Some pictures from Burj Khalifa

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Some pictures/photos from Dubai Zoo

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

Here are some of the pics that I took in Dubai Zoo. The challenge in this was to get the correct Focus to make sure that the bars of the cage in the zoo does not come in the snaps.

Putting the camera in the manual mode helps but then you can always focus on something in far distance and then try to focus on your subject and it might help, if not go for manual focus

I did most of this with manual focus.

 

Swan in Zoo
Swan in Zoo

 

See, this is what I meant when I said that Auto Zoom might not be good idea.

 

Swan in Zoo with Manual Focus
Swan in Zoo with Manual Focus

 

This does not have the cage.

 

Effect of post processing
Effect of post processing

 

A little post processing might help your snaps look great.

 

Dont shoot me
Dont shoot me

 

And sometimes, some amount of waiting to get the correct shot might make all the difference in your photos.

You can see some other snaps on the National Geographic site here.

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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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