Tag Archives: Doha

Newspapers the Traditional Way

Despite the digitalization in the news industry, there are still who preferred the old fashion way of keeping abreast with current happenings.

Few years from now, printed newspapers may be a thing of the past.  We will never know.  I hope not.

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Kids Are Having Fun

The morning is darkening, thick clouds are gradually covering the clear skies.  It will rain.

Hurriedly we finished our early morning shoot and started heading to Souq Waqif.  My friends and I were eager to have some shoots while raining (rain is really a peculiar thing in Doha, it seldom happens; the most may be 10 times a year).  The moment we reached our destination, we positioned ourselves.

The kids were also eager to get wet and play in the rain.  We have seen the amazement in their faces.  The rain started and then… it stopped abruptly.  The amount of rainfall did not even get the pavement wet.  But kids are kids they can find ways to enjoy and they started to have fun whatever that day had offered them.

Hi-res photos can be viewed here

Silhouette of a Newspapers Delivery Man

This man is very elusive.  Every time he sees camera pointing at him, he will definitely shift his direction or he will hide his face by any means.   Then I was given a chance, after almost 30 minutes of roaming around, I bumped into him again but I pretended I was not interested in taking his photo at all.  He stopped at one of the stores and went inside and I took few more steps away.  The alley is a bit dark so I stayed in one corner where he can not notice me immediately.

After 3 minutes of waiting he came out of the store and there I started clicking the shutter button until he made a turn.  I guess, a better composition came out with his silhouette.

View photos in better and bigger resolution; B&W version can also be found here.

One Rainy Saturday

Rain is one of the great happenings here in Doha.  No, I am not exaggerating.  Since it is seldom raining in this place (approximately 10 times in a year), even drizzles will excite everyone of us.

This is the first time I got motivated to shoot in the rain as I usually want to stay inside the house and enjoy the weather on our bed.

I was supposed to join my photo buddies for a photo walk but due to an scheduled appointment with our cat’s veterinary,  I skipped their invitation (this is the second time).  After coming back to our house, I noticed the darkening of the skies.  I shrugged off the thoughts of taking some photos. But at the back of my head, there is an encouragement to proceed since it seldom rains in Doha and it is weekend.

Upon weighing up my options, I packed my cam and drove immediately to Souq Waqif. Fortunately, the moment I reached the place the rain started to fall. I secured myself in a corner where I will not get wet and waited the right moment to click the shutter.

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Testing The Waters

My first try of street photography back in August, 2013.

How many times I have thought of doing this, but could not find the guts to do it specially when you are in the place where there are prohibitions and restrictions.  Part of me is telling to do it and the other part is shutting me off.
But finally, I gave it a try.