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Dubai Hot air Balloons. Michael R. Cruz is an award-winning, professional Commercial & Advertising photographer based in Dubai, UAE. His expertise is Fashion, Editorial, Corporate, 360 VR, Automotive and Landscape Photography. Dubai Photographer.

Dubai hot air balloons

I took this photo of Dubai with hot air balloons few days ago during the Dubai World Air Games 2015.  I am lucky that my balcony is facing this view.  This was taken from my balcony.  To be honest, I don’t see this kind of view every day, because Dubai can be really hazy.  However there are a few occasions that I see the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Skylines really clear.  I have to zoom at 200mm (x 1.5 […]

Michael R. Cruz Dubai Photographer. Cloudy Dubai

Cloudy Dubai!

Yesterday was one of the best Dubai skies I’ve seen.  There are massive clouds and surprisingly clear too, not so much haze.  Dubai is not really known for cloudy skies but as we enter the cold season, we are getting our fair shares of clouds. I took this photo from my balcony at around 7:30 to 7:45pm.  From there, I can see the Dubai skylines and Burj Khalifa standing out of that crowd. Gear used: Nikon D810 + 85mm f1.4 […]

365 Project : Day 326

Canon 7D + 8-16mm f6.4 | 1/200 | ISO 100 (5 exp. DRI)

365 Project : Day 324

Canon 7D + 8-16mm f9.0 | 8 secs. | ISO 160 (4 exposures DRI) This is Dubai Marina Yacht Club, located in the heart of Dubai Marina.

365 Project : Day 319

Another Dubai Marina shot 🙂

365 Project : Day 315

Gear: Canon 7D + 10mm f2.8 Fisheye Settings: f 6.3 | 5 secs. | ISO 200

365 Project : Day 245

Taken at Madinat Jumeirah after our early shoot at the beach with the Burj Al Arab. I haven’t used my fisheye lens in a while so I decided to get some fun with it 🙂 Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 10mm f2.8 Settings: f8.0 | 1/50 | ISO 100 Post process: 2 exposures blended (DRI) Curves adjustments Dodging and burning Cheers! /Mike

365 Project : Day 244

Another early wake up shoot, this time at the Burj Al Arab. This is the most famous landmark in Dubai until the Burj Khalifa came along. This seven star hotel is still an architecture marvel 🙂 Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 8-16mm Settings: f8.0 | 30 secs. | ISO 100 Post process: 3 exposures (DRI) Enhanced the sky to get a more dramatic look using blending modes Curves adjustments Dodging and burning Cheers! /Mike  

365 Project : Day 242

The tallest building on Earth… Burj Khalifa in classic black and white tones 🙂 Settings: f8.0 | 30 secs. | ISO 100 Post process: 2 exposures blended together (DRI) Converted to B/W using BW adjustment layer in PS Dodging and burning Curves adjustments Cheers! /Mike

365 Project : Day 241

Took this shot on the way back to the parking lot. I just saw this traffic lights and I thought that it would be a good foreground with the Burj Khalifa. Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 8-16mm Settings: f8 | 1/15 | ISO 125 Post process: 2 exposures DRI’d Curves adjustments Channel mixer adjustments for color toning Applied a square crop