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sand in my joints
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Copyright: Benny Verbercht (BennyV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2444 W: 34 N: 4380] (24631)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-21
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Nikon D40
Exposure: f/0.8, 1/21 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-06-19 4:20
Viewed: 726
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Bir Zikrit, sometimes also spelt 'Zhikrit' or 'Zekreet', is located on the eastern edge of Qatar. Otherwise known as “Ras Abrouq,” it is a popular spot for weekend campers and those seeking desert solitude. Four-wheel drive is required to get there.


This picture was shot among the only buildings on this tiny peninsula. Actually, this typical village was built as a movie set and is completely deserted, apart from a lonely caretaker who lives here.

Sandy, dry and very hot.


song title reference: Wire

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6044 W: 277 N: 11621] (89827)
  • [2017-06-19 6:06]

Hello Benny ,
It looks like if you had open slightly the door to have a glimpse to the village .
Fine harmony of tonalities .
Well done ;

Hello Benny,
Even if this was only made for a movie set it doesn't look totally out of place. I like the wooden details and what might be taken for a glimpse into a forbidden private area.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13584 W: 0 N: 16002] (167186)
  • [2017-06-19 6:40]


quelel belle porte de bois quelle vue et rendu sur le bois mervielleux et ces maisons en fond tout ce fond dans le ton brun clair et olus foncé sueprbe iamge.
Bravo et amitié

Hallo Benny,
Ik zie dat deze foto in juli genomen werd. Dan is het daar vreselijk heet. Ooit was ik eens in dezelfde periode van het jaar aan de overzijde van de Perzische Golf (in Iran). Het woestijnklimaat beviel me er wel maar eens aan de kust vond ik het verschrikkelijk heet en er was een grote luchtvochtigheid.
De compositie van de foto is heel goed en door de halfopen deur vangen we meer dan een glimp op van het gebouw zonder ramen en met één toegang. De gele kleur past bij de omringende woestijn.
Eigenaardig dat men er voldoende hout had voor deze mooie versierde toegangspoort.
Het stukje blauwe lucht maakt het beeld aantrekkelijker.
Een heel intrigerende foto.
Vele groeten, Paul

Hello Benny,

You have presented an almost deserted cottage through this partly opened mysterious door, wonderful color and light with good sharpness.

warm regards,


Ciao Benny, lovely composition well framed by door, good DOF, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11569 W: 126 N: 20806] (107631)
  • [2017-06-19 15:43]

Hi Benny,great shot from your archive,i never been there and maybe this isn't the right moment to go...ehhee..but the composition is fantastic,a great capture very sharp and bright! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9876 W: 144 N: 24761] (121263)
  • [2017-06-20 0:03]

Hello Benny, I was only in the Qatar Airport :(. Interesting deserted place. I like this composition with the open door inviting to enter. Beautiful wooden door . Very hot - it means how many grades?

have a nice day


Hi Benny
Great light and shade in this image with very good exposure - super hard to get these right. What impresses me most is the contrast between the door's solid brown, blue sky and warm tones of the block house which almost always becomes the focus of the image. Love this, has all it needs when the door pushes it out as well as framing beautifully. Lovely composition, Congrats
Best wishes

hello dear
nice image good point of view wel sharpness in your image

Hello Benny, very good photograph of this interesting composition with the view through the door, very well captured in this interesting image, with good clarity, light, color and quality. Very good and interesting work perfectly done, my congratulations, my friend. Thank you for sharing this beautiful work.

Good night and happy weekend.
Best wishes from the south of Spain.

Hello Benny,

very fine picture where you have relized a composition and you played perefectly with light and shadows. Very well done.TFS.

With regards from Luxemourg


Hi Benny,
I don't think I have heard the song but nevertheless it is a funny title indeed.
Open gate is always such a great motif for framing.
Great composition, pleasant light and colors, fantastic geometry.
Excellent work!

Hello Benny,

I have heard about the high temperatures in this country; I don't think I would survive!

I'm glad you noted that this was a movie set, for that is exactly how it appears. The slightly open, studded door makes a dramatic and irresistible opening into the courtyard. I can almost hear the hinges squeaking!
You really have turned it into a fine shot.
The clarity is superb, as are the textural details and the colours are perfect.

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

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