Tag Archives: landscape


Uprooted ~ Oman


One good habit to have as a photographer is to go back in your archives and check out some of your older work from time to time. Since photography is a continuous learning process, we come up with new ideas, new visions and new techniques on how to edit images, and we can apply it on older work. This image was taken while camping with my friends in the Sultanate of Oman, with my old entry-level Canon 400D. I saw this beautiful tree that was probably uprooted during the destructive cyclone Gonu that hit Oman in 2007. The image was taken […]

Uprooted Tree near Khasab in Oman

The Illuminated Olive Tree ~ Italy


Never have I jumped out of a van so fast, camera in hand, and ran through a muddy field to capture this beautiful old olive tree, as the last sun rays were bathing it in a warm golden light. These trees, located near Brindisi in Italy, are about 500 years old. To put things into perspective, that means they were planted around the time when the Spaniards discovered Florida. Or about 20-ish years after Columbus spotted North America… Wow. Olive trees can live up to many years and some trees in the Mediterranean area (Greece, Middle-East, Italy..) have been found […]

The Olive Tree ~ Italy

La Seine ~ Paris


Paname, Paname.. Paris is a city I love. I usually can’t stand huge cities, with all their chaotic traffic, fast-paced life and lack of human warmth. I prefer smaller towns, where people actually smile at each other and where faces become familiar after a while. I prefer to walk everywhere than to jump in a car and get stuck in traffic. Paris however manages to fit in the middle. Yes, Parisian people aren’t know to be the friendliest people around. No one would smile at you in the Métro, that’s for sure. But it’s a city with so much history and […]

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The Great Blasket Island ~ Ireland


**Click on image for a bigger view** The Great Blasket Island is the main and biggest Island of the Blasket Isles facing the Kerry County in the South-West of Ireland. The island was inhabited in the past with about 150 people living in 30 basic cottages but has been abandoned since 1953 when the last residents left and never returned back due to safety reasons during harsh weather. It took a 5km (3miles) crossing to the mainland, followed by a 19km (12miles) walk to the nearest doctor. You can see on the photo the abandoned village in the horizon. The […]

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The charming Balad Seet village ~ Oman


Hidden deep inside the Jabal Shams mountains, surrounded by rocks and barely accessible by a winding dirt road, lies the tiny village of Balad Seet in the Sultanate of Oman. A popular destination for adventure seekers, Balad Seet reveals to the visitor the secret of the Omani people’s hard working nature, culture, tradition since many centuries and their way of harnessing the local environment for their well-being. The first car to have reached here was in 1978, when 40 residents took up the challenge to build a dirt road down to their village. Nowadays, this road is often damaged from […]

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Kentucky Barn ~ USA


While driving towards the Rough River lake for a weekend, I managed to get this barn from the car window against the “Simpson Sky”. My girlfriend told me I captured what can easily represent Western Kentucky: Red old barns, vast green fields of corn, soya beans or tobacco, and blue skies with white puffy clouds on a hot summer day. This is the countryside in Kentucky. A very relaxing and laid back area I enjoyed during my 3 weeks stay and looking forward to visit again in the future. Now I’m off to California for a week and then back […]

Kentucky Barn ~ USA

Rough River Lake, KY ~ USA


Last weekend I took a break away from Internet and went relaxing at the Rough River Lake in Kentucky, USA. It’s a 51,000 acre man-made reservoir after a dam was built on the Rough River for flood control. We stayed in a beautiful cabin overlooking the lake, surrounded by nature. Main attractions here are chilling, relaxing, enjoying the silence, escaping chaos and watersports for the adventurous. Quick Tips: Try to use anchor points in your photos to make it interesting. Here, the canoe serves as an anchor point to the eye. The viewer first notices it then the eye scans […]

Rough River Lake, KY ~ USA

Desert Zen ~ UAE


A shot taken in the Sweihan area, near Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates. We very often used to go camping in the desert or by the sea during weekends when I used to live in the UAE. It was a nice way to escape the chaos of the city and have some time alone. This is one of my friends who always gets up in the morning and takes his hour-long meditation-yoga break. I, of course, am never far away, stalking people with my camera or taking sunrise photos. This is also the state I’m trying to be […]

Desert Zen ~ UAE