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I do have another eight shots that I'll be putting up from my trip to Dubai, but by the time this one gets posted I'll be nearly home – sitting on a train, somewhere between Manchester airport and Blackpool. I'll probably be complaining about how cold it is, despite having spent the last two weeks moaning about how hot it's been in Dubai, but I'll definitely be looking forward to getting back to Libby and the kids.

As for this one: it's another HDR of the DIFC, and the twin towers in the background are the Emirates Tower hotel - the 3rd most luxurious in the world (according to their website).

1x1 + HDR + travel [Dubai, UAE] + urban
comment by Matthijs at 08:05 PM (GMT) on 5 May, 2008

Very interesting shot and perspective. Great series of your dubai trip!

comment by Mark at 10:56 PM (GMT) on 5 May, 2008

Nice perspective and framing; but the shot suffers from what I see as a really serious weakness in HDR; namely the fall off/lighter areas that appear at dark/light boundaries, in this case the area framing the Hotel. The lack of continuity in the tones looks something from the days of BW printing, when burning a sky in using a card mask (or hands) was nigh impossible with accuracy. I notice it's less of a problem in "the Gate #2". I havent tried HDR yet, but guess this is characteristic of HDR software. Solvable?

Great image nevertheless!

comment by jkm at 11:05 PM (GMT) on 5 May, 2008

Oh yes!

comment by Kevin H. Stecyk at 01:17 AM (GMT) on 6 May, 2008

Gorgeous photograph David. I just love all the symmetry.

Incredibly beautiful photograph! : )

comment by Jeff T at 01:49 AM (GMT) on 6 May, 2008

Great shot - I really like the shiny surfaces ... both the floor and walls. I'm enjoying the Dubai series, keep em coming

comment by Deb at 06:55 AM (GMT) on 6 May, 2008

Welcome home to the balmy climes of the NW, DJ. :)

I'm noting a symmetry theme which, being a bit obsessive-compulsive, I like.

comment by jose at 09:08 AM (GMT) on 6 May, 2008


comment by crash at 05:51 PM (GMT) on 6 May, 2008

dang! that's friggin cool! lots of nice reflections and cool lines

comment by silfver at 08:04 PM (GMT) on 6 May, 2008

Aw, man! I just love how the two houses in the center pops out of the fisheye-look. :)

comment by djn1 at 10:27 PM (GMT) on 6 May, 2008

Thanks all.

Mark: in this instance, it was intentional. But I take your point, and may tone it down a bit if I have the time.

comment by Mohamadreza at 02:40 AM (GMT) on 7 May, 2008

Great city shot with nice b&w tones,