Thursday, November 12, 2015
Pic(k) of the week 46: D E S E R T S T O R M - Dubai, UAE
Today, it rained! Yes, believe it or not, but that is pretty special and exceptional in the UAE...
Those of you living in the region will know what I'm talking about; traffic comes to a halt, number of car accidents go through the roof, kids playing in puddles. It is pretty much like during a major snow storm in Europe or the Eastern US seaboard !
The rain after the summer often is a sign of the much cooler air coming to the Gulf region; something all inhabitants are really looking forward to!
The image below was made in the desert about 45 min east of Dubai, while a storm was brewing. I was especially attracted by the contrast of the complimentary colours; yellow and blue of the sand and sky/clouds. The leading lines of the sand dune pointing towards the dramatic sky, finish it off nicely.
Fujifilm X-T1 with the XF 18-135 Fujinon lens
ISO 640, 37mm (55mm full frame equivalent, f16, 1/125s
RAW file editing in Lightroom CC (6.1)
Nik ColorEfex Pro 4 for optimal contrast
Remember: "Some people feel the rain, others just get wet" - Bob Marley
Have a great weekend,