Tag : Ras Al Khaimah

365 Project : Day 085

I love sunsets, in fact in terms of photography, I like it more than sunrise.  Because during the sunset, it gives a great golden color far longer than sunrise and right after sunset, the there comes the blue hour that later on turns to a magenta sky.  Sunset gives you 3 colors of the sky in the span of more than an hour.  Which gives you plenty of time to shoot and compose your shots.   That’s my opinion at least. […]

365 Project : Day 083

This house provokes a lot of thoughts and feelings, it makes me want to know the real story behind it… the history that surrounds this place… Anyway, I just wanted to share another one of the ruined houses at Ras Al Khaimah ghost town. Gear:  Canon 7D + Sigma 10-20 Settings: f9.0 | 1/50 | ISO 100 Post processing: Dodging and burning to get the feel that I want Enhanced the sky to add more mood to the picture Made […]

365 Project Day : 080

Still on the abandoned place in Ras Al Khaimah, this looks to be an old water well.  These kind of places make me think if the future will look like this, when everything dries out… Well, I hope I won’t see that day.  Anyway, I wanted to replicate the dramatic feel of the place… Gear:  Canon 7D + Sigma 10-20 Settings: f11.0 | 1/80 | ISO 100 Post processing: Added some drama in the sky via dodge and burn and […]

365 Project : Day 079

I wanted to portray how “cold” the place was, I am not referring to the temperature, I am referring to the ‘feel’ that this place gave me.  Nobody lives in this part of Ras Al Khaimah anymore, I don’t exactly know what happened here… I like how the light shines from the sky, it gives me a feeling of hope for this place. OK, enough drama.  Need to hit the bed now 🙂 Gear:  Canon 7D + Sigma 10-20mm Settings: […]

365 Project : Day 075

This is a “breath taking” shot…  Like literally! This place was one of the stinkiest place I have ever been.  I have to hold my breath and shoot.   But, in the picture, I have to say, it smells pretty darn good 🙂  Places like this are always good to shot, simply because they are interesting and they are in a very good location. Gear:  Canon 7D + Sigma 10mm Settings: f11  | 1/100 | ISO 100 Post processing: Selective contrast […]

365 Project : Day 002

This is day 2.   This is an old Mosque in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. This project forces you to go out and experiment.  It is exciting in a way, but I have 363 more pictures to go! Here’s how I took it: Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 10-20 Settings: f8.0 | -3,0,+3 exposure bracketing Post processing : Aligned and tone mapped in Photomatix Cleaned up in Photoshop CS4 (Curves, dodge & burn, contrast) Added texture and made the texture white […]

Forgotten Windows

Another one from Jazirat Al Hamra in Ras Al Khaima, UAE.  This is an abandoned village, also referred to as “ghost town”, according to locals there, it was an old fisherman’s village. I really have no idea whatsoever on what this room was before they abandoned the place.  All I know is that, those 3 windows caught my attention. Here’s how I took it: Settings: f8 | 3 bracketed shots 2EV +/- @ 20mm Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 10-20mm […]


Taken from Jazirat Al Hamra in Ras Al Khaima, UAE.  This is an abandoned village, also referred to as “ghost town”. from wiki: Ras al-Khaimah (ras al-Khaymah, literally “The Top of the Tent”) is one of the emirates of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), in the southwest of the Persian Gulf. It is in the northern part of the UAE bordering Oman. The emirate has a population of about 300,000 inhabitants. It covers an area of 656 square miles (1700 km²), […]