Tag : The 365 Project

365 Project : Day 079

I wanted to portray how “cold” the place was, I am not referring to the temperature, I am referring to the ‘feel’ that this place gave me.  Nobody lives in this part of Ras Al Khaimah anymore, I don’t exactly know what happened here… I like how the light shines from the sky, it gives me a feeling of hope for this place. OK, enough drama.  Need to hit the bed now 🙂 Gear:  Canon 7D + Sigma 10-20mm Settings: […]

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 075

This is a “breath taking” shot…  Like literally! This place was one of the stinkiest place I have ever been.  I have to hold my breath and shoot.   But, in the picture, I have to say, it smells pretty darn good 🙂  Places like this are always good to shot, simply because they are interesting and they are in a very good location. Gear:  Canon 7D + Sigma 10mm Settings: f11  | 1/100 | ISO 100 Post processing: Selective contrast […]

365 Project : Day 074

It’s confirmed, we are moving to our new location around May.  After six years of working at this place, I will surely miss it. Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 10mm f2.8 Settings: f5.0 | 1/125 | ISO 100 Post processing: Stacked and manually blended 3 exposures using blending modes and layer masking Dodging and burning applied on selected parts Added a vignette Cheers! /Mike

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 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 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 069

Wanted to do something that involves pairing (since it’s day 69) and  I had this idea of the water spray and the flower.  I didn’t get the effect I originally wanted but, I guess this is fine for now.  There’s always a next time 🙂 Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 24-70 f2.8 HSM Settings: f8.0 | 1/250 | ISO 100 Strobist: 430exii zoomed at 105mm @ 1/64 power on camera left 530exii + Lumiquest Softbox III @ 1/16 power on […]

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 067

“Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential” – Winston Churchill Nothing much to say,  just sharing a quote from Mr. Churchill. Oh, and by the way, I missed shooting with my point & shoot cam, lumix lx3, so I decided to use it for today’s shoot. Gear: Lumix LX3 + 580exii Settings: f4.0 | 1/160 | ISO 80 Strobist: 580exii + LumiQuest Sofbox III @ 1/32 power on camera left Trigger: Phottix […]