A great end to one of my days in Dubai, was this beautiful Dubai fountain. We stayed around 2 hours in the cafe with this great view, waiting for the next show and always taking photos. When you see the first time how high the water goes, you will really be surprised :)

This is a combination of a lot of photo. The main photo was taken after the fountain ended. It was a 6 exposure HDR. I then used two separate photos of the fountain and one separate photo of the people in the front.
The Dubai Fountain

Follow me on Instagram

I started posting more and more recently on Instagram, and even if it does not give a very good photo quality, it gives me the opportunity to reach more people with my photos. So if you are on Instagram, feel free to follow me there under http://instagram.com/miroslavpetrasko.

Night at the marina

Even in such a busy city as Dubai, one can have a nice calm time. One of course has to go out shooting at very late/very early times of the day. But you are always rewarded with some great views and magically calm waters.

This is a HDR from 4 exposures, created in Oloneo Photoengine, finished in Photoshop.
Night at the marina

Last few hours

Only last few hours to join my photo contest. Now is the last chance. From tomorrow the voting starts :) You can get the complete description of the contest here.

Dubai Wallpapers

No new photo today, but something different. I updated the wallpapers section today with 5 new Dubai wallpapers. Two of them are huge 3840×1200, fit for two full-HD screen next to each other.

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And another three for classic single screen setups.

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Dubai Marina 1920x1200

Head over to the wallpapers page to download them, or you can also visit the wallpapers gallery on my portfolio site (just select that you want to see the original size in the bottom right of a photo, before you download from there)

Last day to join the contest

Tomorrow is the last day to post a submission to my photo editing contest, so if you still haven’t done so, now is the time. Just head over to the contest post, for all the links and rules. Good luck everyone :)
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In between Jumeirah lake towers

Cant believe it’s already two months since I’ve been in Dubai. It passed by so quickly. But still have a lot of photos which I want to edit, but some are being a little more difficult that others.

This is one taken in the middle of the Jumeirah lake towers. It’s a HDR from 4 exposures created in Oloneo Photoengine, finished in Photoshop.
In between Jumeirah Lake towers

What are you listening to?

I had this discussion with few photographers, and always got a response, that when they are taking photos alone, they are listening to music. Strange that I never do that :) I always listen to audiobooks. But never books with a story, they are always from the non-fiction category. Right now it’s the Packing for mars by Mary Roach. Really quite insetting book and makes one think different about space exploration.

So what are you listening to? I’m just curious :)

Clear sky over Dubai

With the weather being really horrible last few weeks in Bratislava, I’m inclined to edit more sunny photo. It just has been raining almost every day for the past three weeks. Sometimes I feel like not even getting out of bed in the morning :)

So for today, I chosen a photo taken right around lunch in the Dubai marina. Actually this was the first photo I took there :) My plane to Dubai was 3 hours late, and since the arrival time was 11pm, I arrived to the flat I was staying at, at 3 in the morning. So getting up at lunch was the earliest I managed. Actually I got up so late almost every day, as we were shooting usually until very late at night :)

This is a HDR from 5 exposures, crated in Oloneo Photoengine, finished in Photoshop. Btw. the ISO 400 was a mistake. I change it so rarely, that I forgot to check it before taking the shot.
Clear sky over Dubai

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