Saturday, June 26, 2010

Kiteboard swarms, Jumeirah Beach

Still haven't been kiteboarding myself, and after watching some french kid get dragged down the length of the beach, eating sand, I'm okay with that. I also heard a story about some unfortunate soul who sailed clear over the beach a few years ago, on an unexpected updraft. He was too distracted waving at friends on the beach bellow to realize that the wind was about to slam him into the minaret of the beach-side mosque. Not pretty. I don't know if that Darwin award is a true story or not, but I'll save the mouthful of sand or minaret-face for someone else. I'm plenty happy splashing around in the shallows with my Cannon.

I took these a while back and promised mom I'd post them sometime last year. And then I forgot, and got distracted, or busy. There's no excuse. Sorry mom. I was playing with exposure and prefer the slightly darker images, myself. I also know that I should be shooting everything horizontal now. Chock it up to the learning curve.

what most folks don't notice at their feet
in the first four inches
where the beach meets the sea

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Holy nemo! Save a Fish! The mall seas are draining!

Straight from the land of the absurd to your pixil-screen, another winning Dubai news flash: The Dubai Mall Aquarium, (naturally MASSIVE and full...FULL of fish) has had a bad day.

It cracked. Water gushed everywhere. Rumors screamed across Twitter calling it anything from a wee crack, to a full on aquarium Tsunami. And water DID gush everywhere, and as far as the public new coverage is concerned all the fish are fine. But really, ARE THEY? Regardless, we thought it was a DOPE opportunity to start a cause and save some fish. Cause what sort of asshole doesn't like a cute little fish, and the environment and stuff?

Yeah, so TBWA is all about fish, because, we're basically awesome. Join the group, tell us which of the 33,000 fish you've adopted, name that cute little bugger and spread the fishy love. LOVE. For the love of fish, get on it. Mine's named Dory.