Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Pic(k) of the week 6: Looking at Dubai - Aerial view of Burj al Arab and Palm Jumeirah

Having plenty of prominent landmarks, Dubai is a great place for Aerial photography. As a pilot/photographer it is no surprise this genre of photography is close to my heart! Check out my Aerial Photography gallery here

When an outsider thinks about Dubai, three landmarks/buildings often come to mind; the worlds largest tower, "Burj Khalifa; the "worlds only 7 star hotel"Burj al Arab and the Palm Jumeirah a large residential man-made island.

A few weeks ago, I managed to frame the last two together in a single shot with the new XF50mm f2 Fujifilm lens. I like how the shadow of the Burj al Arab hotel in the foreground casts in the early morning calm waters of the Gulf. One can also see the runway of SkyDive Dubai in the top left third and the "Dubai Eye" under construction, just of the Dubai Marina coastline.  

Image details:
  • Fujifilm X-T2 with the XF50mm f2 lens
  • ISO 200, f5.6, 1/680s
  • Lightroom CC for RAW file image processing
  • Nik ColorEfex Pro for optimal contrast
For the ones interested, my review of the brand-new lens used to make the image above, can be found here

Remember: "You haven't seen a tree, until you have seen its shadow from the sky" - Amelia Earhart

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