Its funny, being an Omani and living only four hours away from Dubai and yet for the past two years since I started photography, I don’t have a single photo of Dubai. Well, I cant claim that anymore. Couple of weeks ago, myself and family decided to go for the weekend. As usual, for a good photographer, preparation is a must. So I did a quick research of good scenic areas, and as well angles. Mostly googled the location. Trust me with Dubai, you need to make sure where you are going, or you will end up stuck in traffic.
(1) Shaikh Zaid Road
This photo was taken on top of Sheraton hotel. Believe it or not, its an HDR. It was three different photo at different exposure. I love doing night HDR, most of the time I get good result. But it was not as simple.
There was these Rail guards that stopping me from getting a good angle. You know the rails the stops a person from falling off a 43 storey building. But I just had to have it, so I connected the camera on a tripod, and using the tripod I slipped the camera below the rails, and with great difficulties I manage to get the right angle and here are the results.
(2) Burj Khalifa: Tallest Building in the World:
The difficult part for the Burj is getting a good angle. Simply because its really tall and getting it in its full glory is kinda challenging and to compose it in such away the frame is balanced even more challenging. So a good photographer will take an extra step. In my case, I had to beg for a permission to enter this building opposite of the Burg. The building is only allowed for its resident and once need to sweet talk the security guard just to enter, but well worth it. And the best thing, I got just in time for my favorite time of the day, Blue hour followed by a night shot.
Thats it really. Thats two days worth of photo shoot. So you just imagined if this was not planned, even worst. Remember its not the quantity of the photos, its the quality. Please feel free to ask question by commenting below and I will get back to you, or just comment anything let me know if you enjoyed the photos.