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Rinad
25th of February 2010 (Thu), 07:42
Hello every body
After the great echoes of my previous thread Arab Traditional Market (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=831398) I decided to post a new thread showing one of our winter festivals Desert Festival

Desert Festival is not the exact translation.It's in Arabic " AL Ghadha Festival ".The word " AL Ghadha " related to the name of a kind of plant grows only in this desert !. So we used to say " we're going to Al Ghadha " rather than " The desert " . This is a little introduction before I show you the pictures .

PS: I gathered many photos from my friends to give a complete idea.

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This picture taken by Mr.Ahmad Al-Sheme as u can see in his logo sign. It shows the whole area of the festival. Many tents arranged in O shape with one gate. The desert is far about 15 Km from the city.

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Zoom .. if u have any question , or need a clarification on any part you can ask :)

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The organizers of this camp want to give an exact reflection of the past life. Every thing is related to the past . And I want you to notice one thing , camps are the old houses for travelers while people who live in a city have a clay home (just like the one in the previous thread ).In the center you can see activities of the old-daily life. A half tent :p (they didn't but its surrounded walls to enable visitors to see what's inside) camels , boys wearing old clothes and playing around the well , girls playing together ( Oh flower open ) - I should tell you about this game some day :p -

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visitors

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The tillage

Rinad
25th of February 2010 (Thu), 07:45
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Boys getting water from the well

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Also , an old game :) boys used to play with environment materials , they're imagining
themselves riding a hours or something using a dead palm leaves .

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Girls wearing the traditional clothes (l)

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Transportation ( this is used inside the city , for traveling they used camels ).

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This picture is Mr.Bander Aljaber shoot . A man holding an old hand mell .

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Girls with traditional clothes .

Rinad
25th of February 2010 (Thu), 07:47
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Tis picture is by Mr.Ahmad Al Salloum . A man climbs the palm tree showing how to get the dates (don't try to find the dates it's not the time yet ).

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T.V Interview

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Tillage

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Picture with fish eye lenses. The girls are playing a game called ( hadareja bedareja )
don't bothered .. it's a difficult name even for us .. native speakers !

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A man , one of the organizers , drinking an Arabic coffee (l)

Rinad
25th of February 2010 (Thu), 07:48
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pottery art

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Tis picture is by : Mr. Abdulla Al Khaifan
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Rinad
25th of February 2010 (Thu), 07:50
C H A L L I N G I N G - T H E - D E S E R T


It's a special place to practice your dangerous hobbies . One year TOYOTA company received a video for this race and they were very surprised I don't know what happen then I think they send some supports or I forget :p:rolleyes: .

Pictures by : Mr.Yasser Al Saikhan

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Rinad
25th of February 2010 (Thu), 07:56
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So . that's the end. I really hope that these pictures could reflect a little about the festival.
You're all invited to witness it life :cool: .I just want to thank all my friends in our photographic group Okoos , All of them without exceptions . And a special thanx for you to encourage me giving more .


Rinad

sparker1
25th of February 2010 (Thu), 12:05
Thank you, Rinad, and your fellow club members. These are great photos, both technically and for showing the life in your part of the world. I can see many similarities between your world and ours. Kids ride their pretend horses just the same everywhere. And men enjoy playing with their "toys" (trucks) everywhere. It would be a wonderful experience to attend this festival.

KenVP
25th of February 2010 (Thu), 14:31
Great pics

Doctorh
25th of February 2010 (Thu), 17:08
really good shots

Artillerist
25th of February 2010 (Thu), 21:07
Very nice series; thank you for sharing the family of man.

LLBNY
26th of February 2010 (Fri), 00:23
Very nice

AiGTs
26th of February 2010 (Fri), 02:15
Great coverage! Very interesting.

lindsaytblum
26th of February 2010 (Fri), 10:43
Very nice series. You did a wonderful job covering a wide range of subjects. My favorites are the one of the boys playing with the palm leaves and the girls in traditional clothing. Very beautiful!

Rinad
1st of March 2010 (Mon), 08:53
thank you all for comments . I'm very glad :)

Rinad

MidnightSun
1st of March 2010 (Mon), 16:34
Great pics. I love to see something we don't see everyday....

Pete's Prints
2nd of March 2010 (Tue), 07:57
Well done series of photos, you and your friends have done a very good job showing the festival and I am impress with the photos. It is great to see how others live life. Thank you for sharing life!

IVOlution
2nd of March 2010 (Tue), 09:40
Very interesting "documentary" and cool to see as Pete said, how others live and have fun...
Good job
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Rinad
2nd of March 2010 (Tue), 11:49
Great pics. I love to see something we don't see everyday....
Yes I really do also, But you know , these pics don't represent nowadays life in Saudi Arabia or in the gulf in general . It's just a festival to remember the past and how was the life before 50 years .

Thanks for commenting

Rinad
2nd of March 2010 (Tue), 11:59
Well done series of photos, you and your friends have done a very good job showing the festival and I am impress with the photos. It is great to see how others live life. Thank you for sharing life!
Thank you Pete's prints :)
as I sed in the above replay , It's not the life we live now , it's a reflection for Saudi Arabia in 1480's ( we're now1431 AH in our calendar ) . Thanx again (f)

Ballen Photo
2nd of March 2010 (Tue), 17:45
Hi Rinad, A very nice documentary indeed. Unfortunately, you have posted too many images. I converted the excess to links. ;)
-Bruce

Rinad
12th of March 2010 (Fri), 14:03
Very interesting "documentary" and cool to see as Pete said, how others live and have fun...
Good job
:)
I'm very glad to read this :)
thanx a lot

Rinad
12th of March 2010 (Fri), 14:05
Hi Rinad, A very nice documentary indeed. Unfortunately, you have posted too many images. I converted the excess to links. ;)
-Bruce

Hello Mr. I'm very sorry for bothering u :(. Glad to ur effort in converting :$
Sorry again and BIG THANKS :)

symbolphoto
12th of March 2010 (Fri), 17:05
Fantastic stuff. I love seeing this part of the world and wish American's were more widely accepted in these parts. I'd love to go there one day.

Rinad
13th of March 2010 (Sat), 13:44
Hey come on .. you're very accepted and welcomed . Few days ago there was an American Doctor came to the festival and shared our group with taking photos. She is an American photographer and we all welcomed her .

symbolphoto
13th of March 2010 (Sat), 15:26
Hey come on .. you're very accepted and welcomed . Few days ago there was an American Doctor came to the festival and shared our group with taking photos. She is an American photographer and we all welcomed her .

Maybe in your area. But i don't think it's the same everywhere. The Wahhabi's may not agree with you. If i'm wrong, i apologize. I don't want to perpetuate any incorrect media-based views.