Go out there! Take some shots!!I was pushed by Farah to go outside to the balcony and photograph those lightning bolts this evening, it seems like it’s going to be a stormy night.
I’m glad she pushed me to do so because I needed a distraction from all the suffocating news about the current miserable situation in Tripoli. No official reports from there, no TV station cares enough about the North sadly, so we’re counting on facebook statuses and tweets to know what’s really going on. Between rumors and facts you go insane believing this and disbelieving that, the sounds of explosions were terrible last night and among the photos that were displayed, I recognized the building that received a bomb that exploded on the 6th floor in the middle of Nadim Al Jisr street. My friend used to live there but on the 4th floor. I’m glad they’re abroad now, as well as the owners of the exploded house but nevertheless it’s heartbreaking because we’ve failed to understand what’s going on and why.
It’s been three days now that we’re off school, but it’s not a happy vacation. You feel trapped and helpless, the city is already paralyzed we needn’t go through this with. The residents of Tripoli are miserable enough, having to worry about their everyday living, very few are able to manage. The light of hope is slowly fading in their hearts for a better tomorrow and everyone is waiting for a miracle. Perhaps if it’s over in Syria it’ll be better in Lebanon especially in Tripoli that is always targeted in any war whatsoever in the region.
Having searched for the right camera settings, I set the tripod on the balcony and went outside with Farah and Nour.A my mentor. Night photography is hard work and a lot of waiting. After many many shots, I was only able to get three successful shots in the range of more than half an hour of time.
What did I do while taking the shots? I laughed with Farah and Nour, hoorayed for a possibility of a good shot, we sang, made fun of each other and it was the highlight of my day. I didn’t want to stop, but the weather suddenly got better and it even stopped raining! I’m just hoping we won’t be experiencing another kind of unwanted thunder & lightning. Stay safe Tripoli…