My camp site – Salut.

Camp site behind the hill that has tower tomb & Greek looking shrine – Salut. Just time to get my tent up and a can of Guinness while I cook some food  😎

Camp site -Salut.My first attempt at using the in-camera panoramic stitch programme of the Fuji X-pro1 & Fujinon 27mm f2.8 lens.

A bit soft, it needs an increase in the iso/shutter speed; not sure which at the moment, so more playing required. It’s also strange using the ‘live-view’ or viewfinder. Years of using 6×6 or SLR viewfinders has made me complacent.

A smallish take anywhere camera that fits into my camel-back pack when out walking/trekking. On sale over the Xmas period in UK, for a very good price ! (with two lenses) so it must be due for replacement. Puts my Nikon F2sb into the dark-ages the way cameras get replaced these days; mind you the Nikon will still be going strong for the next 20 years or more – cannot say that about digital cameras.

As for the camp site: I actually went behind the hill looking for a way up to the monuments – scrambled my way up, only to find the signs of a path and steps on the other side!!!! typical.

10 thoughts on “My camp site – Salut.

  1. Actually I think digital cameras will last for a long time, especially the better quality ones. Replacement has mainly been technological obsolescence but I think we’re now at a point where improvements don’t matter all that much and increasingly there will be good second hand value as there used to be in the days of film.

  2. Playing with a new camera encourages the discovery of new ways of looking at our surroundings. I had a period when I was very attracted to panorama, and bought a camera especially for that type of photography (with film). But it is hard to share such photographs on an internet site. They have to be seen much bigger to be really appreciated. Though I did enjoy this particular photo.

    1. Thanks – It is going to be fun, with a lot of mistakes on the way I am sure 😉
      It did give some idea of how stark & desolate places can be, once off the normal beaten track.
      David.

  3. So civilised!
    I remember being pleasantly surprised on my trip to Muscat many years ago about the open-minded nature regarding alcohol (and M&S).
    The only downside was that the Intercontinental only had Fosters beer. (And I use the word “beer” loosley). Half-pint measures of G&T more than made up for it.

    1. Yes and at the prices I pay, a can of Guinness here costs slightly less than from the supermarket in UK.
      Only pay hotel prices if I have no other alternative and I agree Fosters & beer is an oxymoron… 🙂

      David.

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