Saturday, December 15, 2012

Ferris Wheel, Burka

Convergence, iPhone5
As we are driving around Dubai I notice this Ferris Wheel which has the Burj Khalifa (178 story building) in the background. I am thinking this makes a great juxtaposition for an image...we pull over and of course it is virtually impossible to get them both in the shot being so close to the Ferris Wheel. I decide to just make an iPhone image of the wheel when along comes a woman in a colorful Burka....I got the shot although not what I originally stopped for...

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Dubai at Night

Dubai Sunset
On my last day in Dubai my buddy Alex took me up to the 84th floor of a new building his company was working on. The image above is an iPhone5 image taken just prior to sunset.....You can barely make out the Burj Khalifa (178 floors) off in the distance.

TrueHDR, Snapseed, Nik CFX4 (CS6) and Lightroom4

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Creek, Dubai

Ancient Dhows, The Creek, Dubai
Late this afternoon (Tuesday) I found myself in a tall garage overlooking The Creek which is a small river that runs through the city of Dubai. The ancient boats known as dhows below come in from Iran and Mumbai bringing goods into the city.  The dhows, were docked next to the Spice Souk (Market) which is strewn with hemp bags opened showing the various spices for sale. It is quite fascinating the way this city can be so cosmopolitan and yet retain ties to the old world.

I ran out of time and was not able to make any images in the market so that will have to wait until next time....

Here is a link to info on the Dhow.....