As a long-time resident in the Middle East Gulf, our desert summers are pretty extreme in terms of high temperatures and uncomfortable, humid conditions. Only the bravest, and certifyable insane will venture out with their cameras, and then only to realise that it was a massive mistake - even in the dead of night. Summer is therfore usually the time to revisit my old photo stock and catching up on some overdue editing.
One such "rediscovered" image is this opportunistic one, taken on a foggy morning in the desert near Dubai - more than 7 years back! The dense fog completely obscured any distracting background clutter and nicely isolated the subjects as the main focal point. I've never given it any attention before, as this kind of "landscape" photography was not really my "thing" at the time. As a result, I only recently decided to process it, and it turned out to be an extremely popular photo on most forums I've posted it too, attracting quite a few features and huge viewing numbers along the way.
Glad I kept the file! Our perceptions and tastes change over time, resulting in potential "new" finds over time, keeping us excited and motivated in what we do. Almost like finding a long lost Stradivarius in the attic - well, not really, but close!