Mist on the Jebel.


Mist on the Jebel – from my Oman files.
For those interested, this was made with my Nikon F4, Nikkor 20mm f2.8 D and Tri-X (old style) in D76 1+1.
For some reason I kept these details in my darkroom log book, probably because it was old film from my freezer.

10 thoughts on “Mist on the Jebel.

  1. beautiful, simply beautiful! The crop reminds me of the opening of the desert scenes from Lawrence of Arabia.

    1. Thank you very much, pleased you liked it.
      It was a scene that frequently greeted me when driving from the top of Jebel Shams (10,000 ft give or take a few inches) especially in the cooler months.

  2. Stunning image.
    This is one of those photos that really speak to me (of the mysterious distant mountainous landscapes that beckon to be explored). Misty or foggy low-lying landscapes have the same attraction for me.

    1. Thank you Vicki.
      I know exactly what you mean about wanting to explore the area.
      I did just that, managed to aquire old O/S maps from the military 1950/70’s vintage; although not very detailed (location approximate marked quite a lot) they did show old forgotten tracks and foot paths. Over the years I explored most of the area seen in this image.

  3. Bags of atmosphere and I love the way the image seems to ripple up the page as the shades of grey slowly recede into the background

    1. Thank you Dave,
      I was pleased how well the old film kept it all together. The D76 gave me a reasonably good negative for a film at least 10 years outside its use by date.

    1. Thank you, appreciated. I am not one for sell or use by dates. This film was rather old, so cut the ISO from 400 to 300, otherwise used and developed as normal.
      A Kodak rep told me that their use by dating is very tight with professional films, so with B&W film, a lot of leeway.

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