Category : Landscape

365 Project : Day 099

This is the creek near the old Souk in Deira, souk (or Souq) means market in Arabic.  In this souk you can find varieties of Arabic apparels and accessories; you can also find lots of middle eastern spices and lots of other things.  The boats that you see are Dubai Water Taxis, they can take you from Deira to Bur Dubai and back. Deira is a part of Dubai which is not so glamorous, it is often considered as less […]

365 Project : Day 098

Another shot from Jumeirah Beach, overlooking some of the most famous Dubai landmarks, Burj Khalifa and Emirates Towers to name a few. Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 10-20mm Settings: f11 | 1/60 | ISO 100 Post processing: Applied some perspective correction Enhanced the sky for a dramatic look Used curves to underexpose the image Used different curves settings to adjust exposure Dodging and burning It’s weekend again! /Mike

365 Project : Day 097

This is Jumeirah beach.   Summer is slowly creeping back to Dubai, before I know it, it’s already 50 Celsius outside…   I intentionally underexposed this picture to get deeper tonal range and textures. Gear:  Canon 7D + Sigma 10-20mm Settings: f11 | 1/500 | ISO 100 Post processing: Applied different curves settings to different areas of the picture Applied a general curves setting to make the picture darker Dodging and burning Applied some sharpening Cheers! /Mike

365 Project : Day 096

On my way home today, I saw a nice formation of clouds and some quite strong wind.  So I decided to go for a long exposure.  I waited for the blue hour to set in and started shooting.  For those who are following my blog, you would know that this was taken from our balcony 😀 Gear:  Canon 7D + Tokina 11-16 f2.8 Settings: f8.0 | 20 secs. | ISO 100 Post process: Single exposure but I have two white […]

365 Project : Day 095

From this angle you can see how tall the Burj Khalifa compared to the other Dubai skylines.   This was taken at Jumeirah beach, in the part where there are not so many people around.     Oh man, that building is really tall! Gear:  Canon 7D + Sigma 10-20mm Settings: f11 | 1/250 | ISO 100 Post processing: Enhanced the sky to get more texture of the sky using curves Dodging and burning Contrast adjustment Added a light vignette Take care! /Mike

365 Project : Day 094

This is from the other side of Dubai Marina, near the Dubai Marina Mall.  Good place to shoot… Gear:  Canon 7D + Tamron 18-270mm VC Settings:  f6.3 | 1/25 | ISO 2500 Post processing: Combined 3 exposures, digital blending (DRI) Dodging and burning Sharpened and applied noise reduction Happy Easter! /Mike

365 Project : Day 093

What more can I say, I just love this location.  It’s just full of stories and full of scenery that captures my imagination.   It’s hard to explain… Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 10-20mm Settings: f9.0 | 1/80 | ISO 100 Post processing: Enhanced the sky to get more cloud textures Dodging and burning Adjusted color tones using curves Applied some sharpening and noise reduction Cheers! /Mike

365 Project : Day 091

Today, I purchased a yacht!  It’s the one on the right, the one with “DP 2735”!  Isn’t she wonderful? All I can say is that… …Yeah right!  Happy April fools day everyone! Gear:  Canon 7D + Sigma 10mm f2.8 Settings: f5.0 | 1/15 | ISO 320 Post processing: Dodged and burned Applied different curves settings on different areas Blended another brighter exposure to get some details on the foreground (DRI) Applied some noise reduction Have a nice day! /Mike

365 Project : Day 090

I have been eying this phone for quite some time now, I just couldn’t think of a good angle to shoot.  I saw this angle while picking up something from the floor on my way to the parking.  I thought I’ll give it a click… and so I did and that’s what it looks and my fisheye gave it a twist 🙂 Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 10mm f2.8 Settings: f4.5 | 1/60 | ISO 100 Post processing: Manually blended […]

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 […]