First Destination in Dubai – Creek

Table of contents for Photography-Dubai-Windows

  1. RawTherapee — Raw imagr processor for all platforms
  2. First Destination in Dubai – Creek
  3. Some pictures/photos from Dubai Zoo
  4. Some pictures from Burj Khalifa

OK, so my first destination in Dubai was Creek in the after hours i.e. around 20:30PM. Good time to go to a place like Creek. Lots of lighting and really nice ferry to take you to the other side for pretty cheap so nice hub for my adventure with my camera. Result : Disaster. I took a lot of Photos there, but all waste because the time was after hours and I did not have a external flash. I guess with external flash it would have been good. Another mistake I did was to shoot in JPEG mode and thus could not try with increasing exposure and all with the photos.

 

Anyways, here are some photos of the excursion and the lessons that I learnt

Camera : Nikon D5000

Editor : Picasa 3 for Windows (only clicked on I am Feeling Lucky ūüôā )

Now lets start with the Worst one:

Dubai Creek
Dubai Creek

What went wrong here:

Couple of things:: I was in Ferry so it was moving and it was quite dark outside with most of the light coming from the Artificial Sources and thus the aperture speed was quite slow, meaning the aperture would be open for more time and for that much time the camera should be completely still which cannot happen on Ferry. There was not external flash adding salt to the injury.. What a shame, realized this only after seeing the photos after coming back from there. Sigh, will try to go there once more.

Pretty much the same mistake in the below once, except the fact that this was taken with me on the shore and boat moving ūüôā Making same mistake in another form, I must be a Genius on this ūüôā

Dubai Creek
Dubai Creek

Next one does not look so bad. May be its not good but not too bad.

Dubai Creek
Dubai Creek

Why this was not so bad, because I took the picture of the same boat on which I was sitting so not so much of movement…

The next ones were taken when we were stationary on the banks and thus do look good.

Dubai Creek
Dubai Creek

Details:

Components Configura|Y Cb Cr –
Exposure Bias |0.00 EV
MaxApertureValue    |3.60 EV (f/3.5)
Metering Mode       |Pattern
Light Source        |0
Flash               |Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.
Focal Length        |18.0 mm
Maker Note          |9348 bytes undefined data
User Comment        |
SubsecTime          |50
SubSecTimeOriginal  |50
SubSecTimeDigitized |50
FlashPixVersion     |FlashPix Version 1.0
Color Space         |Uncalibrated
PixelXDimension     |640
PixelYDimension     |425
Sensing Method      |One-chip color area sensor
File Source         |DSC
Scene Type          |1
CFA Pattern         |8 bytes undefined data
Custom Rendered     |Normal process
Exposure Mode       |Auto exposure
White Balance       |Auto white balance
Digital Zoom Ratio  |1.00
Focal Length In 35mm|27
Scene Capture Type  |Landscape
Gain Control        |Low gain up
Contrast            |Normal
Saturation          |Normal
Sharpness |Normal
Subject Distance Ran|Unknown

 

Dubai Creek
Dubai Creek

 

and the details:

Components Configura|Y Cb Cr –
Exposure Bias       |0.00 EV
MaxApertureValue    |4.20 EV (f/4.3)
Metering Mode       |Pattern
Light Source        |4
Flash               |Flash did not fire.
Focal Length        |86.0 mm
Maker Note          |9246 bytes undefined data
User Comment        |
SubsecTime          |50
SubSecTimeOriginal  |50
SubSecTimeDigitized |50
FlashPixVersion     |FlashPix Version 1.0
Color Space         |Uncalibrated
PixelXDimension     |425
PixelYDimension     |640
Sensing Method      |One-chip color area sensor
File Source         |DSC
Scene Type          |1
CFA Pattern         |8 bytes undefined data
Custom Rendered     |Normal process
Exposure Mode       |Manual exposure
White Balance       |Manual white balance
Digital Zoom Ratio  |1.00
Focal Length In 35mm|129
Scene Capture Type  |Landscape
Gain Control        |Low gain up
Contrast            |Normal
Saturation          |Normal
Sharpness           |Normal

Components Configura|Y Cb Cr –
Exposure Bias       |0.00 EV
MaxApertureValue    |3.60 EV (f/3.5)
Metering Mode       |Pattern
Light Source        |0
Flash               |Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.
Focal Length        |18.0 mm
Maker Note          |9348 bytes undefined data
User Comment        |
SubsecTime          |50
SubSecTimeOriginal  |50
SubSecTimeDigitized |50
FlashPixVersion     |FlashPix Version 1.0
Color Space         |Uncalibrated
PixelXDimension     |640
PixelYDimension     |425
Sensing Method      |One-chip color area sensor
File Source         |DSC
Scene Type          |1
CFA Pattern         |8 bytes undefined data
Custom Rendered     |Normal process
Exposure Mode       |Auto exposure
White Balance       |Auto white balance
Digital Zoom Ratio  |1.00
Focal Length In 35mm|27
Scene Capture Type  |Landscape
Gain Control        |Low gain up
Contrast            |Normal
Saturation          |Normal
Sharpness           |Normal
Subject Distance Ran|Unknown
Image Unique ID     |ceff7e717727de1a9816a22551717372
InteroperabilityInde|R98
InteroperabilityVers|0100
RelatedImageWidth   |640
RelatedImageLength  |425
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rawtherapee — raw image processor.

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Download RT v3.0 alpha 1:

http://www.rawtherapee.com

Rawtherapee is a RAW image processing software. It gives full control over many parameters to enhance the raw picture before finally exporting it to some common image format.

You can also install the version \”3.0\” from the fedora repo using the command:

sudo yum install rawtherapee

Main features :

* Selectable high performance demosaicing algorithms (EAHD and HPHD and VNG-4).
Compare them on this comparison page.
* Using DCRaw 8.82/1.398 for decoding RAW images
* Image post processing in 16 bit / channel mode
o Exposure control in RGB space
+ Auto exposure with adjustable clipping point / Exposure compensation / Shadow and highight compression / Contrast adjustment, curve editor
o White balance adjustment in RGB space
+ With in-camera, automatic and spot white balance options / Temperature/Green tint fine tuning
o Highlight Recovery
o Shadows/Highlights control in RGB space
o Basic Luminance curve tool to modify the luminance channel in CIELab color space
+ Brightness / Contrast adjustment, curve editor
o USM sharpening applied on the CIELab luminance channel
+ Classical USM parameters (Radius, Amount, Threshold) / Option to avoid noise amplification / Sharpening halo control
o Optional RL Deconvolution based sharpening for even better sharpening results
o Color shift control in CIELab color space
+ Allows color shift by shifting the CIELab \”a\” and \”b\” channels
o Color booster applied on the CIELab \”a\” and \”b\” channels
+ Amplifies color channels \”a\” and \”b\” together or separately / Avoids color overamplification in high chrominance areas / Option to avoid clipping caused by too high color boosting
o Luminance denoising algorithm applied on the CIELab luminance channel
+ Edge sensitive method to preserve as much details as possible
o Color denoising tool applied on the CIELab \”a\” and \”b\” channels
+ Classical gaussian blur or edge sensitive bluring of the color channels
o Fast switching between different postprocessing profiles
o Image flipping horizontally or vertically, rotation by 90 degrees clockwise or counter clockwise
o Arbitrary image rotation (straightening tool)
+ with fill function or automatic crop
o Simple lens distortion correction
o Crop tool
o Chromatic Aberration correction tool
o Channel Mixer for Red, Green and Blue channels
o C/A Correction
o Vignetting Correction
* ICC based color management
* Change History with bookmarks to support before/after checking
* Output options:
o Supported file formats:
+ JPEG (8 bit), PNG (8 or 16 bit), TIFF (8 or 16 bit)
o Image ouput size could be set
o EXIF data is preserved in JPEG output (except crw files)
o Output directory and automatic file naming highly customizable
* File browsing with thumbnails
* Localization supported (utf8 language file):
already included languages are: czech, deutsch, english, espanol, italian, latvian, magyar, nederlands, polish, russian, slovak, swedish

Screenshot\’s for you:

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