Wadi Rum 8th August 2014

  • E-330
  • Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
  • 2014:08:10 20:53:44
  • 0.004 s (1/250) (1/250)
  • f/7.1
  • 100
  • 2007:12:05 10:21:34
  • No
  • 30.00 (30/1)

Shot Notes

This red desert landscape is Wadi Rum in Jordan. It was taken 7 years ago with my old Olympus E-330. Developed with Camera RAW, no Photoshop.

If it looks familiar, it has appeared in many films as the surface of Mars.

Karen is in Sydney this week to see Don Giovanni at the Opera House.

5 Responses to “Wadi Rum”

  1. 1

    Looks just like parts of Oz!

  2. 2
    Jason Benz:

    Maybe I should call it Red Desert. It was used to film The Red Planet in 2000.

  3. 3
    Jason Benz:

    Also used for Prometheus, Lawrence of Arabia and The Martian.

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