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Near Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico
Grand Canyon, Arizona
Strait of Hormuz, Oman
Mariachi/ Old Town Albuquerque, New Mexico
Sonoran Desert/ Arizona
Dune riding/ Arabian Desert, United Arab Emirates
A light snow on the high desert/ Sandia Reservation, New Mexico
Sunset/ near Tecolote, New Mexico
University Campus/ Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Sandia Mountains/ New Mexico
Dia de Los Muertos/ Albuquerque, New Mexico
Burj Khalifa/ Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Garage mural/ Albuquerque, New Mexico
View of Dubai, enshrouded in humidity, from Palm Island/ United Arab Emirates
Grand Canyon, Arizona
Piña Blanca, New Mexico
Hospitality/ Casa Blanca, Morocco
Waterfall, Dubai Mall/ United Arab Emirates
Buffalo, Sandia Pueblo, New Mexico
Sony A-65 camera
Encountering an unexpected global dance party
Today I was on a video shoot at the Dubai Knowledge Village campus. When I went to lunch, I walked into an international day celebration that one of the universities there was staging. There was food, traditional dress and, best of all, music from all over the region: Africa, Middle East, India, and Pakistan.
It occurred to me how unintimidating an iPhone camera is. If I had tried to use my pro video gear, I don’t think people would have played to the camera like some of them do in this video.
Photo taken from the outer ring of the palm, looking toward downtown Dubai. The haze is from the humidity in the air, which was nearly 80%.
Shot on GoPro Hero 3 camera/ edited in iPhoto
Technically more of a sweets shop than a coffee store, it nonetheless is kind of a fantasy place for coffee affectionados. They hand-infuse pistachios into their ice cream, sell sweets from all over the Arab region, and make coffee in the Arabic-style…similar to the Turkish brewing method. I bought some Syrian baklava and Moroccan cookies. Pretty much the entire first floor of this mall, which has access to the Burj Khalifa, is a series of gourmet shops.
Shot on iPhone 4S
This lady from Berlin graciously allowed me to photograph her ornate tattoo. She didn’t speak any English…und mein Deutsch ist nicht sehr gut…but her friends did. After they explained to her that I wanted to photograph her tattoo, she was very enthusiastic about posing for this picture. Afterwards, we all had a lengthy discussion about German food.
Shot on iPhone 4S. Edited in Photoshop CS6 and Magic Bullet Looks.
T.E. Lawrence said that he liked the desert “because it’s clean.”