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The Saint

December 1st, 2010

Oh my. We’re already in December. Where is the time GOING?!

Well, I may not be around for the next few days. And so until I return I leave you with a few portraits of Abu Dhabi’s resident saint. Now ask yourself – seeing as the X-mas season is upon us – this year, have you been naughty or nice? (Regardless, check out Wired’s list of top 100 mad gift ideas for geeks (and other humanoids) who have everything here.)

And without further ado, meet the saint:

The saint is in fact a (mostly saintly – he knows what he did – tsk tsk) friend of mine who has braved appearing in front of my lens before. I wanted to test out gear and we both aimed to make it fun. Some more shoots from that session will no doubt find their way onto this blog again soon. Below, another candid shot.

I lit the saint from behind on with a studio light firing through my Lastolite Hilite background, and from top left with another studio light firing through a Lastolite softbox.

On another note, today I share with you a number of videos (yep, not exactly photography related, for once) of totally random things made extraordinary through slow motion:

Happy National Day UAE!

More coming soon!

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The Farm House

November 30th, 2009

On my last trip to Lebanon, a friend gave me the chance to visit a 400-odd year old farm house which is currently being renovated in the hills above Batroun.

It’s a beautiful little structure that’s completely held together at the moment by wood beams and metal bars.

Take a tour below:

The Forest (D700, Tamron 24-135mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 24mm, f3.5, ISO 200, 1/80sec + flash SB900)

Lights and Metal (D700, Tamron 24-135mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 24mm, f3.5, ISO 200, 1/80sec + flash SB900)

It was like walking through a dark metal forest.

Looking Out From The Forest (D700, Tamron 24-135mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 24mm, f3.5, ISO 200, 1/100sec + flash SB900)

The farmhouse is a single-story structure. The roof was accessible via a rickety ladder.

The Ladder (D700, Tamron 24-135mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 52mm, f4.5, ISO 200, 1/60sec)

This is the old oven:

The Oven (D700, Tamron 24-135mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 24mm, f3.5, ISO 200, 1/100sec + flash SB900)

I had arrived to the farm land in late afternoon, just before sunset. Serendipitous really, as it allowed me to experiment a little with longer exposures and a flash.

Blue Door (D700, Tamron 24-135mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 24mm, f5.6, ISO 200, 1/60sec + flash SB900)

They’re evidently quite serious about the renovation:

Twilight Construction (D700, Tamron 24-135mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 24mm, f5.6, ISO 200, 1/60sec + flash SB900)

Propping up The Door (D700, Tamron 24-135mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 24mm, f5.6, ISO 200, 1/60sec + flash SB900)

The Lit Barrel (D700, Tamron 24-135mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 24mm, f8, ISO 200, 1/60sec + flash SB900)

Bars in Twilight (D700, Tamron 24-135mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 24mm, f5.6, ISO 200, 1/60sec + flash SB900)

Before I leave you, I’d like to share something with you that completely blew me away: an experimental 360-degree panoramic music video. I could watch 360-degree panorama videos all day.

More pictures coming soon!

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