Sunday, December 30, 2007

More from Oman

A few photos taken in and around the fish souk at the end of the Mutrah Corniche in Muscat. My 50mm lens broke so I only had a long zoom which wasn't ideal...
And a few from surrounding towns, wadis and beaches...

Friday, December 14, 2007

A Lot of Bull

Took these recently in Fujairah, traditional 'bull fights' which take place on Friday evenings, right next to the city abatoir...
While on the topic of animals, further up the coast... marine conservation leaves a lot to be desired...

Monday, December 03, 2007

Brazil II

In the summer of 2005 I went back to work in Recife, for the winter (?). I stayed at D&K's flat in Boa Viagem, where I took some of these. The boats are at Calhetas beach.
After Recife, I took a break on the islands of Fernando do Noronha. Although this was mainly a diving holiday (50m+ viz), I managed to take a few snaps. I've since lost the RAW files of these when my hard drive crashed. Don't ask about back-up...[sigh]

Friday, November 23, 2007

Ice Hockey in the Desert.

This was the first ice hockey game I'd ever seen. Go Vipers. Foolishly thought I'd be able to get some great action shots. In fact, I didn't even know where to point the camera. Far, far too fast for me. Of all the shots I took (not that many as I soon gave up), this was the only keeper.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


I think one of the best things about Al Ain is the location; practically empty highways to Dubai & Abu Dhabi, a great mountain road to the diving sites on the east coast, and it's nowhere near Sharjah. Even better, it's on the border with Oman. These are all from the town of Nizwa ....

Saturday, November 10, 2007


In January '05, I spent a few days in Lebanon. I used Beirut as a base and visited Baalbek, Byblos and Beiteddine (too many B's?). Compared to Al Ain, it was cold and cloudy - ended up taking shots mostly of buildings...
.... and some of Baalbek. I took a lot of the ruins, which came out ok, but I could've bought postcards instead. They weren't the ones I went back to look at again.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Some more sand. I haven't changed the colours - it was taken at sunset. I've been finding it difficult to take the shots I want - there's always a camel-fence or electricity pylons or phone wires in the way...
The top one was taken at sunrise in the winter. The next was a very windy day at the camel race track in al Ain.
The trees photo was taken just outside Al Ain on the way to Dubai, a couple of weeks ago. I've done this trip dozens of times over the last 3 years, though I'd never seen this view. I went back as soon as I could to photograph it. How had I missed it? Maybe my eyes had been refreshed by the long summer break?