Tag Archives: textures

A Trip To Al Wabah Crater

A trip long overdue!

We were 4 photo enthusiasts in 3 vehicles.

Al Wabah is a marr crater approximately 2km in diameter. Our trip was planned taking into consideration the moon phase, so that we could shoot the milky way over the crater. 

And shoot we did except that some light pollution from the adjoining town brought in some haze. 


The Milkyway!


Startrails!

Patterns inside the crater, supposed to be phosphorus!

A look into the crater.


A panorama at sunrise!

Advertisements

Green Valley, Jeddah

A few months ago, we heard about this new locale in Jeddah. Green Valley! A place teeming with water. Green grass. And life.


People rave about this place. Some say its a natural water body in the middle of the Arabian desert. Some say the water is processed waste water. The truth is, nobody knows. The latter theory is the most probable.


Anyway. There is water. Flowing water. Maybe a mile long. And there’s fish too. God knows where they came from! An entirely new ecosystem has sprung up. Probably wild dogs are on top of the food chain. And lots of birds. Pity I didn’t have my telephoto.

 

I did get some shots of the nearby vegetation.


And where there’s vegetation, there are critters!


And like in every ecosystem, new or old, life is always accompanied by death. And here’s something that reminds me of that!