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Dubai Marathon 2012

PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:30 pm
by gddxb
This was taken about a minute before the start of the main race, 5 minutes before sunrise. Wasn't the clearest of mornings unfortunately, and very challenging light, but - all things considered - I'm fairly pleased with the way it turned out.

It's one of 5 that I took this morning. Also captured the start of the 10k and 3k races, plus the moment the winner of the main race crossed the finish line, and the moment that a good friend of mine finished the race a couple of hours after that.

The 10k race started just 15 minutes after the main race, so it was all a bit of a rush!

http://08.ae/panos/marathon/start/DubaiMarathonStart.html

PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:49 pm
by Motarny
This is the best view of Dubai I have ever seen. Great quality and colours, perfect point of view. Outstanding!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:52 pm
by gddxb
That's very kind of you to say so Marcin.

The start of the 10k race, 15 minutes after the above:

http://08.ae/panos/marathon/start10k/startof10k.html

Image

PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:03 pm
by Cyril57
Awesome, I love it.

Great view and excellent work !!


Motarny wrote:This is the best view of Dubai I have ever seen. Great quality and colours, perfect point of view. Outstanding!

+1
;)

PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:15 pm
by mediavets
Wonderfull.

Please tell us what gear you used to shoot this pano.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:40 am
by Destiny
OH MANNNNNNNNN! BEAUTIFUL!!!... WONDERFUL!! AMAZING!! I think i love it!! :lol::lol::lol:

Destiny....

gddxb wrote:That's very kind of you to say so Marcin.

The start of the 10k race, 15 minutes after the above:

http://08.ae/panos/marathon/start10k/startof10k.html

http://08.ae/imgs/10ktiny.jpg

PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:13 am
by gddxb
Thanks all.

VR Drive 2
Canon 5D Mk II
Canon 200mm f/2.8L

PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:12 pm
by PG
It is not easy to make an original picture of such a famous place. You did it.
very nice.

Pascal.

PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:10 pm
by taf
great view but i don't like the "HDR" effect... It's look like son unreal...

PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:30 pm
by DrSlony
gddxb the view is fantastic, but I wouldn't call this photo finished. May I suggest you try:
- to remove the horrible cutting artifacts in the sky, either by tweaking AP settings (in older versions there was a smartblend pyramid slider, not sure how to go about this in the latest 2.6) or as a last resort by resynthesizing/healing/whatever them out in gimp/photoshop, and
- to fix the obvious tonemapping especially round the sun either by going easier on the source photos, or by rendering your pano as EXR and then tonemapping the whole thing. Try Picturenaut, works wonders.