Through the glass wall

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A little different shot from the Burj Khalifa I tried a similar shot before in Bratislava and Ljubljana, but looks more stunning with few skyscrapers in the view. This is actually quite interesting way to have railings on high buildings. You have a glass wall, so it’s safe, but you also have openings in it, that you can take photos. I had to wait for a while to be able to take this photo, as I could not get a big enough space free of any people, but after a while I succeed.

This was taken as two bracketed series of 4 images, one focused on the borders, one on the skyscrapers. Combined into two HDRs in Oloneo Photoengine and blended in Photoshop.
Through the glass wall

Cayan Tower

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The spiral one on the right is the Cayan Towr (also known as the Infinity tower). It looks really cool, just makes it harder to correct perspective in a photo. And I had to do a lot of that in this one. I was actually surprised how thin the tower was. You know, in Europe, most buildings are huge, but low. In Dubai, it’s the opposite. The buildings are tall, but very slim.

This is a HDR from 4 exposures, created in Oloneo Photoengine and finished in Photoshop.
Cayan tower

So many neon lights in the marina. Not sure how other cameras deal with them, but mine always creates some crazy colors from them. But it also can look quite interesting. That actually quite a theme in Dubai, where a lot of buildings are lighten up by this very strong neon lights. Getting a right color in a photo of them can be really quite difficult.

This is a HDR from 5 exposures created in Oloneo Photoengine and finished in Photoshop.
Filled with neon lights

Endless

posted in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on with 1 Reply

White and HDR does not go well together that much, but when you have such a great structure like the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, you just do your best. In this photo I tried to keep the brightness and white color of the wall, and give them a nice contrast to the blue hour in the background. And I think it worked out quite nicely :)

This is a HDR from 5 exposures created in Oloneo Photoengine, but most of the photo was blended back from one of the exposures.
Endless

Palm Jumeirah

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I seen many documentaries about this place. How it was planed, how it was build and more. But I never really understood how big it is until I visited the palm by myself. It gigantic. Really a stunning project. Just to bad the Burj Khalifa is so far away :) If it was right next to the palm, the view would be absolutely stunning (it’s of course stunning also as it is now, but this would be just crazy :))

This is a HDR form 5 exposures, created in Oloneo Photoengine, finieshed in Photoshop.
Palm Jumeirah