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Meanwhile, back in the Northern hemisphere... [Nov. 19th, 2005|02:30 pm]
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There are CLOUDS in the SKY! In Dubai!











(All photos taken this morning, through windows of moving vehicles. On my way home from Mauritius!!)
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From: cortezthekiller
2005-11-19 05:37 am (UTC)

beautiful pictures!
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2005-11-19 05:43 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm a sucker for anything involving clouds or the moon - pictures of either get to me every time.
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[User Picture]From: razormaid
2005-11-19 06:30 am (UTC)
I love how in the first picture, the clouds somewhat echo the shape of the structure that's more in the foreground. So pretty! Good moving vehicle photos... it's obvious that you've spent time honing this skill. =)
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2005-11-19 06:34 am (UTC)
I love how in the first picture, the clouds somewhat echo the shape of the structure that's more in the foreground.

Hahaha!! Don and I were just saying so.. though maybe not in the way you meant, I'm not sure. How dirty is your mind?
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[User Picture]From: razormaid
2005-11-19 07:46 am (UTC)
My mind? Pure as the driven snow! Well, the snow that has been driven on... okay, maybe the slush in the gutter.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2005-11-19 10:36 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I guess that image isn't very subtle, is it? Though I couldn't express it as elegantly as you did.

It is true that I've had lots of practice cultivating my bus window picture-taking skills, but it's also true that traffic can move pretty slowly here at 7:30 in the morning...
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[User Picture]From: dubaiwalla
2005-11-19 07:30 am (UTC)
Where was the second picture from the end taken? I can't recognize the buildings, although I don't feel too ashamed, given the rate at which those things come up.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2005-11-19 10:12 pm (UTC)
That's the Defence Roundabout, driving from the direction of those newish apartments & the Burj Dubai stuff. The one on the left is that dingy building with the Burj Dubai graphic on the end, and the one on the right obscured my view of the Burj Al Arab from 21st Century as it went up. When I moved in, I could see the entire Burj, but that yellow buildind had to add a useless spire, didn't it!
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[User Picture]From: mcgillianaire
2005-11-19 01:20 pm (UTC)
nice pics... i like the dubai skyline and the sun peeping thru the clouds in the last one.

how much does emirates make you travel each month?
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2005-11-19 10:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks! The skyline one was shot from the Garhoud Bridge, and the peeping sun was from the parking garage of the Mall of Emirates.

I do about 5-8 trips per month, some layovers and some short turns. It varies - sometimes I have lots of days off (something like 18 in November) and sometimes only 8 or 10, as the number of people in my grade fluctuates.
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[User Picture]From: mcgillianaire
2005-11-21 07:43 am (UTC)
Oh rite! Is the Mall of Emirates the new one with the skiing slope?

Wow, that's quite a lot, 5-8 in a month. It must be so exciting to visit so many different places and also get so many days off during a given month.

When you say "in my grade"... how exactly does that work?
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2005-11-28 03:50 am (UTC)
Yup, the one with the slope! You'll surely see it. =)

The company uses the word "grade" to refer to people working in different classes of service. My grade is the economy class crew; later I'll work in business and then first. People are always joining, leaving, and being promoted, which affects numbers of trips and off days.
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[User Picture]From: mcgillianaire
2005-12-03 02:49 am (UTC)
Oh, gotcha! Thanks for the explanation. :) Do you know what the turnover rate is like for Emirates or the air steward(ess) industry in general?
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[User Picture]From: _lackof_passion
2005-11-19 04:23 pm (UTC)
My god that is goregous!
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2005-11-19 10:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It's a photogenic town, and something about the sunrise - it's almost impossible to take a bad picture in that light.
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[User Picture]From: anosako
2005-11-19 04:32 pm (UTC)
My own Coolpix 3100 is starting to die [though some of the photos still come out spectacular -it really is amazing for macro shots on flowers and details!]. Lovely, lovely. Maybe I should be a flight attendant if life fails and I don't get enough money to earn my BFA right away :)
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2005-11-19 10:30 pm (UTC)
"If life fails," hehehe. =) Something tells me you won't fail at life.

My Coolpix 3100 is dying, too. :-( Look at the first and fourth pictures - see those shadows at the top right & bottom left? The lens covers don't always open fully. I have to push them open with my fingers. Also, the battery case is held closed with rubber bands.

I haven't wanted to replace it, though, because she's been so good to me. However, as soon as I'm financially able, I think I'll buy the Coolpix 7300 or 7900.
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[User Picture]From: anosako
2005-11-19 10:39 pm (UTC)
meeps! mine just takes an eternity to take a shot and using flash is sometimes a major no-no.

But neh? another coolpix? this photographer is going to get her dream digiSLR sometime later in the future ^.^ it may be one less megapixel but control! control! OMG i'm drooooooooling :P~~~~~
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