I took mostly evening and night time photos in Dubai. Mostly because the sun during the day is quite strong there, really not fit for any photography (and I also don’t like to run around a city in direct sunlight and high temperatures). But as I was staying right in the Dubai Marina, i went out few time to get few photos. This one was taken from one of the bridges there, right after lunch.

This is a panorama from two tiles, taken with a 9 stop ND filter. Each tile from 5 exposures, combined in Oloneo Photoengine.
Sunny day in the Marina

A very classic view of Dubai, but you know me, if there is a bridge, I can’t skip it :) Of course I had to go under it to get few photos. Probably should have gone with a longer exposure, just to make the water more blurred. Actually the bottom part in this image is a single exposure, while the top one is a HDR. I had to do this because there was so much movement in the water, which created this crazy wavy light reflection in it.

This is a HDR from 6 exposure, created in Oloneo Photoengine, finished in Photoshop.
Under the bridge


Recently I also started posting on Instagram. It’s mostly random shots from my camera, but I just started also posting my regular photos. You can find me under instagram.com/miroslavpetrasko. And just few days ago, the @Dubai account shared one of my photos there, which got over 31000 likes. Always great to see a big response to one of my photos :)
Dubai Instagram

Yachts in the marina

I don’t want to know how much a yacht like this costs, but would love to visit one one day :) This very beautiful big yacht was visible from the top of the Cayan tower, and despite a very heavy wind on that side of the tower, I decided to try to zoom in and get a photo of it. And surprisingly, it came out quite nice.

This is a HDR created from 5 exposures in Oloneo Photoengine and finished in Photoshop.
Yachts in the marina

You would not think that this photo was taken at 2 am :) Dubai, as every big city, creates so much light pollution, that you can shoot at any time of the night, and still have enough light. Even the exposure times were still manageable. I have to say, hawing the palms in Dubai is so great for photographers. It gives so many nice spots to be able to shoot the citiscapes of Dubai, which would not exist without them.

This is a HDR created from 4 exposures in Oloneo Photoengine and finished in Photoshop.
Landmarks in the night

Good that I stayed close to this spot, or I would have been to tired (lazy) to get up and go here so early in the morning. But great as there are no people there at that time. I was actually warned, that I could be stop by security guards for using tripods in the marina, but luckily it happened only once. But I was prepared either way, as I had my Manfrotto clamp with me, and that can be attached to the railing very quickly :)

This photo was taken around 6 in the morning, right before the sunrise. I had no panorama head with me, but usually one can stitch images even when shoot just from a normal head. This is a panorama from 3 tiles, each one from 4 exposures.
Early morning in the Dubai Marina

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