One of the best things about running this photoblog over the last five years is the fact that I was lucky enough to meet many interesting and very good photographers with whom I’ve shot in different locations. One of these people is David Nightingale who needs no introduction when it comes to photoblogging and with whom I have become friends after attending his workshop quite a few years ago. He’s always been an inspiration for me and every time I’ve gone out shooting with him, I have learned something new. I am mentioning this because of two reasons.
The first reason is that this Friday and Saturday I will trying to pass on some of the knowledge I’ve accumulated over the last few years in my first group photography workshop. There’s still one space left, if you are interested. Friday we will be shooting in two cool locations, while on Saturday, we will try and go over those images and see what we can come up with in terms of post-processing.
The second reason is the image below. It was shot on a trip I took with David to Abu Dhabi when he was here for the GPP 2012. The weather was terrible with a big sand storm covering the UAE and initially I thought I only have one shot that’s good enough to blog. However, after seeing David’s image of this car with a shisha pipe attached to it, I went back to my images to see if I can make anything out of them. I did spend quite a bit of time processing this one (if you’ll look at the original by rolling-over, you will see that a few things have been removed from the image) and although it’s by no means perfect, I do quite like it.