Thursday, January 23, 2014
Pic(k) of the week 4: Sharjah University
Even though, Sharjah is the third largest Emirate in the UAE after Abu Dhabi and Dubai, a lot of people outside the region have never heard about the place.
Found just to the North of Dubai, Sharjah the only Emirate that has two coastlines; the Persian Gulf to the West and the Gulf of Oman to the East.
In the region it is especially known for it education with a university campus that has a lot of interesting architecture, stretching over 5 kilometres (3 miles).
The image below of one of the buildings of the University of Sharjah, was taken just after sunset after I got lost in the very busy city centre a while ago.
Fujifilm X-E1 with the XF 18-55 Fujinon lens
ISO 200, 25mm (38mm full frame equivalent), f 11, 5 varying shutter speeds between 1.8s and 1/35s
RAW development in Lightroom 5.3
Export to Photoshop CC as 32 bit HDR file with further editing in Lightroom
Nik ColorEfex Pro for contrast and detail enhancement
More images of Sharjah can be found here.
Remember: " We shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us" - Winston Churchill