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2018-01-20   SHEIKH ZAYED MOSQUE AT DUSK

By | 2018-01-20T19:19:43+00:00 January 20th, 2018|Dubai|

I would line up that mosque under the Wonders of the World. Such an impressive, spacious building with its surroundings is a must see in Abu Dhabi. After leaving your shoes a the entrance, you are free to walk around and explore the pillars, roofs, and domes. If you are there before dusk, you can watch the illumination of an impressive, complete artwork.

Post processed with: Aurora, Color Efex Pro, Photoshop 

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s
  • Focal length: 53mm
  • ISO: 200

2018-01-02   A NEW MAD MAX MOVIE ?

By | 2017-12-29T21:03:03+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Dubai|

First I thought I had taken the wrong exit. We landed between the film crew of a new Mad Max – movie. The barren post-apocalyptic landscape presented itself like in Mad Max: Fury Road. But these war rigs and monster trucks are food trucks of “Last Exit” motorway service station between Dubai and Abu Dhabi. 🙂  You can order a coke and some nachos and make a well-deserved break from your journey.

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/200s
  • Focal length: 55mm
  • ISO: 50

2017-12-15   LOBBY OF THE JUMEIRAH BEACH HOTEL IN DUBAI

By | 2017-12-13T20:01:56+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Dubai|

Though we didn’t stay in that hotel, my wife Karin and I were allowed to use the beach. At 45° C (113 F) it was hot weather. 🙂  You were unable to walk on the sand without sandals. The sea water was like a warm bath. After two hours we left the beach and ran for cover at the pool bar. There was happy hour. We got a cold Stella beer for the half prize and a big bowl of wasabi nuts.

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-6000
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s
  • Focal length: 18mm
  • ISO: 800

2017-12-09  SINKING SUN IN ABU DHABI

By | 2017-12-09T16:28:01+00:00 December 9th, 2017|Dubai|

This photo was shot outside the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. Often the sinking sun is a photographer’s best friend. I had a right timing with the visit. We arrived between blue hour and evening. My wife Karin and my daughter had to put on a scarf and a veil, which they got at the entrance. Then we were free to explore and to marvel.

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000s
  • Focal length: 57mm
  • ISO: 200

2017-12-02  ILLUMINATED BRIDGE IN DUBAI

By | 2017-12-02T11:24:45+00:00 December 2nd, 2017|Dubai|

It was a nightmare driving around and searching for the correct highway exit to get to the Dubai Canal. We didn’t stop trying, and at the end, we got rewarded with a boardwalk, a park area, and a futuristic bridge. Particularly in the night, you get a beautiful view of the skyline. Even in the evening, it was sweltering, and I was sweating after I reached the bridge.

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-6000
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/8s
  • Focal length: 18mm
  • ISO: 2500

2017-11-21  INSIDE SHEIKH ZAYED MOSQUE

By | 2017-11-20T20:46:46+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Dubai|

The experience was breathtaking, visiting Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi. It’s a one-of-a-kind building with gigantic dimensions. Colored mainly in white and golden, with thousands of artfully crafted details and ornaments. I have never seen lightning like this, made of colored glass, crystals, and brass. You are entirely free to take photos. A must visit in the United Arab Emirates.

Post processed with: Aurora 2018, Photoshop CC 2018

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Shutter speed: 1/50s
  • Focal length: 39mm
  • ISO: 2000

2017-10-12  ARC DE TRIOMPHE IN DUBAI

By | 2017-10-12T20:28:10+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Dubai|

From my hotel room, I had that great view to the “Arc de Triomphe.” I placed my tripod in the room, turned off all lights to prevent mirroring and then shot through the glass window. On the next day, I discovered the building, and there I saw that it was an office building with windows and space on the inner surface.  🙂  One more of the versatile constructions in Dubai.

Post processed with: Aurora 2018, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Shutter speed: 30s
  • Focal length: 55mm
  • ISO: 100

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