Al Wahba Crater is great for nature photography, especially using wide-angle lens. I don’t have any wide conversion lens with me for my Fuji X100s so I was not able to capture the whole crater in one photograph, except in panorama mode. Here’s a photo of the crater on a clear sky.
Actually it was enough for us, but when clouds suddenly appeared on the skies few minutes while we were preparing to leave, everyone grabbed the opportunity to make better photos of this amazing place on Earth.
The shadow effect made by the clouds created good tone variations on the ground too.
Here are other random photos of the place.
I just have one proposal for a great photography experience on this place. Al Wahba Crater is one of the best place to do star trail photography.
But because we did not afford to stay there overnight, let me have the privilege to show two time-lapse photography of two Pinoy Tambayan photographers,
Time-lapse photography by Jon Soriano.
and by Wayne Cruz
There are a lot of great places here in the Kingdom waiting to be developed, and I believe many are not yet discovered. Wherever it may be, Pinoy photographers will conquer them. Maybe not in our time but it will come.
Me and my fellow members of Pinoy Tambayan Photographers, a group of Filipino photographers here in Jeddah headed for a Friday Nature Photography adventure at Al Wahba Crater in Jizan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It was a 4-hour travel by land from our point of origin. Along the way, the sun rose in front of our convoy which made us park for a while and have some shots to begin the day’s activity. Maybe it was Mother Nature’s saying, welcome to a great day ahead.
This post will be the first part of a 3-post series about our adventure. In the next part of this series you will witness Filipino Photographers conquer the beauty of Al Wahba Crater in this foreign land which serves as our second home.
I’ve already posted a black and white version of this photo here, but since this week’s wordpress photo challenge is about “hue”, I opted to post this colored version together with the black and white.
Since I started loving photography, making photos of sunset is one of my favorites. I just love the colors and peace atmosphere that it brings. It calms my mind and soul. A gift of peace after a busy day. It’s the feeling of completeness and success. It’s beyond any description and explanation.
But if I like to appreciate beauty in its deepest sense, I tend to look at it in black and white. The simplicity without diversity. The unison of things. The beauty beyond what is seen.
Oftentimes we feel the same way. Moods change. Different personalities brought by different circumstances. Persons, things and experiences add colors to our life, but at the end of the day only ourselves know who we really are deep within.
I wish peace. I long for serenity. I want calmness. I need happiness. I MISS HOME
Actually, time always stood still, every time I miss home. I’m working here in abroad while my family is in the Philippines. My wife is taking care of our first baby born child, now 12 days old.
Time stood still while I’m remembering each moment while we were together before I went abroad. Treasured moments of laughter and struggles. Things flashed back on my mind on how we become successful in overcoming trials together.
And if I could only tweak a thing, it would be being there for them even for a single moment to give them both a hug and a kiss.
I miss home.
After a tiring long afternoon photowalk, me and my friend took a few minutes rest in a park. It was almost five o’clock when the birds in the trees began playing, flying from one tree to another. It got our attention. I quickly set my camera then started to take some random shots.
For the love of photography. I want to share how those birds love to be photographed too. 😀
I can hear them shouting “surprise” as I look on my camera screen. What a lovely formation.