Aug 2017

Sunset on the way back to Beirut

By Ahsan Abbas in General Photography, Landscape Photography, Night Photography | Comment
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Driving back to Beirut from the Saint Charbel Monastery the sun was setting and so we decided to pull over and enjoy the view. The colours are so radiant and ever changing, for a photographer there an infinite number of possibilities when setting up to take a shot under these conditions. Don’t overthink it, keep […]

Aug 2017

Explore the beautiful Beit ed-Dine Palace

By Ahsan Abbas in Travel | Comment
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  Beit ed-Dine is a small town and municipality in the Chouf District of the Mount Lebanon Governorate in Lebanon. It is about 45 kilometres southeast of Beirut. The area is predominantly Christian, and it is most well known for its 18th century Beiteddine Palace. Built by Emir Bashir II in 1788 the site’s control […]

Aug 2017

A view from the Saint Charbel Church

By Ahsan Abbas in Landscape Photography | Comment
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A view from the back of the Saint Charbel Church. Youssef Antoun Makhlouf joined the Lebanese Maronite Order in 1851 and by becoming a monk he took the name Charbel, after a Christian Martyr in Antioch from the 2nd century. The church is a site for pilgrims from Christian and Muslim faiths in Lebanon. As […]

Jul 2017

Stunning Cheddar Gorge is definitely worth a visit!

By Ahsan Abbas in My Photography, Photography Trips, Travel | Comment
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Cheddar Gorge is located in Somerset, England. After a recommendation, I decided to visit the area to get a glimpse of the gorge first hand. A quick check of the weather the day before showed a window of opportunity to head across the country and enjoy a sunny and warm day! The drive from London […]

Jun 2017

Sailing in Lebanon

By Ahsan Abbas in Travel | Comment
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With over 300 sunny days per year, sea water and perfect wind conditions throughout the year, Lebanon, on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean, is the ideal location for sailing. Indeed these conditions played an important role in the development of this coastline over thousands of years. For the Phoenicians, Egyptians, Byzantines and the Ottoman […]

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