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Yemen Mountain Landscape

Yemen, Manakhah – April 1998

This week’s theme of the weekly lens artists challenge (#135) is ‘glimpse into your world’. The brief is simple: show us what makes your world spin, or what makes you delirious with joy. Let me start by showing what makes my world spin in photography. That is to visit places, travel, and monochrome photography. One of the most impressive trips was to Yemen in 1998. A beautiful country with amazing scenery and a rich culture. A mountain view near Manakhah in the Haraz mountais in Yemen.

The B4 retouch series
I browsed my archive for pictures to publish. All of them are not completely retouched yet. Scratches, dust and stains are not removed.
Shot with Nikon F90 on Kodak TriX, scanned from film and edited using Snapseed and Marksta. Click the picture for a bigger version

6 Responses to “Yemen Mountain Landscape”

  1. sheetalbravon

    Chris, I’ve been following your posts for a while now and your love for photography shines through. After seeing this picture , I’m curious to know more about it . Thanks for directing my attention to this beautiful country and for this lovely take on the challenge.

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    • Chris Breebaart

      Thank you for the compliments and your kind words Sheeta. At the moment it is torn apart in a civil war with lots of destruction and casualties. This is the Haraz mountain range. If you follow the links to Wikipedia, you can find more information. The little villages are at the same time fortresses, build from mainly clay and stones. The plateaus contained then qat, a drug. It is quite fertile, they used to grow coffee there.

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