Saturday, February 6, 2010

Pic(k) of the week 5: Crescent moon-kite

It's been relatively windy last week here in Dubai. Kite-surfers seem to be having a good time on the Jumeirah beach.
The Christians have the cross, the Jews have the star of David, and the Muslims have the crescent moon, right? When this kite was about to be launched with the Mosque in the background, I clicked the shutter.

Image details:
Nikon D700 with 70-200 2.8 VRII + 1.7 teleconverter
ISO 400, 120mm, f 6.3, 1/800
Made an HDR out of 1 exposure and then increased contrast with Nik Software ColorEfex Pro. 
The image was mirrored to have the crescent moon shape as we mostly see it as an symbol of Islam. 

Happy shooting,

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