Another of the very interesting characters we met during our recent Venice Carnival Photo Tour. If you're interested, here's the schedule and details for 2015:

http://www.chromasia.com/training/events/venice_2_15.php

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19 April, 2014 // waves of hopecomments & reactions

The Dubai skyline, shot from the public beach at Jumeirah. Graffiti courtesy of Arcadia Blank.

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18 April, 2014 // tilt #2comments & reactions

Here's the second shot taken with my new Kipon M42 Tilt and Shift adapter along with an Asahi Pentax Super Takumar 50mm f/1.4. Like yesterday's it's largely experimental, but I think it has a bit more creative merit than the last one.

Let me know what you think.

17 April, 2014 // tilt #1comments & reactions

Here's the first of what I hope will be many shots taken with my new Kipon M42 Tilt and Shift adapter along with a Asahi Pentax Super Takumar 50mm f/1.4 that I picked up on eBay recently.

If you're not familiar with tilt shift lenses take a look at this link. It explains the basics of camera movements and how these affect the appearance of your images.

For those of you who are more familiar: this shot was taken with 8 degrees of horizontal tilt at an aperture of f/4. Having taken a closer look at it - i.e. on a decent screen rather than the back of the camera - I think I probably overdid it a touch: there's just too much blur on the right, and the outer edges of both of Rhowan's arms are a bit soft. Next time, if I'm shooting a similar shot, I think I'll try somewhere around 5 degrees instead.

As always, let me know what you think.

Taken during our recent Venice Carnival Photo Tour in a small shop on the Island of Burano.

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14 April, 2014 // GPP 2014 #9comments & reactions

I already posted a smaller version of this image as part of my XT-1 review but I thought I'd add it here too: a shot of my good friend Issa, reflected in the window of one of the metro stations on Sheik Zayed road in Dubai.

This is a shot of the JBR skyline in Dubai, taken from the west frond of the Palm, and was shot with the XT-1 and 14mm using a handheld (and panned) 1/2s exposure.

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12 April, 2014 // GPP 2014 #8comments & reactions

This is a shot of the JBR skyline in Dubai, taken from the west frond of the Palm, and was shot with the XT-1 and 14mm using a handheld (and panned) 1/2s exposure.

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I still have quite a few more XT-1 shots to post, along with a load from Dubai and Oman, but in the meanwhile I thought I'd post a few more from our Venice Carnival Photo Tour.

As always, let me know what you think.

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9 April, 2014 // GPP 2014 #7comments & reactions

This was taken on my two day Landscape Photography workshop to the east coast of the UAE, during the recent Gulf Photo Plus training event, and features Gerald Donovan's collection of components that could loosely be called a camera :)

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8 April, 2014 // Fujifilm XT-1 #9comments & reactions

Another XT-1 + 14mm image, taken from the roof of the Shangri La hotel in Dubai, a location that I hadn't shot from before.

And if you missed the various announcements I posted yesterday, here's my initial review of the XT-1. As you'll see, it's very positive.

http://www.chromasia.com/blog/archive/1404071828.php

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