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Monthly Archives: November 2010

This is my first post without a photo and indeed my last on BuYousef.net.  I’ve been putting it off for sometime now, but this Eid holiday allowed me to give it some attention.  Photography is a huge part of my life and for a while now my portfolio images (without my write-ups) lived in a different virtual space to my blog.  I’m pleased to finally announce my new website: Utter Release.

I moved all the content of this blog to its new home, and will work on tidying up as I get comfortable moving in.  The last post, ‘Getting High’, gives an idea of how the new blog will be presented.  The size of the photos is larger which should push me to only include better images.

I am grateful to all my visitors and friends and I hope you join me there.  I want to add a special thanks to those who added me on their list of links, and hope you find the time to redirect them to the new website.

I know there are many linked stories to the content on this blog and I will keep it all online without change.  The only thing I had to do is to lock all the comments.

The link is utterrelease.com and if you want to go directly to the blog, it’s utterrelease.com/blog

Do please stay in touch.

Building projects of all sizes are exciting.  I love how the many small details fit into fewer larger ideas to come together in creating a solution, whether it’s a dwelling, a road, a bridge, or even a whole city.  Al Hamra, both as a project and a building, is in a class of its own.  Even if one is not interested in architecture or skyscrapers, this building is different.  It will (already has) change the skyline Kuwait City for ever. The design is simple, beautiful and unique; and it brings a new level of creativity and sophistication to our city.  If that’s not enough, it also happens to be the tallest carved building, and one of tallest skyscrapers in the world.

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I spent almost three hours photographing Kuwait City from Al Hamra Tower yesterday. This magnificent building took me to the highest point in Kuwait on the 74th floor – which I’m told is about 400m high.  I will go through the 300 photos I took with my Nikon over the next few days, and will post the full story with better quality images.  For now, please enjoy this time lapse attempt.  I used a Canon G11 and held it in place, on the scaffolding, using a Gorilla Pod.  The intervals were not regular and I know I missed some of the interesting bits, but I hope it gives you an idea of the elevation and views.  More images soon…