Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Pic(k) of the week 40: Between the steps - 500px FUJIFILM GLOBAL PHOTOWALK DUBAI

Last Saturday, was the first Dubai 500px Fujifilm Global Photowalk, held near the Creek between 4pm and 7pm. Dubai was not the only city where a 500px Photowalk was held, but with more than 200 photographers, it was likely one of the best attended ones around the world! The group-shot made at the start of the walk, gives a good impression of the crowd that afternoon. 

The fine folks of Fujifilm Middle East were also present and lend free Fujifilm cameras to photographers that wanted to explore the amazing X-series camera system. Make sure you follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest and greatest Fujifilm has to offer in the Middle East and beyond!  

For the ones that are not familiar with Dubai, the city is pretty much divided by "the Creek"; Bur Dubai on the West side and Deira on the East side. During the walk, we spend most of the time in Bur Dubai; photographing daily life around the many souks (small street markets) and near the Abra (small wooden boat to transfer people across the Creek) stations. 

As often is the case, especially with the larger photowalks, it is more about the social aspect than actually about making great images. 

While I did come home with a few other keeper images, the image below is the one that stood out most for me! It was made in a tiny street next to the Shiva and Sai Baba temple, where I spotted this shopkeeper in between a few steps along his shop. For me, the person in the background, gives the image the extra layer. 

Between the steps, Bur Dubai

Image details:
Fujifilm X-T1 with the XF 16mm f1.4R WR Fujinon lens
ISO 800, f3.6, 1/125s
RAW file developed in Lightroom CC using the Classic Chrome preset

The full "Life around the Creek", image gallery can be found here.

Since Instagram is now finally allowing non-square images to be uploaded, I've decided to use the platform much more for my social media. Browsing through some of the photographers you follow on Instagram, can be  very inspiring... If you don't do so already, I invite you to follow me on INSTAGRAM here

Remember, "Photography is the only language that can be understood all over the world". - Bruno Barbey


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