Blog by a Belgian Flying Photographer based in Dubai (UAE) specializing in Architectural, Travel and Aviation photography
Friday, August 5, 2011
Pic(k) of the week 31: Dubai double-decker bus
Back from a 5 day break in the French Pyrenees and a few days in Belgium, the batteries are again fully charged! Even though the main purpose of the trip was to continue my Paragliding training, I also managed to do some photography. The weeklong escape from the Dubai Summer, started with a flight from Dubai to Paris on one of Emirates' Airbus A380 aircraft.
Emirates has 90 (yes, ninety) Dubai double-decker busses on order. The 570 ton aircraft has been received very well by its passengers; be it due to the quietness of the cabin, the extra legroom, the business class bar or the first class showers.
Just before boarding, I made a 5 shot HDR (High Dynamic Range) image (above) from one of the three jetways.
Nikon D700 with Nikkor 14-24 2.8 lens
ISO 200, 24mm, f4, 5 different shutter-speeds
LR RAW processing including White Balance adjustments
Nik Software HDR Efex Pro for HDR development
Nik Software SilverEfex 2 for Black and White conversion