Back From Holiday.

Gate Helmsley

Back from a very long but enjoyable holiday: no computer, did not read the news papers and avoided any form of news on the TV (nothing but bad and depressing anyway!) Cannot believe we are well into February already.

‘Sed fugit interea fugit irreparabile tempus, singula dum capti circumvectamur amore

Virgil

The above image (Looking from the garden behind my house) was what I left behind; needless to say, the weather back here in Oman is exceptional at the moment.

Normal service will resume shortly and a very late ‘Happy New Year’ to all who honour me with their presence.

17 thoughts on “Back From Holiday.

  1. Hi David, welcome back – your holiday sounds quite wonderful. This is a beautiful photograph! I love it when the snow clings to the trees like that.
    Looking forward to more Oman. Enjoy!

    1. Hi Louis,
      Thanks.
      Cold is an understatement when coming from 20 or so degrees. My Nikon 35ti and gloves do not mix, so I did not hang around.
      Burrrrr…… picturesque it maybe but I do not envy you as I hear you maybe in for more…..!

      David.

  2. Welcome back David – that sounds like an idyllic time – the lack of news, the presence of snow and winter in a form unlike the norm in Oman must have contributed to a real recharge. I look forward to the resumption of your excellent photography in my inbox.

    1. Thanks and yes it was a good holiday……. have already started mixing chemicals for the new film I have got, Adox 6×6 B&W which I have never used before. Should be fun as I am going to use split development and semi-stand also cut the ISO by 25%. We shall see πŸ™‚

      David.

  3. That’s a beautiful image, David. Right now, I envy your Oman weather; we have had snow on the ground here continuously since early November, and even that sort of beauty wears after a while! I will look forward to fresh Oman photos.

    1. Thanks Graham,
      I have the same problem with sun – one can have enough when it reaches 50C…… but at the moment it hovers around 25 & 18 at night with very low humidity.
      There has been a small amount of snow on Shams this year where it can go as low as -2 or -3 in the winter months. But it is all relative I know.
      Feet up in the garden with a glass of wine Bliss.

      David.

  4. Fantastic David. REally love this one. Of course Winter is my favorite season. I can’t believe you left this behind – this would be a reason to stay (in my twisted mind anyway hehehe). Missed seeing your excellent work but I’m glad you could take a break. Sounds like it was a peaceful and quiet break – the best kind.

    1. Thank you for those kind words.
      I could not agree more when it comes to winter snow; lovely when the air is crisp and fresh. The problem is that these days the Brits make such a fuss about the stuff, one would think it was some new phenomena!

      David.

      1. I know what you mean. They do the same here in the states each storm is hyped into oblivion. The latest blizzard was hyped as “killer storm” before it even hit. Like another blogger has said, “We are bombarded with scenarios before events actually happen. The actual event then becomes less important than its forecast. The future is the new past.” Glad you made it back to Oman safely. Peace.

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