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Like yesterday's this is a shot of the underside of the DIFC, and also like yesterday's it's an HDR, constructed from a seven shot sequence using Photomatix Pro.

Unlike yesterday's though, it's considerably more angular as it was shot at 16mm with my 16-35mm rather than the 15mm fisheye. When I first processed both these images I preferred yesterday's, but now I'm not so sure. I like both of them – there's something about the curvature of the reflection that I really like – but think that maybe this one has the edge.

As always, I'd be interested to hear what you make at it, and which you prefer.

Tomorrow's image, by way of comparison, is a street scene taken in Al Seef, after which I'll post a somewhat less stark shot of the DIFC.

3x2 + HDR + travel [Dubai, UAE] + urban
comment by Aldis Udris at 08:11 PM (GMT) on 1 May, 2008

i like this better then yesterdays

comment by E y e V i s i o n at 08:36 PM (GMT) on 1 May, 2008

I like this one more. The shiny 'metallic' tones are really nice and to be honest I don't really like the distortion of the fisheye lens.

comment by DedicatedRR at 08:43 PM (GMT) on 1 May, 2008

I also prefer this one to yesterday's, but only because I love the geometric shapes and the curve in yesterday's shot was a bit much for my taste.

comment by odilia liuzzi at 10:59 PM (GMT) on 1 May, 2008

yes.. great!

comment by mp at 11:55 PM (GMT) on 1 May, 2008

I prefer this one as it has more going on tbh, Dave. Yesterday's gives everything at first glance whereas this one allows - encourages even - one to actually look around it. Really nice.

Btw...you say Photomatix Pro but didn't you do something recently using FDR Tools? Have you used that software any more, enough to give your thoughts on it?

comment by jkm at 12:12 AM (GMT) on 2 May, 2008

I feel that this works better with the DIFC image and I very much enjoy the reflection of the Emirates Towers - nice touch and beautifully aligned!

comment by John Maslowski at 01:33 AM (GMT) on 2 May, 2008

Fascinating image, like the metallic look and I'm amazed at all of the geometric patterns. Excellent HDRI work.

comment by Kevin H. Stecyk at 04:27 AM (GMT) on 2 May, 2008

Gorgeous photograph David! : )

comment by tino at 09:53 AM (GMT) on 2 May, 2008

I also prefer this one. It looks more real to me. and the reflections look great.

comment by nallevalle at 10:10 AM (GMT) on 2 May, 2008

i like it !!

comment by jaime alberto at 01:44 PM (GMT) on 2 May, 2008

Really great job!!
A very nice Photoblog.

Best Regards from Spain.
Jaime Alberto

comment by Jay at 02:03 PM (GMT) on 2 May, 2008

Great perspective and tonal range.

comment by chris at 03:49 PM (GMT) on 2 May, 2008

simply stunning view!

comment by djn1 at 03:53 PM (GMT) on 2 May, 2008

Thanks all.

jkm: I didn't mention the Emirates Tower, so I'm glad you spotted it - it took quite a while to get exactly the right position for this one :-)

comment by thomas mueller at 01:56 PM (GMT) on 5 May, 2008

brillian one. i like the reflections of the metal and your perspective.

comment by Tom K. at 04:55 AM (GMT) on 7 May, 2008

Outstanding imagery.