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Salalah, Oman Part II

Salalah is world-famous for one tree, the Frankincense Tree having an aromatic resin sap used in incense, perfume…  I tried frankincense at home by placing a 1/4″ piece atop a burning charcoal briquette which then melts the resin sending out a plume of smoke filling the house.  Scent was good, smoke was too much.  Need to back off on the size.

The resin in comes in various colors, purples, yellows, browns … with varying aromas.


Frankincense Tree at the Salalah Frankincense History Museum.


First image with my new Laowa 15mm F/4 Macro lens – a fully manual lens.


Rugged Oman coastline

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Salalah, Oman In Infrared – B&W, Faux Color and Platinum

Just returned from a business trip to Salalah, Oman and as always I carry my camera.  Well actually I carried two this time.  Here are some images from my IR converted Nikon D300S @ 720nm.

As usual, one is always amazed at what the IR filter captures as looking thru the lens provides no preview of things to come.  All you can do is get the composition, lighting, subject,… right.


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Next up images from the D810 with my new Laowa 15mm f/4 macro lens.

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