Al Mukalla – Yemen, 2013
I couldn’t sleep at night, my new journey is about to end. The next day I have to leave my wife, we just married, nothing was right !
I took my gear nearly 5:00 AM, and leave the room, and go back of hotel. There’s a beautiful shore setting there, I didn’t know what I might found, so I pull all my equipments. Between many good photos I took, this one was interested me more.
In a long walkway along the shore, build I believe for fishers, I wash the crabs running front of me, too fast to catch. The I Saw the boats out for fishing, and there’s one boat above all, sailing lonely. I noticed no fishers run near to him, and I assumed it’s a place where there no fish in it at all. In somehow remind me with the story for Hemingway; Old Man And The Sea. How this fighting the power of the nature and trying to conquer it.
I hope he not end up like the story 😞
P.S to myself: you were also that day empty and lonely. You were same like this fisherman. Seeing yourself against the world !
I went many restaurants, they got really beautiful decorations, but I found whatever the one got the most beautiful decoration failed to present a decent food, however the less decoration in the restaurant the more food are good.
This one took in Makkah. I loved the photo frames, wish I could make the same in the apartment.
One of the challenges I have with Athena, is how I can motivate her to be a reader like me.
I start loving reading in very late age, as there were no family member to motivate me which she also starts late as well. I remember one time I was reading a serial science fiction stories in weekends only. It was interesting stories so I was able to finish one book daily. My father suspicious that probably having some sexuality topics among it so he took it from me and later on band it. Although he was a reader, but suspicious it’s a common act among the family, in order protecting the children from outer world. From that time till around 8 years I left reading, then I come back when my sister gave me Dostoevsky “Brothers Karamazov”. As of now I have over 1200 books among my collection.
Here Athena take one book for Joyce and set next to me and open the book and act like her father 😊❤
It seems sometimes meaningless when attaching a song to some products.
I can’t see how’s both, Elton John’s song & Samsung S8, attached!
Anyway, although I’m not big fan of Samsung phons, but I do appreciate the kind left of the “Rocket Man” when he took Athena near to him and hi 5 her!
In same time I took my phone to take the photo. Nothing like wide angle option as the background can be distracted the viewer so I need to blur it as much as possible to be Bokeh photos. Even though Athen dress and white color of Rocket Man are not matching at all, and with dim light all colors looks poor and disturbin. So the black and white was the best option to go for it. Meanwhile my wife was trying to keep Athena alert to camera and interested to the photo, so regardless where she look, there were no time to go better angle, as many kids comes quickly to meet Rocket Man.
Funny! It looks like I’m advertising to Samsung by taking photo from Huawei 😉
Love thou thy dream
All base love scorning,
Love thou the wind
And here take warning
That dreams alone can truly be,
For ’tis in dream I come to thee.
Ezera Pound …
I bought new family album. This will be exclusively for my Athena and my wife. I’ve noticed a blank black page so I took along with it 2 painting colors. White & Red. It comes in my mind to write something for Ezra Pound, since newly add him in the list of poem writers I like.
One of helping editing tool in Huawei mobiles is splash. Which allows one color to dominate the whole photo.