how I use categories on chromasia

All the entries on chromasia are placed into one of seven primary categories: six to reflect the aspect ratio of the image, and the seventh to indicate that an image isn’t available as a print. Additionally, each photograph may be assigned to one of more additional categories or subcategories, e.g. my HDR category, self-portrait category, children category, and so on.

about the ‘travel’ category

Photographs in this category were taken in various locations around the world.

15 December, 2013 // Masirah Island #8comments & reactions

Here's another sunset shot from Masirah Island, Oman.

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On our trip round Oman we clocked up around 3000km in seven days, which isn't a massively huge amount, but did mean that we were on the road often enough to consider it a photographic subject as much as a means to get from A to B :)

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Apparently, out of every 10 cans of soft drinks that are sold in Oman, 4 of them are Mountain Dew.

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7 December, 2013 // Hilmi's observatorycomments & reactions

On our way back to Dubai Issa and I stopped off in Muscat to visit his family. While we were there Hilmi, Issa's brother, asked us to photograph his rooftop observatory. It was a difficult shot - the light was low, the camera ended up jammed into the corner of the room with barely enough room to shoot, and we needed to add some light to the right side of the image - but I think we nailed in the end.

The real star of the shot though was Hilmi, rather than his observatory or telescope, as he managed to sit absolutely still through some implausibly long exposures :)

6 December, 2013 // desert tracks #6comments & reactions

Ever since realising that the desert around Dubai often looks more like a car-park than a pristine wilderness I've been on the lookout for shots such as this, though this turned out to be slightly more unusual than I expected insofar as the tracks appear to be embossed on the sand rather than depressed: it's an interesting trick of the light.

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5 December, 2013 // untitled #162comments & reactions

This was taken towards the end of my Landscape Photography workshop back in Dubai last month, during one of the best sunsets I've seen in the region.

And on a related note, Gulf Photo Plus have just announced the full line up for their 2014 training event (March 7th-14th). As you'll see if you follow the link, it's going to be a great event :-)

http://gulfphotoplus.com/gpp/2014

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4 December, 2013 // against the lightcomments & reactions

I'm a big fan of high contrast images, but I don't think I've posted one quite this stark before.

Let me know if you think it works.

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7.50am on 22/11/13
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Here's the follow-up shot to the one I posted yesterday. As you'll see if you take a look at the original, the final image is quite different from the original, and in this case most of the heavy lifting was done in Camera RAW, specifically in terms of bringing up the shadows and increasing the clarity.

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3 December, 2013 // desert crackscomments & reactions

A shot of the windscreen of the old car that Issa and I found during our trip around Oman.

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2 December, 2013 // Masirah Island #7comments & reactions

There's not a lot I can tell you about this one other than to let you know that it's one of the anchors from the dhows I posted last week.

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1 December, 2013 // masirah Island #6comments & reactions

A second shot of the wrecked dhow I posted earlier today.

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If you ever get the chance to visit Oman try and get down to Masirah Island. It's a bit of a trek from the usual tourist places, but it's definitely worth a visit, it's a truly beautiful place.

As for this shot: we found this wrecked dhow on the eastern shore of the island, and this is the first of two shots that I'll be posting.

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30 November, 2013 // masirah Island #4comments & reactions

This is one of my less remarkable shots from our trip to Masirah Island (Oman) but I thought I'd post it anyway, more as a reminder for myself than for its intrinsic merit (or lack thereof). That said, there are a lot of things I like about it :)

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29 November, 2013 // masirah Island #3comments & reactions

Though the treatment is different this was taken from exactly the same spot as yesterday's image, and in some ways I think I prefer the cooler tones of this one to the much warmer sunset feel of the previous one.

Let me know which you prefer.

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28 November, 2013 // Masirah Island #2comments & reactions

Here's my second shot from Masirah Island: a shot of two of the dhows more on the beach for the night.

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This is the first of about 14 shots that I'll be posting of my two day excursion to Masirah Island with Issa AlKindy during our recent trip to Oman. This one was shot on the ferry, on the evening of our first day.

In terms of the processing, as you'll see if you take a look at the original(s), this is a combination of two versions of the same RAW file: one processed for the sunset, the other for the sky.

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27 November, 2013 // the perfect backdropcomments & reactions

If I'd spent the day wheeling this guy around Dubai I don't think I'd have found a better backdrop :-)

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26 November, 2013 // stuckcomments & reactions

I'd be hard pressed to tell you why, but this is definitely one of my favourite shots from my trip to Dubai and Oman: taken not long after Issa and I got stuck in a particularly muddy bit of Oman.

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24 November, 2013 // travelling oncomments & reactions

This is the first of a whole bunch of shots I'll be posting from my trip to Oman with Issa Alkindy, shot on the road between Duqm and Muscat.

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My first shot from this year's trip to Dubai, taken during my Shoot the Street in Black and White workshop this morning.

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