Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Pic(k) of the week 13: THREE FINGER SALUTE - Burj Khalifa, Dubai

In front of the Worlds highest building, the 820 m Burj Khalifa in Dubai, one finds a statue that needs a bit of explanation! 

It consists of a hand with three fingers pointing up; the "Three finger salute" has been the trademark sign of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai, since 2013. While the thumb stands for "Win", the V shape stands for "Victory" and the three come together as a declaration of "Love". 

The day I was photographing the Win-Victory-Love sign, some high altitude cirrus clouds rolled in, making for a great backdrop!


Image details:
Fujifilm X-T1 with the XF 35mm f2 lens
ISO 1000, f11, 1/250s
Lightroom CC for RAW development
Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 for Black and White conversion
Nik Dfine for some minor Noise reduction

More images featuring the Burj Khalifa can be found here.

Remember, "The race for excellence has no finish line" - Sheik Mohamed bin Rashid  Al Maktoum


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