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The show must go on

By astyag
Dear EPZers,

Tonight is winter solstice from tomorrow we are officially entering winter season in northern hemisphere while down unders are entering summer. While I am writing this write up I have sweats falling down on my forehead here in Dubai. I don't know whether I am in northern hemisphere or southern hemisphere?! Enough of my woe's, I think many of you must be furious of what I have said so far, shivering while reading my write up.

Dubai is down, construction. However, the show is going on bit by bit. As part of my work (Foundation drilling and piling) I visited one of the in progress foundation sites of my client, I took this photo of a guy welding the new flat teeth to the bucket so that to drill down and build the foundation for the upcoming 60 story skyscraper. I am somehow a happy man these days. there are works and progresses. And have Qatar 2022 construction ahead of me too. God willing, the harsh inflation that hit me severely, and many others, is getting behind and becoming some kind of sweet or sour memory...
God bless you all and may we all pass these hard days, cold, inflation, war, famine, extremism and hatred behind and may we all march towards better days, Amen.

Regards and stay safe

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism Architecture Welding Digitally manipulated

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barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2010 6:03PM
This is really great the way you have worked it ...
And enjoyed reading your writeup
21 Dec 2010 6:14PM
Great image & processing - well done Astyag

Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
21 Dec 2010 6:58PM
Wonderful meaningful words Astyag. A great manipulated image too. Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year........Sandy
andylea 12 37 1 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2010 7:49PM
brilliant detail and colour cracking write up a belter Wink
saeidNL 11 3 Netherlands
21 Dec 2010 8:00PM
Slam dadash
Excellent work with wonderful colour and tones,very well taken,
moiral 11 12 Scotland
21 Dec 2010 8:25PM
A very good image. I love the flare from the welding torch. 60 stories - makes me dizzy to think of it. Seasons Greetings to you and your family.
PS I have to work this Christmas Day because I am a nurse and it is my turn to work. However this will be my last Christmas to work as I will retire in August. Smile Smile
Dave_Holdham 12 4 1 Wales
21 Dec 2010 8:39PM
Wonderful image and enjoyed the write up too, Merry Christmas Smile
Trout_Man 12 1 30 Wales
21 Dec 2010 8:39PM
An interesting image and write up too, like the processing Smile Geoff.
Roly 14 Wales
21 Dec 2010 9:45PM
Good shot and well processed.
AnneWorner 13 620 43 United States
21 Dec 2010 10:12PM
i like the processing of this one, and I heartily agree with your comments regarding hope for the coming year.

I am not shivering either, nor is especially hot here - only 79F today, but it will get a bit cold again this weekend.

gingerdelight 15 298 11 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2010 9:53AM
I like the presentation of this fine image - well done!
NobbytheNobster 12 33 5 England
22 Dec 2010 1:02PM
Super shot Astyag my friend, Excellent HDR processing, and such nice comments in your write up Smile
sounds like a very interesting job you have.
So glad things are looking up for you on the work front Smile
The weather here is cold and lots of snow which has some good points eg, lots of sledging and snowboarding fun for Claire, Benjamin, Louis and myself, even though i now have quiet a few bruises lol Smile
Hope you and your wife have a good christmas and take good care of yourselves Smile
Very best wishes
MickS 16 23 14 England
22 Dec 2010 11:02PM
Good stuff, Astyag, here's wishing you an Merry Christmas and a prosperous and happy New Year.
acousticmist 11 10 1 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2010 9:36AM
Nice work.........Martin
23 Dec 2010 2:58PM
Nice work. Delicious colors.
Regards, Oleg.
23 Dec 2010 10:45PM
Excellent welder at work shot Astyag.
Wonderful Christmas to you and your family and a fabulous 2011.
24 Dec 2010 4:44AM
Fabulous work! Great toughts! All the best to you and your family and friends!!
tashi 11 2
25 Dec 2010 7:10AM
Great shot! Well captured and very well presented.
Interesting write up too; followed by prayers that's very touching.
Astyag, I take this opportunity to wish you and yours Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
PaulLiley 12 2 13 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2010 7:54PM
Merry Christmas and thanks for your support. Great shot Astyag. Paul
RTDS 13 Cyprus
28 Dec 2010 6:24PM
Superb this one!!
Wish you all the best for 2011.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2010 6:51PM
Interesting shot!
30 Dec 2010 9:57PM
Excellent processing.
Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
31 Dec 2010 11:55AM
Excellent shot with very striking processing Astyag. I wish you a very happy and healthy 2011!
Nikola 11 1 India
8 Jan 2011 9:26AM
Excellent image and presentation.
DRicherby 12 269 726 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2011 12:01AM
Love the starburst from the welding gear.

Best wishes for 2011!
dianah 15 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2011 9:40PM
Fabulous work..this really caught my eye ! Love the work you have done.
Carrie_1 11 2 6 Wales
16 Jan 2011 6:46PM
Great work.
fazzer 12 54 7 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2011 5:35PM
HI have a great start to 2011
best wishes
xwang 12 56 8
24 Jan 2011 4:10PM
Lovely light,excellent work.Smile
Best wishes to you, Astyag.
photophantom 13 108 3 Philippines
4 Feb 2011 11:29AM
excellent processing Astyag
Suehh 14 39 6 England
21 Feb 2011 9:59PM
How did I miss this! I am angry with myself! So sorry! Wonderful processing here Astyag.

As for the economics of the world, I am afraid for many of us in the UK times are even harder and worse is to come. Heaven help the young people - I feel so bad for them - so many being put out of work - women are being hit especially hard. How the world has changed is such a short time.

I do hope things are still going well economically for you though I know you have more important things to worry about. God keep you safe.

28 Mar 2011 8:25PM
Superb work and write-up Astyag!

22 May 2011 8:17PM
This is fantastic. I really love the process that you have used here. :0)

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