Oman – Stuck in Customs

Sunset in Oman

Daily Photo – Sunset in Oman

While we were in Oman I had the Hasselblad H5D with me to play with. It was huge, heavy and a bunch of fun. Here’s one of the shots I captured while seeing what it could do as far as dynamic range goes.

Sunset in Oman

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-01-14 14:28:53
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/640
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length90.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Dunes

Daily Photo – Dunes

A little rest on the dunes for my kids as we explored the desert in Oman…

Dunes

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-01-14 10:38:39
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture27
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length35.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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The Lampshop

Daily Photo – The Lampshop

If you ever find yourself in Muscat, Oman and need a light (or trumpet???) you know where to go!

The Lampshop

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-01-14 17:31:02
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1.3
  • Aperture32
  • ISO800
  • Focal Length28.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Night Reflections in Oman

Daily Photo – Night Reflections in Oman

The Grand Mosque was such an amazing place to explore but it took on an extra level of awesome when it got to the night… not only was the heat much more bearable, the reflections really kicked in!

Night Reflections in Oman

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-01-02 03:35:57
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time5
  • Aperture10
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Sunset on the Beach in Muscat

Daily Photo – Sunset on the Beach in Muscat

When we were in Muscat I went out exploring along the beach with my camera for a while as sunset approached. It was a comfortable 70f/20c as it doesn’t really get cold there in January… or at all. From what I remember it doesn’t really rain there either. I sort of get what that’s like having lived in Texas, but it feels like a whole different world compared to NZ with its ever-changing weather!

Sunset on the Beach in Muscat

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-01-13 15:18:30
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time16
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length40.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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The Dunes in Oman

Daily Photo – The Dunes in Oman

One day we went out “dune bashing” which basically means taking a truck and going as fast and dangerously as possible while scaring the shit out of everybody inside. It was fun for a while, but then I think my kids and I had quite enough… so it was time to go back to the nice, calm beach.

The Dunes in Oman

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-01-14 10:22:09
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/640
  • Aperture11
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length35.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Exploring Oman

Boy sees color for the first time

This is a very nice little video (open the link to see the full frame of the video).

They were studying color… the school principal brought in some glasses that allowed this youngster see color for the very first time from aww

Daily Photo – Exploring Oman

I’m really looking forward to getting back to Oman to explore it some more. I absolutely loved it while I was there. Sometimes, one might expect (if you watch the news that tries to scare you all the time) that countries in the middle east don’t have the nicest people. Well, it’s just not true. And, when it comes to Oman, they might just be tied for the nicest people in the world with Japan!

Exploring Oman

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-01-13 08:18:59
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/13
  • Aperture9.5
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length28.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Exploring Oman

True Size Map

Prepare for mind blowage as you check out this website to check the size of one country versus others.

Daily Photo – Exploring Oman

I was allowed to stay at this beautiful mosque after closing. This is one of the security guys that was helping to show me around. He was incredibly cool and nice. At the end, we got along so well, that we became Instagram buddies and remain so until this day! 🙂

Exploring Oman

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-01-13 09:00:09
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/200
  • Aperture11
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length28.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Family Visit in Oman

When the Ratcliffs were in Oman

Here’s a little video I made while we were in Oman!

Daily Photo – Family Visit in Oman

I can’t wait to go back to Oman! I’ve been to many many countries, and I can say that the people in Oman were amongst the nicest people I’ve met in my entire life. I’ve also noticed that the nicer the people in a culture, the more they are happy with you taking photos. This is not that surprising of a corollary, but an important one to note.

By the way, this is not a picture of MY family in Oman.

Family Visit in Oman

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-01-13 09:55:13
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/800
  • Aperture8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length35.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Night Shooting in Oman

New Tote Bag Deep Dive!

I’m glad everyone is still excited about our new bags on Kickstarter! Here’s a new video – the deep dive on the Tote bag.

Daily Photo – Night Shooting in Oman

Two days in a row, two mosques in a row! This is in Muscat. I spent the day here with my family, but at night I went back alone with my driver to really explore this place. What I found most interesting, other than how beautiful it was, was how there was no security at all. Or, there was none as far as I could see. Maybe there were infrared cameras or something and a huge underground bunker of guys ready to jump out if I did something strange… But luckily that never happened! I was on my best mosquey behavior! 🙂

Night Shooting in Oman

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-01-02 03:29:19
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time6
  • Aperture10
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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