365 Project : Day 016

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This is Burj Khalifa, the tallest building on Earth.  Together with the world’s tallest dancing fountain.

I decided to go back there and shoot the Burj at night since I’m getting a lot of hits from the day version, which can be found here.

I, like many others, was surprised when it was named Burj Khalifa since everyone is already used to calling it Burj Dubai.  Anyway, it’s their building so they can name it whatever they want to.   I was hoping for a different kind of light from the Burj Khalifa, usually it has some spot lights all over as if it was watching the neighboring buildings.  I didn’t get that tonight but I did manage to get the dancing fountain which is currently the world’s tallest dancing fountain!  So, I guess that’s cool 🙂

Would have been better with clouds but… You can’t always get what you want 😀

How I took it:

Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 10-20mm + Tripod
Settings: f9.0 | 15 seconds | ISO 100

Post processing:

  • Applied some perspective correction
  • Adjusted contrast and brightness
  • Applied some dodging and burning
  • Added a touch of sharpening

Back to work again tomorrow…



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11 Responses

  1. this is really awesome… accidentally found your page and i am really amazed…bookmarked this..

    i am also into photography and i am still learning… you live in international city right? persia?or france? I really love your shots… hope you can share some techniques…

    keep on shooting and il keep on stalking your great photos…

    • Hey, thanks for visiting my page. Glad that you enjoyed my photos 🙂
      Yes, I’m staying at int’l city. I am staying in CBD (near france)…
      Where you from? We can go for a photowalk some time….



  2. Hi Mike,

    Good day to you… I am living in France just very near to your place… Saw all your photos, bang! ang galing!

    Yeah, a photowalk would be really great, i love that…
    IDOL na kita from now on! I am from Cebu by the way. 😀

    • haha… Thanks for visiting my blog, happy to know that you like my photos 🙂

      We’ll arrange a photowalk before Dubai gets too hot! Usually me and my friend Jason usually do a photowalk on fridays or saturdays, depending which time we are free… you can join us some time. Just let me know.


  3. That is a good idea, i like to join you some time… i am available every Saturday… what time do you usually do the photowalk on Friday?

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