Sometimes it’s amazing how things work out. As I mentioned Indian revenge kept me in my cabin yesterday and cancelled my excursion for today to the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. Well, I had a good night last night and was released from house arrest this morning as we were still approaching Dubai.
I suspected something was wrong when the Captain announced the first sighting of the Burj Khalifa on approach and the first photo is a picture of this sighting. [Note: All photos on this page are straight out of the camera except that both have been cropped. What you see here is what I saw.]
As we got closer, the view did not get better. The second photo shows what I saw after we docked and I went up to the jogging track to get a clear view.
So, the cancelled excursion to the top of the building turned out to be a good deal. Photos from the top would have most likely shown the top of the sandstorm with hazy things below it.
As required by the UAE I did pass through their customs but went directly back to the ship after and spent more time editing photos from the Pacific Ocean area. Only Fiji and New Zealand to go and I’ll be completely caught up. Why edit? My initial thought was to just use photos directly from the camera for my presentations but on review I have decided against that. Many of my shots are from bus windows and, as such, have many distracting elements in them. Editing removes those distractions allowing the true image of what I want to show to come through.
I think you’ll like the results at the Photo Club meetings where they photos are shown.
Tomorrow is the big Dubai excursion. I will have a seaplane ride around all of Dubai, see all of the sights from the air, and hopefully get many good photos. I’ve been told I even have the co-pilot’s seat for excellent views. Just pray for no sandstorm please.