Wednesday, October 31, 2007
This was taken at dawn in Liwa, on the edge of the Empty Quarter. It's one of many and I'll be adding more UAE landscape shots to this link. I'd finally gotten round to getting a tripod. I just wish I'd read this essay beforehand...(http://bythom.com/support.htm) The one I'd bought had a pan/tilt head - and it was the one piece of equipment that regularly p'd me off. Still, I used it for three years; until I could afford an upgrade. This shot was taken using the 'kit' lens.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Now I'm living and working in Al Ain, UAE - been here for over three years now. Here are a couple of my early photos of the town-centre oasis and the (only) overpass at sunset. I'll add more to this page if / when I get some shots I like.
Monday, October 29, 2007
I read on The Online Photographer about some of the differences between 'amateur' and 'pro' blogs. I'd include the link but I can't access the site from home, only at work, which is really inconvenient given the nature of one of the ads. Anyway, amateur blogs evidently have a bit of everything - weddings, sunsets, family, pets. So here's the first, and last, pet shot on this blog. Taiwanese street cat, relocated to the desert; Jet.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
.... but in the meantime, I went back to Brazil to visit some places I hadn't been able to see when I'd lived there. I arrived in Brasilia and took these shots around the government buildings. At this time, I only had the 18-55mm lens that came with the camera body - no long zoom, no IS, no tripod. Still learning to use the thing.
Friday, October 26, 2007
This has to be the slowest blog ever. It was created in Feb 2007 and this is the first proper posting. I'm slowly overcoming my technophobia, and hope, eventually, to post photos pretty close to the time of taking them. My latest ones are from Yemen, but don't hold your breath. As I got my camera in Bahrain, 2004, it makes sense to start with some of the photos I took there. Not many here, it's my first SLR so most of them were pretty grim and won't see the light of blog.