Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Pic(k) of the week 10: BURJ KHALIFA LASER SHOW - Fujifilm X-H1

For the first time in years, there was no firework display at the Burj Khalifa last New Years eve. While there was still lots of other firework shows around Dubai, the worlds largest tower got an interesting laser show instead. 

Due to the popularity of the show (although slightly changed), it is repeated on certain nights of the week, all the way till the end of this month (March 2018). The latest info shows the show being held at 8pm on SAT, TUE and WED and at 10pm on THU and FRI. So if you haven't seen it, hurry!

While testing the In Body Image Stabilization (IBIS) of the brand-new Fujifilm X-H1 camera, I went to one of the light shows. Normally I would take a tripod with me for such a shoot, but this was a perfect opportunity to see whether IBIS could potentially replace, although only under certain conditions, a tripod. In case you missed it, I did do a review of the Fujifilm X-H1.

The below image was shot handheld, at a shutter speed of 1/2 sec; well below the normal rule that would dictate a minimum shutter speed of about 1/35 sec (23mm lens on cropped sensor, makes it 35mm).  

Image details:
  • Fujifilm X-H2 with XF 23mm f2.0 lens
  • ISO 1600, 1/2 sec, f10
  • RAW development in Lightroom CC
For the ones wondering what the meaning of the three finger salute is, please refer to an older blogpost of 2016 blogpost here.

Lastly more of my Architectural work of Dubai can be found here. 

Remember: "Photography is painting with light" - Miroslaw Tichy

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