23 May Pic(k) of the week 21: FADED GLORY – A VINTAGE LOOK AT AL AQAH, UAE

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One of my favorite escapes in the UAE from the busy city life in Dubai, is Al Aqah at the east coast of the UAE. Less than a 2 hours drive, it is pretty much a complete different world out there. More relaxed and in a lot of ways more basic, there are also several 4 and 5 star hotels along the beach if your looking to stay in complete comfort. I personally mostly stay at the Le Méridien Al Aqah Beach resort.  
It has been several years since I was last there, but we finally managed to spend a few days in this paradise on the east coast. 
One of the nice things to do in Al Aqah, is making a nice long beach walk. It was on one of these, that I bumped into a bit of faded glory from days passed by; a collection of old wooden sun umbrellas on the beach. 
As I haven’t used Analog Efex pro2 in quite a while, this was great way to give the images I made a vintage film look; something that I haven’t done in a while.
I finally went for a triptych, as I liked how three images told the story better than just a single one. As always, please make sure to click on the image below for the best viewing experience. 

Image details:Fujifilm X-T20 with the XF10-24 f4 lens1/320s, f11, ISO varying between 200 and 500 Lightroom CC used for RAW conversionNik Analog Efex pro 2 to give the image a vintage film look
I realize that some readers might not be big fan of these vintage images created by several “filters” but

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