Here is a shot I took of the Souk Al Bahar 2 years ago when I used to live in Dubai. I saw an interesting perspective from here as you could see Burj Khalifa in the back drop and the modern heritage looking souk al bahar in the foreground. It sure is a nice place to visit since you have the dancing fountain placed in between the two.
Lay down against the floor and look up! The image you see below is exactly what you’ll get!
Here is yet another image which I decided to do a color splash on by focusing on the Golden pillars of the race course hotel of Meydan and making everything else Black & White. The pillars are shaped in a palm tree fashion in a modern architectural way in order to support the glass roof that was above it.
Since it was in the early morning hours, the sunlight was hitting only the upper portion of the Palm-shaped pillars as visible in the image below. It sure took sometime to make sure I had it framed right laying down on the black marbled floor before snapping away.
Revisiting Meydan again. An image I haven’t disclosed in over 2 years which I had in store for you all. Time to show you my best pictures of Dubai when I was based there. This is one of them.
This is a shot I took at 5 am in the morning when I visited the race course hotel in the early morning. Was fortunate enough to be given permission to shoot in the morning hours that day. The most prominent colors I saw in the image were blue and orange and decided to make everything else Black & White to give a minimalistic look to the image plus to focus most of the attention on the futuristic architecture of the hotel’s arc. The picture was preserved for a book sometime ago but I am done waiting. Time for you all to see me at my best!
This is one of my signatory shots which I took back in Dubai in the year 2009. I still consider this to be one of my favorite HDR images and was blessed to be present at the right place and at the right time to freeze that moment. The rain had settled down half an hour prior to this shot and since I used to live close to the Jumeirah beach, I walked down there and saw a fantastic view of the sun piercing through the dark clouds. If you study the image carefully you would even notice Burj Al Arab in the back drop too where the sun’s rays are falling through.
Visiting the Griffith Park Observatory last week was worth it as I got to take several great shots up there including the one you see below. I knew the image would turn out great once I took it but then as I kept experimenting around in photoshop I ended up making my image a bit more dramatic which compelled me to make continuous changes. I kept tweaking away till I got it close to the way I perceived it and having to get an image to look exactly the way you visualize it is the hardest part. The day you master the art of getting an image to look exactly the way you have imagined it, no force on Earth can stop you. Be Steadfast, Be Selfish, Be Hungry and you’ll eventually be close to attaining perfection!