Pic(k) of the week 5: YEAR OF ZAYED – 100th birth year of UAE founder

For the UAE, 2018 is the "Year of Zayed"; the late Sheik Zayed bib Sultan Al Nahyan, is the founding father of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Although it is unclear when exactly he was born, it is generally accepted to be in 1918; 100th years ago! When I arrived...

Pic(k) of the week 3: MEN AT WORK – Street Photography in Deira, Dubai

Blog-readers have probably noticed that Street Photography has become more and more important in my personal photography! Those really paying attention might even have picked up on the fact that I moved "Street Photography" to the top in my gallery section of the website. Although I try to do as...

Pic(k) of the week 50: DUBAI SKYLINE – NEVER BORING

The Dubai skyline is never a boring photo subject! Ever changing with new high-rises appearing on a constant basis, it remains one of these things I tend to come back to every winter; when the weather is more suitable to landscape/cityscape photography! Beside trying to document the changes in the skyline,...

Pic(k) of the week 49: SUPERMOON RISE OVER THE GHAF TREES

As a Landscape photographer I tend to take note of every Full Moonrise date in my personal calendar. Surprisingly a lot of outdoor photographers are not really aware about the fact that whenever we have a full moon, the moonrise more or less coincides with the...

Pic(k) of the week 48: LOUVRE Abu Dhabi – Where East meets West

Over the last decennia, the capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi, has been promoting itself as the cultural center of the region. Saadiyat island which initially had several large museums planned, is meant to be the center of this. It is unclear which museums will eventually take...

Pic(k) of the week 25: EID MUBARAK – SATWA, DUBAI

Today is the last day of Ramadan, the yearly month of fasting observed by Muslims all over the world and of which the yearly participation is observed as one of the 5 pillars of Islam. After Ramadan, the first day of the next lunar month starts of with festivities...

Pic(k) of the week 23: MISTY MORNING OVER THE UAE – FUJILOVE MAGAZINE

The aerial image below shows the Northern part of the UAE bordering Oman, on a peaceful early morning some time ago. Image details:Fujifilm X-T20 with XF 18-135mmISO 200, 1/1700s, f8.0, 56mm (84mm full frame equivalent)RAW development in Lightroom CCNik ColorEfex Pro4 for optimal contrastMore of my aerial...

FIRST LOOK REVIEW: FUJIFILM INSTAX SHARE SP2

The Fujifilm Instax Share SP-2 printer, replaces it predecessor the SP-1. Although not brand-new (released June 2016), the first time I used this pocket Instax printer, was during the recent 24 hour project in Dubai on April 1st. With its portable size and weight, the Instax SP-2 is the...