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Qatar as seen during the ‘blue’ and ‘golden’ hours

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All photos by Abdulla Almesleh

A new photography exhibition that highlights portraits of Qatar at dusk and dawn has opened at Katara Cultural Village.

The photos were shot by award-winning photographer Abdulla Al-Mesleh, who said he spent took countless hours capturing the best images.

The “blue” hour refers to the time before sunrise and the period after sunset. And the “golden” hour comes after the sun comes up or before it goes down.

Qatar in the golden hour. Credit: Abdulla Almesleh

Speaking to Doha News, Al-Mesleh said he was inspired to take the photos because colorful sky scenes make him reflect on the beauty of God’s creation.

“The other reason which keeps me determined to shoot is my love of nature — I love spending hours & hours outside the city,” he said.

He added that contrary to popular belief, he doesn’t take photos by drone. Rather, he requests access to the rooftops of tall skyscrapers.

The exhibition will be open at Katara’s Building 18 through April 13. The hours are from the morning to 10pm daily.

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