While taking photos of the Burj Al Arab was quite interesting. The light on top and on the nearby hotel changed quite often, and as many lights in Dubai, were very bright neon color. If you ever took a photo of something neon, you know how big a problem is to catch a nice color there. It just oversaturates everything a burns out any detail. But as I captured everything shining with a purple light in this photo, I decided to tone the whole photo in purple.

I was also thinking what to do with the very saturated top. In the end I only recovered it from one of the exposures, doing no desaturation on it. I think you can have one saturated color in a photo, as long as its not covering the whole photo. It creates a point that draws your eyes, but one also has to have less saturated part, for the eyes to rest. And I think it worked on this one (at least on my screen :) )

This is a HDR from 4 shots, created in Oloneo Photoengine, finished in Photoshop.
Neon lights on top

Technique: Oloneo Photoengine
Number of exposures: 4, Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Lens: Canon 70-200mm F2.8 IS II
Focal length: 200mm, Aperture: 3.5, Middle exposure time: 10s, ISO: 200, Tripod used: yes

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