Weekly Photo Challenge: New Horizon

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.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: New Horizon

Thursday Doors: Muscat

By way of a change, after a steady diet of decrepit French rustic doors, here is something a little more opulent, from the Grand Mosque in Muscat, Oman.

Muscat

Muscat

Thursday Doors 24th December 2015

Rule of Thirds (2)

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:

 

Cee’s Compose Yourself Challenge: Using 2/3rds of your photo frame

Photography 101: Landscape

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).

Landscape

Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity

This is from a few years back. On a trip to Oman, we went out to to look for dolphins. Khaled didn’t waste the opportunity to catch his dinner.

Oman

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

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.

Inside