Monday, December 9, 2013
Pic(k) of the week 50: Dubai's tallest - size does matter!
The last few days, we have been spoiled with beautiful sunsets in Dubai. Even though chances for a nice sunset are much higher in the Winter time, it is quite rare for the Gulf region to see this happening several days in a row.
The image below, was taken while on a boat trip with friends, from a tiny man-made island, about 1 km in front of the the Jumeirah Beach Park. Yes, friends with boats are always nice to have!
The island is a great place for shooting the skyline West of the Burj Khalifa, especially if one wants somewhat of a different perspective.
I went for a low viewpoint, with only the three tallest buildings of Sheik Zayed road sticking out; the Burj Khalifa (820m) and the twin towers of the worlds tallest hotel, JW Marriott Marquis on the right (355m). There are several tall +200m buildings behind the sand wall.
Fujifilm X-E1 (Sexy-1) with the 18-55 Fujinon lens
ISO 800, 44mm (67mm full frame equivalent), f8, 1/55s
RAW development in Lightroom 5.3RC
Nik ColorEfex Pro for detail and contrast adjustment
More of my Dubai skyline images can be found here.
Remember: " Twelve significant images in one year, is a good crop" Ansel Adams