Category : Fisheye

365 Project : Day 089

Dubai Internet City, or DIC is a technology park created by the government of Dubai as a free economic zone, the economic laws of DIC attracted many technology firms such as Microsoft, Canon, Siemens, IBM, Cisco, Dell, Nokia, HP, Oracle and many other IT companies.  This particular shot is a man made lake which is a home for migrating birds and some small fishes. Too bad, after July I won’t see this place everyday.  But, life goes on… Gear:  Canon […]

365 Project : Day 088

This is Dubai Marina.  This is were the rich folks with boats hang out 🙂  Nothing much to say here… Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 10mm f2.8 Settings: f5.0 | 1/15 | ISO 320 Post processing: Blended two exposures manually (DRI) Dodging and burning Adjusted contrast and vibrance Thanks! /Mike

365 Project : Day 086

This is Barasti Bar.  This bar is located at the beach, near Mina Siyahi Hotel in Dubai.  This place is quite famous, I think, anyone who visited Dubai (and likes to party) would definitely know the place 🙂  They a restaurant and a grilled buffet as well and at night, there is a live DJ that plays mostly electronic music.  Really nice place to just chill and hang out. Gear:  Canon 7D + Sigma 10mm f2.8 Settings: f3.5 | 1.5 […]

365 Project : Day 082

This was taken at Ibn Batuta Mall.  This is the only themed mall here in the UAE.  The mall, honored the travels of the traveler Ibn Batuta.  Anyway, this part was in the China Court area.  Big boat in a fountain inside a mall?  Yeah, that’s Dubai I guess. Gear:  Canon 7D + Sigma 10mm f2.8 Settings: f5.0 | 1/15 | ISO 640 Post processing: A little bit of dodging and burning Adjusted contrast and saturation Added a light vignette […]

365 Project : Day 076

This is going to be quick, since I am posting this from Second Cup coffee shop here in Bur Dubai.  I just got this shot a few minutes ago from Heritage Village.  It looks liked an old unfinished boat or could also probably be a wrecked boat, I am not sure. Just a quick shot as well, since I don’t want to get too much attention from the people around the place, since I am using a tripod. Anyway, here’s […]

365 Project : Day 074

It’s confirmed, we are moving to our new location around May.  After six years of working at this place, I will surely miss it. Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 10mm f2.8 Settings: f5.0 | 1/125 | ISO 100 Post processing: Stacked and manually blended 3 exposures using blending modes and layer masking Dodging and burning applied on selected parts Added a vignette Cheers! /Mike

365 Project : Day 072

This was taken at Dubai Marina, on the way to Barasti bar, which is a bar/club located at the beach.  Really nice place.  Lately, I’m practicing different post processing techniques for multiple exposures.  This particular picture is from 3 exposures which I blended manually. Gear:  Canon 7D + Sigma 10mm f2.8 Settings: f5.0 | 1/25 | ISO100 Post process: Opened 3 exposures in layers with Photoshop CS4 Manually blended them Dodged and burned on some parts Selective sharpening and noise […]

365 Project : Day 070

Today, there’s a boat show in Dubai; according to their website, this is the biggest boat show in the Middle East.  I didn’t really went inside the boat show event, because I don’t want to pay, plain and simple.  🙂  Anyway, there was a free Dubai Water Taxi that takes you from the parking lot to the Marina side where the boat show is being hosted.  That boat ride was free!  That’s the best thing!  This was taken near the […]

365 Project : Day 061

“The fastest way to succeed is to double your rate of failure.”  – Thomas J. Watson, President and founder of IBM. I think what he wants to say is that, failure always precedes success.  When we fail, it only means we are trying, and if we double the rate of our failures, then it only means we are really trying hard to achieve success, which eventually will be the end result of all our efforts.  Anyway, I took this on […]

365 Project : Day 060

This is our office building in Dubai Internet City.  It’s a cool looking building if you ask me 🙂 The weatherman predicted rains the entire week, although it didn’t rain till now but, maybe later.  Sky is gray and cloudy, it does really looks like it’s going to rain.   I took shots of this building many times but I don’t like how it looks, until now, the fisheye lens gave me the look I was looking for 🙂 Gear: Canon […]