing.  Too bad my skill in long-exposure shot is still in progress and for most of my shot I feel unacceptable.  Ok, so much for fishing sourgraping.

Aside for being the highest in the country, Al Hamra will also be the tallest sculpted tower in the world. Why?  This is because the construction of it turned out to be assymetrical having fin-like structure in the front and not just one but two!  My bad again for not capturing this (because it’s night time when I get there and we stood at the back to see the lights). Oh well, I’ll try again next time…

Another try in different White Balance
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Doha Corniche

City Buildings on the other side

Last night I thought of going out to get some good ambiance since winter here in Middle East is already in the air.  I grabbed my tripod and my good old but ever reliable Nikon D40 DSLR, called a friend to accompany me, (told her I’ll teach her something new) and had dinner in a Filipino Restaurant (Eat-all-you-can-food-fest) and then off to Corniche.

Cascading man-made fountain with the city backgorund

As we were walking along the sea-side, I’ve noticed some people having a good walk while others are running.   I felt a little pang of envy to them that night.  Oh well, I really intend to take photos anyway. We took couple of shots; check what’s good and what’s not and what could be improved on ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed and White balance.   We called it a day at 10.  Hah! Great weather, Arabian nights are now enjoying! 

Ooops!  I notice some dirt on my sensor lens!  Hush, I need to have it edited to remove it now.  Anyway, good thing I still salvage some photos that I can share.  Time to clean the cam.