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Someday(Red) Challenges the Pros! Great Kuwait Sand and Surf Challenge

Just when I thought nothing more was going to happen – Someday(Red) sends in this total WOW and asks if it is appropriate for the Great Kuwait Sand and Surf Challenge.

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Appropriate? Readers, what do you think? Remember, in this round, it does not have to be taken in Kuwait (remember the last one it was a CHALLENGE to find a great sunset in Kuwait) but it has to be taken by someone connected in some way to Kuwait. Or living here. Or Kuwaiti. Or someone who lived here and is now away at school. It’s a little looser this time.

As for me, it just totally knocks my socks off. I feel like I am THERE. Someday(Red), where is this taken? I can hear the waves!

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November 16, 2008 Posted by | Arts & Handicrafts, Beauty, Community, Holiday, Photos | | 7 Comments

Great Kuwait Sand and Surf Challenge: Teagirl

Wooo HOOOOO Teagirl, and her very disciplined, very artistic sand and surf entries, each more beautiful than the last:

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What do you think, Kuwait? Soulful? Beautiful? 🙂 YOU have two more weeks to get those Sand and Surf photos in before the voting begins!

November 7, 2008 Posted by | Arts & Handicrafts, Beauty, ExPat Life, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Photos | | 9 Comments

Great Kuwait Sand and Surf Challenge: Q8Geek

Wait until you see these entries in the Great Kuwait Sand and Surf Challenge. The Q8Geek RULES! These are going to take your breath away.

Look at the gleam on sand and log!
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Oh! Oh! Well done, Q8Geek!

November 4, 2008 Posted by | Arts & Handicrafts, Beauty, ExPat Life, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Photos | | 9 Comments

GQSSC – Hot on Her Heels – Q8Dutchie!

I don’t know why I find these photos so moving . . . so poignant . . . but I do! New contestant Q8Dutchie is close on the heels of our first entrant, Ansam, with these great sand and surf photos:

What I don’t understand, and what I marvel at, is why when we know the footprints are indented, do they look the opposite, as if they are coming out of the sand? It must be a trick of the shadows. Woo Hooo, Q8Dutchie!

November 2, 2008 Posted by | Arts & Handicrafts, Beauty, Community, ExPat Life, Family Issues, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Photos | | 1 Comment

Great Kuwait Sand and Surf Challenge – Our First Entry: Ansam

Mere minutes after the Great Kuwait Sand and Surf Challenge was launched, we had an entry.

Wooo HOOOO, Ansam, our very first entrant! And what a day at the beach this was. Can you guess my very favorite?

Ansam, you truly capture the joy of a day in sand and surf! (I LOVE the first photo!)

November 2, 2008 Posted by | Arts & Handicrafts, Beauty, ExPat Life, Family Issues, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Photos | | 12 Comments

The Great Kuwait Sand and Surf Challenge

OK, so here it is, the new photo challenge. You will have three weeks. All your photos must be in to me or posted on your blog and linked to me by Saturday, November 22. The poll will go up then, and voting will continue to November 29, when the polls will close and new winners will be announced.

Sand and Surf can be anything related to beach activities – tidal pools, boating . . . this contest is open to Kuwaitis, residents of Kuwait, and people who have an attachment to Kuwait. We don’t require that the scene be recognizably Kuwait, because well, sand is sand and surf is surf. The photos do not have to be Kuwait, but we want them to be entered by someone remotely Kuwait-related.

Ready on the right!
Ready on the left!
Photographers, take your target!
Fire!

Off topic but related – on the top floor of the Al Rayya Shopping Center (attached to the Marriott Hotel near Dasman Circle) is a really intriguing photo exhibit. It looks to me like all Kuwaiti, and some of the photos are purely spectacular. Some are very moving. I don’t want to give too much away, but if you enjoy photography, this exhibit is worth a visit.

November 1, 2008 Posted by | Arts & Handicrafts, Beauty, Blogging, Community, Cross Cultural, ExPat Life, Family Issues, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Photos | | 4 Comments