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 Post subject: Kushti in Dubai
PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:20 pm 
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Location: Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
Kushti means wrestling (in Pakistani I believe) and each friday evening, in the Deira area of Dubai, Pakistani labourers gather to either participate in or watch the action.

Its a weird mix of strong men, theatre, sand and bagpipes and is definitely worth a look if your in town. As well as being a very different photo opportunity its also a great and very different cultural experience, not the normal Dubai style tourism

I found out about it through a Gulf Photo Plus organised photo walk. Here are a couple of my very few decent shots.

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Others can be found here along with photo information in the picasa pages https://picasaweb.google.com/iangandert ... directlink

It was a learning day for me. New camera and trying to think about the photos I was taking which is not normally something I'd do.

I know these arent great photos but I'm not displeased with them, they tell a nice story I think. CC welcome but go a bit easy on me :P

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:16 am 
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Welcome to the forum, Ian. I saw the photo walk advertised but didn't get the chance to join - it sold out pretty quickly.

Those photos are looking good - I've always wanted to find out where the wrestling takes place so you'll have to drop me a hint...!


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Whoa!

I've just spotted a cunning link on your blog!

Thanks for the endorsement!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:40 am 
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I've always wanted to find out where the wrestling takes place so you'll have to drop me a hint...!


We walked along the main road parallel to the sea from the Deira Fish and Veg market towards a big hotel (the Hyatt I think). there is a big open (sandy) area where the guys play football and cricket. Its seething with photo opportunities down there.

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430EX II Flash with Phottix Strato Wireless Tigger Set
Manfrotto 190CXPRO3 with 496 Ball Head. Gorilla Pod SLR
Canon Powershot A720IS with CHDK and intervalometer script. Pentax Optio W90

My Blog - http://www.ianganderton.wordpress.com


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