Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Pic(k) of the week 50: a Dubai skyline to be lost

When it comes to landscape and architectural photography, we all know that clouds really add an extra dimension to the image!

2012 Pic(k) of the week 50: Another Dubai skyline

Driving along the Meydan road in Nad al Sheba area, with some threatening storm clouds at the horizon, I felt the urge to stop and "make" a photograph.

Recently the Indian Sobha group, announced it will develop the area where this image was shot from, into an 743.000 sqm housing, schooling and entertainment project. Work should start early next year. Unfortunately this will become a skyline view to be lost.

Over the last ten years, I've collected quite a few different views on Dubai's high-rise district. Some of them can be found hereI guess capturing the ever changing Dubai skyline never gets boring!

Image details:
Nikon D800 with 70-200 2.8 VR2
ISO100, f5.6, 70mm, 1/320s with circular polariser filter
RAW development in Lightroom 4.3 RC
Nik ColorEfex for contrast adjustment

Knowing the people who are building Dubai, I think the following quote is quite appropriate :
"The city is what it is, because the citizens are what they are"- Plato


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