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bastakiya 008

bastakiya 008
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Copyright: ro estoque (roald) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 64 W: 57 N: 65] (773)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-06
Categories: Architecture, Experimental, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS, Kenko UV 72mm
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-25 8:28
Viewed: 2375
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo was taken at the same time as this . As mentioned I was with some friend one of which is DaLe I guess it’s the repeat pattern that I find interesting and thus tried emulating.

The place is called Al Bastakiya.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 emigrants are mostly Arabs that have migrated to Iran throughout history, then moved back to Arabia later. 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).
A project aimed at restoring the locality's old buildings and lanes was initiated by Dubai Municipality in 2005.

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To harpya: my soulroald 1 06-26 11:43
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Ciao ro

Interesting the look and
pattern repetition.
I like the light that defines the subject well
I like man's steps and of yours


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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2009-06-26 17:26]

Hello Ro
Interesting work with a very good composition and movement illustration; excellent light and a good capture of the shadows. I ask myself how it work in b/w... I'll make an ws an if I like it I'll put it.
Best regards, mb

Hi Ro!

Very interesting work! Lovely motion!!!


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