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Night In the Dubai Marina

Night In the Dubai Marina
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Copyright: David Jessop (WhiteKnight) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1199 W: 130 N: 2138] (12018)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-21
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Nikon D200 Digital SLR, Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 DC EX HSM
Exposure: f/11, 26 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-24 3:54
Viewed: 2450
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Shot in RAW - cropped to square format and sharpened after resize.
Shot at 10mm lens setting..

This is just a view of the Dubai Marina taken at about 10:30pm in the evening.. I missed the 'blue hour' 'cos I'd been asleep in bed in preperation for work later that night...

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great photo. the colors, the sharpness! the water is beautiful. everything about it ... i like. :-)
good job!

Hi David,
I love the wide angle and the square format. The slightly distorted reflection caused by the long exposure is awesome. I also like the cool white balance and how it made the entire photo look really 'fresh'. Maybe positioning the highest towers a little more to the right would have create an even better balance.

Nice capture. Beautiful colors and very sharp for such a long exposure.

Excellent composition.


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  • Tezza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 213 W: 97 N: 368] (3380)
  • [2008-10-24 4:14]

You've pulled this off nicely. The sharp edges of the lit buildings contrast nicely with the soft lights of the reflections. The boats look sharp and toy-like.

hi David

I am impressed with this night view. The wide angle gives very little optical distortion here, I wonder why?

The light and exposure is very good at 26s, especially giving such a fine reflection on the water. Composition wise, there is so much possibility.

Amazing to see how Dubai has transformed within a short time. And you really do not need to go far to find a good night view. A fine shot.

tfs, bill

Totalmente atractiva esta imagen fiel reflejo de la modernidad....reflejos en el agua fantásticos..

Hi David,
Fantastic nightshot of Dubai, great representation of the buildings. You used the available light very well, it resulted a nicely sharp and detailed image. The reflection add a lot to the image and make more impressive. Stunning city view, TFS!
Kind regards,

Wonderful nocturnal shot, David. A great
composition and an impressive view indeed.
Surely, an excellent done job. Congratulations.

Greetings from Brazil,

Hello David.
Absolutely stunning photography.! Complements.!
Pity, not recognizeble for me anymore. Time changed a lot of the marine area in Dubai.
Have to look into my pictures (analoge) and digilize them.
In that time (eighties) the boats (dows) where still 'handmade'.
Excellent work on this beauty.
Regards, Jan

Ciao David

Without a doubt it is an excellent post!
definition of the image is fabulous
reflexes and colors give a show!
Beautiful look of Dubai Marine!


Hi David,
Awesome shot! Great saturation and exposure of this difficult light. The reflection is awesome, great job!


Outstanding image David... lighting, detail, reflections, composition, and POV all well captured and presented... TFS


great nightshot David, very nice reflections here you captured in Dubai marina. maybe one time i will visit this place.thanks for sharing.

Hi, David, great photo, amazing colors, excellent light, sharpness is perfect...

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2008-10-24 8:45]

I really enjoy this picture! The colors and especially the long reflections in the water are awesome.It is a visual explosion of lights and blues that make our souls dancing.Very nice! TFS

excellent quality, impeccable (in french)

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-10-24 9:49]

Lovely night shot David! The reflections are fantastic. Well composed image shot with a great technique, thanks!


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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-10-24 9:55]

Certainly one of your strongest pictures,the boats are really f....g clear as is the water and the reflection,very good lay out of everything.


All I can say is "what a city!". I'm a city girl at heart and I really like all of the colorful lights and activity. All this and the boats too.... terrific combo.

The reflections in the water are really neat. I really like the blue light on the building and it's reflection.

Great one! Lisa

A superb night photo David,
There is a definite Wow factor in this shot.
Great POV and control of the exposure.
Well done.
- Vincent

That's a real stunner, and I love the colours. Well done David!

Hi David,
Very beautiful,good nigth capture,very sharp.Congratulation.
Best regards,

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  • glint Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 593 W: 3 N: 545] (3785)
  • [2008-10-26 8:23]

hello David,
this has the WOW factor.The compo, colours and reflections are all tiptop. But more than that, I like the mood you have captured for us. Living in a small Scottish town as I do, it reminds me that there is a big exciting world out there.

Excellent colors and perspective. Very well presented. Beautiful colors and very sharp. I love the wide angle effect and architectural composition.
David Have a nice days

Superb night shot - the details are sharp and colours really pop out of the screen. You've used a good POV to make the most of the reflections in the water. Great stuff!
Thanks for sharing

Hi David..great shot of Dubai..perfectly balanced and composed..nice light and details.


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  • beyza Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 52 W: 20 N: 11] (271)
  • [2008-12-06 6:58]

Hi David
great shot of Dubai..perfectly balanced and composed..nice light and details.

now this for me is very impressive , i love this, the comp , colours , the dof , for me this is perfect , very well done indeed with this , in to my favourites and thank you for sharing this amazing image .

Hi, Great nocturnal shot, breathtaking colours. The reflection balances nicely with the busy colourful buildings. Phil.

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