Award Winner | Photo of the Day | December 19, 2011
“It was the first day of Eid Al Fitr and the beach was way too crowded. At the end of the day and after a beautiful sunset, people left and headed back home when these two friends were wondering around looking for something… It was low tide and one of them went deep inside while his friend waited and waited. Eventually he went too and joined him in his quest for the lost item… But they never seemed to found anything and headed back home, and the beach turned silent again as if no one ever been there today”.
Technical Info: Nikon D700 | Nikkor 14-24 f/2.8D | 14mm | ISO 2500 | 1/15sec @ f/2.8
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | December 19
Title of the photograph: Two Friends
Photo of the Day Award Category: Minimalistic Photography
Photograph Location: Bali | Indonesia
Photographer: Eyad Al Shami ( Dubai, United Arab Emirates )
“Born in 1976 in Jerusalem, Eyad Al Shami grew up with the tend to try different hobbies including Pool, Chess, Music Instruments, Diving, Card Magic, Bowling. But photography was the most serious one when he bought his first camera in 2000, it was a point and shoot that he carried with him everywhere… He was fascinated with low light and night shots, street and nature… However the serious journey started with his first DSLR “Canon 450D” in 2007 that his wife bought him on their anniversary, since then it was never the same… Continuous reading, dedication and practice is what he was focusing on since that day… he believes there is still so much to learn and apply but practice is always the key.
He is working in IT industry sales which is a demanding career, so is photography… Finding time to go out and shoot is one of his challenges, that’s why he don’t spare time during his travels as he always shoot what appeals to him. Photographing Kids/ Street and Low Light scenes is what he loves and will one day adopt one of them as the main path in his photography journey.”