Canon EOS 450D | Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 DC EX HSM @ 10 mm | f/11, 6s, ISO 100.
DRI from 2 exposures on a tripod Manfrotto 055XPROB + 322RC2 Joystick Head @ [-2 EV .. 0 ] .
Lightroom for catalog, white balance and lens corrections > Export 2 exposures as layers to Photoshop > Digital blending exposures manually and with luminance masks > Hue/Saturation + Color Efex Pro + Dfine + High Pass Sharpen technique with Photoshop CC.
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.
This is a 94 Megapixels Vertical Panorama shot with the Nikon D810 and the Nikkor 24mm PC-E Tilt Shift lens.
Because of the height of Burj Khalifa, I had to shot 4 landscape shots. Also had to do a mix of auto-stitching and manual stitching.
My first attempt at Multiple Exposure and Digital Blending. Blended three exposures with “The Rapid Blend If” technique by Jimmy Mintyre.
However, more than editing, the difficult part was to avoid people and yachts which were obviously coming unannounced. Also, I would have loved to bring some dynamism to the sky. But, as in Dubai, hardly there are any clouds, I couldn’t achieve the desired effect. The plus side of the shot however was that I managed to correctly expose the overexposed buildings.