As I mentioned a few entries ago, Jason and I went to the Jabel Shams (or Jabal Shams or Jebel Shams) canyon in Oman, the second largest canyon in the world. I have quite a few shots that I'll be posting, but thought I'd start with this one, shot on the way back from the end of the canyon. For most of the walk the path was relatively safe – if you had slipped you would have probably ended up getting away with a few cuts and bruises – but there were a few sections where you'd almost certainly have plunged several thousand feet to the bottom. Fortunately, that didn't happen, but my nerves were a bit shredded by the end of the walk. Oh, and in case you're wondering, the path in this shot was one of the safe bits :)

In terms of the post-production: this is an HDR image, processed using Photomatix Pro, and the 'original' image is the metered exposure rather than the tone mapped shot.

In other news ...

Full details regarding both my Austin (TX) workshops are now online – my one day HDR Crash Course and my two day Creating Dramatic Images workshop:

http://davewilsonphotography.com/workshops/

I spoke to Dave Wilson earlier today – who will be coordinating both workshops – and he told me that there are already a number of bookings and a lot of interest, so book soon if you'd like to come along. Just drop Dave an email as follows:

dave AT davewilsonphotography DOT com

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