AlHada Mountain Lookout – Documentary

في خلال زيارتي لمدينة الطائف غرب المملكة العام الماضي قمت بالذهاب على طريق جبل الهدا المؤدي إلى مكة المكرمة وفي توجد نقطة في قمة الجبل بجانب الطريق تطل على نفس الطريق نزولاً وتطل على باقي المنطقة هناك في منظر بديع وجميل، اعتاد البعض المجيء هنا لقضاء الوقت في وقت العصر حتى المغرب والغالبية هم من الشباب وهذه بعض الصور من هناك.

In my visit to Taif city located west in Saudi Arabia last year I went to AlHada mountain road which leads to Makkah city, and at the top beside the road there is a lookout for the rest of the road and the area around, the view is very beautiful and people hang out here usually before sunset, these are some the photos I’ve captured from there.

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Solo photos from Dubai – street photography

Hello and sorry for being away in the past couple of weeks but I’m back again. Here are some solo photos from my first visit to Dubai in the UAE which was back in Feb 2016, it was a quick 2 day visit for a workshop and didn’t have anytime for my own photography but I managed to get a couple of shots around the metro which was a good experience, Enjoy!

All Photos captured in February 2016 – Dubai, UAE

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My 15 day trip to 4 cities in Saudi Arabia

أول رحلة تصوير بعد انقطاع أكثر من سنة وبالطبع لايزال هناك الكثير أستطيع تصويره وتوثيقه في السعودية ولهذا قررت اعادة زيارة بعض المدن التي قمت بزيارتها لمشروع حياة الشارع في السعودية وهي الطائف وأبها ونجران، في الحقيقة نجران هي وجهتي الرئيسية ولكن قررت التوقف في أكثر من مدينة قبل ذلك.. في هذه الرحلة لن أقوم بالتركيز على جانب واحد بل سأقوم بتصوير حياة الشارع وتصوير قصة معينة والقيام بتسليم صور مطبوعة والتي إن أخبرتكم عددها ستقولون عني مجنون! لا أعلم ما يمكن أن يحدث ولكنها تجربة لا يمكنني التوقف عنها!

First photography trip in more then a year and of course because there is a lot to photograph in Saudi I decided to revisit some of the cities which are Taif, Abha and Najran. In fact Najran is my main destination but I wanted to make a few stops before that. In this trip I will do street photography, stories and deliver printed photos which if you knew how many are they you will call me crazy! But I can’t seem to stop doing that.

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Jazan & AlBahah trip with my brother

So Last year in order to finish my Street Life in Saudi Arabia project I had to go to a trip to Jazan Region which is located in the south-west of Saudi Arabia, one of my brothers decided to come along in this road trip which took us almost 18 hours from Dammam to Jazan city (with a couple of stops to rest & eat) we were discovering some sightseeing aside from the places I went to photograph for my project (visit here to see all the post blogs that I published) it was AlFaifa mountains & Farasn Island in Jazan Region, AlSoudah mountain in Asir Region and an ancient village in AlBahah in our way back. These are some of the photos I captured during this places.

All Photos captured Nov 2016 – multiple places

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Extracting Oil the old way from Jazan

When I was on the road from Jazan to Abha I saw in the sideways camels circling around blindfolded with men guiding them. So I stopped my car and it turns out that they are extracting  oil by grinding it, the camel circle around pulling the wooden lever hooked to him plus a big rock in his back so he moves slowly,  all that attached to a pole of wood which is crafted especially for this task and this pole moves as the camels circle in a big wooden pot also especially crafted for this, it turns slowly for hours and grind the seeds into oil called (Smsm Oil) used either for food or healthy choices for woman which is very common in the Southern Region. Another amazing thing that the camel can move & stop by a sound that the owner make which something impressive!

All Photos captured in October 2016 – Jazan, Saudi Arabia

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Camels from the Desert of Riyadh

Hello all, something quick to share with you, when I return from a road trip I keep my eyes on the desert and try to see unique sights of camels in the open field, this is one of them and it was almost noon but still I loved the results. Hope you like them!

All photos captured in December 2015


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Note: All photos are owned & photographed by Zuhair Ahmad Al-Traifi, and you are not allowed to use them in any newspaper or magazines without permission. Using any photo online with a link reference to it’s original source & name is allowed. Failed to follow these instruction will have you face legal actions. Thank you for understanding.

ملاحظة مهمة: جميع الصور مصورة ومملوكة من قبل زهير أحمد الطريفي، ومن غير المسموح بتاتاً استخدامها في الجرائد والصحف الإلكترونية والمجلات بدون اخذ موافقة مسبقة. استخدام الصور على شبكة الانترنت مع وضع اسم ورابط المصدر الأساسي للصور مسموحٍ به. عدم اتباعك لهذه التعليمات قد يعرضك للمسائلة القانونية. شكراً لتفهمكم.

Arafah unseen – Photojournalism

These photos are from when I first started photographing so my skills wasn’t that good in capturing good scenes, plus I carried I tele-photo lens which didn’t help a lot. The following photo were taking during for some people in AlHajj Rituals in Arafah Day, I didn’t take a lot photo because I was tired myself! So they only represent a small percentage in what Arafah really like & believe there were a lot worst scenes then you can imagine.

هذه الصور وإن كانت قليلة وغير متوسعة كانت من أول سنة من بدايتي في التصوير لذلك مهاراتي في التصوير وإلتقاط المشاهد من حولي لم تكن جيدة أبداً، بالاضافة أنني كنت أحمل عدسة ذاب بعد بؤري بعيد وهذا لم يساعدني. هذه الصور ملتقطة لبعض الأشخاص بشكل قريب في موسم الحج في يوم عرفة، لم أصور كثيراً لأنني كنت أيضاً متعباً ومرهقاً من السير! هذه تمثل نسبة بسيطة جداً جداً مما تبدو عرفة ولا نراها عادة وهناك الكثير من المشاهد التي تعتبر صادمة عند رؤيتها.

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AlQarah Mountain – iPhone version

Last month I went to Alhasa, usually I go there for 1 day only but this time I spent a couple of days so it was a perfect opportunity to go out early in the morning and head stright for the famous AlQarah Mountain which is located East of AlHasa. I choose to explore the upper part of it and since there was already a road stright to the top exist it was no problem getting up. I walked up there for an hour & half, here’s some iPhone photos that describe my scene.

الشهر الماضي ذهبت إلى الاحساء وأمضيت هناك عدة أيام وكانت فرصة مناسبة أن أخرج في الصباح الباكر للتصوير فتوجهت مباشرة إلى جبل القارة الشهير والذي يقع في شرق الأحساء. اخترت أن أقوم باستكشاف الجزء العلوي وبما أنه كان هناك طريقاً جاهزاً يوصلني مباشرة للقمة لم تكن هناك مشكلة في ذلك. مشيت قرابة الساعة والنصف هناك وهذه بعض الصور الأيفونية التي تصف ما شاهدته

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