I was in the mood to post a Dubai photo today, so I went back and looked through all photos I took there, if I can find one interesting to edit. And in the end I chosen this one, taken at the public beach next to the Burj Al Arab. Not that I really enjoy beaches that much (I don’t like to spend much time in strong sunlight and I can’t swim), but if its about getting a nice photos, I’m willing to go to one :)

This is a single exposure edited in Lightrom and Photoshop.

I just could not decide what to post today. After going from more than 10 photos, and just not being able to choose one, I ended up with this one. Just one of those days probably :)

This is one of the chandeliers in the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. This is mostly a single exposure, with a second one used to darken few bright spots.

In the red sky

Technique: Photoshop edit, Number of exposures: 2, Camera Model: Canon 5D mark II, Lens: Canon 16-35mm F2.8, Focal length: 16mm, Aperture: 8, Middle exposure time: 3.2s, ISO: 100, Tripod used: yes, Location: 24.412292, 54.474336

I was in the mood to edit a Dubai photo today, probably from seeing all the great photos from my friends from there. So I looked back through my Lightroom catalog, and chosen one I tried before, but never finished.

This spot is still quite close to the Burj Khalifa to get it into one shot (I so regret not having a tilt shift lens :/) so I tried for a vertorama here. I did lost quite a lot from the photo due to a lot of perspective distortion, but in the end, there is still enough :). This is a two shot vertorama, both exposures edited in Lightroom, combined in PTgui and finished in Photoshop.

The decorated entrance
Technique: Photoshop edit, Number of exposures: 2, Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D mark II, Lens: Canon 16-35mm F2.8, Focal length: 16mm, Aperture: 5, Middle exposure time: 4s, ISO: 200, Tripod used: yes, Location: 25.193897, 55.276292

For today, I chosen a photo I took of the entrance of the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. I would have really like to do a more lower view, showing the whole entrance here, but it was never empty. So instead, I looked more up, and focused more on the details on the wall. They really look wonderful.

This is a HDR from 6 exposures, created in Oloneo Photoengine, finished in Photoshop. I needed so many exposures, as the outside wall was very dimly lit compared to the inside.

The decorated entrance
Technique: Photoshop edit, Number of exposures: 1, Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D mark II, Lens: Canon 16-35mm F2.8, Focal length: 30mm, Aperture: 6.3, Middle exposure time: 0.5s, ISO: 200, Tripod used: yes, Location: 24.412684, 54.476077

It was so crazy to see the photos and videos of this hotel burning during the New years. I can’t even imagine how it had to look to those who were on the spot. It was so good to see that none of my friends that were there (and nobody else there) god badly hurt. Good to see that the architects of these huge building thought of such situations and a fire does not end in tragedy. I’m quite curious what will now happen with the hotel, if it can be repaired, or they will have to demolish it. Time will tell.

This is a photo taken in 2014 from the top of the Burj Khalifa. This is a HDR from 4 exposures, combined in Photoengine, finished in Photoshop.

The Address

Technique: Oloneo Photoengine, Number of exposures: 4, Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D mark II, Lens: Canon 16-35mm F2.8, Focal length: 28mm, Aperture: 5, Middle exposure time: 3.2s, ISO: 200, Tripod used: yes, Location: 25.196557, 55.274810
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