Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Dubai


Burj Al-Arab, Dubai – probably one of the most photographed manmade structures of the modern world and a symbol of Arab opulence. Could not help but put my budding photographic skills to test. The night time low light conditions seem to have caught on my fancy. Maybe the greater challenges involved makes it more exciting.

The desert safari, a modern day concept of negotiating desert lands on 4X4 automobiles. Also called ‘Dune Bashing’, this exhilarating adventure of riding up and down sand dunes brings in unusual moments of thrill amongst the otherwise barren desert lands. It was difficult to photograph considering the fact that I was getting thrown all around inside the 4X4 all the while! Truly, it’s been quite a journey for mankind from the desert safaris of crossing hundreds of miles of deserts merely on camels to these modern day beasts of burden – the 4X4’s!

At one of the stops there was this interesting little desert lizard posing so smartly for all of us to take its pictures!

5 comments:

elusive said...

dune bashing sure looks like a lot of fun.

Abhijit said...

The Dune Bashing was surely one of the most thrilling experiences of life. And thanx 'Elusive', for being the first one outside the realm of my existing friend-circle to comment on my blog!

Anonymous said...

The pics are amazing !!
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Priyanka said...

hey ...those are superb pics bro...u r turning out to be quite the professional...great work...so did u drive during the Dune Bashing....musta been quite an experience...

Saloma said...

Great Job, Abby!!! Reminds me of my driving the ancient Willy 4x4 Jeeps in the mountains of Arunachal. All your snaps are Fanta-Bulous. Looking forward to more updates ...