Posted on August 9, 2019
This enormous and ornate crystal chandelier hangs from the ceiling of the Grand Mosque in Muscat, the capital of the Sultanate of Oman
Posted in response to Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Lighting
Posted on October 3, 2018
Posted on September 12, 2018
You could argue all night about what is the photographer’s greatest friend, but I’d have to say that a red foreground object must be among the frontrunners.
Imagine how dull this picture would be without that red railing.
[Taken in Oman in about 2004 with my first ever digital camera, a plucky little Olympus 3mp compact]
Posted on December 10, 2016
The first time we visited Muscat, in Oman, we went on a sunset cruise, so this was a new horizon for us at the time.
Posted on December 24, 2015
Posted on December 10, 2015
To be honest, finding ‘ready-made’ images that occupy two-thirds of the picture was a bit of a challenge. That probably just goes to show that I am (or was) too wedded to sticking the subject in the middle of the photograph as a matter of course. Still, a bit of creative cropping did the job.
This week, I have three pairs of similar images illustrating the 2/3rds theme (hover over the image and caption for a fuller description).
To begin with, a couple of archways:
And here are two water-based scenes:
And finally (appropriately) two sunsets:
Posted on November 21, 2014
The Arabian peninsula isn’t just endless sand dunes. This is a view of the Hajar Mountains in Oman, although the photograph was taken from Hatta, which is in the emirate of Dubai (so Dubai isn’t just skyscrapers and traffic jams either).
Posted on September 13, 2014
Posted on March 16, 2014
There is a very romantic private resort in Oman called Zighy Bay. It has a tower, on the roof of which it is possible to dine by candlelight. To get to the roof, you need to go inside, and up this spiral staircase. It’s worth it.