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Light and Shadows 30

Light and Shadows 30
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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: 2008-11-29
Categories: Architecture, Decisive Moment, Experimental, Mood
Camera: Nikon D60, Nikkor 18-200 f3.5 VR, 72 mm HOYA UV HMC
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-11 11:43
Viewed: 1979
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Captured at the 'Al Bastakiya'...

Al Bastakiya (Arabic: البستكية‎) is a historic district in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Together with Al Shindagha, Al Bastakiya is one of the oldest residential areas in the city of Dubai. Al Bastakiya is named after the Bastak region of Iran, from where many of the residents emigrated. The locality lies along Dubai Creek and includes narrow lanes and wind towers, as well as the Al Fahidi Fort, the oldest existing building in Dubai.

The construction of Al Bastakiya dates back to the 1890s. In its prime, the locality was capable of supporting 60 housing units, most of which were separated by narrow, winding lanes. Traditionally a stronghold of rich residents, the demographic of the locality changed with the discovery of oil, which resulted in many rich families relocating to other parts of the city. As a result, expatriate families moved into Al Bastakiya and the Al Souk Al Kabir area (referred to as Meena bazaar by immigrant residents).[1]

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Trademark shot from you - the 30th in the series?? The slanting shadows and the off-centre placement of the lamp + the wall's texture are a great combination.

Hola Ramon,
Attractive as a thumbnail as well as full size photo; simple and powerful composition,perfect balance of shadows and highlights. You have all the necessary ingredients for a success shot.
I know for sure it was not a lucky one and I also know you read a lot about photography:)
All the best,

Muy buenas Ramon,

Preciosa imagen en la que combinas el elemento 'lampara' colgada con una fuerte textura de pared; además la sombra cónica de esas líneas enriquece la imagen dándole una estética muy agradable al conjunto.
El marco negro da profundidad a la imagen.

Great game of light and shadows.
Very nice colors and details.
I like this photos,

Hola Ramon! Amazing lantern. Wonderful wall. Excellent shadowplay. Good contrast and sharpness. Well done!

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  • Reflex Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 639 W: 205 N: 43] (1347)
  • [2010-01-11 12:36]

Beautiful composition where each element is on his place : the lamp, the shadows and the texture of the wall, in a good soft light.
Best regards

Boa noite Ramon
This serie is full of warm light,good composition and a superb mood.
Love it.
Um abraço

Did i spot those lanterns on my visit Ramon , they are evrywhere ! Good crop ,i never thought of doing a crop like yours , clever , we don't need to look at the whole wall to appreciate the golden light falling about in this simple scene , i like this ! Well presented and delivered with good taste,

very nice shot and equally impressive details of the area.
best wishes to you Ramon.

Hi Ramon..beautiful shot..great light patterns and details. nice work.


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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2010-01-13 8:42]

Hi Ramos
Very well composed photo with the shadows adding a great movement; Great sharpness and lovely warm tones.
Best regards, mb

Ciao Ramon, great alternating light and shadows, fascinating composition with fantastic graphic, very well done, ciao Silvio

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