Tag : UAE

365 Project Day : 080

Still on the abandoned place in Ras Al Khaimah, this looks to be an old water well.  These kind of places make me think if the future will look like this, when everything dries out… Well, I hope I won’t see that day.  Anyway, I wanted to replicate the dramatic feel of the place… Gear:  Canon 7D + Sigma 10-20 Settings: f11.0 | 1/80 | ISO 100 Post processing: Added some drama in the sky via dodge and burn and […]

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 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 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 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 054

I got a new addition to my family of lenses.  Sigma 10mm f2.8 Fisheye lens 🙂 I missed shooting architectural subjects and I confess, I miss HDR.  I haven’t done HDR for almost 2 months now.  I just wanted to check if I still have the skills to create one.  Alright, back to regular programming, this is one of the malls here in Dubai, named Dubai Festival City.  Almost all the malls here are now on promotions because of Dubai […]

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. […]

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 […]