Jason: 2 x's OK! OK! OK! OK! OK!
Jason: 2 x's OK! OK! OK! OK! OK!
For background...I was having some construction works done on my house.
The contractor had staff members from the AfPak region. Got to know them
well during the time they were at work.
This is from a series I made of them. No flash. Just room lighting and
modified in ps with the lighting filter. He dressed up for the shoot, i provided
D700; zf 35/2; tripod.
My desert...my home:
Welcome to my world.
I love your world! My wife is convinced that she's middle eastern in a past life. It's by far her favorite part of the world. A couple of her favorite trips have been to Yemen and Jordan as well as Ethiopia. Plus, she has a soft spot for camels.
Where are those last three taken?
Rayyan, very impressive. Let me guess; Iraq, Iran or Turkey?
Sorry, missed your earlier answer. Should have guessed...
Introducing Lucy, who's lived in the Khutzeymateen since she was a cub. She had two cubs of her own when we photographed her. No classical dance training. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt
1. D3; 200mm f/2; 1/200s @ f/2.8; ISO 1600
2. D3; 200mm f/2; 1/200s @ f/2.8; ISO 1600
3. D300; 24-70mm f/2.8; 70mm; 1/320s @ f/2.8; ISO 800
comes strength..to face adversity, to face life.
my regards to yourself and your undoubtedly smart wife.
My home is Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. These photos were taken, as Matt, clearly
identified in the Ruub-al-khali; the empty quarter; bordering on various sides the Gulf contries and Yemen in the south. These pics are about
500 kms from my home.
Another glimpse into my world...
the desert is hot, very very hot, harsh, unforgiving..i lost 2 cams during this trip. one melted the other and its lens became the victim of the sand.
And beautiful, glorious and never ending at the same time...
it gets very very cold once the sun sets...
The sun sets covering us in darkness; i have to pitch my tent, light the
camp fire; key in the my gps co-ords; charge my sat phone and get my
vehicle well placed..
the desert might be different things at different times but always it is
Very beautiful desert photos, Rayyan.
Rayyan, it's like opening a new present viewing your posts! Just takes your breath away!!!
Matt, it was a pleasure to be introduced to Lucy, thank you.
Rayyan, fascinating shots...
Thanks for looking.
We, who live in the desert had heard of a land far far away. A beautiful
land. A land of brave and honorable people. Where nature proclaimed its majesty..and the brave were one with it.
Where the clouds were the guardians of the brave; travelling, watching and
keeping an eye over their people..
Where the sea, mountain and sky would meet to prepare their challenges
for the people that lived there. To test them; test their courage.
Where the days and nights would never end and where music was played
when other mortals slept..
Where the bravest of the brave stood at the gates of Valhalla and the waves
rose to welcome the Vikings.
Thanks for watching.
Rayyan, Good Gracious Brotha! Scrumpdillyicious! Now there's a word i haven't used here before! So MMMMMM GOOOOD!
Just a few more with the new 24, 1.4... (it's tough posting images after Rayyan)....
D3, 24, 1.4
There are no roads into the preserve and it's surrounded by mountains. The boundary is on the ridges. They're not hunted unless they climb out of the inlet. In some areas of BC, the bears are ruthlessly hunted! I'm not "anti-hunting" per se, but, I can't see shooting an animal like a grizzly bear, unless it's with a camera.
Great photos from northern Norway. I have to go there some time
That portrait with the 24 is worth the price of that lens, whatever it costs. Excellent!
One just must keep trying...
1 A touch of HDR [5 images]
D3X. f11. 24mm I think!
A couple from this morning. Next to the MIT boathouse... in the rain.
Both with the D3, 300/2.8, ISO 2000:
D3x, Sigma 150/ F9@ 1/200 ISO 320, slightly cropped
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I can't see the first image? Have fun in Boston and good luck to your wife. Great city! Watch out for Night Stalker Steve.