This is only the second picture that I have taken of a sparrow in Bahrain. Let along that, I have never actually spotted these tiny little creatures more than a few times. That’s what happens if one stays holed up within the four walls of a high-rise apartment building or stays within the confines of a big city’s congested neighbourhood. The only other time I photographed a sparrow was just about a year ago when it was in distress and we carried out the great rescue act (http://singhcircle.com/2014/06/17/a-little-bird-and-the-sea/) in Busaiteen. After that, this one appeared as out of nowhere on a tleafless tree in Manama. And, the ‘sighting’ was exciting, even more so since I had the camera on me at that time. Yes, Bahrain is quite a haven for birds of all kinds but not in the cities and certainly not in this terrible weather. That is why this Summer Sparrow is rather special!
This is a beautiful Bahrain sunset – yet again. This is one magical aspect of this tiny island nation, and each time I step out with the camera, it creates an extremely vivid, and unreal feeling.
This quote by John Ruskin sums it up beautifully:
At sunset, nature is painting for us….day after day….pictures of infinite beauty!
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This boat on the Busaiteen coast in Bahrain presents a rather eerie sight, lying as it does a quite a distance from the ‘highest’ point of the tide.
Some local fishermen said thought the derelict boat had been left there by someone who no longer had any use for it, a few years ago, the seawater did reach that area and even beyond.
But, thanks to reckless reclamation and other man-made issues, the sea has now ‘travelled’ away and, even during the highest tide, there is no water for at least a couple of hundred meters.
I wonder then, if the trend continued, would there be any sea left at all in a few decades? That, as they say, only time will tell.
A passing car in the background creates a ‘wave’ effect as it ‘bounces’ along on the rocky coastline in Busaiteen, Bahrain. This area is a favourite for amateur photographers who experiment with their cameras to take that perfect picture on different settings. This picture of a ‘beach chalet’, taken long after the sun had gone down, throws up a rather surreal effect.
The piers of Busaiteen, Bahrain are a tourist attraction of sorts.
Built of low quality wood, these temporary structures last only a season, during the winter months of December to March and have to be re-built the following year.
These are mostly ‘owned’ by local fishermen or people from the area who like spending their weekends fishing and generally having a good time. This area is also one of the most photographed on the island and has made it to many a travel blog and books, as well as adorned calenders and diaries.