In the middle of the month of Ramadan, we celebrate Girgi’an. Boys and girls dress in traditional costumes and sing old songs in exchange for some sweets. It’s our version of trick-and-treat… only without tricks. When I was a child, it was still a relatively simple affair with small handfuls of sweets, almonds and – if you’re really lucky – a couple of coins handed to us. Today is a different story all together. Parents (mainly mothers) compete to achieve some truely ridiculous results. The concept of ‘Less is More’ is yet again forgotten. Whatever way you do it, I hope your kids have a wonderful time in celebrating this wonderful tradition.
The shot above was my first real test of the new tripod. I took the photograph from our roof late Wednesday night using a Sigma lens at 500mm. Have a look at the larger version by clicking the image.