Pic(k) of the week 50: Festival of Blue

Along the Dubai creek, close to Business Bay bridge, you'll find Dubai Festival City. A   relative new project consisting of a residential area, a shopping mall (after all it is Dubai!), golf course, commercial offices and 2 hotels. They have an interesting one-liner on their website: "It's all happening where it all began". A reference to the birth of Dubai which started around fishing and pearl diving at Dubai creek. Just like in the early days, the saltwater creek divides the city in two parts, Bur Dubai and Deira.

Festival city hotels
The image of Festival city's office tower and hotels above, is made from across the creek, Bur Dubai side. Since the opening of the new Business Bay bridge, the overriding color of the area is blue. Due to the high dynamic range, I shot 5 images (-2,-1, 0, +1, +2EV) and combined them into a HDR image. Needless to say, that one will need a sturdy tripod to do so!

Image details:
Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 2.8
ISO 200, f7.1, 58mm, shutter speeds from 1s to 20s
HDR processed in Photomatix Pro 4

More images of the area can be found here.

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