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Abraj Al Bait Clock Tower

Posted by on 30 January 2013

Abraj Al Bait Clock Tower

As the sun moves swiftly towards its zenith, millions of people rush to the mosque, like wave after endless wave rushing to the shore.

I sit in a shady corner near Abraj Al Bait, holding on to my little boy, whose eyes are wide open in wonder at the ocean of faces rushing past him.

I position my phone to compose my shot, sensing from the corner of my eye a flock of birds soaring towards the massive clock above me. I touch the screen to activate the shutter and smile quietly to myself for having been lucky enough to catch a single bird in the frame.

Photography is more than just seeing the world with different eyes; it’s also anticipation…and the occasional stroke of luck.

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