View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Photo Blogging the Emirates

UAE Photos
I recently spotted a Photo Blog with some delightful photos of the UAE, including some of my own emirate of Fujairah.

These pictures, with very little text, reminded me of how much beauty and truth can be expressed through pictures.

There are photos of the desert sand, the Hajar Mountains, the cracked mud in a dry Fujairah dam and the markets.

This one (pictured) is of “the medina (old city in Arabic) of Dubai…it is a magical place… rich in colors, aromas and wonderful people”.

Photo Blogger
The photos are taken by former community organizer and current freelance photo journalist, Carolina Contreras.

Carolina graduated in May 2009 from Ursinus College in Pennsylvania, USA, with a double major in French and Peace & Justice Studies.

She was born in the Dominican Republic and is planning to return there for two months this September to see the country through adult eyes and through the lens of her camera.

Carolina is passionate about helping others, learning languages and culture, writing poetry (in French and English) and photography.

UAE Internship
In the month of August Carolina has been undertaking a photo internship and she tells how she got the opportunity in this article.

Carolina’s ‘third eye’ is her Nikon D60 (DSLR) camera with two different lens, 18-55 and 55-200mm.

Carolina says, “A picture can definitely say a lot…I really enjoy expressing myself through my pictures.”

Check out Carolina’s blog site which is constantly growing with new photos, articles and poems.

Mis Aventuras/My Adventures

On Related Sites
Fujairah Ruler Extends Ramadan Greetings, Fujairah in Focus, 23 August 2009.

Harrison Ford Adds to the America’s Cup Drama, America’s Cup in the UAE, 23 August 2009.

Dr Geoff Pound

Geoff can be contacted by email at geoffpound(at) on Facebook and Twitter.

Image: Thanks to Carolina for permission to post her photo.