Sunday, March 11, 2007

Hello Everybody:
I'm back with more pictures and Dunes as promised. Again this is Egypt but now West of Siwa Oasis near the boarder to Lybia. I'd also like to add that Western Commerce is destroying the lifestyle and beauty of the Oasis, so thank God geography only allows for a single road to lead to Siwa.

My folks and our ToyotaMan!

This lake is actually quite big. Everything in the desert looks so small on photos. I found it really hard to take pictures of the Dunes and make them look big and imposing as they really are.

Aren't these colors amazing?? My pictures aren't very good, but that's just really how beautiful everything is over there.

Look at these colors. I do a twitch everytime I see this. Even in real life, it feels like you're driving through a painting.

These minivans are people doing a carpool to go visit family in Alex and Cairo for BigEid. Some were bigger 4x4 trucks with loads of Bananas or sheep or other food that they were bringing their families as gifts. I also drove through a sandstorm WhopeEE!!!

Ok, that is all Folks!!! Until my next travels; London doesn't exactly make for a nice picture...


Sunday, January 07, 2007

Here are some Photos from my 06 Christmas holiday in Egypt. Most the pictures I take are during holidays when there's something interesting to take pictures of.

I'd appreciate any sort of criticism.

First let's talk about food, since as someone living in London I feel very frustrated about this subject. So this is what REAL fruit and veg look like:

Next some Pictures of Siwa Oasis, West of Egypt near the Lybian border.

A city built round the Ancient Egyptian Oracle temple. The tower thing is a Minaret.

The main mode of transport in Siwa is by Donkey Kart (kareta).

The blotchy blood looking spots on the ground are dates drying in the sun. YUM!

The "cleopatra spring". There's several of these in Siwa.

Another old city in ruins.

The next pictures are taken by the salty lake, of which there are 2 in Siwa. It's too salty for fish.

My own crit:
1. I don't take enough time to compose the picture. Or I don't tell the driver to stop the car so
many pictures end up blurry.
2. I have a serious problem keeping my horizon horizontal!
3. I need to zoom in more often because most my pictures end up uninvolving and flat.

More to come soon: Les Dunes! so hang tight