Tag : Dubai

365 Project : Day 243

There’s some heavy sand storm (when I took this shot) in Dubai. I took this shot on my way home from the office using my Sony NEX-5. Yes, our office is located in the middle of the desert. Gear: Sony Alpha NEX-5 + 16mm f2.8 Settings: f4.5 | 1/30 | ISO 400 | HDR Mode Post processing: Curves adjustments Dodge & Burn 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 239

Another early morning shoot, this time for a cityscape. I am slowly realizing the advantages of shooting early, I think I am preferring sunrise now than sunset. There are a lot of advantages in the morning at least here in Dubai; first of all I get a lot of good clouds in the morning, less haze, almost no people walking around and I get to do a lot more during the rest of the day. I think those are fairly […]

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 177

I was looking for a future home since my office has been relocated in the middle of the desert which is really far from where I stay.  I visited this hotel apartment which is really awesome and I would really love to live in a full furnished apartment which is 15 minutes away from the office.  This picture was taken at the balcony overlooking the Emirates road. Gear: Lumix LX3 Settings: f2.8 | 1/100 | ISO 80 Post process: Dodging […]

365 Project : Day 176

Ok, a lot of you probably thought I gave up on my 365 Project, well, I didn’t.  It’s been really busy at work and the weather is becoming more and more unbearable.  Anyway, I hope I’ll be able to catch up.  This was taken inside the Madinat Jumeirah Souq. Gear: Canon 7D + Tokina 11-16 f2.8 Settings: f2.8 | 1/15 | ISO 2500 Post process: Merged 3 exposures in Photoshop Tonemapped in Photomatix Adjusted curves to get the tones I […]

365 Project : Day 164

Taken from Mina A Salam hotel, one of the hotels in Madinat Jumeirah.  Always a nice view 🙂 Gear:  Canon 7D + Tokina 11-16 f2.8 Settings: f8.0 | 1/20 | ISO 100 Post process: 3 exposures blended using DRI Dodging and burning Adjusted tones using curves Adjusted vibrance Cheers! /Mike

365 Project : Day 155

Sunsets are really amazing, it gives so much color and depth to any photograph.  Using my trusty LX3 on this one 🙂 Gear: Lumix LX3 Settings: f2.8 | 1/400 | ISO 100 Post process: Dodging and burning Adjusted tones using curves Adjusted vibrance and saturation TGI Friday! /Mike

365 Project : Day 153

This hotel has been photographed so many times.  Everyone who went to Dubai will sure have a picture of the Burj Al Arab.  I wanted it to have a more surreal look, thus post processed accordingly. Gear: Canon 7D + Tokina 11-16 f2.8 Settings: f8.0 | 1/25 | ISO 320 Post process: DRI’d from 3 exposures Adjusted color channels to have a bleached look Adjusted contrast via curves I can smell weekend!!! /Mike

365 Project : Day 130

The Burj Al Arab (“Tower of the Arabs”, also known as “Arab Sail”).  The construction of Burj Al Arab began in 1994. It was built to resemble the sail of a dhow, a type of Arabian vessel.  The Burj Al Arab stands on an artificial island 280 m (920 ft) out from Jumeirah  beach, and is connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge. Gear:  Canon 7D + Tokina 11-16 f2.8 Settings: f8.0 | 1/40 | ISO 100 Post […]