Tombs at Al Ayn.

Tombs near Al AynNikon D800:  80-200 f2.8 Af  Nikkor D with mono-pod.

Tombs near Al Ayn (not to be confused with the oasis village of Al Ain in the UAE)  Jebel Misht in the background.

8 thoughts on “Tombs at Al Ayn.

  1. How do you find the monopod? Does it have a ball head or similar? My monopod is not really useable as it has no movement, ie: no head.
    What a great setting for a final resting place – so much better than a dreary urban cemetery!
    I have some streaky rain pictures too – I like them. I did not know that did not happen on film.

    1. I use either of these (Sorry could not get link to work) Manfrotto Monopod Head Quick-Release or Manfrotto Ball-Head. otherwise yes the mono-pod would be almost useless.
      I think it is the resolution being so high on the D800, on 35mm or even 6×6 they would probably just look like tiny scratches on the negative.


    1. Yes Dave: beginning to find my way around it and discard all the things I don’t need. (for that read, used my F2 & 4 so long now; old dog new tricks….)
      But it is a great camera and the resolution is fantastic, I am getting convinced.
      Not that I am complaining about the D200 it served the purpose of a cheap introduction, will get it converted to IR when I have a chance.
      I have a strange image from the D800, taking pictures in the rain with the 50mm f1.8 on a tripod; it showed the rain as streaks against the sky! At first I thought it could be dirt on lens but no and anyway a lens hood in place. Magnification in P/S indicated they were slanting from the direction of the rain. Have not seen that on film!!!!
      will try and post a snapshot of the image, when I have time.


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