Tag : Dubai

365 Project : Day 129

This was taken from Madinat Jumeirah Souk, it is the largest resort in Dubai, designed like old Arabia spread across over 40 hectares of landscapes and gardens.  Madinat Jumeirah is the new city of Arabia in Dubai; the resort is Arabian-styled featuring UAE architecture and design.  There’s a few bars here and some night clubs which are fully packed every weekend. Gear:  Canon 7D + Tokina 11-16 f2.8 Settings:  f8.0 | 1/20 | ISO 160 Post process: Dodging and burning […]

365 Project : Day 128

The Burj Al Arab, consistently voted the world’s most luxurious hotel.  One of the three 7-star hotels in the world.  It is the second tallest building in the world that is used exclusively as a hotel.  Before the Burj Khalifa, this hotel is the most iconic structure in Dubai. Gear:  Canon 7D + Tokina 11-16 Settings: f8.0 | 1/25 | ISO 200 Post processing: Digital Blending of 3 exposures using CS5 (DRI) Adjusted contrast per color channel Used different curves […]

365 Project : Day 119

This building needs no introduction, The Burj Khalifa, formerly known as Burj Dubai.   I know, I already have a shot like this, but this one has a different backdrop 🙂  This one had a sunset view 😀 Anyway, to those who doesn’t know, Burj Khalifa is currently the tallest building on Earth, if you want to know the specifics, then google is your friend. Gear:  Canon 7D + Sigma 10-20 Settings: f9.0 | 1/160 | ISO 100 Post processing: Applied […]

365 Project : Day 114

This is one of the newest mall around… Mirdif City Center.  Taken a few hours ago.  I kind of like this mall, because there’s a lot of photography related stores and its less than 10 minutes drive from my place 🙂 Haven’t done an HDR image in a while, and I thought this particular image will work better in HDR. Gear:  Canon 7D + Sigma 10mm f2.8 Settings: f7.1 |1/80 | ISO 100 (+-2EV AEB) Post process: Aligned and merged […]

365 Project : Day 113

Taken at Dubai Marina at Sunset.  This was taken using a fisheye lens, the good thing about the fisheye is that you can get a straight horizon if you wanted to, it’s all about how you angle that lens.  I never thought I’ll use my fisheye this frequent, since a lot of people says you will only going to use it rarely, I beg to disagree;  Fisheye lens always stays in my carry around bag. Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma […]

365 Project : Day 111

Taken from Ibn Batuta, India Court.  If you are visiting Dubai anytime soon, this mall should be in one of your list. Gear:  Canon 7D + Sigma 10mm f2.8 Settings: f5.0 | 1/15 | ISO 640 Post processing: Dodging and burning Adjusted exposure via curves Applied texture  using digital blending Applied sharpening Cheers! /Mike

365 Project : Day 106

Taken from Jumeirah Beach, Dubai.  The railings fascinated me, I wanted to create small frames and the railings just did that for me. Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 10-20mm Settings: f11 | 1/800 | ISO100 Post process: Under exposed the picture using curves Enhanced the sky to create a dramatic look Dodging and burning Blending modes to get more details and texture Happy weekend! /Mike

365 Project : Day 103

Today, nothing fancy, just a normal simple photograph.  This is Dubai Internet City, you can see Canon, Microsoft and Siemens building right next to each other.  This is usually where I have my short break or lunch, sitting on the bench and just munching my subway sandwich or just passing time. Gear:  Canon 7D + Sigma 10-20mm Settings: f11 | 1/50 | ISO 100 Post process: Used different curves settings Applied some sharpening Adjusted vibrance and saturation Cheers! /Mike

365 Project : Day 097

This is Jumeirah beach.   Summer is slowly creeping back to Dubai, before I know it, it’s already 50 Celsius outside…   I intentionally underexposed this picture to get deeper tonal range and textures. Gear:  Canon 7D + Sigma 10-20mm Settings: f11 | 1/500 | ISO 100 Post processing: Applied different curves settings to different areas of the picture Applied a general curves setting to make the picture darker Dodging and burning Applied some sharpening Cheers! /Mike

365 Project : Day 088

This is Dubai Marina.  This is were the rich folks with boats hang out 🙂  Nothing much to say here… Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 10mm f2.8 Settings: f5.0 | 1/15 | ISO 320 Post processing: Blended two exposures manually (DRI) Dodging and burning Adjusted contrast and vibrance Thanks! /Mike