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8 Comments |
Paul39 PRO+
 
Paul39 July 21, 2018
Absolutely incredible shot. Great job.
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 July 24, 2018
This is hella awesome! 😍
ihsandeeb
 
ihsandeeb December 18, 2018
absolutely gorgeous
Jaslice
 
Jaslice November 27, 2019
grande!!!!
jamilbadalov Platinum
 
jamilbadalov June 18, 2021
Fantastic photo!
chewbaccas_kiss
 
chewbaccas_kiss August 05, 2022
Mad Max and Dune vibes!
jessicakutch
 
jessicakutch January 21, 2023
I’m here for Team Rebel. Love this.
alinemiranda_8743
 
alinemiranda_8743 July 14, 2023
beautifully taken 😍
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Behind The Lens

Location

This was taken from a hot air balloon over the Dubai desert.

Time

We took off before the sun came up, so this was very early in the morning. Because the sun is low, it makes for great shadows and contrast.

Lighting

The sunrise golden hour is always the best time to shoot!

Equipment

This was taken hand held using a Canon T5i with a 28-200 Canon zoom lens.

Inspiration

I went up the the balloon specifically to take photographs. It was also my first time, so I was a little apprehensive at first, but I had no trouble once we took off. I felt very safe. It was more like the ground left me rather than me leaving the ground. This is one of many pictures. I like this one because you can see the curvature of the earth and the dunes seem to go on forever.

Editing

Not much post processing done, just an auto adjust and some sharpening.

In my camera bag

I now have a Canon 6D2 with a Canon 18-135 and a Canon 70-300 lens. I also have a Canon T2i converted to infrared.

Feedback

Don't be afraid to try new angles and new ways to get some great shots. This was such a memorable experience for me, I am so glad I decided to do it (even with getting up at 2:30 in the morning!) I did not go with anyone else that I knew, but had no issues whatsoever. This was not my first experience shooting sand dunes, but it was my first from doing it above the desert.

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