“Wameed” -17th Photography Week at Photo Society SQU (20-24 April 2014)

Image  Once a year, the Photo Society Club of SQU holds a one-week photography exhibition on their campus.  I was invited by an Omani friend who knows how much I love photography. I’m glad I went as the photographs were gorgeous.  Let me share some of my favorites here with you in this post.Image  The exhibition is taking place at the main Conference Hall on SQU campus with photos located on the ground floor and the 1st floor.The Window of Simplicity  This one is titled “Window of Simplicity” and was taken by A’Shima Nasser Al-Ghdmai, a student of the College of Arts and Social Sciences.Fisher  “Fisher” by Mohammed Bin Salim Al-NahdiFull of Hope  This interesting piece is titled “Full of Hope” and was submitted by Lujaina Bint Qais Al Balushi.Sunset  “Sunset” by Mohammed Bin Salim Al Nahdi (Interesting that 2 of my favorite pics are from the same gentleman!)Radiant Morning  “Radiance Morning” by Ahmed Bin Maqbool Al MaimaniCordiality  One of several wonderful macro shots submitted by Talib Abdullah Al-Busaidi from the College of Engineering. This one is titled “Cordiality“. Above the Sky  “Above the Sky” by Munther Mohammed Al Waili from the College of EngineeringLkhwer Sands  “Lkhwer Sands” by Ammar Yahya Al-Mashaikhi from the College of Economics and Political SciencesThe Explosion  Wow! I’d love to know the story behind this photograph!  It’s appropriately titled “The Explosion” and was taken by Yousf Rashid Al-Naabi from the College of Engineering.Hidden Things  This photo, “Hidden Things” is expected to win 1st prize which would put 40o OR in the winner’s pocket. (2nd prize -200 OR, 3rd prize -100 OR)  The photographer is Alla Thani Al-Bahri from the College of Engineering.  It’s hard not to appreciate this one when you consider the talent and planning behind such a shot. The promoters of the Wameed Exhibition used this photo for some of their promotional posters which tells you it’s up there as one of the top pics to beat.The Mountain Girl  “The Mountain Girl” by Balqees Khalfan Al Rashdi from the College of Agricultural and Marine SciencesSardine Season  “Sardine Season” by Anas Mohammed Al Dheeb from the College of Economics and Political SciencesGrip  “Grip” by Uhoud Salim Al-Hadhrami from the College of Agricultural and Marine SciencesAbdullah Al Harthi  Mr. Abdullah Al Harthi, the ex-president of the Photo Society, who was very helpful showing guests like me around! 🙂  Every guest had the option of voting for their favorite picture.  It was a hard choice but I finally voted for sunset.smile for the camera  Guests to the Wameed Exhibtion have the option of getting their photo taken for only 500 baizas.Andy and Suliman  Yours truly with one of my old students, Sulaiman.  I think we’re going for the “gangsta’ look” here, haha! 😉  We only had to wait 2 minutes to get the photo printed!Wameed collage  Today (the 24th) is the last day of the exhibition.  Sultan Qaboos University has some truly talented photographers on campus! It was a pleasure to see such fine photography.

If you enjoyed this post, you might want to subscribe to SQUPhoto on youtube.  Here are 2 of their videos I enjoyed:

SQU Timelapse Electric Muscat

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5 responses to ““Wameed” -17th Photography Week at Photo Society SQU (20-24 April 2014)

  1. All the pictures look great!

  2. Intriguing collection of photos! . . . Thank you for sharing, Andy!

  3. Those were just some of my favorites. There were plenty more gorgeous shots! Glad you enjoyed them! 🙂

  4. Al Harith Al Harthi

    Thank you for sharing this awesome experience from your nice view. About the photo “The Explosion”, this is an old Omani tradition of firing a canon in the days of Eid. Village Fanja is the most famous in this tradition now, and there is a book named “Al Azwah” explaing and showing the different celebrations and events accompanied with firing the canon.

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