Dubai in the summer is ridiculously hot! Temperatures in the day were reaching 47 degrees C and at night just after the sun sets at 9pm its still 37 degrees C. These conditions are absolutely terrible for humans, let alone photography. As soon as you’d take off your lens cap the glass on it would fog up and you wouldn’t be able to shoot. So I worked out how to fix that, shoot from inside buildings! I got this shot looking over looking the Dubai financial Centre from inside a nice cool air conditioned gym on the 35th floor.

The metro in dubai is amazing and it runs along the freeway of this image. What I found incredible about it was that it reached bullet train speeds and didn’t even have a driver!

Software Used:

OnOne Photosuite  – the complete collection of photo editing software from OnOne

– NIK Collection

Video Tutorials: 

– Luminance Masks and HDR Video TutorialsA series of tutorials by Jimmy Mcintyre that will change your workflow forever. Powerful, informative and well priced- definitely worth a look.

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Luke Zeme Photography 88x31 PHOTO OF THE DAY- Dubai From Above
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Sony A7r


Nikkor 14-24mm

Focal Length




Shutter Speed

1/10, 1/5, 0.5 & 0.8 seconds



HDR info

4 bracketed images using Luminance masks


5th August, 2014




Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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