Next week marks 19 years since I have arrived in the Middle East as a young 23 year old web designer eager to travel more and get to know this part of the world. I spent almost 5 years in Bahrain and then moved to Dubai in 2005, but throughout all these years, the one country that has always fascinated me has been Oman. I’ve traveled extensively through the beautiful Sultanate, exploring its mountains and its long coast line and it’s rare nowadays I go to a place I haven’t been. This was the case with Wadi Dayqah which I’ve never visited before and where we ended up spending a couple of days right after Christmas. Wadi Dayqah is the site of Oman’s largest dam as it turns out a place full of beautiful mountains and cool small wadis to explore.
While we were there, we were very lucky with some really interesting weather and clouds covering the top of the mountains. This always makes for good photographs, but you have to pay attention in the wadis as the risk of flash floods is very real. This particular photograph was made at the top of the dam looking back towards the 8km long lake created when the dam was constructed.
Also, as you will probably notice from the EXIF data above, this was shot with the medium format Fuji GFX 50s and the level of detail in the mountains in the highres image is pretty spectacular. I’m really looking forward to playing more with this camera in 2020!