Sunrise shoot from Emirates Grand Hotel facing Sheikh Zayed Road. Did panorama of 2 shots as you see subject is too close my 11-16mm is not enough to capture that in whole frame many more to com stay tuned !
This was taken about a month back.. This was my second visit to Abu Dhabhi Grand Mosque, The heat and humidity was so unbearable that my friend and I spent about 15 minutes there and left. These were one of the few shots that came out well before i nearly collapsed in my own sweat..;-)
I named this image after one of the most impactful disaster movies of the Eighties, ‘The Day After’ (1983). I still vividly remember the catalysmic visuals in that movie which frightened and disturbed the audiences worldwide. It’s funny how I remembered this specific movie when I saw this eerie sunrise.
This is a panorama, stitched from 4 individual exposures. No HDR or blending here, just straight-up photography with colour correction.
I used Canon 5DMk3 and Canon TS-E17mm f4.0L lens with a Gitzo GT5541LS tripod and RRS BH-55 ballhead.
Its been a few weeks since I posted. Now back in Abu Dhabi afternoon spending the summer in the UK. It is incredibly hot here at the moment so the camera is in hibernation until next month when its starts to cool in the UAE. My favourite time of the year when the temperatures are perfect and sunsets and sunrise come into their own. Lots of exciting things in the pipeline including a gallery who want to have me a as a featured artist and run workshops. Have a great weekend. In my opinion this looks better against a black background.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, photographed at the end of the gloomy day which was dominated by sandstorms and rain. It’s very rare that my aerial photography missions take place on day with such dramatic skies. This was one such case. It’s amazing how the snowy white marble of this magnificent structure manages to maintain its luminosity, even on a somber day like this.
Photographed through the open door of the Eurocopter AS350. I used Canon 5DMk3 and Canon 8-15mm fisheye f/4L lens.
Spherical distortion produced by the fisheye lens was corrected with Photoshop CC 2015 and graded in NIK Collection suite.