Tag Archives: Nikon D40

Let’s Shoot the Amateur Photographers

It’s a beautiful day to explore a deserted town rumored to be abandoned years ago because it was haunted. A town that is also rumored to be off-limits because it is private property, but there is no sign anywhere to … Continue reading

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Jazirat al-Hamra: Ghost Town or a Crumbling Piece of History?

One look at the seclusion and crumbling walls across the main road tells us that we have arrived at the right place. It’s a couple of hours before dusk; we have some time to explore the  area before it eventually … Continue reading

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Everyday Stuff from Ancient Arabia

Four years in the United Arab Emirates and I haven’t been in a museum.  I always assume that museums prohibit photography, and when a certain place puts that restriction I lose interest.  But that’s my assumption;  maybe photography is allowed … Continue reading

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Don’t Touch that Food Unless it’s Shot

. . . and that’s the law where I live, specially if someone puts great efforts in its presentation.  More so if the lighting is good.  And a little privacy helps a great deal too. Below is a picture of … Continue reading

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A Grand Entrance to the Ultimate Relaxation

We drove non-stop on the road that snaked its way among towering sand dunes and, just as  we began to think that we’d made a mistake coming all the way here, we finally saw it:  a series of towers, turrets … Continue reading

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They Don’t Know I Took This Picture

This is one of the ten thousand blurry shots that I’d taken during my lifetime.  This particular picture isn’t as blurry as it appears here.  I think WordPress does something to the photographs we upload:  compressing them, perhaps, to save … Continue reading

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This is Not One of Aesop’s Fables

Once upon a time there lived a pretty Arabian princess named Umm Suqeim.  She was known for her beauty and gracefulness.  Mothers would use her as an example to their daughters, “Observe carefully and try to walk like her!”  She … Continue reading

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