At Dusk

Dusk is just an illusion, because the sun is either above the horizon or below it. And that means that day and night are linked in a way that few things are; there cannot be one without the other, yet they cannot exist at the same time. How would it feel I wonder, to be always together, yet forever apart? (Anonymous)

Photographed by Nadia Masood

This picture was taken from a bridge that hangs high above a highway;  it joins two parks, one on each side of the road.  From the bridge, one can clearly see the skyline of Dubai.  The tall, lean structure on the left is the Burj Dubai, currently the world’s tallest building.

I am not a morning person, perhaps because we don’t reach home from work before 10 in the evening and by the time we get into bed, it’s already 1 am.  Therefore,  I hardly have any photographs of the dawn.  But I love sunsets.

The fading glow of the sun at dusk has a soothing effect on me;  it calms my mind and soul.  Looking at the sun at dusk reminds me to take a rest after an entire day’s work.  It reminds me to count the blessings and be thankful for them.  It reminds me to remember my mistakes and learn from them, then eventually letting them go to unburden my heart.  It also reminds me that tomorrow will be a new beginning, a chance to be a better person, an opportunity to get closer to Him, and to live life to its fullest.

Jummah mubarak, everyone!  Have a great weekend.

More pictures of the sky from around the world at Skywatch Friday.

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31 Responses to At Dusk

  1. Umm Travis says:

    Amazing ma shaa Allah! I love this one!

    Thanks, Sis. 🙂

  2. masood says:

    MashaAllah, I love your thoughts more than the picture. Proud of you, my love 🙂

    You were patient enough to stand and wait while I spent hours taking pictures. So thank you 🙂

  3. Beautiful City !!!! Nice shot,I love its and Thanks for sharing.

    Thank you 🙂

  4. Alicesg says:

    Wow, lovely skyscrapers in the background.

    Those are the famous landmarks of Dubai. The city won’t be the same without them 🙂

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  6. Niyaz says:

    Lovely picture , like the background !!

    Thank you 🙂

  7. Ubaid says:

    Awesome !!

    Thank you 🙂

  8. Cavaliere says:

    The background fades so nicely in the distance — if the focus on the foreground was intentional, you’re AN EXCELLENT PHOTOGRAPHER ! 🙂

    Thank you so much! Yes, the focus on the foreground was definitely intentional. I wanted to capture the bridge and the buildings gradually fading away together into the distance. You’re a very good observer 🙂

  9. Cavaliere says:

    Btw…would you tell me how did you manage to put this little obscure smiley [ this > 🙂 ] in the top-right corner of this page ? Or is it an illusion deceiving only me?

    Almost all WordPress themes have that small smiley somewhere on the page. Perhaps if you look closer in your blog page, you can find your own smiley 🙂

  10. Donna says:

    This is Beautiful!!!!!

    Thank you, Donna 🙂

  11. treadway says:

    Awesome shot! Love the range of color.

    Thank you 🙂

  12. tanya says:

    it’s magical and I loved the quote! Have a wonderful weekend 🙂

    Thank you, Tanya 🙂

  13. Lisa says:

    Beautiful city shot!! I would love to get sunrise photos, but I never get up that early either.

    Thank you, Lisa. Perhaps one of these days, let’s try to wake up early to capture the sunrise 🙂

  14. clutterbells says:

    Very nice. A bit eerie .

    The dust coupled by the gray skies does give it an eerie look 🙂

  15. bookbabie says:

    Spooky, exotic capture, wonderful:)

    Thank you 🙂

  16. I agree with you. I am not a morning person and I love sunset and dusk and you captured the feeling so well in your photo. Please have a very good weekend…Michelle

    Thank you, Michelle. Have a great weekend! 🙂

  17. Adrienne says:

    Lovely shot. It makes the city seem mystical.

    Thank you 🙂

  18. Bohol Today says:

    This is something wonderful, so soothing for the soul and mind. Thanks for sharing and for visiting my page.

    Thank you 🙂

  19. Bill B. says:

    It looks so much like fog. Very eerie but in a good way.

    It’s actually dust; we just had a storm a few days back.

  20. thoughtsunchecked says:

    ‘It also reminds me that tomorrow will be a new beginning, a chance to be a better person, an opportunity to get closer to Him, and to live life to its fullest.’
    Very true…

    Wishing you Allah’s blessings on your new and exciting journey 🙂

  21. chanpheng says:

    Very interesting photo of Dubai in a new light.

    This picture was taken 24 hours after a sandstorm had passed 🙂

  22. Chris says:

    Atmospheric picture!

  23. Wakas Mir says:

    That looks so lovely .. wonderful 🙂

    Thank you 🙂

  24. farvin says:

    salam….wow!!.nice picture…me too like to take picture…all the lovely scenery …..MashaAllah…u have presented Dubai in a lovely way just by picture…make me wanna go n visit Dubai oneday…anyway…im sabrina from malaysia..:)

    Walaikum Assalam, Sabrina. Welcome to the blog! And when you do visit Dubai, InshaAllah, please let me know so I can show you around 🙂

  25. mubi says:

    WOW, the quote is so beautiful! i have been in awe whenever i am up at dusk…such a simple thought and yet i cud never find the right words to describe that time of the day….

  26. mubi says:

    and an amazing pic…

    Thank you so much, Mubi 🙂

  27. Asma Ahsan says:

    How many times can I tell you – you have such an excellent eye for the camera – I love the pictures you take!!! 🙂

    Thank you so much, Asma! You’re very sweet 🙂

  28. Haleem says:

    Lovely picture. I love getting up early morning. It’s so magical a moment.

    And I don’t remember when was the last time I actually saw a sun rise 😀

  29. mariamellie says:

    Salam Nadia,
    I admire your words, stories, and I reflected a lot on your post of Allah’s beautiful names. Thanks a lot for visiting me sometime ago on my blogspot, I also have page on wordpress. May Allah always bless you every single minute!

    Walaikum Assalam. Ameen to you dua, Sis! And may Allah bless you more. You didn’t provide the link to your blog? I’d like to visit you again 🙂

  30. hfm says:

    I’m not a morning person either, I guess these kind of momnets make it worthwhile to get out of bed.

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