how I use categories on chromasia

All the entries on chromasia are placed into one of seven primary categories: six to reflect the aspect ratio of the image, and the seventh to indicate that an image isn’t available as a print. Additionally, each photograph may be assigned to one of more additional categories or subcategories, e.g. my travel category, children category, and so on.

about the ‘travel [Dubai, UAE]’ category

The photographs in this category were taken in Dubai (in the United Arab Emirates).

25 March, 2015 // GPP 2015 #6comments & reactions

A shot of my good friend Craig Marshall, taken during my Shoot the Street workshop at this year's GPP event.

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I can't remember exactly where this was taken, but we were about an hour from Masirah on our way back to Dubai when we spotted these elegantly arranged trees not far from the side of the road.

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21 March, 2015 // Dubai Marinacomments & reactions

It's my last day in Dubai - I fly back to the UK at 3am tomorrow morning - and it's been a great trip. GPP, as always, was a huge amount of fun, as was hanging around with Issa and Catalin in Oman, then back in Dubai for a few days with Issa. I'm sad to leave, but am also looking forward to seeing Libby and the kids.

As for this shot: it was taken this morning from Bernard's balcony, overlooking the Dubai Marina.

On an unrelated note, Issa shot for the Art Dubai photography competition yesterday and Arabian Eye are now accepting votes on their Facebook page. It's a great shot, so please head on over and give it your support.

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6.58am on 21/3/15
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20 March, 2015 // GPP 2015 #5comments & reactions

I had a great day today, photographing Art Dubai with Issa and did take a couple of shots I'll probably post at some point, but in the meanwhile here's one of the images I took during my Landscape Photography workshop at GPP 2015.

And in case you're wondering about the deckchair: I always ask my students to bring along a prop - a pair of sandals, or bottle of water, or anything congruent with a trip to the desert - but didn't expect anyone to bring anything quite as large as a deckchair :-)

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4,44pm on 11/3/15
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7 March, 2015 // GPP 2015 #4comments & reactions

Here's the first of the shots I'll be posting from my Shoot the City workshop I ran today at #GPP2015. I'm not convinced I 100% nailed it, but I'm fairly pleased with how it turned out.

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6.57am on 7/3/15
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6 March, 2015 // GPP 2015 #3comments & reactions

Although I have to be up again in around four hours, for the first section of my Shoot the City workshop, I couldn't resist posting this one: a shot of my good friend Issa taken earlier this evening during a desert barbecue. And I would write more, but I really need to get some sleep :)

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9.50pm on 9/3/15
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5 March, 2015 // GPP 2015 #2comments & reactions

This is the location for the dawn shoot of my #GPP2015 Shoot the City workshop that starts on Saturday. We scouted it this morning, and although the light wasn't ideal I am pleased with how this one turned out.

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12.59pm on 5/3/15
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2 March, 2015 // GPP 2015comments & reactions

This time tomorrow I'll be sitting on an Emirates flight, winging my way towards Dubai for GPP 2015. The event runs from the 6th-13th and I'll be running four of my favourite workshops.

After GPP I'll be heading to Oman for a few days with Issa AlKindy then back to Dubai for a few more days. Watch this space :)

Here's another (pseudo) 'little planet' from Dubai, shot from the rooftop bar of the Four Points by Sheraton on Sheik Zayed Road.

If you'll pardon the pun, here's a slightly different spin on the 'little planet' idea: one constructed from a mirrored copy of an image shot in the Business Bay area of Dubai.

Little Planets are normally constructed from 360 degree panoramas but I thought I'd have a go at producing some from single images. This is the first, produced from a shot taken from the Park Regis hotel in Dubai.

As always, let me know what you think.

28 November, 2014 // good morning dubaicomments & reactions

I've posted quite a few shots from this location, shot at much the same time of day, but I thought this one was worth sharing too.

It's also one of the locations we'll be shooting from during my Shoot the City workshop at next years GPP event (further details here).

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21 July, 2014 // atlas triptychcomments & reactions

Here's another triptych: a shot of an old Atlas bicycle that I came across in Dubai last November.

I recently got hold of the latest version of Nik's Analog Efex Pro 2 and was looking through the various effects. One that I came across, that inspired this image, is the Multi-Lens camera. This allows you to split an image (horizontally or vertically) creating a range of different effects. I couldn't quite get the filter to line everything up, so ended up creating the effect myself, but do like how it's turned out. I also have another four images that I'll post over the next few days that take a similar approach.

As always, let me know what you think.

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11 July, 2014 // untitled #173comments & reactions

I'm not quite sure I can tell you quite what this one is about beyond the fact that it's a composite of two images: a silhouette of my good friend Issa, shot in the desert near Dubai, overlaid with a broken window near to our office in Blackpool. It doesn't have a great deal of meaning, but it was fun to create :)

19 April, 2014 // waves of hopecomments & reactions

The Dubai skyline, shot from the public beach at Jumeirah. Graffiti courtesy of Arcadia Blank.

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6.47am on 11/3/13
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14 April, 2014 // GPP 2014 #9comments & reactions

I already posted a smaller version of this image as part of my XT-1 review but I thought I'd add it here too: a shot of my good friend Issa, reflected in the window of one of the metro stations on Sheik Zayed road in Dubai.

This is a shot of the JBR skyline in Dubai, taken from the west frond of the Palm, and was shot with the XT-1 and 14mm using a handheld (and panned) 1/2s exposure.

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9.48am on 11/3/13
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12 April, 2014 // GPP 2014 #8comments & reactions

This is a shot of the JBR skyline in Dubai, taken from the west frond of the Palm, and was shot with the XT-1 and 14mm using a handheld (and panned) 1/2s exposure.

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5.30pm on 11/3/13
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9 April, 2014 // GPP 2014 #7comments & reactions

This was taken on my two day Landscape Photography workshop to the east coast of the UAE, during the recent Gulf Photo Plus training event, and features Gerald Donovan's collection of components that could loosely be called a camera :)

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5.49pm on 12/3/14
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8 April, 2014 // Fujifilm XT-1 #9comments & reactions

Another XT-1 + 14mm image, taken from the roof of the Shangri La hotel in Dubai, a location that I hadn't shot from before.

And if you missed the various announcements I posted yesterday, here's my initial review of the XT-1. As you'll see, it's very positive.

http://www.chromasia.com/blog/archive/1404071828.php

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