Category : Landscape

365 Project : Day 130

The Burj Al Arab (“Tower of the Arabs”, also known as “Arab Sail”).  The construction of Burj Al Arab began in 1994. It was built to resemble the sail of a dhow, a type of Arabian vessel.  The Burj Al Arab stands on an artificial island 280 m (920 ft) out from Jumeirah  beach, and is connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge. Gear:  Canon 7D + Tokina 11-16 f2.8 Settings: f8.0 | 1/40 | ISO 100 Post […]

365 Project : Day 129

This was taken from Madinat Jumeirah Souk, it is the largest resort in Dubai, designed like old Arabia spread across over 40 hectares of landscapes and gardens.  Madinat Jumeirah is the new city of Arabia in Dubai; the resort is Arabian-styled featuring UAE architecture and design.  There’s a few bars here and some night clubs which are fully packed every weekend. Gear:  Canon 7D + Tokina 11-16 f2.8 Settings:  f8.0 | 1/20 | ISO 160 Post process: Dodging and burning […]

365 Project : Day 128

The Burj Al Arab, consistently voted the world’s most luxurious hotel.  One of the three 7-star hotels in the world.  It is the second tallest building in the world that is used exclusively as a hotel.  Before the Burj Khalifa, this hotel is the most iconic structure in Dubai. Gear:  Canon 7D + Tokina 11-16 Settings: f8.0 | 1/25 | ISO 200 Post processing: Digital Blending of 3 exposures using CS5 (DRI) Adjusted contrast per color channel Used different curves […]

365 Project : Day 127

Taken from Madinat Jumeirah Souq.  I have a shot of this same location around 1 year back;  this was taken around sunset where the sky is really nice. This is also the first time I am using Photoshop CS5 and so far so good 😀 Gear: Canon 7D + Tokina 11-16 f2.8 Settings: f5.0 | 1/15 | ISO 500 Post Processing: Selected the 3 exposures and “Merge to HDR Pro” using Photoshop CS5 (very impressive and realistic) Adjusted contrast Dodging […]

365 Project : Day 126

Taken a while ago at Madinat Jumeirah, Mina A’Salam hotel;  overlooking one of the most famous buildings/hotels in the Middle East, the Burj Al Arab, the only 7 star hotel in the country and first 7 star hotel in the world. Gear:  Canon 7D + Tokina 11-16 f2.8 Settings: f8.0 | 1/30 |ISO 200 Post processing: Open 3 exposures and layered them in photoshop Manually blend them (DRI) Dodging and burning Hue and Saturation Vignette Happy weekend!!! /Mike

365 Project : Day 124

I probably posted these buildings more than a few times, I just like how they look 🙂 I just have to experiment with what foreground I have to match it with 😀 Gear:  Canon 7D + Tokina 11-16 f2.9 Settings:  f14 | 1/200 | ISO 100 Post process: Enhanced the sky to get more cloud texture Applied different curve settings Adjusted hue and saturation Dodging and burning Cheers! /Mike

365 Project : Day 122

Taken from Jumeirah Beach, if you look closely on the left, you will find Burj Al Arab, the 7 star hotel.  You have to look real close to see it 🙂 Gear:  Canon 7D + Sigma 10-20mm + BW ND1000x filter + 3 stop graduated filter to balance the sky Settings: f13 | 15secs. | ISO 100 Post process: Enhanced the sky for more drama Adjusted color balance to remove warm color cast from the ND filter Applied curve settings […]

365 Project : Day 120

There’s something about photographing nature, it makes you appreciate the planet we are living in.   Taken from Fujairah, one of the best places to relax here in the UAE. Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 10-20mm Settings:  f22 | 5 secs. | ISO 100 Post processing: Adjusted exposure using different curves settings Enhanced the sky to get more drama Applied some sharpening TGIF! /Mike

365 Project : Day 119

This building needs no introduction, The Burj Khalifa, formerly known as Burj Dubai.   I know, I already have a shot like this, but this one has a different backdrop 🙂  This one had a sunset view 😀 Anyway, to those who doesn’t know, Burj Khalifa is currently the tallest building on Earth, if you want to know the specifics, then google is your friend. Gear:  Canon 7D + Sigma 10-20 Settings: f9.0 | 1/160 | ISO 100 Post processing: Applied […]

365 Project : Day 118

Lately, Dubai is prepping everyone on what’s to come during summer;  it’s getting warmer each day now and slowly but surely, weather will soon feel like a hot oven ! Gear: Canon 7D + Tokina 11-16 f2.8 Settings: f14 | 1/320 | ISO 100 Post process: Adjusted brightness and contrast using different curves settings Applied some dodging and burning Applied a light vignette Weekend is knocking! /Mike