Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Pic(k) of the week 7: Is this a robbery?

For many people Dubai is all about the modern skyscrapers and its man-made islands...
There is however another side of Dubai which can be found around the Creek, an inlet in the shoreline, where life in Dubai all started. The city has been a trading place since a long time and still has a large number of Dhows (wooden boats) which deliver goods to India, Pakistan and across the Gulf to Iran.

Lately, I went shooting at the Dhow Wharfage. A buzzing center where Dhows are continuously unloaded and loaded by hard working sub-continent workers pretty much 24hrs around the clock. These dockworkers really want to tell their stories and are not shy to get into the picture. A photography paradise!

These two guys opening a truck are obviously not robbing the goods, but are at the beginning of a long working day.

More images of the life at Dubai creek here

Image details:
Nikon D700 with 24-70 2.8 lens
ISO 800, 40mm, f8, 1/80sec
Raw developed in Lightroom 
Tonal contrast in Nik Software ColorEfex Pro

Happy shooting,

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