I went out to the desert on Wednesday evening, near Hatta Road, and now understand why they're considered to be such inhospitable places. It wasn't especially hot - it's winter here - but it was very dusty, the light was extremely gloomy, and though I'm really pleased I had the opportunity to go, I was glad to get back to the car and drive back to Dubai. Despite its beauty, there was something oppressive and alien about that landscape - dead, dry and empty. That said, I would like to go again, but it was definitely an intimidating place.

This is the first of two sand shots - tomorrow's is a bit less literal - but I do have at least two more than I'll put up on Monday and Tuesday. Tomorrow's will be posted by autopilot as I get on a plane at 1am on Monday morning and will be spending the rest of the night travelling home via Paris.

captured
camera
lens
focal length
aperture
shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
ISO
flash
image quality
RAW converter
cropped?
5.45pm on 22/3/07
Canon 5D
EF 24-70 f/2.8L USM
35mm
f/5.6
1/40
aperture priority
+1/3
evaluative
100
no
RAW
C1 Pro
1x1
<<< prev / latest / next >>> // 16 comments // archives + galleries + thumbs // RSS // about + blog // store + training and tutorials
AboutBlogCommissionsPhotoblogGalleriesPrintsStock imagesStoreTraining<<< hide these links 
chromasia.com
the wind's trace #1 / 24 March, 2007 [click for previous image: untitled #0048]
the wind's trace #1 / 24 March, 2007 [click for next image: the wind's trace #2]
Check out my initial review of the Fujifilm XT-1 here
© 2003–14 • all rights reserved