Tag : Canon 7D

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 071

I’m trying to widen my repertoire of subjects and like everything in photography, lighting is the key.  I’m still learning, I don’t think I’m going to stop learning.  Learning is fun 🙂  Anyway, weekend is upon me 🙂 I couldn’t be happier 😀 Gear:  Canon 7D + EF 100mm f2.8 Settings: f3.2 | 1/200 | ISO 100 Strobist: Canon 580exii + shoot through umbrella @ 1/4 power on camera left (main light) Canon 430exii @ 1/32 power on camera right […]

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 065

Today is day 65 of my 365 🙂  Now, I have exactly 300 days to go! On my 365, I have lit a lot of things, lemon, shoes, smoke, water, flowers… etc.  But I didn’t have a lot of people as my subject.  Lighting is really critical and the thing about lighting is that, you need different approaches for different subjects.  In my experience, it’s not an exact science, there is no single formula that will work with anything in […]

365 Project : Day 064

Told yah I’m going to do smoke photography again 🙂  This time I introduced another element, a spoon; it’s actually a large spoon shaped kitchen utility.  I don’t really know what’s the actual name for that, but this is used for cooking. Took me sometime to get the color combo I wanted, but finally decided to get the red black combo. Gear:  Canon 7D + Tokina 11-16 + 430exii Settings: f9.0 | 1/250 | ISO 100 Strobist: 430exii + home […]

365 Project : Day 063

I’m trying to do something else today, but then I can’t pull it off because the flower keeps on falling down; Then I saw some nice effect with the water, so I just roll with it 🙂 Most of the time, mistakes lead us to something… might not be what we wanted originally, but still cool nevertheless. Gear: Canon 7D + EF 50mm 1.8 + 430exii Settings: f16 | 1/250 | ISO 320 Strobist: 430exii + LumiQuest Softbox III @ […]

365 Project : Day 062

Took this on the way home; I’m not driving 🙂  I’m on the passenger seat so… Safety first 😀 This is pretty much how Dubai road looks like at around 6pm.  You can see on the right the Dubai Metro and the Burj Khalifa.  I like the zoom blur effect created… Nothing much to say. Gear: Canon 7D + Tokina 11-16 f2.8 Settings: f6.3 | 1/25 | ISO100 Post processing: Some blending modes to get some details of the sky […]

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 059

This is a video card inside an oven that looks like having a techno party?!? Confused? Yeah, me too!  That is what 3 1/2 hours of traffic can do to you. Tonight’s traffic was one of the worst traffic for me in a long time…  It rained heavily and as usual, the streets are flooded… That I assume was the cause of traffic, but, on my 3 1/2 hour drive home, I didn’t see any flood ?!? Still confused? Same […]

365 Project : Day 058

This is a MSI P45 Diamond motherboard.  A few months back, this was one of the hottest motherboards around.  Unfortunately, I killed this board because of a stupid mistake which I won’t be discussing here; it just breaks my heart.  Anyway, I put this motherboard under the bed just for remembrance sake.  Today, I just thought about it and tried to re-enact what happened before 🙂  This is how you can turn a very sad past, to a very fun […]