Category : Landscape

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 075

This is a “breath taking” shot…  Like literally! This place was one of the stinkiest place I have ever been.  I have to hold my breath and shoot.   But, in the picture, I have to say, it smells pretty darn good 🙂  Places like this are always good to shot, simply because they are interesting and they are in a very good location. Gear:  Canon 7D + Sigma 10mm Settings: f11  | 1/100 | ISO 100 Post processing: Selective contrast […]

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: 073

This was taken under the Dubai Metro, Dubai  International Financial Centre (DIFC) Station.   Trying my new multiple exposure digital blending post processing.  It’s the start of the week here, back to work!  Anyways, that’s pretty much it for me. Gear: Canon 7D + Tokina 11-16 f2.8 Setings: f7.1 | 1/320 | ISO 100 Post processing: Opened 3 exposures in Photoshop CS4 in layers Manual digital blending for the exposures (technique known as DRI) Dodging and burning on some parts Cheers! […]

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 068

This is the Dragon fountain, right in front of Dragon Mart located at International City, Dubai. Lately, there’s been a lot of work in the office… I can already foresee the difficulty on my 365;  But, that’s fine, I’m looking at it as a challenge.  Time to think some new ideas for the coming days 🙂 Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 10mm f2.8 Fisheye Settings: f8.0 | 3.2 secs | ISO 100 Post processing: Changed the white balance to tungsten […]

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 […]

365 Project : Day 057

This is outside the balcony at home.  I just like how it looked like a “globe” 🙂 Nothing much to say here really, just playing with the new perspective provided to me by my fisheye lens. Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 10mm f2.8 Settings: f8.0 | 20 secs | ISO 200 Post processing : I changed the temperature to make it “colder” Increased brightness and contrast Applied a little of noise reduction Cheers! /Mike