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Dubai Festival City

Dubai Festival City
Photo Information
Copyright: Ramon Aranjuez (ramon) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 39 N: 824] (4058)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-03
Categories: Transportation, Architecture, Decisive Moment, Mood
Camera: Nikon D60, Nikkor 18-200 f3.5 VR, 72 mm HOYA UV HMC
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-03 10:06
Viewed: 1478
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Captured at the Dubai Festival City.

Camera exposure Bias: -1.0EV
Minor PP work
Brightness/Contrast (B+13, C+7)
Hue/Saturation (S+10)

Dubai Festival City (Arabic: دبي فستيفال سيتي‎) is a large residential, business and entertainment development in the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Touted as a "city-within-a-city", Dubai Festival City is the Middle East's largest mixed-use development: all elements for work, living, and leisure will be contained within the project. Once completed Festival City will comprise a series of residential communities, numerous hotels, malls, a golf course and other entertainment sites, and a full suite of public services, including schools.

The development includes two hotels and a long term stay serviced apartment complex, all managed by InterContinental Hotels Group. In July 2009, Intercontinental took over management of the Al Badia Golf Course. Future developments include the 350-room W Hotel Dubai and the the 400-room Four Seasons Hotel Dubai, but construction of both hotels was put on hold in January 2009 due to the Global financial crisis of 2008–2009.

The Festival Waterfront Centre, is a retail power centre which includes IKEA, HyperPanda supermarket (first Panda hypermarket outside of Saudi Arabia, Plug-ins ElectroniX and Ace Hardware (the largest outside North America).

Happy New Year to all trekers!
Best wishes for 2010!
Thanks for the Peek.

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Hola Ramón,

Stunning image, the result accomplished by going to -1.0EV is worth.

Everything is ballanced in this backlight shot.

The fact that you did minor PP work means that you have high technicall skills, and i aprreciate your note showing the technicall info.

Congratulations for all your work, I´ve been looking at it and IMO is certainly remarkable.


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  • tafal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 78] (1052)
  • [2010-01-03 10:26]

Yiasou Ramon
excellent color in this fwto

my wishes for the new year.


Terrific shot, great sunset view and some stunning silhouettes. That insane highrise is particularly arresting.


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  • mistic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 1 N: 101] (2985)
  • [2010-01-03 11:42]

beau coucher de soleil, couleurs explosantes
beaux graphisme du aux bateaux dans le port
belle composition


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  • Reflex Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 639 W: 205 N: 43] (1347)
  • [2010-01-03 11:43]

The colours of the sky and of the reflection are wonderful ! The Burj Tower is a great + here ! Perfect sharpness !
Best regards and best wishes !

This is truly pretty Ramon. The colors and composition are awesome. Happy New year 'bro.

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  • carmia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 264 W: 6 N: 149] (3722)
  • [2010-01-03 23:21]

Hol Ramon ! Amazing picture, colorful and with beautiful light,
and good quality too.
thanks, Carme.

Hello Ramon,

A fabulous shot!
Perfect thirds composition, excellent colour continuity between the f/g and the b/g, excellent sharp images and intriguing b/g silhouettes.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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