Cinemagraphs from Art Dubai 2013

Here are some Cinemagraphs from Art Dubai 2013. Click on each photo to see them in action!!

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Cinemagraphs in Photoshop

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Smoked Salmon from Salmontini

Some things you just have to ‘write home about’ and some things you just have to blog about and today it is Smoked Salmon from Salmontini. Having been to the International Fine Food Festival at Meydan last week, I met the guys from Salmontini on their stall. Their salmon is imported from Scotland and smoked locally for global distribution. After tasting a piece I was immediately captivated, so much so I had to buy a packet to take home.

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Salmontini have a restaurant in Mall of The Emirates although at the time of writhing this, it was under renovation so I will have to wait a while before I visit. I was assured that you can buy the Smoked Salmon from the restaurant but will be good when it hits the shops, which I am sure will be some time soon.

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So what better way to show off the taste of Smoked Salmon from Salmontini than to do a food photoshoot and post the photos here on my photoblog. My favorite way to eat smoked salmon is on brown bread covered with a generous helping of freshly ground black pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice. I couldn’t picture brown bread with my concept for the shoot so I had to improvise with other ingredients.

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A Walk Along Dubai Creek

With the summer heat gone, I took the chance to get out and take a walk along Dubai Creek, Deira side, to find a magical area of old Dubai that maybe sometimes is overlooked by tourists and forgotten by residents. Parking close to the Al Seef station in Bur Dubai and hopping on the Water Taxi to reach Al Sabkha station where one immediately finds an array of traditional wooden dhows being loaded with boxes to ship off to Iran. Close by is the aromatic Dubai Spice Souq and a multitude of shops offering a variety goods and produce.

Along the creek, past the dhows, through the Spice Souq and around the shops one finds a bustle of workers, traders, laborers as well as tourists from a variety of countries. So the ideal place for a photographer to capture the vibe of the street and character of the people found there.

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International Fine Food Festival

I made a quick visit to the International Fine Food Festival today out in Maydan to check out what was happening and to see all the food on offer. Well worth a visit if you have time this week.

As usual delightful fresh breads and other savouries from Baker and Spice.

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The guys from SCAFA the School of Culinary and Finishing Arts were giving a demo and the result tasted as good as it looked.

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Culimer were also there cooking kebabs made from their mouth-watering tuna. Delicious flavor and definitely I need to get down to Carrefour to buy some tuna for the house.

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There are many other stands offering sumptuous food so get there yourself before the weekend rush.

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