Tuesday Photo Challenge: Sand

This week, Frank has chosen ‘sand’ as his Tuesday Challenge theme.

I think I can help you there. We lived in Abu Dhabi for ten years and were surrounded by the stuff.

This image, however, comes from the desert just outside the oasis town of Al Ain. It’s not that far from civilisation (witness the electricity pylons on the horizon), but the dunes seem to roll away endlessly in every direction. Note also the animal tracks.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Sand

The Ghaf Tree

In the desert outside Al Ain, in the United Arab Emirates, this single, isolated, ghaf tree somehow manages to flourish.

Isolated

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Isolated Subjects

Weekly Photo Challenge: Rare

In the desert outside Al Ain, in the United Arab Emirates, anything green is a rare commodity.

Rare

Weekly Photo Challenge: Rare

Abstract shadows

Palm trees cast long shadows across a path in Hili Oasis, near Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates, producing the illusion of depth in an abstract¬†image that makes me think of something a space probe might send back from the surface of a distant planet. (Although that’s probably just me.)

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Reflections and Shadows

 

 

Palm tree at Hili Oasis

Another entry for this week’s Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge.

Taken at the Hili Oasis in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, this is the stump of a palm tree that’s had a severe pruning.

Palm trunk