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Over the next week or so I'll be posting at least five more shots of the DIFC, but most of those concentrate on the building itself. While I was there though I thought I'd shoot a few HDR self-portraits, of which this is the only one that worked out.

Interestingly, it was constructed using FDR Tools rather than Photomatix Pro. I've only had a quick chance to play with it, but it seems to produce more naturalistic results than Photomatix while being more flexible than Phtoshop's Merge to HDR facility. When I've had a chance to use it a bit more I'll let you know what I think.

I haven't posted the EXIF data, but the seven shot sequence was shot at 70mm, f/8.0, with a 1 EV spacing.

3x2 + HDR + travel [Dubai, UAE] + reflections [glass]
comment by Jeff T at 08:18 PM (GMT) on 27 April, 2008

Great symmetry, nice image!

comment by csj at 08:23 PM (GMT) on 27 April, 2008

that uncomfortable moment when you realise your self portrait contains the secret of your success..... ;-)

comment by Magnus von Koeller at 09:35 PM (GMT) on 27 April, 2008

This is a great shot! Unusual idea, perfect result. I really like it. Makes me want to go out for photos more...

comment by Libby at 10:43 PM (GMT) on 27 April, 2008

Nice to see you ;-)

comment by Greg Wilker at 11:18 PM (GMT) on 27 April, 2008

I love the busyness of this photograph. So many lines and then we see you in the bottom center. Just Great.

comment by JoeB at 12:47 AM (GMT) on 28 April, 2008

Cold and metallic, you're absorbed by the structure.

comment by steven at 07:34 AM (GMT) on 28 April, 2008

very cool
great setting for a self-portrait
love the tones as well

comment by Leicca at 07:50 AM (GMT) on 28 April, 2008

(I would´ve waved my hands or something... ;-))

Thanks for the info.

comment by Josef Renklint at 10:44 AM (GMT) on 28 April, 2008

Love it. Somewhat confusing, which is good.

comment by Martin at 11:50 AM (GMT) on 28 April, 2008

I find myself shaking my head when I look at your images. It happens every day now.
How do you "find" these images, David? I would've just walked by this building.
You´ve got a gift and I'm so glad you use it and share your work.
Looking forward to tomorrows image.

comment by Jasper at 03:09 PM (GMT) on 28 April, 2008

Great use of the vertical lines! The toning makes it kind of a spooky self portrait

comment by Mark at 06:02 PM (GMT) on 28 April, 2008

This is an insanely cool photo!

comment by mehdi torabi at 07:19 PM (GMT) on 29 April, 2008

your shots are so great i just love them, specially the way of the post processes. i just cant put comments on all, sometimes i say has this really came out the camera ?! i get some ideas from them when i edit my pics.

comment by Lieneke at 08:24 AM (GMT) on 22 May, 2008

Hi, Nice to meet you!! ;-)

Absolutely stunning!!