Another shot that might have been taken in one of those beautiful mosques of Iran, however true is that it was taken in Kuwait. As it is difficult to capture women in middle east I have asked my friends to go there together and be my models this time. We went for photoshoot with my friend Mohammad and Noor for blue hour photos, but got there little earlier to be able to capture some of its great interior. It was shortly after sunset with still enough light outside. You can however see that the lights inside of the mosque were on and created nice additional element in the photo.
Woman in the photo is wearing traditional abaya. I really like the way it flows around. The abaya "cloak" (Arabic: عباية 'abāya or عباءة 'abā'a) is an overgarment worn by some women in parts of the Islamic world. It is the traditional form of hijab, or Islamic dress, for many countries of the Arabian peninsula such as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait or United Arab Emirates, where it is the traditional dress.
Traditional abayat are black and may be either a large square of fabric draped from the shoulders or head or a long caftan. The abaya covers the whole body except the face, feet, and hands. It can be worn with the niqab, a face veil covering all but the eyes. Some women choose to wear long black gloves, so their hands are covered as well.
I was struck dumb by the thought that St. Louis's riverfront once looked this way -- the block of riverfront buildings looks like the Compton & Dry 1876 St. Louis perspective rendering come to life. If grand urban renewal schemes had not held sway, this could just as easily have been modern St. Louis's downtown.
I love shiny things. The World Trade Center buildings in Denver certainly meets my criteria of all things that are shiny. These two towers are right off 16th street and is a central hub with business in the city. As a matter of fact, I had a summer internship in one of the towers last summer. I wish I still had that position so I could sneak my camera and tripod into the office. Oh well, I will have to go "covert" in the building next time I am there. I love all the light sources in this picture, those street lamps and flood lights on top of the buildings.