Burj Al Arab Dubai

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  1. smshuja

    smshuja TPF Noob!

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    Hi gurus,
    I am not a photographer as such, but trying to learn.........
    Can somebody advise me how could i have shot this one in a better way.

    Camera : Canon A80
    Shutter Speed: 4.00 sec
    Aperture value : 4.7

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    Thanks
    Shuja Shabandri
     
  2. vonnagy

    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    hello Shuja Shabandri
    welcome to the forum!

    looks like an interesting place. Just a couple of quick thoughts.
    1. I think a potrait (vertical) style shot would be better here, this way you can capture the imposing height of the glowing objects and its entire refection in the water
    2. I would have move further to the left and try to line the the palm trees and the string of lights to lead into the glowing object in the distance

    hope that helps! :mrgreen:
     
  3. Trombone

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    Hello there,

    actually my comment is not on the photograph, it's to that damn Light Designer:
    Was it a must to "spank" that awfull green and pink and fushia on the tower in the middle of this beautifull balanced warm yellow lights in the rest of the city???? what? he wasn't paid enough???

    to avoide starting a scandle in the world of "artisitc taste", maybe a vertical solo shot for the tower itself would be nice (as suggested in the post above).

    PS: Your current composition and exposure are both perfect!! but the color arrangement is really annoying, too bad you can't do anything about it, maybe B&W'ing it would do??? i donno...

    Cheers,
    Trombone
     
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    I would take out of the frame that building on the left, or make a vertical shot.
    I actually like the colors, lol.
     
  5. smshuja

    smshuja TPF Noob!

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    Hello experts,
    Thanks a lot for your valuable comments....
    as far as the lighting of the building is concerned... it keeps changing... after i shot the first one, the lights changed after 5 mins. so, i shot another one.

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    Next time i am gonna try that vertical shot

    Thanks once again

    Shuja Shabandri
     
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    This is much better, i still hate the light engineer though ;)
     
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    Wow. I only saw it from the front gate during the middle of summer. Your angel is much more interesting and I like that you captured the other more traditional buildings. I specially like the second shot.
     
  8. smshuja

    smshuja TPF Noob!

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    Thanks all for your comments...
    Has anybody tried the new Olympus E-300 ??? looks good to me..
    But i am a canon fan..
    If anyone has tried this please let me know.

    Cheers
     

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