Tag : Dubai

365 Project : Day 082

This was taken at Ibn Batuta Mall.  This is the only themed mall here in the UAE.  The mall, honored the travels of the traveler Ibn Batuta.  Anyway, this part was in the China Court area.  Big boat in a fountain inside a mall?  Yeah, that’s Dubai I guess. Gear:  Canon 7D + Sigma 10mm f2.8 Settings: f5.0 | 1/15 | ISO 640 Post processing: A little bit of dodging and burning Adjusted contrast and saturation Added a light vignette […]

365 Project : Day 081

As far as I know, this is a floating restaurant.   This boat is just opposite the Barasti Bar.   Not much story to tell here, since I’ve never been inside that boat, maybe next time 🙂 Gear:  Canon 7D + Sigma 24-70 f2.8 HSM Settings: f4.0 | 0.4 | ISO 800 Post processing: Dodging and burning on some areas Increased contrast Cheers! /Mike

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 077

Today, I wanted to try a cross processed look.  Mixture of green and yellow.  This was taken at Dubai International Finance Center (DIFC). Gear: Canon 7D + Tokina 11-16 f2.8 Settings: f8.0 | 1/160 | ISO100 Post Processing: Dodged and burned Adjusted contrast and saturation Applied two color filters, green and yellow then blended it together Ye’y its weekend! /Mike

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 072

This was taken at Dubai Marina, on the way to Barasti bar, which is a bar/club located at the beach.  Really nice place.  Lately, I’m practicing different post processing techniques for multiple exposures.  This particular picture is from 3 exposures which I blended manually. Gear:  Canon 7D + Sigma 10mm f2.8 Settings: f5.0 | 1/25 | ISO100 Post process: Opened 3 exposures in layers with Photoshop CS4 Manually blended them Dodged and burned on some parts Selective sharpening and noise […]

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 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 049

Today, another set of Indian dancers performed.  Their attention to details and colors when it comes to their clothing are really amazing, quite intricate and very catchy 🙂 Gear: Canon 7D + Tamron 18-270mm VC @270mm Settings: f8.0 | 1/400 | ISO 320 Post processing: Applied selective sharpening Applied some blending modes Applied texture to create that artistic ambiance that matches the performers and their culture This week just flew by me… Again, its weekend! Take care everyone! /Mike

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. […]