The Burj Khalifa, tallest building in the world at 828 metres high. It is seen here from Dubai Mall, where a large blue pool of water lies in front of the Burj Khalifa. The building is so tall that it takes all the wide angle power that my camera has to fit it into the field of view. A reflection of the sun high up on the building gave an interesting effect. I got there on a Sunday morning well before the mall opened, so there was no one else around.
I used Photoshop to straighten out the converging lines that you get when taking wide angle views of buildings. And I used free software called Noiseware to smooth out noise in the sky.
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serp2000 (41692) 2011-07-03 20:30
Well, if you have got money from the oil, all your dreams come true! Excellent example of this reality.
Good composition, excellent colours. TFS!
batalay (36519) 2011-07-03 21:56
This is certainly one of the most successful photos of the majestic Burj Khalifa. You've created a beautiful architectural portrait, revealing the details of the various courses. Thank you for providing a succinct but informative note.
Sonata11 (33526) 2011-07-03 22:43
this place is so beautiful with fantastic colors, sharpness, perfect clarity, beautiful sky. I like this image of modern architecture. Great shot. I like it a very much so.
All the best,
pajaran (54177) 2011-07-03 22:55
Dobar tekst o mestu i najvisljoj zgradi na svetu ...
Dobar ugao snimka, ostrina i kontrast, lepe boje i fotografija.
Lep pogled na zgradu i dobra kompozicija, moje cestitke.
Good article about the place and najvisljoj building in the world ...
Good angle shot, sharpness and contrast, beautiful color photos.
A beautiful view of the building and a good composition, my congratulations.
All the best.
jimmj63 (2313) 2011-07-03 23:38
a very good shot of an useless building,
InasiaJones (31562) 2011-07-03 23:47
Dubai architecture is often described as the kitschiest thing on Earth, yet, I have to admit that this tower is really impressive, slick and graceful. Halfway between a rocket and a modern interpretation of iconic towers like the Chrysler building or the Empire State, this skyscraper reconcile me with latest architectural trends.
The photo you've made of it is gorgeous Vincent. I feel that the cloudless sky suits this tower perfectly, because it's as pure as the tower lines. You are right, the sun burst on the summit is beautiful, underlining the metallic quality of the structure.
You've done an impeccable work to straighten this tall thing and the result is admirable.
samson (1355) 2011-07-04 0:12
Super tall buildings are often difficult to photograph as you have to stand far away. Good work you have done here. Congrats
Ninello52 (7572) 2011-07-04 0:14
Expressed very well in your pictures the big upward thrust of the beautiful architecture of the building! Fantastic definition, beautiful clear blue sky without a cloud! Congratulations!
Best Regards, Nino.
adores (39934) 2011-07-04 5:37
Last time I was there it wasn't finished yet! A wonderful pov, sharpness and colours. The bridge and buildings in foreground seem so small. A very good work!
chawax (19710) 2011-07-04 13:01
I had never seen this buildins before but it is really impressive when you compare it with its neighbours ! The reflections of the sun on the skyscraper create a great atmosphere. Excellent colours too. A very good shot !
ines8 (6098) 2011-07-04 22:51
A wonderful picture, splendid and impressive architectural details, superb presentation and framing.
All the best,
DINOZOR (16352) 2011-07-05 1:48
Excellente photo de cette architecture délirante des hommes épris de toujours plus! On se croirait à Disneyland !
Merci du partage.
timecapturer (49288) 2011-07-05 5:30
a stunning shot and composition. The building is amazing and your capture does it full justice. Wonderful clarity, detail and light - it all makes for an impressive image of high quality. Beautifully presented, well done!
Regards - Brian
sandpiper (6788) 2011-07-18 4:39
Its an impressive building, must go and gaze at it one day. Great shot and excellent result. Wonder what a night timeshot from the same POv would look like.
npecanhuk (69190) 2011-07-30 5:10
Magnificent picture of the highest skyscraper in the World!
No distortion! Perfect!
Colors, exposure and level of sharpness really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
macjake (60030) 2011-07-30 9:44
there are a number of beautiful photos in your gallery.
this one really stood out for me.
love the bottom area, with the pale blue water, the beige bridge, and the long tall tower protruding upwards.
wonderful colors contrasting.
fabianoleite (9671) 2011-10-08 4:09
The megalomaniac sign of these people, literally reaching the sky. These are wonders of engineering, and in the photo it is really amazing, the vertical cut is very suitable. Good work, congratulations!
ruisc_pt (10890) 2012-01-27 8:33
I know what you are talking about Vincent.
Not an easy task to catch this huge building inside our frame...
Impressive contrast with the BG.
CLODO (31606) 2012-01-27 9:23
So sharp, brilliant colors and amazing architecture. You could have cropped it to get a bookmark.
Nevertheless, congratulations Vincent
rbassin (19485) 2012-01-27 9:28
Une superbe photo d'architecture, cette flèche dressée contre le ciel est impressionnante.C'est bien capté un belle clartée dans les couleurs.
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4798) 2012-02-16 17:28
Hi Vincent! Perfect POV! Did you use a wide angled lens in here? I remember I had to stitch two photos of mine cause this building was really tall. A great souvenir from Dubai, love how this building stands tall and proud. The sun's reflection adds a nice effect. Excellent clarity and sharpness. Great work!
Matthew-Watt (5956) 2012-11-01 18:52
Wow, now that is a superstructure if I ever saw one. It is such a bold statement. Interesting to read about the construction methods, and not so favourable labour sourcing on this project. I like the colours of the surrounds and the sheen on the structure itself. Footage of the 'opening fireworks' on the Burj K is a great thing to look up on youtube. Cheers,
MLINES (12516) 2012-11-03 1:11
Hi Vincent, Terrific capture of this the tallest manmade building in the world. Great clear blue sky makes the perfect backdrop. TFS. Murray
Schnappilic (9690) 2013-01-08 12:11
TfS the tallest building in the world. Good framing with an amazing result. Congratulations!
drt100 (2095) 2013-07-07 10:03
A very interesting photo and interesting use of software to enhance this photo. An impressive building and an impressive setting. Almost like futuristic fiction. TFS
kiks (11781) 2014-01-30 8:41
Wow.. it looks so surreal. Fantastic how you get the all building and the well saturated colors give something extra to the photo.
Noel_Byrne (26635) 2015-01-02 9:07
Epic image of an epic building, although it is so well know, I still feel my breath taken every time I see it, such an impressive piece of architecture. This is a very beautiful capture of it, the perfect blue sky behind and the sun glinting like this makes it unique and very appealing. It really I like looking at something from the future. Very nicely done.cheers
Waylim (25368) 2015-01-12 16:39
I was just recently here on route to Ethiopia, What an amazing city of architectural shots. A great city rising out in the most unlikely place :)