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    Just a walk-around at the dhow wharfage at the Dubai Creek...

    This is where they unload/load the wooden dhow's that ship cargo to all the places no body else wants to go... e.g. Iran, Somalia, Yemen, Pakistan etc..

    Great place to walk around, although a little warm this time of year...(40+C)...
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    Dhow Wharfage...
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    Default Dhow Wharfage

    Dhow Wharfage.
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    Just by the water taxi's...
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    Fantastic look into everyday life in your part of the World. Nice one

    Good to see health and safety practices are being adhered to

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    I like these shots of the unseen Dubai far more than the city ones.

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    looks like a great place to take photos. Some good stuff in there. You need to take a bit more care with your exposure in some of them
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    Very interesting sets. I guess these are all motorised these days? I have always had an interest in the Middle East and this non-touristy stuff is great, thanks.
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    Wow, great shots, the real Dubai. Nice things going on.
    The exposures are a little bright for me too, easily fixed with a tweak or two.
    Making them darker will add quite a lot of mood to them I feel.

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    Yep, health and safety here is pretty bad. They're getting better though. Workers are not allowed to work outside between 12:30 and 3pm in the summer now.

    Yep, the over-exposure can cause havoc with the white-out effect. I'll have to teach myself to be a bit more careful.

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    Yep, the dow's are all motorised. Most of them are made of wood, but a few are made of fibreglass these days unfortunately.

    They don't have much problems with the pirates in Somalia apparently, since they are the only ones who go there, and hence the pirates don't want to hurt their own country's exports/imports.

    They hijacked a few dhow's earlier this year, so the dhow owners stopped all shipments, and the pirates relented when the food prices in somalia started doubling in a few days.

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    Thanks for bringing back very good memories of Dubai for me, Ive been around that area and you ve captured it exactly!!! Love the image of the two men lying down in the shade and their dirty feet, that will be my pick :-)
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    Thanks for bringing back very good memories of Dubai for me, Ive been around that area and you ve captured it exactly!!! Love the image of the two men lying down in the shade and their dirty feet, that will be my pick :-)

    A thought, perhaps a polarizer filter in that extreme bright light?
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    Yep, it's a great place, always something happening, and completely unrestricted too i.e. nothing separating you from the sights and action...

    The Dubai sun is pretty harsh, so a polarizer maybe the way to go...
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