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The Gulf Photo Plus event is now at the end of day two. I've presented my 'Creating Dramatic Images', 'Portrait Retouching', and my 'Photoshop: from download to print' workshops, and will be running my 'HDR Crash Course' tomorrow, followed by my landscape workshop on Thursday and Saturday. I'll also be giving one solo presentation during Photo Friday - An Introduction to HDR Photography - and will be taking part in a panel discussion on 'Getting your work out on the web and on social media' with Joey L and Manny Librodo. A busy week, but a great one :)

As for this shot ...

I suspect that most of you know what class of item this is, but will be really impressed if anyone can provide an exact identification :)

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8.10pm on 6/3/2011
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1x1 + travel [Dubai, UAE] + abstract + show the original
comment by Dave Wilson at 02:51 PM (GMT) on 8 March, 2011

My vote goes for the lens of a Dubai airport security camera. Regardless of what it is, I like it!

comment by Andreas at 03:31 PM (GMT) on 8 March, 2011

I can see reflection of people and i can see arbic letters of an add. I think it is a displayed lense in a shop window combined with reflection.

comment by Dan at 04:47 PM (GMT) on 8 March, 2011

i reckon it's the headlight of a newer model Audi, photographed in a car park, or maybe on a street in front of a shop window.

comment by Mikelangelo at 04:54 PM (GMT) on 8 March, 2011

In the camera line of items. Agree regarding the arabic type/ad reflection. I also see lost of reflected flourescent lights. Possibly security camera at airport in Dubai? It looks like a lens inside a glass sphere (a la security camera)...Perhaps it is the reflection of your own camera (i.e., self portrait) in a curved reflective surface/window?

comment by Mike H. at 05:47 PM (GMT) on 8 March, 2011

My guess: Security camera. Dubai Metro, Red Line. Falconcity of Wonders.

comment by Jimmy at 06:43 PM (GMT) on 8 March, 2011

I think it's a mirror.

comment by Carlos Garcia at 06:44 PM (GMT) on 8 March, 2011

Awesome abstract David. I think it's HAL's cousin, MAC. (HAL: from Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey)

comment by CSJ @ID7 at 10:29 PM (GMT) on 8 March, 2011

Blackpool Tower Bustop / telescope / .... even though you're in Dubai...

comment by Ananth at 04:45 AM (GMT) on 9 March, 2011

Security Camera for sure. Prolly on a roadside showroom.

comment by Matteo at 10:16 AM (GMT) on 9 March, 2011

I go for a peephole, porthole or something like this, I don't think its a lens of a security cam nor David's Ricoh..

comment by djn1 at 12:45 PM (GMT) on 9 March, 2011

This is a shot of the front element of a Canon 24-105 f/4 L, shot from about 5mm from the front of the lens. One of the great things about the Ricoh is it's macro mode - you can almost rest the camera against the object you're photographing and still focus.

comment by djib at 12:48 PM (GMT) on 9 March, 2011

I'm seeing a drawing of the Eiffel tower in the top part of the image! I believe this is the picture of a doorknob taken with a fish-eye.

comment by crash at 07:22 PM (GMT) on 19 March, 2011

very creative shot .... love the illuminations ...

comment by Jason at 01:14 PM (GMT) on 30 March, 2011

No, I never would have guessed this. You really have such a great imagination and vision. Classic example of "seeing creatively" :)




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