They are back

They are back! Bahrain’s annual vacationers – the migratory birds – have returned! The first real sign of the weather easing up, cool evenings and mornings, is our feathered friends on the Arad coast. Taken this evening, this picture conveys just the start of the winter which, experts say, will be “severe” this time round,…

The Pier

Sunset Pier

The sun had long gone down. But as I stepped on to this makeshift pier in Muharraq, there was this ‘glimmer’ of light that seemed to tell me to snap it up. This picture, taken on HDR settings, is my first such attempt. Of course, the tripod and the remote shutter came in handy!

Tree Alone

Star power rules?

This tree stands proudly on the Manama waterfront as if to say it has weathered the severely high temperatures and is ready for the pleasant months ahead. A leading Bahrain astronomer claimed yesterday the worst of the summer is over and declared today as the first day of the ‘departure of the hot weather’. He…

Soaking in the sunset

It’s the sunset again, without the sun this time. Bahrain’s Tubli coast is not known to attract very many migratory birds and certainly not during this time of the year when temperatures are touching 40C. However, this pretty bird (looks like a Japanese crane) seemed oblivious to the hot weather and ventured out into the…

Sunset, Sun, Colour, Beautiful, Beach,

No one ever said sunsets are boring

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…


Life’s fusion

A mosque, the crescent and the palm – three symbols of life in the Gulf – are seen in this one picture taken during sunset at the Al Ghous Corniche in Muharraq, Bahrain. Bahrain is an Islamic nation in name but is a melting pot of all of the world’s major religions, whose followers stay…


Magical Moments

There’s certainly something magical about Bahrain sunsets. Every time one goes to photograph the scene, one runs into something different and awe-inspiring. This time, I encountered these riders and their horses galloping into the beautiful golden glow. That apart, there were birds, the rapidly fading light and the low tide, which collectively gave the  area…