Tag : The 365 Project

365 Project : Day 036

Today, nothing fancy…  These are water meters.  I found them right in front my apartment’s door.  It looks very interesting but, somehow with the lighting available, it looks a little flat, that’s why I popped my 2 speedlites, put blue gels on both of them and took some frames.  This particular frame is the one I like best. Gear: Canon 7D + Tokina 11-16 Settings: f6.3 | 1/30 | ISO 200 Strobist info: 430EXII + blue gel @ 1/16 580EXII […]

365 Project : Day 34

Today was the toughest day so far… just nothing coming out.  No ideas, no nothing.    It’s 1 hour left before day 35 starts… Then this idea kicked in.  Saved by the bell 🙂 This is my Tokina 11-16 f2.8 lens, so far this is what I carry everyday with my 7D (and my 50mm f1.8mm).   This is the first time I introduced a new element on my photo… smoke 🙂  And no, this is not cigarette smoke, simply because I […]

365 Project : Day 032

Today was one of those days again… crunch time 🙂  Scratching my head ’till 10pm until this idea came up, wanted to give credit to my assistant for chirping a few ideas here and there and for holding the water source (the shower) for me.  Indeed a great help.  Would have been difficult to do this on my own. I have something different on my head but this came out pretty interesting so I guess I’m going with it 😀 […]

365 Project : Day 031

They say, everything has a face if you stare at it long enough.  Well in this case, you don’t have to stare too long to notice the faces on the matches as they burned. Finally!  I have finished one month of my 365 🙂  I took a picture every single day for the entire month… I’m giving my self a pat at the back 🙂   So far I am really happy with all the images I took for this month.  […]

365 Project : Day 030

This shot was taken at Ibn Batuta Mall a few hours ago, it belongs to Egypt Court.  I really find it interesting how this place was made, it is like a museum and a mall at the same time.  That is pretty much it for me today, need to rest and prepare for work tomorrow. Gear: Canon 7D + Tokina 11-16 Settings: f5.0 | 1/20 | ISO 400 Post processing: Dodging and burning Adjusted contrast and applied sharpening Applied noise […]

365 Project : Day 029

I am posting this right now from Golden Tulip Beach Resort here in Abu Dhabi.  I found this just right beside the hotel, the houses on the left are for the employees of the hotel and about the yachts… that one I don’t have any idea.  It was pretty dark here so I was forced to shoot this at ISO 200. It’s a nice hotel, it is quite cozy in here.  Nonetheless a great place to relax and unwind, far […]

365 Project : Day 027

I took this on my way home.  I figured that the clouds were there! I mean, here in Dubai we don’t get clouds, but today… They are everywhere! Not really very technical photo as you can see…  Anyways, here’s how I took it: Gear: Canon 7D + Tokina 11-16 Settings: f9.0 | 1/40 | ISO100 Post processing: Adjusted contrast and vibrance Dodging and burning Sharpened and some noise reduction Take care y’all! /Mike

365 Project : Day 026

I literally have no photo today, I was really feeling tired after office work and wanted to stay in bed.  It was around 10pm that I decided to get my arse off and shoot something.  And here we are, this is right in front of our building’s parking.  As you can see the road is still under construction, it’s a new building.  And behold! I found my subject 🙂 Gear: Canon 7D + Tokina 11-16 + manfrotto tripod Settings: f8.0 […]

365 Project : Day 023

I’ve been posting a lot of colorful stuff lately, time to tone down things a little bit 🙂 These are the Emirates Towers, which were once the beacon of Dubai.  Somehow, despite their architectural brilliance they are slowly being forgotten.  Sorry for being a little dramatic today, I just felt sad about these buildings when I was taking my shot.  Just sharing… Gear: Canon 7D + Tokina 11-16 2.8 Settings: f8.0 | 1/250 Post Processing: DRI’d two exposures on Photoshop […]

Project 365 : Day 019

This is the food court in our building (at work).  It’s been six years that I have been in this building and they have renovated this 3 times — it always looks good.  I really am going to miss this place once we moved out.  This is how it looks at around 5:30pm, it’s almost empty. For some strange reason this picture reminds me of Christmas, maybe the colors? The lights that look like xmas lights? Hmmm could also be […]