Posts Tagged ‘emirates palace’

Alone

November 29th, 2010

This is a shot from my archives. It was a test shot I made with my then-new 50mm prime lens. For some reason, I keep coming back to it.

So here it is.

What caught my eye was the way the light hit the cup. The scene is at one of the restaurants at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi.

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UAE National Day!

December 2nd, 2009

I think this deserves it’s own post. 🙂

Today the UAE has completed 38 revolutions around the sun since their formation under the guidance of the late HH Sh. Zayed Al Nahyan.

So in the spirit of celebration, I leave you with two links to awesome HDR shots of fireworks taken by Trey Ratcliff, who runs one of my favourite travel photography blogs, the very excellent Stuck in Customs.

So here they are: a shot of fireworks in a lightning storm; and a shot of fireworks exploding inside a cloud.

Speaking of fireworks – today at around 8:30pm the world’s largest and record breaking fireworks display is expected to light up the night sky in Abu Dhabi. They will be visible along the Abu Dhabi Corniche and across the Emirates Palace Marina. Don’t miss it if you can make it (I’m certainly hoping to)!

Also, don’t miss the public showing at the Emirates Palace of an original painting of HH Sh. Zayed by Roland Van Merbeck. The work will be on display until December 4, 2009.

For more information on the National Day celebrations, see here.

Happy National Day every one!

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AD Light by Night

September 25th, 2009

Abu Dhabi is a very different place by night.

It has an intriguing palette of multi-coloured incandescent and fluorescent lights that all but chase the darkness away. Here are two shots taken from opposite ends of the city.

Emirates Palace Gate at 2am (Nikon D80, Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 @f5.6, ISO 400, 122mm, 0.6sec)

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