Friday, 26 November 2010

Sheikh Zayed Mosque

The main entrance to the mosque. I was setting up to take this shot and the guy in the picture just walked in front of me and sat down. Was quite annoyed at first but now I'm glad he was there. Gives a good sense of scale to the shot.
Canon 7D, Canon 10-22 @22mm, ISO100, f11, 1/200s
Another shot of the front of the main mosque. This outside courtyard is also used for prayers and the mosque can hold 40000 worshipers, 9000 indoors and 31000 outside. As you can see, there weren't too many there that day, it was 8am though.
Canon 7D, 10-22 @10mm, ISO100, f9, 1/250s, -1/3ev

A view from the road outside.
Canon 7D, 18-135 @ 30mm, ISO100, f10, 1/200s

One of the side entrances and tiled pools
Canon 7D, 18-135 @ 24mm, ISO100, f6.6, 1/100s
A closer view of the main building entrance. The whole building is clad with white marble imported from Greece.
Canon 7D, 18-135@18mm, ISO100, f11, 1/320
Inside the main prayer room looking into the main dome. This is the worlds largest chandelier, manufactured in Germany. The main room also holds the worlds largest carpet at 5627m²
Canon 7D, 10-22 @10mm, ISO 100, f3.5, 1/25s

A view down on of the outside corridors and intricate roof detailing.
Canon 7D, 10-22 @ 10mm, ISO100, f7.1, 1/125, +.67ev

More of the external ceiling details
Canon 7D, 10-22@10mm, ISO100,  f5.6, 1/100
Canon 7D, 10-22@22mm, ISO100, f4.5, 1/60s, -.33ev

Friday, 19 November 2010

Yas Marina GP, Abu Dhabi

Congratulations to Red Bull and Sebastian Vettel. This shot was taken a couple of days after the race during post season testing at the circuit.
Canon 7D, EF 24-70@70mm, 1/250 sec, f8.0, ISO100
A few shots from around the Yas Hotel. Stunning building. Only downside is that all those colour changing lights on the canopy never all stay working for more than a few days.

Saturday, 13 November 2010


Well, it's been quite a while since I last posted. A holiday, a week left of leave and a lot of traveling and I'm now back at work with a lot of pictures on my laptop and I'm not sure where to start. So here are a couple of black and white conversions I've done. Taken on the Isle of Lewis. The first one I decided was quite dull in colour, even if it did have a double rainbow in it. Did a black and white conversion in photoshop and used a path to create a selection of the rainbow. Used the refine edge option to blend in the selection with the surrounding sky and then deleted the black and white rainbow section of the layer.

Second is just a straight black and white conversion from the Gearrannan blackhouse village done in photoshop.