Wednesday, 28 January 2015

UAE Trip - with some unexpected wildlife

A quiet week this week, so I have resurrected an old section "Show me the Sunny" as well as going back in time in the Photo Finish section.

Show me the sunny

Resurrecting the section monitoring our way to a fortune (or not) with our Solar Panels
(I will update this every Quarter, when we get our tax free payments through)

  • KW Produced since October 2011 – 13098

  • Earned this Qtr - £196

  • This has earned us approximately – £7,569

C.A.C.T.U.S (Cheap As Chips TUeSday)
The section cataloguing the films shown at Bishop’s Stortford cinema which has a half price policy on a Tuesday.

The second film for 2015 was the Oscar nominated American Sniper – The group all enjoyed the film, even if it is a little jingoistic. There was one scene however which was unforgivable for an Oscar nominated film. For anyone who has seen American Sniper tell me if the scene with the new born baby was not a complete embarrassment. Apparently the baby that had originally been booked for the scene was ill and the stand-in failed to turn up…. Personally I feel they would have been better off dropping into the local zoo and raiding the chimp cage…

This week’s C.A.C.T.U.S attendees

C.A.C.T.U.S Running Totals
Niel (2)
Marb (2)
Natalie (2)
Penny (2)
Al (1)

Photo finish
I will, during the quieter moments of 2015, treat you to the highlights of 2014.  For my first trip back into the past, I have only gone back a few short weeks to just before Christmas.

Our pre- Christmas trip to (UAE) Dubai and Sir Bani Yas Island


Burj Khalifa -
The world's tallest building with 163 floors.
829.8 m (2,722 ft)

Top Tip
 Make sure you Pre-book your
 tour to the viewing balconies.

It's very expensive if you don't book advance.

Burj Khalifa view from the Armani restaurant. 

View from the 148 floor
top tip book your visit to the sky deck in advance
 It's a bit expensive when you turn up on the day.

Shot from 124th floor using Tilt and Shift Lens

Shot from 124th floor using Tilt and Shift Lens

The Aquarium in the Dubai Mall

If you want to see some more shots from Dubai click here

Sir Bani Yas Island

Arabian falconry show

Falcon fishing in Abu Dhabi

Neighbourhood Watch

Arabian Oryx

It's lonely in Black and White

Dance to the death....

If you want to see some more shots from Sir Bani Yas Island click here


  1. Thanks Ash, Having a lot of fun with the camera at the moment. How was Oslo?


  3. Your photography is amazing. So… did you stay in the tallest hotel? Or is it a business building?

    I'd love to see a falcon show - you've captured it beautifully.

    Thanks for sharing. :)

    1. PR - didn't get to stay in the tallest building - the hotel (first 38 floors of the 160) is an Armani hotel with the prices that go with the name. Did get to eat at the Armani restaurant, fortunately Mrs B's bank picked up the bill.

      I've been fortunate enough to see a few Falcon shows in the UK and they are well worth seeing.


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