Life in my cubicle is quiet at the moment. The summer term is over and students are preparing for final exams and fasting for Ramadan. The good news is that I only have to spend five hours per day at work during the fasting month. The difficult part is no tea, water or snacks are allowed on campus during Ramadan. Today, I have no exams and all my work is done. All I can think about is food and tea. Why is it that when we can’t have something we want it even more?
To avoid thinking of food and drinks I am trying to can catch up on my photo 101 assignments. I am also desperately struggling not to open my desk drawer and get out my dried apricots for a snack.
A few months ago, as I was strolling along a beach in Salalah, Oman, I noticed an interesting pattern formed by the wind and sand. I stopped and took a photo. After this beach promenade I wandered around the city and captured a photo of a mosque with white clouds hovering above it and in the background. I have selected these two photos to interpret “natural world and leading lines”.
There is no shortage of light in Nizwa. Cloudy skies are a rare sight, so if you can stand the heat it is easy to take photographs using natural light. There is a small oasis near my place and I often go jogging in this area. The date palms offer some pleasant scenery, a break from the dull, dusty landscape that characterizes most of the city and more importantly a shade source. This morning I took my camera and snapped some photos to interpret “warmth and quality of light”.