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“Ma’salama.” Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2 April 2011. One of the first things I did when I arrived in the UAE more than two years ago was to visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. People here like to throw around the superlatives — largest pearl sold at auction, tallest building, … More Photo blog 49

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“Grit.” In the desert near Sweihan, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 4 February 2011. Believe it or not, these are not tilt-shift photos. They’re both naturally focused like this–I just rested the camera on the ground and let the autofocus do the rest. But I am as fascinated with the technique as I am with … More Photo blog 41

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Ramadan kareem! * Because we’re in the midst of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, I thought I’d spend the next few weeks posting images related to Islam and our country of residence, the United Arab Emirates.  Stay tuned for more.