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This fog is on fire



First time in 5 years in Dubai I see the sunset-illuminated fog and I consider myself so lucky to be able to capture this moment from an excellent location. I h...
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First time in 5 years in Dubai I see the sunset-illuminated fog and I consider myself so lucky to be able to capture this moment from an excellent location. I hope you enjoy it as well.

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11 Comments | Report
korinna
 
korinna January 25, 2018
voted!
ashtraus
ashtraus April 05, 2019
thank you for your vote
megagraphix
 
megagraphix February 02, 2018
wow!
ashtraus
ashtraus February 03, 2018
Thank you for stopping by!
FredericMONIN Platinum
 
FredericMONIN February 04, 2018
Fantastic shot !!!
ashtraus
ashtraus April 05, 2019
thank you for stopping by!
marcbaechtold
 
marcbaechtold May 13, 2018
cool photograph with nice details and good contrasts, keep shooting!
ashtraus
ashtraus April 04, 2019
thanks a lot!
TheoShilton Premium
 
TheoShilton June 12, 2018
Awesome!
ashtraus
ashtraus April 04, 2019
thanks a lot!
LETSGOPHOTOSHOOT
 
LETSGOPHOTOSHOOT April 03, 2019
outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ashtraus
ashtraus April 04, 2019
thanks a lot!
ShaulKo1999
 
ShaulKo1999 April 05, 2019
Hi, i like your photo!
Please check out my profile and follow me!
ashtraus
ashtraus April 05, 2019
thank you for liking my photo. good luck with your profile
IanFairbrother
 
IanFairbrother April 05, 2019
Beautiful shot...
ashtraus
ashtraus April 05, 2019
Thank you very much!
artist6 Platinum
 
artist6 April 09, 2019
awesome nice.... i am very impressed!!
mariehoward
 
mariehoward April 18, 2019
Cool.
dwatts
 
dwatts July 15, 2022
Another Masterpiece!
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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo is taken from the infamous "twisty" tower in Dubai Marina, called the Cayan Tower.
Time
As the sun was going down heading for sunset, the fog was still going strong, illuminating the fog in a magnificent way.
Lighting
Normally the fog looks just white in your photos from this city if you manage to get above the clouds. In this case, it was fantastic opportunity to have the low hanging sun shining just above the fog making the colours fabulous.
Equipment
I shot this using my Canon 6D mark ii and in fact it is the outtake from the time-lapse video that I was shooting for the sake of checking how it's going to look like coming out of this camera.
Inspiration
Fog pictures are so to say what made me famous. Not that I am famous, but I got a few oooh and aahhhs and even managed to win myself a trip to Iceland with one of my fog pictures, so if the fog game is on, it's time to get somewhere high and hope for the best.
Editing
There is very liitle post processing in this photo, I didn't even take out the lens flare. I did straighten the buildings a touch and added a bit more contrast in Nik Collection.
In my camera bag
If I travel, I always have a fujifilm XT2 camera with me, but when I am home in Dubai I usually shoot with Canon (unless I am in the desert). I have a bunch of tripods, if I shoot low I use gitzo, otherwise maybe the RRS tq-24, or for table top shots - the manfrotto... or if I just get caught somewhere and I only have the benro in my car, I use this one. I have a polarizer in my bag for 77 lenses, and I love the effect of a 10 stop ND filter, but I would only bring it if there is anything to stop so much.
Feedback
Always check the weather, always think where you gonna go in case the fog appears. Ask everyone you meet if you can come shoot from their balcony (in case they live somewhere high) and help other people with locations, then they will be likely to help you.

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