Category : Landscape

365 Project : Day 211

We had a long vacation here in Dubai because of the Eid holidays; Perfect for a fun shoot 🙂 I’m trying to mix landscapes and portraits in this set, which will be featured over the next days. I had 3 lights for this shoot, unfortunately 2 of them didn’t work 🙁 So, I just made the use of what I had at that moment since this place is an hour drive from Dubai. Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 […]

365 Project : Day 210

**I have been working almost all night to get my wordpress running 🙁 had some problems and have to migrate all the contents including the database to a new location 🙁 Anyway… I know it’s been a while since my last post.   Anyway, I’m back 🙂 I went back to the Abandoned Village in Ras Al Khaimah, now that the weather is good and the clouds are back, it’s really an awesome place to shoot.  It is really a ghost […]

365 Project : Day 209

I have been very busy the last weeks and I really have no time to shoot or process any of my shots 🙁 Anyway, I got some free time last night and processed one of the shots I took over the weekend.  I know I already have a few Burj Al Arab shots, but I can’t help it,  I really like this building 🙂  This was taken by my newly purchased lens, Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 OS HSM which I’m really […]

365 Project : Day 206

Manila Cathedral represents life cycle; its rich history is a reference to trails and timelines. The story of the Manila Cathedral is not only a story of the Church, it is also a story of Intramuros, a story of Manila, a story of the Philippines. Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 10-20mm Settings: f10 | 1/40 | ISO 100 Post process: 3 exposure digital blending (DRI) Dodge and burn Cropped and perspective correction Cheers! /Mike

365 Project : Day 205

Taken from one of the most historic places in Manila, this is Intramuros also known as The Walled City. Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 10-20mm Settings: f9.0 | I/200 | ISO 100 Post process: Digital blending of 2 exposures (DRI) Dodging and burning Color balance adjustments to correct the white balance Cheers! /Mike

365 Project : Day 203

I stayed at Boracay Regency Hotel and I’m really satisfied with their service; this one on the picture is the restaurant where I had my buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner 🙂  Awesome food! Everytime! Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 10mm f2.8 fisheye Settings: f8.0 | 1/20 | ISO 100 Post process: 2 exposure digital blending (DRI) Corrected fisheye distortion using Adobe Camera Raw’s Lens profile Dodge and burn Curves adjustments Take care! /Mike I stayed at Boracay Regency Hotel […]

365 Project : Day 202

I never appreciated the weather and the scenery in an island until I stayed in Dubai for a long time… I got so much used to tall buildings and desert storms that I forgot how relaxing the island breeze is. Gear: Canon 7D + Tokina 11-16 f2.8 Settings: f8.0 | 1/60 | ISO 100 Post process: 2 exposures digital blending (DRI) Color balance adjustments Dodging and burning Cheers! /Mike

365 Project : Day 201

This was taken at Dubai Silicon Oasis; This is the building where my brother works. We came there to have a nice night swim 🙂 Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 10mm f2.8 fisheye Settings: f8.0 | 90 secs. | ISO 100 Post process: Single 90 second exposure Processed in Adobe Camera Raw Dodge and burn Cheers! /Mike

365 Project : Day 200

Still from Crystal Cove Island. This is one of the pathways leading to one of the caves. Gear: Canon 7D + Tokina 11-16 f2.8 Settings: f7.1 | 1/20 | ISO 100 Post process: 2 exposures using digital blending Dodging and burning Vibrance and saturation adjustments Curves adjustments for contrast and toning Have a nice weekend everyone! /Mike

365 Project : Day 199

This is the bridge leading to one of the caves in Crystal Cove Island. The water is really crystal clear inside the caves. Gear: Canon 7D + Tokina 11-16 f2.8 Settings: f8 | 1/25 | ISO 100 Post process: Exposure blending (2 exposures DRI’d) Dodging and burning Cheers! /Mike