The 28 year old and 187m high Kuwait Towers in Kuwait City.
The middle tower has an observation deck which gives you a nice view of the city. The towers really need an interior upgrade, everything feels and looks old. The windows are dirty and reflective and the lightning straight above the windows makes picture taking even harder.
I didn't get a real good impression of Kuwait City, being there just a mere 48 hours. Compared to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Manama I found the city more mature and ripe. I think their money is a bit older.
FlashEarth: 29°23'22.19"N 48° 0'8.67"E
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adores (34368) 2007-01-11 15:05
Really nice night photo! Colours and light are great. Didn't know they were that old already. Comparing them to the palm trees we have an idea of their real size.
Ulishna (2268) 2007-01-11 15:17
very nice night photo!
Good contrast between palms and towers. Very good urbanistic shot!
mehr (1360) 2007-01-11 15:34
beautiful capture of these formerly magnificent towers. In your photo they look still good.
Thank you for sharing.
reza_map (2) 2007-01-11 15:35
this is an amazing photo I ever seen
Liekje (574) 2007-01-11 15:54
Goede POV, van zo dichtbij, geeft er een hele bijzondere sfeer aan.
Ergens ziet het gebouw er best patserig uit, maar toch op een ingetogen manier (does this make any sense?)
lilimih33 (9912) 2007-01-11 18:02
Hello Gilbert and Happy New Year 2007!
Great night shot!!! 15 year ago, I was in restaurant in one of this towers...Beautiful!
Nice colours, light and sharpness in your composition! Perfect perspective!
gemlik (983) 2007-01-11 18:24
Very nice night picture,Your lighting and colours very good.
kevinos (7385) 2007-01-11 22:56
Hi Gilbert: Very inteesting geometry and soft ghostly colours. tye composition makes a nice picture. Regards Kevin
paura (47166) 2007-01-15 7:10
Very beuatiful noturne shot here, Gilbert. The lighting and colors are superb.
pari_ali (433) 2007-01-15 8:54
Lol Gilbert Old Money is it :) that made me smile, glad to know you made the trip, I was there just a fortnight back took some nice pics, but none at night of the towers. Did you explore the entire sea-side?
Souq Sharq also looks quite remarkable at night.
This is a really good POV with the palm trees and lit up they look very attractive :)
lennarts (547) 2007-01-18 9:10
First thing I must say: I think your photo is much-much better than the one in the Wikipedia article you have link to.
I like the composition, 16mm fisheye has done an excellent job here. I look at your Photo info and see that you used 1/60 shutter speed @ISO1600. I'm surprised that there's no grain at this ISO. I have the same camera that you have but I think my photos are grainier at high ISO.
The light is excellent - perfectly lit towers on the black background.
harras2000 (710) 2007-01-22 19:14
A nice fish-eye picture of Kuwait towers.
A nice place to celebrate christmas ( I am sure that the don't celebrate it in Kuwait)
TravelerNL (3011) 2007-01-25 13:58
Mooie foto. De palmen vooraan plaatsen het geheel in een soort kader waardoor het immense van de torens naar voren komt als je er zo vlak onder staat. Er lijkt nogal wat ruis in te zitten alsmede een witte streep. Ben zo vrijgeweest die even weg te halen en de ruis te reduceren met Neat Image.
tigra (2968) 2007-02-12 17:30
Excellent night compo!
I had added it to my theme:)
jmdias (52550) 2007-05-01 17:05
I saw many photos of this place but your is the best. POV is ever the same but the light is much better here.
MarcT (20964) 2007-08-27 9:10
This is without doubt an extraordinary lace work.
Thank you for showing me your experience.
- Copyright: Gilbert Sopakuwa (startacked) (1331)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-12-24
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax *ist DS, Zenitar 16mm fisheye
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: Middle-East 2006
- Theme(s): World nights [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-01-11 14:45