Deep Thought

Location: The Old Souq, Dubai, U.A.E

Camera Model: Nikon D7000

Lens: 50mm 1.8

Focal Length: 50mm

Aperature: 1.8

I am quite a big fan of Henri Cartier Bresson so his style and philosophy was the main reason for me shooting this particular shot. In order to be as inconspicuous as possible, I made sure I had my camera settings already set from the time I saw this  guy walking coming towards me. After that I kept the camera just above my hip and when the time was right fired the shutter away, thus capturing that “spur of the moment-type” shot. I particularly like the way he is framed between the two other men giving that ‘ frame within a frame ‘ setting. His intense concentration also adds to the emotion and feel of the photo.


Living in Colour

Location: The Spice Souk, Dubai, U.A.E

Camera Model: Nikon D7000

Lens: Nikon 50mm 1.8

Focal length: 50mm

Aperature : f5.6

I literally had about 30 minutes of sunlight remaining when I reached the Spice Souk, and whats worse was that it was quite a shady area so I was forced to bump up the iso to around 800. Not my ideal shooting situation but had to make the best with what I had presented to me. 

The Souk was filled with tons of spices, all staples in the middle eastern pantry. The smells were amazing. Vendors were approaching from every angle just to get my fiancee and I to buy what they had to offer. We couldnt resist, we had to leave with something. 

For this trip to the Souk I used my 50mm as its a great walk around lens, its fast, its sharp and its light weight. Got quite a few nice shots on this day, so I was happy.