Time to move on as well.
Been almost a month. It was only last week when I had the will to go out and shoot again.
Back to the Arabian world, also back to seeing and mingling with bunch of other races as well. Saudi is like a melting pot –cannot say fully since this is strictly a Muslim country, and with that, everything just follows.
New Photo Buddies
Last year, I practically had all photowalks, by the Gulf, by myself. When I got back here though, I found out that there are some new colleagues who have cameras.
So. There is Shawn who by his arsenals is obviously a hobbyist as well. He actually was the one who asked me to walk and shoot last week and since that he is new here. He previously was working in Riyadh (SA’s capital). That 70-200mm lens is a precious. Nikon user, by the way.
Another guy is Jeff. Another Nikon guy. He said he never used his camera for such a purpose, leisure walk and shoot, and wants to learn more. Tried explaining some basics to him, but some of the buttons of the Nikon lost me. Lol. So, I let him ask Shawn instead.
Typically, I would walk for two hours top. This morning, we started 7am and finished 10. These guys though are bound to fly to Yanbu soon and possibly stay there for a long while.
For now, I am trying to focus my photography on one corner. Macro/close-up photography is very challenging. I enjoyed it fully from last month’s vacation in the Philippines through insects. Now, part of the challenge is to spot them here. I guess, technically, it is springtime here. The cold weather is gradually subsiding, flora in bloom, and several species of insects are kind of more prolific.
My tumblr will probably turn into a flower blog for a while (again), haha, but I managed to shoot some insects, too.
P.S. Photos above were shot last week (first five, 08 March 2013) and this morning (last five, 15 March 2013). It was my first time to see a lady (a Filipina) walking and shooting around the Khobar Corniche. (So I quickly took a photo of her, an out of focus snap). No, you cannot approach her. (Read the captions by clicking on the photo).
P.P.S. Evil watermark is back. Also might reduce the size of the photos I upload here. It is understandable and need no explanation, right?