Tuesday, November 08, 2005


Al Muhalab mosque 2



Couldn't get out of bed this morning. My back was stiff from a combination of a bad bed mattress in a hotel we stayed at in Al Ain and all the driving over the eid holidays. So I stayed in bed pretty much all morning and was finally mobile by noon. Around 1pm I grabbed my camera and a new cheapo 70-300mm lens I bought a couple weeks ago which I still haven't tested and went for a drive looking for things to photograph. By 2pm I had already clicked over 130 pictures and was back home for lunch. I wish I had taken a smaller lens with me as well but I got some nice pics of fishermen at Shatti Al Qurum (right off share3 al 7ob) while they were loading off their catch of sardines.

The pics are in Flickr set if you wanna check them out.


NaBHaN said...

great pictures muscati..I especially like the ones of the birds. I should go take a walk on the beach tomorrow b4 I leave.

illogicist said...

i especially like the first one, of the mosque. That kind of thing really appeals to me.

Muscati can you help me out, Im considering this camera, what do you think?


TI3GIB said...

I sure miss my baby ( cam ) ... Good work man on the pics ...

What is the apreture range in the 70-300mm telephoto ? ..

Look at this : http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/panasonic_lumix_dmc-fz30_canon_eos-20d_camera_shootout/
and tell me what you think ...

muscati said...

ti3gib, it's a Nikonn 70-300 f/4-5.6G lens paired with a Nikon D70s. The lens is only 40 rials. It's slow to focus but the picture quality came out acceptable but due to the 1.5X crop factor on the DSLR the actual range is about 105 to 450mm which means it's good for telephoto but horrible for anything close-up. I don't want to spend a fortune on lenses, especially since I'm still learning. I'm thinking of going for a Sigma or Tamron 28-200mm.

Balqis said...

What are the latest news about the iTrip

muscati said...

Balqis, it actually started working again today on its own.

I still think you have a serious case of iPod envy :)

illogicist said...

worth mentioning I watched Pirates of Silicon Valley last night. If you havent seen it Muscati, you might consider it. Its basically about Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. I cant vouch for its historical accuracy, but its a pretty good watch.

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