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Marina Walk by blackchallenge

Just what is the Dubai Marina? Well, it is a lot of things: water, canals, apartments, hotels, people and shops. Dubai is famous for having the tallest building in the world and the biggest flag. Apparently, Dubai Marina is the biggest marina in the world and is expected to house 120,000 people when it is finished. Yes, there are marinas at Dubai Marina. And they cater for regulars as well as visitors where possible. The Arabian Gulf is often smooth, but it can be surprisingly rough when certain winds blow. Little of this touches you in the Marina. There are four marinas offering different experiences from the exclusive to the more chummy approach and providing for yachts from 8-50 meters. The marinas are under the control of a management team that works hard to cater to the needs of its members.

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Times Square in New York, photographed last October. Does this city inspire me? In more than one way.
Captured with Canon 5DMk3 and Canon 8-15mm f/4 fish-eye lens from the top of the city tour bus. When we stopped at the red light, I quickly snapped a few exposures in succession until I found the one with the best and cleanest composition. Say what you want, but a bus tour is still the best way to see the whole city from the ground, second only to a chopper session.
Image was ‘de-fished’ with the latest RAW Camera Import module in Photoshop CC 2015 which works phenomenally well. Image was then converted into BW with Silver Efex Pro 2 and fused with a colour version with selective colour correction for that Marvel Noir look which I love so much.

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The Mist by BenoSaradzic

This photograph isn’t my usual ‘format’; it’s architectural, mixed with street photography. Featured is the silhouette of Abu Dhabi’s tallest tower, Burj Mohammed bin Rashid on a foggy morning from a human perspective.

Photographed with Canon 5Dmk3 and Canon TS-E 24mm f3.5L II lens

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