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Dubai Hot air Balloons. Michael R. Cruz is an award-winning, professional Commercial & Advertising photographer based in Dubai, UAE. His expertise is Fashion, Editorial, Corporate, 360 VR, Automotive and Landscape Photography. Dubai Photographer.

Dubai hot air balloons

I took this photo of Dubai with hot air balloons few days ago during the Dubai World Air Games 2015.  I am lucky that my balcony is facing this view.  This was taken from my balcony.  To be honest, I don’t see this kind of view every day, because Dubai can be really hazy.  However there are a few occasions that I see the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Skylines really clear.  I have to zoom at 200mm (x 1.5 […]

Michael R. Cruz Dubai Photographer. Cloudy Dubai

Cloudy Dubai!

Yesterday was one of the best Dubai skies I’ve seen.  There are massive clouds and surprisingly clear too, not so much haze.  Dubai is not really known for cloudy skies but as we enter the cold season, we are getting our fair shares of clouds. I took this photo from my balcony at around 7:30 to 7:45pm.  From there, I can see the Dubai skylines and Burj Khalifa standing out of that crowd. Gear used: Nikon D810 + 85mm f1.4 […]

365 Project : Day 328

Canon 7D + 16-35 f2.8 II f5.0 | 1/100 | ISO 100   Strobist info: 580 EXII pointed at the right bumper and wheels @ full power 430 EXII ponted at the left bumper @ full power YN 460II pointed on the side of the car @ full power (optical slave mode) YN 460II placed inside the car @ 1/2 power (optical slave mode)   Trigger: YN RF603C   This is a client shoot for Mr. Tariq Alateeq here in […]

365 Project : Day 314

Going back to my roots now, Cityscapes/Landscapes.  It’s that time of the year where the weather is getting cold and the sky is clearing up giving a rich blue tone.  This was taken early morning at the Downtown Burj Dubai.  Getting a nice old and new architecture at this vantage point. Gear: Canon 7D + 8-16mm Settings: f8 | 8 secs| ISO 100 ( DRI / Digital Blending of 3 exposures) Post processing: 3 exposures DRI Curves adjustments

365 Project : Day 290

Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 8-16mm Settings: f8 | 8 secs | ISO 100 (3 exposures DRI) The Burj Khalifa taken at around 5:30am. PP: 3 exp. DRI Dodge and burn Curves Adjustments Cheers! /Mike

365 Project : Day 287

Another shot of Burj Khalifa. Just love shooting this building 🙂 Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 8-16mm Settings: f8.0 | 2.6 secs. | ISO 100 PP: 3 exposures DRI Curves Adjustments Blending modes Sharpening /Mike

365 Project : Day 285

  Taken very early morning at Downtown Burj Dubai, this is Burj Khalifa, one of my favorite subject to shoot 🙂 Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 8-16mm Settings: f8 | 30 secs | ISO 320 Post process: DRI / Digital blending Curves Adjustments Manually corrected the distortion Cheers! /Mike

365 Project: Day 266

A little break from portraits 🙂  Back to my first love, landscapes / cityscapes.  I really find lanscapes so fun to do, portraits are fun too but landscape or cityscape is more relaxing.  Summer is back back in Dubai and I’m surprised that the cold season went this long. Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 8-16mm Settings: f11 | 3.2 secs. | ISO 100 Post process: 3 Exposure blending using DRI Dodging and burning Curves adjustments Color Enhancements Cheers! /Mike

365 Project : Day 242

The tallest building on Earth… Burj Khalifa in classic black and white tones 🙂 Settings: f8.0 | 30 secs. | ISO 100 Post process: 2 exposures blended together (DRI) Converted to B/W using BW adjustment layer in PS Dodging and burning Curves adjustments Cheers! /Mike

365 Project : Day 241

Took this shot on the way back to the parking lot. I just saw this traffic lights and I thought that it would be a good foreground with the Burj Khalifa. Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 8-16mm Settings: f8 | 1/15 | ISO 125 Post process: 2 exposures DRI’d Curves adjustments Channel mixer adjustments for color toning Applied a square crop