This is my first attempt in a local photography competition. I’ve tried a couple of times online (National Geographic and British Airways’ HighLife magazine) but this time I had to provide prints, which somehow made it feel more real. I read about the competition on Mathai’s blog some time ago. The deadline is tomorrow, so if you’re interested you will need to hurry up. Link.
There are three categories: Portraits, Macro and Electronics (no… I don’t get the last one either). Whilst I’m not a fan of photos taken by phone-cameras, I thought they should have included it as one of the categories – being a mobile phone company. With the help of my family, I took the shots that I dreamt up during my flight back from Egypt. For electronics, I couldn’t think of anything interesting enough, so I went with an old SIM card. This is my UK line which I’ve had for many many years. The signs of usage add to the intrigue of the close-up view.
The gorgeous flowers above don’t live in our garden; I had to make an exception this time. Finally, a special thanks to Yousef and Noor for being so helpful in posing during their precious afternoon playtime. Saturday was, thank God, before the dust storms. The afternoon sun provided the perfect lighting.
Please say mashallah…