This is my last entry forJude´s Life in Colour where she looks for everything in Blue. I have my other Post with lots of Blue( Blau) as well but then again, it´s surprising to find that I found more of this colour in my world. It´s amazing how it can go unnoticed , especially when we don´t took notice a particular shade like this.
First, take this shot of the native hut we found ,so pretty and framed with tropical trees. I think it can make it to my list of Trees forBecky´s challenge for TreeSquares! The trees practically grow on the limestone cliff mountains and it actually become a part of it!
Then I am sure this Peacock has it all, in German we call it Pfau, (Blauer Pfau).It´s blue fan-like crest of spatula-tipped wire-like feathers is so pretty. I always love it.
This week, Jude of Life in Colour challenged us to find white and silver in our everyday lives and here´s my White / Silver gallery.
” White is technically not a colour, white light comprises all hues on the visible light spectrum. White is the lightest colour and is achromatic (having no hue). White is seen to be pure and clean. A wedding dress, the pure snow, a swan’s feather, fluffy clouds, milk and the Milky Way.”
Silveris a precious metal, indicating wealth. “Born with a silver spoon in your mouth”. A cool colour. Sparkling silver water. The light of the moon. It represents feminine energy, pure, emotional and sensitive.
“Natural Light uses the sun as the natural light source..”
The theme for this week´s LAPC is natural light.I love this theme since I am fond of watching sunrises and sunsets.It´s one of my favourite subject to photograph.Photo above is my very first encounter watching a naked sunrise before my eyes, up close and personal.I managed to get up at 4am and did some hike to Kiltepan Peak then watch the skies turns into dancing palletes of different colors.This is truly special for me.I remember this time I haven´t had a good camera, only my old Sony phone I think.But then, I can´t trade this experience for other thing.
A gentle Tropical sunrise and the clouds slowly descending from the mountain peaks to the valley.(Kiltepan Peak)
Oh we had a such abundance of natural light from the sun in Kuwait.I´ve been wearing sunglasses everytime I get out since I can´t help but to squint since rays is too strong for my eyes.
There´s not much nature to photograph there since it has a dry, arid desert climate but then I love watching the sunsets & sunrise there.Because of its soaring hot temperatures, enjoying the sun is not as favorable as here in Europe or in Asia. We have dark curtains and windows are often closed because of dust. Thank God I was living 5 minutes away from the beach and yes, I do miss the views of the beach from our bedroom. We have abundant scorching sun even past after 7pm, together with humidity and heat as high as 49 degrees in summer. During sandstorms, the skies are totally grey, dark and sickening.
Here are some of my favorite spots where I spend countless times walking and watch the skies turns into orange, and pink to purple.So many golden precious hours….my favourites were taken from the Marina, and the endless seafront along the 5th Ring Road in Salmiya.
In the broad daylight, natural light brings bright colors from Kuwait´s unique marine and aquatic architecture.The displays of Dhows and marine life becomes so alive and the culture itself is so enticing. Mind you, it seldom rains in Kuwait, I think only 2 times in a year and it´s like a light drizzle compared here in Germany. Kuwait´s skies is often cloudless, clear and blue .
The first time I saw this rippling orange purple skies during Fall here in Germany.It was quick but it was definitely worth the wait! I took this photo just outside our bedroom window.Amazing!
Soft bright light turns an ordinary view from the Danube River into like marble slate finish.
The dancing Date Palm trees in Kuwait creates a wonderful backdrop for a purple blue skies.
I think light portrays a vital part in this cascading greens in Munich, Germany.Natural light gives nature more power to affect us and makes us better storytellers.
The rugged hills in Mittenwald on a crisp, bright morning and during dawn it looks like flaming mountains.
Below photos are taken from my neigborhood where I spent countless running and walking.Ordinary places becomes special and go through into a metamorphosis depending on the season and weather.
This view is the reason why I never stop exploring and wandering.Afterall, the light is there to guide my steps…
I gave it a ” Go” when I read that this month´s color theme from Travel Words Life in Colouris Green. In German, its called Grün. In my native language its Berde .It´s one of my favourite color and inpiration in my Abstract paintings .I love it since it´s fresh, calming and very natural. Aside from Blue, I can´t imagine the world without the green color. I am a plant lover, nature wanderer and I find just looking at greens so Zen.
Here are some of the fascinating green moments in my travels and wanderings.
Few more weeks and its Spring here in Europe, I am sure my walks would be full of green sights again.For all my lady Friends, I wish you all Happy World Women´s Day!
I can’t get enough of these Fishes in frenzy chaos…they come in herds, almost like a catastrophe ready to scare you or amuse you. Koi fishes are particularly beautiful fishes, I love them. But if you see them in volume like these, I bet you will spend quite sometime staring at them.
If you have a time to kill, you can try counting them by their colors, if you got bored,better just feed them..
This photo was taken from my last vacation in Philippines. These Koi fishes are the main attraction in a Nature Wildlife park called Nuvali.
One of the unforgettable highlight from my Expat life in Kuwait was witnessing the 50th Golden Anniversary of Constitution with tons of bang & fireworks last November 10,2012.It was the best fireworks display I have ever seen in my entire life! My neck was cramped and felt sore from an hour of looking up into the colorful skies. I have never seen so much beautiful fireworks , only on that particular Saturday night.The Arabian Gulf was really on fire, and looking at the Kuwait Towers, it was an amazing sight.
This country has more than enough money to throw on a 1-hour fireworks display amounting to $15 Million or approximately 4.163 Million KD! Imagine that…
About 77,282 individual fireworks were launched over a 3-mile-long (5 kilometers) stretch of coastline in Kuwait City over the course of 64 minutes. The intense show was part of the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the nation’s constitution. The elaborate spectacle broke a previous record set in Portugal in December 2006, when pyrotechnics experts set off some 66,326 fireworks across 37 launch sites on the island of Madeira.
Kuwait made it into Guinness World records by displaying this extravagant fireworks display ever in the whole world. It’s grandeur can’t be compared to the fireworks displays during New Year or America’s 4th of July! I felt so lucky to witness this event and observed how organized chaos within the crowds could stir up so much excitement. I was one of the thousands of Expatriates and citizens who lined up the shores of Arabian Gulf and waited for hours to witness the show. Young and old, mothers with babies, and every single one waits in much anticipation. The Gulf road was partially closed to accommodate the huge crowds hours before the celebration begins. We went here 3 hours before the celebration because the traffic was so bad and we can’t find a space to park the car. The celebration included various activities to entertain the whole family. During the day, there were airplane shows and sea shows apart from parachute, acrobatic, and kite shows.
Whenever I see fireworks, I can’t help but to remember that one Saturday night in a chilly November, I have seen the Gulf on fire….