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  • Yanbu Al Nabah

    If anyone cared to look intently, there are some dark spots (just like my face, hehe) in these gifs (also visible in this one). They are especially obvious in long exposure photos and sometimes even in a one second exposure (in this case, 2 seconds). These have worsen over time since the first time I spotted them about two years ago. I once had the camera sent to the Canon Service Center here in SA but was not remedied. I never had the opportunity to have it serviced in the Philippines during the short vacations. So, basically, when the spots are very much visible, I patiently apply anti-spot cream deal with each of them in post but not on gifs which use many stills. :D

  • Yanbu Al Nabah

    Twenty-seven still images (each at f/22, 1/5 sec, ISO100, 18mm, just between 6:24 and 6:25 pm).

    Taken somewhere about 50 kilometers off the Yanbu town proper. Few structures are within the vicinity and that smoke spewing thing in the background is the Yanbu Cement Company (about 6 kilometers away). We were in this spot to camp and fish, and also a chance for me to really try and experiment with the GND.

  • "Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live." -MT

  • Mark Twain
  • "Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live."
  • Last post for this fun shoot. The ones that I could not resist converting to black and white.

  • Few days ago, on the first day of the Hajj vacation, colleague Shawn invited me to join his photo shoot with Haider (left) and Ahmmed (right) —they were the ‘models’. 

    I am not good at portraiture, like asking the subjects to pose, or directing them on how to or what to do, but it’s always been fun (see other photo shoots) to do once in a while. Will post the photos I have selected.

  • Somewhere in Al Madinah

    Somewhere over the mountainous part of Al Madinah Region during a flight from Dubai to Yanbu. (April 2014)

  • Burj Khalifa

    Burj Khalifa among other Dubai skyscrapers on a humid morning. (September, 2014)

  • Inside the Hong Kong International Airport Terminal 1

    Mobile snaps inside the HKIA during a three-hour stopover. (September, 2014)

  • fish