Posts Tagged ‘urban’

Etihad Towers 360

March 3rd, 2012

Serendipity. Sometimes it hits you.

The day I took this shot, I was waiting for a few friends outside their new apartment in the stunning new Etihad Towers buildings in Abu Dhabi. While they showed up, I decided to try ou my new 8mm Sigma fisheye lens.

This is the result. One of the first shots I took with the fisheye.

Needless to say, I’m loving this lens.

More to come soon!

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The Elderly Couple

March 30th, 2011

I saw this scene as I was wandering by the quays somewhere in Paris early last year.

I watched the old couple stroll all the way down that alley, talking as they went. I tried to imagine what their story would be. Are they married, just friends, or both?

More coming soon.

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Gone Pro

September 27th, 2009

So, I found out recently that a friend of mine whom I haven’t had the chance to speak to in ages has recently converted and chosen to follow the mad path that is freelance photography.

Rita has put a lot of time and effort into honing her craft – and it shows.

It’s quirky, smart, trendy and brims over with life. If you’re interested in cool portraits, great urban and location photography, and some fab shots of goods and goodies then check out her website here.

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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)

Under Construction

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Through His Lens

September 7th, 2009

Today I’d like to introduce you to a good friend of mine and his work. Ghassan Mikati is a travel photographer par excellence.

He has a great eye and a facility for taking small, simple, everyday things and making them look special and beautiful. This all means that he’s come back with awe-inspiring shots from plenty of extraordinary and exotic locales. Even those cities and places which may be familiar to you appear different and fresh, as though another side to them comes out when seen through his lens.

Gus’s photography is all the more impressive when you know that he tends to work mostly with film cameras, as opposed to digital ones – specifically the excellent Nikon F100 and Nikon FM-3A.

So if you’re interested in some very warm and honest portraits, great urban and location photography, and otherwise absolutely fab shots – check out his website here.

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