Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Pic(k) of the week 21: Concrete jungle?

Dubai Marina is a man-made Marina on the West side of Dubai and often referred to as the "New Dubai". The project consists of more than 100 Skyscrapers. Most of the towers are either finished or in the final stages of completion. However, it is likely that with the current financial crisis, some of the towers will not be built or will at least be delayed for a considerable time. 
The one mile long sea-facing Jumeirah Beach Residences, is the largest single phase residential development in the world consisting of 40 towers. The project is sometimes also referred to as the "Concrete jungle"!
I shot some night cityscapes of the Marina project from a reclaimed piece of land next to the Al Habtoor hotel. More images can be found here.
The light turned out nice about 20 to 30 minutes after sunset. A few clouds would have made things perfect... but this is Dubai!

Image details;
Nikon D700 with Nikkor 24-70 2.8 on a Gitzo tripod, using a remote control
ISO 200, 24mm, f 11, 10sec
Single Raw file, Fused three images (+1/0/-2EV) with Photomatix Pro
Noise reduction with Nik Software Dfine

Tomorrow, I'm planning to jump on an Airbus A380 to Paris and spend the next 10 days in Belgium. Taking quite a bit of camera gear with me, I should be able to shoot some Urban photography in my home country.

Till next week,
happy shooting,

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