Tag : Tokina 11-16 f2.8

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 064

Told yah I’m going to do smoke photography again 🙂  This time I introduced another element, a spoon; it’s actually a large spoon shaped kitchen utility.  I don’t really know what’s the actual name for that, but this is used for cooking. Took me sometime to get the color combo I wanted, but finally decided to get the red black combo. Gear:  Canon 7D + Tokina 11-16 + 430exii Settings: f9.0 | 1/250 | ISO 100 Strobist: 430exii + home […]

365 Project : Day 062

Took this on the way home; I’m not driving 🙂  I’m on the passenger seat so… Safety first 😀 This is pretty much how Dubai road looks like at around 6pm.  You can see on the right the Dubai Metro and the Burj Khalifa.  I like the zoom blur effect created… Nothing much to say. Gear: Canon 7D + Tokina 11-16 f2.8 Settings: f6.3 | 1/25 | ISO100 Post processing: Some blending modes to get some details of the sky […]

365 Project : Day 058

This is a MSI P45 Diamond motherboard.  A few months back, this was one of the hottest motherboards around.  Unfortunately, I killed this board because of a stupid mistake which I won’t be discussing here; it just breaks my heart.  Anyway, I put this motherboard under the bed just for remembrance sake.  Today, I just thought about it and tried to re-enact what happened before 🙂  This is how you can turn a very sad past, to a very fun […]

365 Project : Day 044

Another experimental shot here.   Wanted to get a “movie scene/ advertisement” look…  Somehow the black & white gave it a classic look  that I wanted. Stepping out of my comfort zone here again, not used to this kind of image, but you’ll never learn if you don’t try other things 🙂 Gear: 7D + Tokina 11-16 Settings: f8 | 1/40 | ISO 200 Strobist info: 580exii +  a restaurant leaflet rolled as a snoot @ 1/16, zoomed 105mm on top […]

365 Project : Day 042

Another nail biter… 30 minutes before day 43 🙂 This idea came out of nowhere;  I wanted something simple to set up, something that can be done in 10 minutes or so.   This was done by holding the shoes and letting it fall on that green chair and while it’s on air, taking the shot and that’s how it came up.  Me and my trusty assistant made around 10 frames and this come out to my liking 🙂 And, no […]

365 Project : Day 041

I know its not November yet…. (Halloween) I’ve always been fascinated by crystal balls and fortune tellers…  I have always thought that my Gary Fong diffuser was useless until now, I don’t like it so much as a light modifier but it’s a good crystal ball I guess 🙂 Gear: Canon 7D + Tokina 11-16 Settings: f9.0 | 1/200 | ISO 100 Strobist info: 430exii + gary fong diffuser + mint green gel @ 1/64 @105mm; used as a crystal […]

365 Project : Day 040

Went to Ibn Batuta Mall for lunch today…  This is supposed to be the first flying machine.  I’m not really into that flying dude thing, but I like the background 🙂 Nothing much to say really… Ok, gotta watch Heroes now 😀 Gear: Canon 7D + Tokina 11-16 Settings: f8.0 | 1/30 | ISO 100 Post processing: Massive amounts of dodging & burning Adjusted the vibrance and saturation Desaturated some parts of the wall Take care! /Mike

365 Project : Day 039

They say 365 Project is about taking risks, I’ve read that a couple of times somewhere…  And I think, that’s 100% correct.  If I shoot landscape and architecture shots all the time, I am completely negating the purpose of the 365 project, which is about learning, discovery and creativity.  I need to step away of my comfort zone and try something new.  This is me taking another risk.  Well, I have been most of the time, since I started this […]

365 Project : Day 037

I have always played with this setup in my head; I had a lot of other versions… Probably I will have to explore those some other day.  But today, this is the one I wanted to share.   I wanted to take this picture with the sun up at the window but when I set up my equipments and started doing some test shots, it was too late.  Anyway, I think without the ambient light will do just fine for this […]