The Friendliest Cat in the Neighborhood

Took these in front of the house at night. Just like Posey Cat, this one likes to play and hang around you even if you don’t give him attention which ups the cuteness factor by several levels!

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A Walk in the Night 26/04/2017

Around two hours ago, I went out for a walk and I took a few shots for my Ingrained in the Night series.

Only three of the photos were decent enough to consider adding to the collection.

Fire in the Cold!

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Tunisian Kanoon

That is a Kanoon. It’s a traditional Tunisian heating instrument. We still use it indoors in cold winters. You can call it a Coal Pot or Coal Bowl.

In the raw file, almost only the sparks are visible. After processing it, the quality of the image wasn’t up to my standards but it was okay overall.

I fixed the white balance so the background’s colors are cold as opposed to the subject’s fire and sparks. It is the purpose of the Kanoon after all: to warm up a cold setting. I hope that provided the element of mood or ambiance that the challenge‘s asking for.

 

Here’s a close-up photo of the Kanoon indoors.

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Impromptu Untitled 22/03/2016

I direct my sight to the stars,
lonely in their place of rest,
a night sky, painted by grief.

so faint, so dim,
like the last thoughts
of a broken man.

They sink into the void.
Their weavings dissipate
leaving my eyes blank
and my heart wrenching
in unnamed novel feelings.

now
I comprehend
a shade of darkness
I never knew before.

 

22/03/2016 © Waseem Sherif

inspired by a moment of serenity that turned to an unfamiliar feeling of uneasiness I had while lying on my back on the roof of the house watching the night sky.