Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Pic(k) of the week 44: UNDER THE BRIDGE - BURJ AL ARAB - DUBAI

Image editing can be time consuming; especially when one starts blending  in several images for the best image quality. It is not rare for some images to sit for quite a while before being looked at.

Mid June I shot a series of images of the famous Burj al Arab hotel in Dubai around sunset from the Jumeriah Beach Hotel shoreline. Even though I edited one image of the shoot, which became very popular (Bridge to luxury), the remainder stayed pretty much dormant in my lightroom catalog.

A few days ago, I did edit a few more shots, taken slightly later when the beautiful purple sky had disappeared. The image below from the other side of the bridge is probably my new favourite from the shoot!

It consists of several shots, one taken at a long exposure to get a nice silky look of the water. Unlike the "Bridge to luxury" image which took considerable editing time, this one was very straightforward edit in Lightroom and took less than 10 mins.

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Image details:
  • Fujifilm X-T1 with the XF 10-24 lens mounted on a MeFoto tripod with a Really Right Stuff ball-head
  • 3 shot bracket between 1.6s and 18s shutterspeed at ISO 200, f11
  • Photomerge to HDR in Lightroom CC (6.1)
  • Nik ColorEfex with pro-contrast and skylight filters

For a more extensive explanation about the famous "7 star" Burj al Arab hotel please refer to an earlier post here

I believe this image deserves a place in my limited ARCHITECTURAL PORTFOLIO. What do you think?

For those of you interested in purchasing this image, it is also available in a portrait (vertical) and landscape (horizontal) format.

Remember; "Less is more" - Ludwig Mies van der Rohe


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