Amman saw a very heavy snow-storm in January 2013 and this is something very rare for us locals. As soon as the snow-storm lifted, I packed my camera and told my friends to drive me around the city, looking for some photo opportunities. This landmark in the images is a sculpture on one of the main roundabouts in the city, it’s a sculpture of a book with people climbing onto it as a symbol of culture and education. A lot of locals and tourists take pictures standing by it, and this moment, while it was still snowing a bit, a rolled down the window to capture some people enjoying the rare snow by the sculpture. You can barely tell there’s a man standing on it a third way up waving his hands to the others.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | September 26
Award Score: 65 (Value 11, Clarity 12, Composition 17, Style 13, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Nature Photography
Photograph Location: 7th Circle, Amman | Jordan
Photographer: Bashar Alaeddin (Amman, Jordan) Registered
Born in Kuwait City, lived between Jordan and Lebanon most of his life, Bashar has over 9yrs experience in digital photography since he picked it up as a hobby for a course during his university years. Starting from a 2mp Samsung, he is now the founder of a photography & video studio based in Amman, Jordan where his time is split between his commercial day job photographing food, interior, products and portraits; and his night-time job traveling around the middle-east region capturing landscapes, the culture and his favorite genre, long-exposures of the night-sky. He is an amateur astronomer and tried to combine that with his love of photographs showcasing the beauty of the Arabian landscapes under starry nights.