Thursday, October 30, 2008

Jebel Qatara

I've already posted a couple of shots taken from the plateau, but here's another. It's a great hike, but from a photography point of view, by the time you get to the top, the light is pretty flat and it's usually pretty hazy. Maybe need to camp out on the top? A polarizing filter and a curves layer is usually needed ...

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Bida Bint Saud

Just a few minutes up the road from my flat is the archaeological hill and ancient falaj system of Bida Bint Saud. Great name. Keep meaning to return to get some shots of the nearby camel farm from above. Meanwhile, some dunes shots and a desert melon ...

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Afrathe oasis

Here are a couple of photographs taken on a short late-afternoon hike with the ENHG last weekend in the wadis and along the ridges near the Afrathe oasis. I've also posted some earlier shots taken in and around the oasis.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Al Ain & Buraimi

Just over the Omani border at Buraimi, gravel plains with a smoldering rubbish tip. Plastic everywhere, plus the odd bone or two.
I wanted to take more shots of the overpass at night, especially with the new tripod. When I got back after the summer, there was only a pile of rubble... Early morning exercise at the Al Ain track. Pre-race practice for young camels and robots.