About a week ago (end of February, 2015) I went into the desert of the United Arab Emirates, not far away from the Oman border. It was storming and visibility was bad.
I took this picture (a stitched 5 shot panorama) while I got sand blasted. I worried about my equipment, my lens (24-70) still creaks of the fine sand and dust when I zoom in or out.
I transferred this one in a black and white panorama because the original colors were, due to the amount of dust in the air, boring.