Tree Silhouettes at Dawn ~ Oman


Tree Silhouette at Dawn in the Sultanate of Oman.

While some people put on their best clothes and drink champagne for New year’s Eve, and others go have a wild party they’re probably going to forget about the next morning, we decided with a few friends to head out to the Sultanate of Oman and spend 5 days camping in various areas (mountain, beach, desert) to greet the New Year in style.

This shot was taken after our first night in the rocky mountains near Jabal Shams, the highest peak of Oman and also the location of an incredibly beautiful canyon.

I was awake pretty early (obviously) since I had a hard time sleeping in the cold with a strong wind blowing away my bivouac tent barely held by rocks, since I couldn’t use the stakes (too rocky).

Tree Silhouette at Dawn in Jabal Shams in Oman.

Jabal Shams is part of the Hajar Mountains (Hajar meaning rock in Arabic) that cross the country from North-West to the South-East.  I definitely felt the hajar part in my back, trying to sleep with just a thin yoga mat on the cold floor.

Not the best sleeping experience but definitely worth waiting till the morning to get a shot of the rising sun. I took the opportunity to get silhouette shots of the twisted thorny trees with a quickly changing sky in the background.

Enjoy.


  • Shean

    I really like this one.Gorgeous sunrise and the trees make perfect silhouettes. The composition is perfect.the colours awesome…superb photography as ever.

  • I was looking at the Bloggie award nominations this morning and found you. I’m generally totally against camping, but these pictures might be worth it. Might be. I love that you can see actual bars of color in the sky.

    • Thanks a lot!
      I’m curious to know why “against camping”? :)

  • I really love your lovely image here, have post some more. Thanks.

  • Kristine24

    I think you beautiful master piece simply show that in every closet.. There’s a light that come over it.. It’s beautiful..

  • Allison

    I love the beauty of your creation here, Hopefully I can witness some more that express “Integrity” of an individuals.