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Love and Photography

Sometimes you can’t find what makes you happy, but person who loves you discover it for you.

That was case with me and photography.

I was always impressed when I saw good photo. The way photographers play with the colors and angle.

Always wanted to learn and to start doing photography, but like everything else in a life, there was always something more important than buying camera.

If I knew how happy camera will make me, I would have bought one long time ago…

But I didn’t know how to treat myself well, if I can say so.

When I got married, soon my wife noticed that anytime we gone to shopping mall I spent “big time” in camera shops checking cameras, lenses, equipment and so…

And BOOM! First wedding anniversary, maybe few days before, I just came back from work, entered our apartment when I noticed gift wrapped in decorative paper on the table.

Big gift!

I could feel it that was camera. I don’t know how, but I felt.

My wife was sitting on the sofa, looking at me with always beautiful smile on her face, saying nothing, but the gesture on her face it was like: “c’mon, open it, what are you waiting for!”

So I grab it, and then slowly, with awesome feeling I started removing decorative paper, and box showed up.

Brand new Nikon D3200 with 2 lenses, stand, bag and some other equipment.

She was looking at me, and trust me, if you walked in to the room at that moment, you could feel the energy of my happiness, and happiness of my wife because she made me so happy.

I carefully installed all things together, took our selfie as a first photo ever with new camera and went out, started clicking on everything.

And that’s how everything started. Way later, I think I’ve made 100.000 photos in few months only.

Do I have talent-I don’t know, but for sure I’ve made some photos which made me feel awesome, and yes, some people said:” That’s good photo”

One went to National Geographic official site, some small competitions… But nothing cannot be compared to the feeling when you “freeze” the moment through lens.

This week is my birthday, and guess what-my wife just bought me brand new GoPro HERO4.

Do I have to describe how happy I’m!

Thank you God for wonderful wife…Actually is not just wife, it’s SUPERWIFE J

I’m sharing with you some photos from my collection, and soon I will share some GoPro moments.

Be Happy!

Beach Dubai
                              Arabic and European women at the public beach, Dubai
Istanbul
                                                   Tram, Taksim Street, Istanbul
Dubai Metro
                                                                           Dubai Metro
Sunset Istanbul
                                                                    Sunset, Istanbul
Hotel Igman
                                  Destroyed Hotel Igman, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Mostar
                                              Mosque in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Golden Obsession

Walking around, day by day, I come across something what, I believe should impress everyone.

Golden cars, golden mobile phones, golden pens, golden this and that.

And for me as well, when I saw it for the first time, all that was “WOW”

Golden Bugatti Veyron, Golden Lamborghini… (golden or golden plated)

Than I stopped I start thinking for a moment.

Imagine, if, just if, all that wasted money has been shared to different people.

Just a small piece of that car or one golden pen with insane price it could change someones life forever.

It could pay the school, or surgery or whatever.

An yesterday we went to Dubai Mall, biggest shopping mall in the world and guest what.

We found many golden mobile phones. OK. Nothing new, but going further we spotted golden “Beats By Dr. Dre” headphones! And Speakers just next to it. Hmmm,,, and that wasn’t all! Just a minute later we found believe, or not-golden PLAY STATION 4 with the price of 88.888 AED what is above 20.000 EURO!

And yes, golden Lamborghini Aventador was parked inside the shop on 3th floor at the shopping mall :/

20.000 EURO, back in Bosnia, Serbia and many more countries you can by an apartment, start your own business, live few years normal life, save someones life, pay someones education etc.

And I know no one would believe, so I took a photo and added to other collection.

All photos are made in Dubai, last few months.

I could say-enjoy, but is it really something to enjoy or…I don’t know…

It’s just a small piece of all wastage happening around.

Not Impressed!

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Money Talks

Actually, nothing much to say. Photo says 1000 of words. I was there around in the hotel lobby when lady came to pay for her room, Penthouse rented for few days. I use to see many times that people paying “big money” by their credit cards, butfirst time to see that big amount of money to be paid by cash.Money Payment And I was not surprised,  I worked in that hotel few years and sow millions going around ( 5*, 400 rooms, for EID or New Year room is not less than 500 USD per night),It’s Dubai, but when I saw the way this lady throw money on the desk, I was like wt*. I’m probably working, hmmm, big time for that amount. I mean someone earn that much for entire life in Bosnia, Serbia, Africa ,,,also in UK and USA I’m sure some people never see that much money.
And she was just like, don’t know. when you go to the shop and buy chocolate. You know, like it’s nothing, it’s just paper.
And then I started thinking. I become sad. I was thinking what if this amount is given to 10 different families. Man their entire life would change. They could eat, go to school, do some regular stuff which the are not able to do because they have no food, no water, no money…
Yeah. A night in Penthouse it’s 15.000 AED/Night (3000 Euro exactly), and that lady, she booked for 9 nights. Man, it’s almost 30.000 Euro.
So let’s check this way. Aprox. Salary in Serbia, Bosnia, Ukraine and many “second line” countries in Europe is 400 Euro a Month. Yes.
So that people need to work aprox. 6 years for this amount. And they have to live from that money, eat, send kids to the school, pay taxes, medicine, bills… My God.
Imagine India,Nepal or Philippines.That amount, as per my Indian friend, he need 13 years to earn that much money. 13 years!
And she will just sleep in the room for 9 nights, even she lives just 45 minutes somewhere away in big villa.
Look, I’m nit judging people who spend that money, not judging this lady, but just thinking loud and putting that things here. It’s just not fer.
They have, they can…But,…no but, that’s how it is….

Classic Cars Show Dubai 2015

Hi guys,

I would like to share with you-car lovers, some pics from latest Dubai Classic Car Show finished week ago.

It was amazing experience to see all that master pieces at same place.

Held on February, 2009, at the new venue in Downtown Dubai, the Emirates Classic Car Festival was billed as one of the most competitive events of its kind in the region.

There was a hundreds of classic cars from different countries showed on Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard. Some private collectors showcased their exclusive collections.

Some of the cars were showed for first time in the public since the time of restoration.

This year it was 6th edition and as always it was amazing experience with so many beautiful and unique cars made between 1928-1984.

There were Corvette StingRay, Bentley, Rolls Royce, Mercedes, Jaguar, Ford and many many more.

Beside of classic, visitors were able to see some other custom cars, “Hot Rats”…

I’ve uploaded here my favorites, however if you would like to see full gallery,please click on this link:                                Classic Cars Gallery

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Nature Power – Sand Storm Dubai

Today I would like to share with you few photos taken earlier this morning in Dubai, U.A.E

I’ve been here few years already and never saw this big desert storm.

The entire city collapsed.

dubai desert storm

Flight got delayed or canceled. The report said it was over 135 car accidents.

People who are on vacation here having difficult times since they all paid a lot of money, and all they can do is to spend a day in shopping malls where is very crowded since everyone is there.

One of the biggest problems is to get a taxi. Imagine over 20.000 ppl who should be at the beach or by the pool today, they all want to go to shopping malls, so everyone needs a taxy…And to get one, you have to wait like an hour.

What a interesting day.

Just a “small warning” from the Nature. Have a look at the photos.

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OPPORTUNITY NEVER KNOCKS TWICE

Company had open position for “Sales Executive” and management decided to have “open day” for interview in order to hire new employee.

There was around 30 candidates and everyone believed that he/she is the right candidate for opened position.

All candidates were well educated and experienced, faced already trick such as “Sell to me this pen.”

When someone tells you:”Sell me this pen…” you should not think a lot. You don’t have to plan strategy and big story, you should simply take piece of paper and ask person opposite you to sign the paper… And that’t it. Trick is so old, showed already in some movies as well, and almost every sales person knows about it.

But this time management went one step further.

After regular intro and presentation, manager started joking, telling different stories and made all candidates relaxed.
At certain moment manager slides the presentation screen and following appeared:
OLD CHINES QUOTE SAYS-机不可失,时不再来 and behind it was a smiley like this 😀

success

So everybody started laughing. Everyone but one guy who suddenly took his mobile phone and clicked a photo of the screen.

After that he left the room where the presentation was ongoing.
Manager looked after him shortly, but very next moment he continued the presentation.

7-10 minutes later the candidate who left the room came back and said loud:”OPPORTUNITY NEVER KNOCKS TWICE!”

Everybody looked at him!

He repeated:”Opportunity never knocks twice!”
Interviewer asked him to explain, and candidate said:”That’s the meaning of the Chines Quote from the screen. That’s my opportunity. I took a photo and went immediately to “Panda-Chines Restaurant” in front of the building, asked the Chef about meaning, and he translated the quote to me. He said there are two meanings. Other one is “NOW OR NEVER!”

That moment interview manager said that meeting is over, everybody can go, but not him, the guy who was repeating:”Opportunity never knocks twice!”
Most of the candidates were surprised, however everyone left the room.

The candidate get a job!

So, truth is, you never know where the next opportunity is going to come from! But better be ready.

Is not easy to be successful, otherwise everybody would be!
Young man told me few days ago that someone teach him that only way to be successful is to be the best in what he does. Even for example if you are just a bell boy at the hotel, the only way to grow is to be the best bell boy, best concierge, best reception…to the best General Manager.

Never Give Up!

Happy Weekend

Question of the day is:”When it was last time that you treated yourself and person you love the way you deserve to be treated!?”

I mean, nothing much, just a simple one. Quiet place, at the beach, in the forest, near to the lake, cheap fast food meal, switched off mobile phone, disconnected WiFi or 3G, and only two of you in different dimension. Table for two, or just a two towels. But your own world, created by your love. Talk about future, about past, about positive things, about love…7

Forget about office, about job, about credit card you have to pay, about car loan, about problems in the world…

Treat your self and person you love!

Remember, if you don’t treat yourself the way you deserve, no one else will do!

So get ready for the weekend. Surprise your partner with something new, small but nice gift, just a rose, organize a “getaway picnic” and enjoy!
HAPPY WEEKEND!

Sunset

Sunset, somehow for me the best part of the day.

Some people prefer sunrise, some people like noon. I like sunset.
Exactly that part when you can see the movement of the sun, going behind the hill or touching the water of the sea, so far, but so near.

That few seconds, maybe minutes it’s always open my mind with hundreds of questions.

Most of the time I ask myself if I’m doing right think by being so focused of my career, working so hard for some “better tomorrow” which may, but it may not come.

Maybe I should just quick everything, take my wife’s hand and hit the road.

Go for some trip around world, visit all that awesome places and enjoy the sunsets all over the world.

How does sunset look like on Chines Wall?

Or Phuket, Thailand.

Or Bali, Indonesia?

Or maybe Bahamas, Costa Rica, Cuba, or other exotic places.

What about Tibet?

Should we go by plane, train, a bike?
Where we gonna stay? Who cares, we would bring a tent and stay under the stars! Yes. That’s good idea.

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For sure.

Yes, we are going. Tomorrow I will resign my job and we will hit the road.

And that’s it. Sun is already gone behind the line between sea and the sky.

I have to get back to the office.

My favorite part of the day is gonne s fast.

I have to wait tomorrow to continue the road trip with my wife, happening only in my head!

Maybe I will never get to know how the sunset looks like from the Chines Wall.

The Contrast

One of my favorite photos taken lately.
I was walking around Jumeirah public beach when I notices this interesting contrast.
I call it “Contrast” because it’s shows mix of cultures. In the world we live, on one side, example most of Europe Union countries woman is not allowed to walk around with “HIJAB” (to be covered). In some of the countries they fine woman if she goes to public places with HIJAB. And on the other side, in most of Middle East countries you can’t imagine to see woman in bikini. It’s just not possible. But here, in Dubai, that all looks cool together. It’s fine to do whatever you want to do as long as you are not disturbing someone. As you can see on this photo, two woman on the public beach, one in traditional local dress and the other one in bikini, looking and taking photos of camel.
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On the end of the day, we are all just a human beings… ARE WE?

Lamborghini Got a Fine

Where I’m coming from (and many other places, I’m sure you will agree) that would be impossible, but here in Dubai it’s absolutely normal that polic6454e officer make a parking fine for anyone-doesn’t matter what car person drives.

It was the case today with this $500.000 Lamborghini Aventador LP.
They guy parked just in front of residential building entrance and left. Few minutes later police officer came and put the fine on his windshield.
What I’ve used to see in other countries, if you are some rich guy than you can park anywhere you want and no one will bother you. If you are just some average guy with average or cheap car, every small mistake you make, police will fine you. It’s the same with parking.
If you are just a normal everyday normal guy and you park your car in front of the shop, once you get back in just few minutes, you will receive a fine. The guys with expensive cars can park anywhere and as long as they want.

So all I want to say is good to see some justice which is not judged by the car you drive or “depth of your wallet”.

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Well done Dubai police.