It is always an adventure going to the desert…..the very thought of being able to be there with the huge sand dunes, experience the strong wind blowing, listen to the sounds of nature, and have life slow down a bit ….the experience is soothing and rather priceless!!
Firstly you have absolutely no idea what you will encounter, there is always something happening there, you just have to be able to find it.
The Camel herders are perhaps one of the more common sights that you will come across as you start venturing into the desert. Being able to capture a picture of them just waking their herd of Camel, or against the backdrop of the large dunes is very satisfying, (although it would be a whole lot better of there were’nt so many tyre tracks on the dunes…that’s man announcing his presence there too).
Some others prefer to watch the sun go down with a birds eye view of the desert. It does make for some spectacular viewing, and must have been as challenging for them to make the trip up there (and down later on in the dark), as it would be satisfying for them to just sit there and watch the sun sink into the golden dunes.
The light slowly slips away, another day has passed. Its time to bid farewell to these dunes, and get ready for the long drive back home.
The First “One FC” took place in Dubai last Friday, and being able to be there and cover the event was an experience that was not to be missed. A very special thanks to #JustinNG for this great opportunity.
Featuring 3 huge World Championship Title Fights and 6 other fights, this event was the largest event for Mixed Martial Arts to be held in Dubai.
With an audience of over 5000 to witness this event, the evening was a buzz of activity and noise. The pretty ring girls added to the excitement as they went round the “cage” announcing the rounds.
The contenders caused a lot of excitement and an adrenaline rush as they walked into the arena where they changed up, and after being checked by the officials, entered the cage. This image of James McSweeney is just one of the views of the fighters.
Two of the reigning World Champions lost their crowns to the contenders, while Shinya Aoki was the only one who retained his title.
Taking these images were not easy, there was very limited and erratic light, lots of smoke and the fighters kept moving around in the cage rather quickly. Added to that was the fact that we we unable to get close to the ring…we had no access, the limited spots near the ring were already given to others. But it was a huge opportunity,and we grabbed it, and were determined to make the best of it…its not always that you get a chance to cover an event like this.