It has been almost two months since my last post. Since then I have embarked on a few trips in Japan, including a 12-day road trip. On my way home to Canada I stopped in Yemen for 20 days, and London for 4 days.
Over the next few weeks as I settle back into life with TE, I shall be posting photos of Yemen.
This is my first post, as most travelers will begin in Sana'a for their trip. Sana'a is simply one of the most beautiful cities on this planet. The architecture of the buildings...so much character...so unique. Well, I'll let you decide.
I tried to include some people for added interest and scale, but seeing as this was in the afternoon, most people were already chewing qat...haha, so didn't feel like waiting until the next morning to get more people.
This is a view looking into the Old City. Hope you like it.
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grantlp (2113) 2007-09-19 20:58
This image is a great reflection of the architecture of Yemen, and it provides a good example of the amount of creative detail applied to the buildings. The clarity and colours are good, and the contrast of the buildings against the blue sky adds appeal to the photo. Well captured.
robertosalguero (246) 2007-09-19 21:40
Beautiful building and its colours contrast very well under the blue sky. Good colours and sharpness. Your perspective is excellent and the man on the foreground is a nice distraction. Thanks for sharing David.
kkyriakos (435) 2007-09-19 21:50
Beautiful building under the blue sky.
siolaw (38284) 2007-09-19 22:48
Yemen has great architecture for sure, and you ve shown it well here... Light, colors and sharpness are good. Framing is fine too.
I always loved these houses, a wish i could visit Yemen one day... although it is not the safest place(i suppose Sana'a is OK, regarding abductions?)
edytungkal (4551) 2007-09-20 0:27
Welcome back again David, Here you come with Beautiful architecture from this old building and the sky looks nice with the cloud's formation. Colours and sharpness are very well. tfs
AndreiSter (0) 2007-09-20 1:38
Nice architecture from Yemen.The architecture of the Old city is impressive.Nice view.
happypoppeye (4817) 2007-09-20 17:19
Nice first Yemen shot Dave. Sana'a is perfect and your note is right on the money. The architecture there is something that needs to be seen to really be realized. I always said it was like walking through a life size gingerbread house city...with a few more knives. This one is really sharp and has great color. The sky looks good, with the white clouds and grey one popping in from the right. A little distortion but nothing dramatic. A nice looking shot...and the qat chewing is something that can't really be controlled so I think you did well with the people that were still standing.
Can't wait to see more.
...and about my 100th, yeah, I'm just about out of anything even resembling spectacular (as you put it). I may just have to go back to my Sana'a shots for that one, after seeing this.
jmdias (56185) 2007-09-20 17:23
To know this country is a dream for me, maybe in the far future.. These façades are fabulous, each one of them could be used to create more and more photos, more details, more views, thousands of shots. I liked this pov, light too
rbcy1974 (20758) 2007-09-21 10:53
Great point of view. Did you ise a wide angle?
The mixture of architecture and human presence is excellent as are the details in the builing.
I am thinking of going to yeman in the end of the year. Is 14 days enough? HOw did you get around?
Bruno40 (6658) 2007-09-25 7:33
I am starting to like Yemen, and maybe some day visit it too.
Few days ago I saw a nice photo of this place fomr another POV, and I liked the place. Now you brin this one that also shows the nice archetecture of Sana'a. Good compo!
Tibo (1904) 2007-12-08 19:05
Another beautiful shot of yours!! wow, how lovely and fine is this architecture!!! you had a great sky back there too!
mirarer (4751) 2008-01-20 12:39
Beautiful architecture and great photo. Nice compo, colors and light.
capthaddock (28790) 2008-01-21 9:32
I saw this randomly and could't resist, the power lines aside, with the clouds, captures the Sanaa people expect to see, and a unique and exotic city that is, the qat comment made me smile, I tried it several times, but didn't get anything out of it, it was just like chewing grass, maybe I did it wrong?