Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pic(k) of the week 43: Dubai, melting pot of cultures

In todays world where we far too often generalise, Muslims are sometimes wrongly looked at in a negative way because all the stuff going on, in places like Syria and Iraq. As a non-muslim, I would however like to highlight how people from more than 200 (yes, two hundred!) countries, are peacefully living together in the multicultural city of Dubai.

Beside the huge melting pot of people, there is also a nice contrast of the urban architecture in Dubai. The very last image I took while test-shooting the Fujifilm X100T last week, was one of a mosque just after sunset, with the 7-star Burj al Arab hotel in the background. To me the image illustrates how different worlds can perfectly live together!

Dubai, melting pot of cultures

Image details:
Fujifilm X100T
ISO200, 23mm, f8
Exposure bracketing shutter speed 2sec to 15sec
Jpeg files merged in 32bit HDR in Photoshop CC 2014
Perspective correction in Photoshop CC 2014
Nik ColorEfex Pro 4 for contrast optimisation

In case you missed it, my complete review of the new Fujifilm X100T camera can be found here.

Remember: "They eye should learn to listen before it looks" - Robert Frank

Happy X-shooting,

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