Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Pic(k) of the week 29: My tower is the tallest in Dubai !
Whenever people talk about Dubai, the words "biggest", "largest", "tallest"; are commonly used superlative adjectives.
Even though there is clearly no shortage of large shopping centers in Dubai, The Mall of the World", the worlds largest mall, has just been announced. The worlds tallest tower, Burj Khalifa, dominates the Dubai skyline with its 820m height.
The image below of one of the many electricity pylons on the edge of the dessert at sunset, dwarfs the worlds tallest tower! The kind of image I've been on the lookout for...
Fujifilm X-T1 with the XF 18-135 f3.5-5.6 weather sealed lens
ISO 200, 83mm (125mm full frame equivalent), f8,
Handheld 3 image shutter speed bracketing between 1/450s and 1/1800s
Photoshop CC 2014 for 32 bit HDR conversion
Lightroom 5.5 for development of the 32 bit file
Nik Color Efex 4 for contrast enhancement
The image was shot with a brand-new 18-135mm Fujinon lens, which I'm presently testing for Fujifilm Middle East. As I have planned a few international shoots with the new lens over the coming weeks, one can expect an in the field lens review, early August!
Followers of the blog, might remember a similar "Pic(k) of the week" image I took two years ago, titled "Power of Dubai".
Lastly, thank you for all of you who have been sharing the blogpost, "BYE BYE NIKON, HELLO FUJIFILM", which quickly made it to the top of my most popular posts ever!
Remember: "Always look for the extraordinary in the ordinary" - Mathew Knisely