Our Story of the Date Palms
The National – 6th birthday edition – 17 April 2014
Photography Opportunity – “Our Story of the Date Palms”
Have you ever watched the Palm trees flowering process. If not, watch them from now on. The trees have started flowering.
Normally, the process happen after the 2nd quarter of every year. But the last year, weather and nature was not kind enough and as a result, the palm trees did not flower during that time and now only they are flowering. These two important factors, Weather and Nature, always influence photography.
Now, they are in favour blessing the UAE weather and it’s natural vegetation.
It is time for you to take out your camera, identify a palm tree of your choice, photograph it every week, as it flowers, and the flower grow and become a full fledged date fruit and then it ripes and then it is harvested. You may get almost 12 – 16 weeks to see the process. Enjoy clicking as much as you can, post them here.
Do not finish it there, do write your experiences, as you click the process, the life that happens, during the time, interesting period, as winter give way to summer and all the related events happens. Best wishes, Each one of you can submit as many photos as you can, but per week only one best click of you will be selected and then end of the project, 16 best clicks as a collage.
It will be a good observation cum photography experience if you track it and great team activity with your friends and family.
You may click them from wherever you are in the UAE. Opt to choose the growth sequence in one or two selected trees.
A display of this wonderful natural event and the result of your efforts submitted to Passionate Photographers group on Facebook is planned in mid 2014 when this seasonal cycle gets completed with the dates ripe, mature and fall down announcing the arrival of Christmas and another year end.
For parents with children and schools interested or not interested in Photography, this will be a very good exercise to have them observe the nature, the seasonal changes and to observe and realise how nature announces the arrival of the seasons in its own way. Since it is spread out during a period of four months, it will be also a test to find out how patient you are towards your short term and long term objectives.
Thus, to create an interactive interest among parents/children/teachers, photos of participating children below age 16 will be separately displayed and appreciated.
At the end of the project, those children who are participating in this event are welcome to write a short story – not less than 300 words – on their experience of capturing the season that passed by while photographing for this event.
A maximum of 16 photos, i.e. 1 photo per week for the next 4 months on the subject. 16 photos selected by each member / each month, ie March, April, May, Jun, clicks could be submitted. All photos will be exhibited digitally and best ones will find its way into an exhibition scheduled during a special occasion.
Photos taken using Mobile Phones also can also be submitted.
Time Frame for clicking : 4th March 2014 – 4th July 2014.
Please post your clicks marked for this event on to the special event created at Passionate Photographers group and also email the soft copy of it to email@example.com with the subject line:
Photo Competition – “Our Story of the Date Palms”
Please note to observe the time and date you click along with the GPS location of your object, for jury to identify it before the exhibition.
Original high resolution files will be required to be submitted at a later stage with full information of the photo and photographer.
Files should not be modified or altered with.
Please share it with your friends and family who may be interested.
Please do not hesitate to contact me in case you have any further clarifications.
To view the event page on Facebook, please visit Passionate Photographers group on Facebook.
For any further queries, please contact – Ramesh Menon, Abu Dhabi on Phone 050 8122319
Welcome to participate and Best wishes in advance.