Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Pic(k) of the week 21: Business Bay bridge
Last week, I finally managed to take my brand-new Nikon D800 on a night shoot in Dubai.
The image above of the latest bridge across the creek was taken about 30 minutes after sunset. The 510m long Business Bay bridge officially opened in 2007 and is great place for night photography.
The four Sheiks displayed at the bottom of the bridge, are the present and past leaders of Dubai and the United Arab Emirates as a country.
I particularly like the starry effect of the street lights, achieved by using a relatively small aperture of f11. The amount of detail, especially with quality lenses like the Nikkor 14-24 is amazing.
Nikon D800 with the Nikkor 14-24 2.8 lens
ISO100, f11, 20s, 14mm
Lightroom 4 RAW processing
Nik SilverEfex 2 for Black and White processing
I'm planning to take my new D800 really through its paces during a brief visit to Belgium next weekend. More, early June...
Remember: " Your first 10000 images are your worst" Henri Cartier-Bresson