Friday, April 22, 2011

Pic(k) of the week 16: Sheik Zayed bridge

After almost 8 years of construction, the third bridge over the Maqta channel in Abu Dhabi, UAE, opened for traffic last October.

The beautiful wave form 842m long bridge, designed by the Iraqi born, world famous architect Zaha Hadid, is named after the former president of the UAE, Sheik Zayed. It has been labelled by engineers as one of the most difficult bridges ever built.

Pic(k) of the week 15: Sheik Zayed Bridge
The initial lighting concept was designed by Rogier van der Heide at Hollands Licht and was further designed by a large international team at Arup lighting.

Image details:
Nikon D700 with Nikkor 14-24 2.8 
ISO 200, 22mm, f16, 2sec
RAW file development with LR3
Single file HDR with Nik HDR Efex Pro

As a photography tip; to have the starry look around the lights shoot at a small aperture of f16 or f22.

Click that shutter,

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