Today’s activities at Bigland Towers have been confined to the odd walk to take a break from staring at computer screens and spreadsheets as I sift through and mark the 46 entries to the ‘It’s your station’ category of this years Community Rail Awards. To be honest, there’s some wonderful entries and inspiring work there but Covid has made the process a little dry and distant this year.
So, without further ado I’m going straight to the picture of the day. Today’s was was taken In Nungwi, Zanzibar on the 30th May 2001.
I was out in Africa with Lynn, who was attending Actionaid’s Africa regional conference . After the conference we headed out from Dar-es-Salaam to visit Actionaid projects in the villages for a week. It was an amazing experience which gave me a real insight into the fantastic work the charity is doing with communities there. Afterwards, the pair of us had arranged to take a holiday and Zanzibar was the obvious destination. These dhows were pulled up on the beach just down from where we were staying and I loved the contrast between their sails and the sky. If you want to see more pictures from the trip you can find them here.
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Passport Overused said:
Great post 😁
As you say, lovely contrast between blue and white. Also, I like to composition and “broken symmetry” of that shot. Something a lot of people who are not artists “miss” about good pictures is the effort that goes into “framing” a shot to make an interesting image.
I used to ski and have lots of shots of mountains with snow on them against deep blue skys. The two colours just always seem to “work” in photos. (Though to be fair, I’ve also got plenty of real “howlers” where I’ve done a head shot without paying attention to the background and ended up with people with “interesting” things growing out of their heads!)