From ground level it is difficult to see…

…the 830 metre top of

Dubai’s, Burj Khalifa.





From the viewing platform,

555 metres above ground level,

these next three images…

…all have this building to near as centre

as I could manage.

250 mm (Sigma 18-250mm lens, Nikon D90)


52 mm (Sigma 18-250mm lens, Nikon D90)




22 mm (Sigma 18-250mm lens, Nikon D90)




Dubai Mall Fountain to the right of shot.



Dubai Mall Fountain from Burj Khalifa.

Can you see the previous shot in this image?


Dubai Mall Fountain…


…at ground level.

Finally, an inquisitive little Candi.


Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:  Change-Perspective

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:  Change-Perspective

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Change-Perspective

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  Change-Perspective





The Reach of Shadows

 (DI Bliss, #4)


Tony J. Forder

The Reach of Shadows is the fourth (of 6) in Tony Forder’s DI Bliss series and probably the best to date.  Again Bliss finds himself in trouble, on several fronts, but still has Chandler and the rest of his loyal team to help when required.

This time it is Jade Coleman who is murdered by a home invader, stalker, or her pervert neighbour.   The only other piece of information I can add is that she was an activist, or sorts, which may, or may not, have something to do with her murder. While Bliss and his team are trying to solve this crime, ‘fresh’ evidence is discovered (against Bliss) and he becomes the target of an Internal Affairs investigation into his past deeds.

Tony Forder has this and another storyline as ongoing background stories throughout the Bliss series.  One of these plots seems to be concluded in The Reach of Shadows.

I have enjoyed these later books of the Bliss series and look forward to reading books 5 and 6 later in the year.

 I rated

The Reach of Shadows

The Reach of Shadows (DI Bliss, #4)

as a five star read.

At the time of writing my review

other Goodreads readers had awarded

The Reach of Shadows

an average of 4.63 stars,

from 278 ratings

and 54 reviews.

The Reach of Shadows

can be purchased online at

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