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Featured: 'Dubai on my mind' by pasisti

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by pasisti, Jan 7, 2015.

  1. pasisti

    pasisti Mu-43 Regular

    66
    Dec 16, 2013
    Helsinki, Finland
    Hi all and happy New Year!

    I had the most different and exciting holiday season as I was working in Dubai as a performer. We were a group of 8 performers, including dancers, a singer, an acrobatics couple, a pole dancer and an aerial artist. It was of course the perfect opportunity to take my camera and go nuts! In the end, Dubai left me with a strange feeling. On one hand, it was an amazing job experience, I got to know great people, I saw amazing things, and I had a great time. On the other hand, though, the country is overwhelmed with social and juridical inequality. The local workers and other "normal people" live their lives always seeing the glory and the power of the rich in their skyscrapers and Ferrari's. With this post I wanted to share my experiences of both sides of the trip.

    I took all the photos with my Olympus E-P5, using either Panasonic 14mm, Olympus 25mm, or Olympus 45mm.

    16220526875_fdab614ea9_b. Dubai-365 by matiasloyt, on Flickr

    16033168270_a1eb5fff69_b. Dubai-289 by matiasloyt, on Flickr

    16034701107_76e0cf753c_b. Dubai-771 by matiasloyt, on Flickr

    16220526015_bdf36738b1_b. Dubai-185 by matiasloyt, on Flickr

    16218650341_f2a54edc28_b. Dubai-77 by matiasloyt, on Flickr

    16033167510_d26f6b9055_b. Dubai-93 by matiasloyt, on Flickr

    16033008378_178281460c_b. Dubai-64 by matiasloyt, on Flickr

    15600672003_0b428e8d6d_b. Dubai-309 by matiasloyt, on Flickr

    15600672223_7b7960c018_b. Dubai-323 by matiasloyt, on Flickr

    16219718502_e726b0d3ab_b. Dubai-263 by matiasloyt, on Flickr

    16218652931_3a916cc36d_b. Dubai-912 by matiasloyt, on Flickr

    15600672863_e2304a2465_b. Dubai-733 by matiasloyt, on Flickr

    15600672933_7e87e235ff_b. Dubai-762 by matiasloyt, on Flickr

    16220527715_92b2b6cc2a_b. Dubai-795 by matiasloyt, on Flickr

    16220526985_fde5cf9e84_b. Dubai-618 by matiasloyt, on Flickr

    16034418659_88e6d43731_b. Dubai-1374 by matiasloyt, on Flickr

    16034698337_cd6d04002e_b. Dubai-1454 by matiasloyt, on Flickr

    15598118204_255766b65f_b. Dubai-1539 by matiasloyt, on Flickr

    16034698137_7bd41879c0_b. Dubai-a-28 by matiasloyt, on Flickr

    16220524535_e7cc69e89f_b. Dubai-a-36 by matiasloyt, on Flickr

    16034421459_c14ecdd2ea_b. Dubai-899 by matiasloyt, on Flickr

    16194633506_cf1b19a973_b. Dubai-1656 by matiasloyt, on Flickr
     
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  2. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
    贾一川
    like the last Burj Khalifa
    I think few people tried photograph that with non wide angle lenses

    or let me rephrase that, people often found their lenses not wide enough for this scene, but you discovered something new:thumbup:
     
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  3. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Great set! I like the shot with the street vandalism. Even in such a pristine city, there are still seeds of dissent!
     
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  4. Great documentary work!
     
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  5. 50orsohours

    50orsohours Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 13, 2013
    Portland Oregon
    What a great set! Thanks for posting these.
     
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  6. pasisti

    pasisti Mu-43 Regular

    66
    Dec 16, 2013
    Helsinki, Finland
    I'm glad you enjoyed the photos! It was really refreshing to get out of Finland just when the country was at it's worst with all the cold and snow-less darkness. Sometimes it's hard for me to find interesting places and subjects for photography when I'm working all the time and as a student I don't have a car so it's difficult to get anywhere interesting for this hobby. Dubai definitely got my motor running in that sense!
     
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  7. wez130

    wez130 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Dec 30, 2014
    That's a cracking set of pictures, would love to visit Dubai and intend to stopping on my way back from NZ next January.
     
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  8. pasisti

    pasisti Mu-43 Regular

    66
    Dec 16, 2013
    Helsinki, Finland
    Thanks! If you do go there and want to see/take photos of the fountain show at Burj Khalifa, get there ~15 minutes before it starts! At least when we were there, it was packed. Ok, you can still see the water show as they go something like 100 meters in the air but I guess it would be nice to see the ground water if you are taking photos. We just missed the show and as we had a reservation at the At.Mosphere, we couldn't stay and wait for the next one. We could see it from the men's room at the restaurant, but as it's over 400 meter high, the watershow doesn't look that special from up there.
     
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  9. wez130

    wez130 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Dec 30, 2014
    Thanks for the tip :)