Yesterday I drove to the Northen Emirates and crossed the border to Oman to drive up to the town of Khasab. Beautiful coastline, superb beaches, emerald sea, white sand, rocks, cliffs and even fjords with dolphins swimming around! It was an awesome refreshing trip, far from the skyscrapers of Dubai. At last I found some really nice landscapes in this region, even though it was quite challenging to photograph the fjords from a boat.
And as a big bonus, this beautiful boat wreck was just lying on the side of the road! The sun was setting hence the lighting on the mountains.
In the next days, I'll be posting some shots from Istanbul again, and more shots from Oman.
This is a 7 exposures tone-mapped HDR with Dynamic Photo HDR (it gave me much better results than Photomatix). The sky is from one original exposure (tweaked in ACR because it was a bit hazy). The tone-mapped sky was a bit over cooked for my taste.