Monday, May 17, 2010

Abandoned Bicycles in Abandoned Tarif, Abu Dhabi

Bike in Tarif-3
In January, I wrote about my photo expedition to Tarif, Abu Dhabi on New Year’s day 2010.  The post “Abandoned Buildings in Tarif, Abu Dhabi” talks about the location and some of the photographs I made.  This entry is a companion to the first entry and narrows the subject to a couple of abandoned bicycles in one of the buildings.
Bike in Tarif-2
One of the things I like about these shots is the fun of trying to get a unique look at something relatively simple.  The challenge is to find the right angle, the right light, the right depth of field and the composition that takes something from uninteresting to noteworthy or intriguing.
Bike wheels in Tarif
You should note that I did not stage the bikes or wheels.  I did not move anything, but rather shot exactly what I found.  Fortunately, whoever left them, did a fine job of leaving things in interesting positions with good lighting in mind!
Bikes in Tarif
As I mentioned in the first post featuring Tarif, I took over 600 shots that day.  In other words, you are likely to see some more from Tarif.
Have fun and go make some great photography.

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