Mid June I shot a series of images of the famous Burj al Arab hotel in Dubai around sunset from the Jumeriah Beach Hotel shoreline. Even though I edited one image of the shoot, which became very popular (Bridge to luxury), the remainder stayed pretty much dormant in my lightroom catalog.
A few days ago, I did edit a few more shots, taken slightly later when the beautiful purple sky had disappeared. The image below from the other side of the bridge is probably my new favourite from the shoot!
It consists of several shots, one taken at a long exposure to get a nice silky look of the water. Unlike the “Bridge to luxury” image which took considerable editing time, this one was very straightforward edit in Lightroom and took less than 10 mins.
Downtown Dubai, previously known as Downtown Burj Dubai, is a large-scale, mixed-use complex under development in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the home of some of the city’s most important landmarks including Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall and Dubai Fountain.
The complex is situated along Sheikh Zayed Road, across from Al Wasl locality on the Northwest. It is bounded to the South by Business Bay and to the Northeast by Financial Centre Road, which separates it from Zabeel 2 and Trade Center 2. It is connected to the Dubai Metro via the Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall Metro Station. The First Interchange, which is in its last phases of construction, will guarantee the free flow of traffic to and from the area.
Development is divided into 11 projects. Burj Khalifa, Dubai Fountain, Dubai Mall, Burj Park Island, and The Address Downtown Dubai hotel are at the center of the complex. The Old Town and The Old Town Island are mostly low-rise residential buildings, in addition to three hotels and Souq Al Bahar.