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Sometimes photo-opportunities present themselves when one does not really expect them...

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by a Belgian photographer, who had plans to come to Dubai for a 10 day holiday. After a few emails with UAE tips and tricks for photography, we eventually yesterday ended up going to the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi together.

The image above, "Mystery girl", is of the visiting photographer's wife at the Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque. Being a very photogenic model, this proved to be a great opportunity to test my new FujiFilm X-E1 for portrait photography.

After the Black & White conversion, I choose to selectively put back some of the colour in the image; especially of the models red hair and blue eyes.

Remember; "A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you, the less you know" - Diane Arbus

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