Category : Long Exposure

365 Project : Day 144

This is where I stayed at Al Hamra Village Resort. It’s a nice cozy place and it’s very affordable as well. We had a nice time here. Gear: Canon 7D + Tokina 11-16 f2.8 Settings: f6.3 | 59 secs. | ISO 200 Post process: DRI from 3 exposures Adjusted color tones Dodging and burning Cheers! /Mike

365 Project : Day 141

Took this shot an hour ago;  I’m posting this from Al Hamra Village in Ras Al Khaimah.  This is not my cleanest post processing since I am editing this while lying in bed with and without any mouse 🙁  Anyways, I tried 🙂   This is my ride, FJ Cruiser. Gear: Canon 7D + Tokina 11-16 f2.8 Settings: f6.3 | 60 secs | ISO 200 Post processing: Dodging and burning Added a vignette 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 110

This is one of the places I like to shoot; simply because they just let me be.  Very photographer-friendly (so far).  This was taken at Dubai Marina, right next to Marina Mall.  Nice place to just relax and sip coffee (or tea whichever suits you). Gear:  Canon 7D + Sigma 10-20mm Settings: f8 | 30 secs. /ISO 100 Post process: Dodging and burning Digital blending and masking from an underexposed shot (DRI) Adjusted exposure using curves Applied sharpening and noise […]

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 078

Taken with my point and shoot camera, Lumix LX3.  I haven’t used  this cam for quite a while now, but, whenever I needed its service, it never let me down 🙂 Taken around 3am today, after partying at The Rooftop Bar at Madinat Jumeirah.  On this picture it is on the left side, on the roof top of the closed bar called Trilogy.  Took this on the way to the parking area which is across the road. Gear: Lumix LX3 […]

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 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 35

On my way home, I saw that the cherry picker was on a different location and it was lowered 🙂  So I decided to give it a go!  There is something with this cherry picker… could be the color; I like blue… hmm (blanked out!) It’s getting warm in Dubai lately…  And the clouds are starting to disappear.  Anyway, my 365 continues 🙂 How I took it: Gear: Canon 7D + Tokina 11-16 + tripod Settings: f9.0 | 60 secs. […]