I know the last picture wasn´t too good,especially when it comes to terms of quality,but the weather that time has won:(
This one has been taken the same day from the observation deck at Burj Khalifa.As you can see the morning mist is still the issue,but the morning sun with its warm glow makes it a little bit more pleasant.
Btw.I think the lady has the same fear of looking down as most of the visitors:)
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batalay (35559) 2014-04-06 0:59
Spectacular view and a very good presentation of the scene. A year ago on April 10, we flew into Dubai, scheduled to join a cruise that afternoon. As our cab driver drove us around the city, I wanted very much to stop off and ascend to the observation deck also. But, the cab driver had different ideas, he had to be present at the midday prayer, and dropped us off early at the ship.
mesutilgim (84272) 2014-04-06 3:19
Today been neighbours of two Krzysztof's ! A great feeling. I wished me something quite silently, hope it shall be fulfiled. Very nice capture with perfect pov and great graphical effect.
TFS and have a nice weekend
SnapRJW (31089) 2014-04-06 5:05
Hello Krzysztof - This is a lovely candid shot. You did well to get the woman's head in the gap between the glass and the warm reflections of the sun behind it. The enormous height is well conveyed with the misty atmosphere adding to the feeling of being suspended above the city. I like this very much, something unique and well seen and managed.
ikeharel (57112) 2014-04-06 5:32
Good afternoon Krzysztof,
Stunned by the height, the young lady on the window seem as looking down to the town bellow. Fine moment on a unique place.
Pitty about the dust in the air, that did not allow nicer view of details.
ACL1978 (7467) 2014-04-06 6:43
So did you venture out onto the ledge like Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible to get this one? Amazing perspective! I love everything about this one - the view below, the glow of the sunrise light, the clarity and color contrast of the building, and the woman caught at the perfect moment in the window. Really outstanding shot here, which combines all the elements of your view nicely. Thanks!
Noel_Byrne (24235) 2014-04-06 7:17
What a sight :) To look DOWN on that immense building below, it is no wonder that people feel a little hesitant in approaching the glass wall. The womans face has an almost childlike sense of wonder, exactly as mine would in this amazing building. The pink tones of the mist look beautiful here, especially combined with the silver effect of the building itself. The sun cracking over the horizon makes me think of the view from inside an airplane, but I guess that's because this is a similar altitude!
Excellent post as always, thanks for sharing.
ourania (30937) 2014-04-06 8:34
this is a very special photo that allows us to comprehend the height and scale as well as share the wonder of this vantage point with you and the lady. The mist has a lovely effect in this photo, it accentuates the sense of height and renders the view softer and more mysterious, giving the lady's glance a special meaning. I like very much the distinctive definition of the foreground and the warm reflection reaching the lady. Fine light management and colours, a fascinating picture. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
holmertz (40971) 2014-04-06 10:35
This is a very smart composition, really cleverly done. By showing the woman in the same picture as the "ordinary" skyscraper so far below, and the ground almost lost in the haze, you almost make me feel vertigo even sitting safely at my desk. I think this is a kind of view that is rarely seen.
rigoletto (34255) 2014-04-06 11:02
i am with gert. really smart photo. that skyscraper down at the left corner is a master stroke which beats thousands of "POV photos".
Romano46 (18442) 2014-04-06 11:46
giusto titolo per una foto che coglie un aspetto di questo luogo particolare divenuto famoso per il panorama che offre sulla città e sui dintorni di essa.
Una bella cattura che ha il pregio di rappresentare in maniera veritiera il timore e lo sgomento del visitatore davanti ad una realtà insolita quanto spettacolare.
Ciao e buona settimana
cornejo (31452) 2014-04-06 12:03
Krzysztof Witaj, very good photo of this interesting and beautiful scene of daily life in this super-high vantage point. Very well seen and captured this photograph interesting and pretty good sharpness, light and color. Very good and nice job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
mjw364 (7408) 2014-04-06 12:24
We get a real sense of height here with the smaller tower just showing in the lower left corner. It's hard to get good light this early at this height with the light being diffused through the atmosphere.
You have my admiration for just being up there and taking this shot. I have a serious problem with heights and just looking at your photo was making my stomach churn and my head spin. I have had to scroll the picture off my screen just to comment because I was feeling the vertigo so much - seriously. I'm just glad the structures in Barcelona are not so high!
jcpix (13658) 2014-04-06 19:50
I mentioned it before, but it's worth repeating...the skies below may not have been clear, but I'm loving what it's done for the morning light, creating that pinkish hue. I think I would be completely speechless if I were standing there myself, I can't get over the fact that this picture shows just how high you are....I mean, you're looking a long ways DOWN on what is already a high rise building. It boggles my feeble mind! :)
Catching this lady peering out of the open space is great, makes me wonder what she's seeing as you're photographing her. The soft kiss of golden reflection on the background surfaces is the perfect accent to the entire visual. On top of the architectural world, what a feeling! Cool shot my friend. Have a good one. Take it easy.
Cheers from Az.,
abmdsudi (43460) 2014-04-06 21:50
Nice capture for stronger impact for it does give the vertigo and height effect, so well exposed, sharp with the strong shapes combination. Beautiful well composed in soft colours and excellent shooting angle rendering a great depth as well. Well done shot, Congrats.
rychem (23158) 2014-04-06 22:08
Ta wysokosc zapiera dech, widok niesamowity, pewnie tez mialbym lek wysokosci, a ujecie jest fajne, wyglada jakbys byl z zewnatrz. Twoje zdjecie calego budynku jest tez swietne
kasianowak (6405) 2014-04-07 2:22
Tym razem juz zupelnie sie z toba nie zgadzam. :) Uwazam, ze mgla tworzy tutaj niepowtarzalny urok. Wydaje mi sie, ze w zupelnie przezroczystym powietrzu wschod slonca bylby o wiele bardziej bezbarwny.
Tak czy siak... piekne zdjecie, super kolory i znowu swietnie dobrany tytul - turystka rzeczywiscie wyglada na lekko przestraszona wysokoscia. :)
Zycze milego poniedzialku.
timecapturer (48640) 2014-04-07 3:16
another amazing shot from this incredible vantage point. It is so original and gives us such a great idea of the setting and height. Despite the mist it is a formidable image that works superbly. Stunning!
Enjoy a good week - B.
pajaran (52030) 2014-04-07 5:07
Dobar dan, popodne.
Lep pogled na deo vidikovca i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazana zena na vidikovcu, lepe boje.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, srecno.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
Nice view on the part of the viewpoint and moment ...
Good time recording and contrast, beautiful woman shown on the viewpoint, beautiful colors.
Nice afternoon and all the best in the new week that started, good luck.
jhm (139134) 2014-04-07 5:13
Maybe have more people on these hight fright, when I see the skyscrapers beneath.
Perspective and depth together with your composition makes the picture pleasant.
Lovely panorama picture.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
rogerl (1544) 2014-04-07 17:35
Krzysztof, with this interesting POV you've managed to capture the incredible heights of this building, the view, and the woman's uncertainty. Really pretty morning light, and even with the mist the ground looks pretty clear. Thanks.
ktanska (24758) 2014-04-08 11:57
You have just fantastic photo location here! It is amazing to see this view as if you were flying outside that window. Bulding next to this one looks so small though I guess it must be huge too. And soft light of setting sun is beautiful even though the air is not clear.
Cricri (106327) 2014-04-11 4:40
Une vue impressionnante, la dame semble de ne pas trop s'avancer malgré la vitre :-) elle ne va pas oublier de si vite cette vue fantastique et particulière, bon contraste des couleurs, reflets et lumière bien gérée
fritzi007 (5292) 2014-04-12 13:47
du hast die Dame sehr gut beobachtet,dein Foto spricht Bände!
Wünsch dir eine gute Zeit
Sonata11 (33235) 2014-04-12 19:58
Witaj Krzysztof, niezalenie od pogody to zdjecie z tak wysokiego punktu wyszlo wspaniale. Na pogode juz nie mamy wplywu. Zdjecie podoba mi sie poniewaz tez jest z ciekawego punktu widzenia.
Serdecznie pozdrawiam i zxycze milej niedzieli, Barbara
tenretin (2408) 2014-04-25 5:47
Is not it too dangerous to agriper the front with one hand? :-)
The effect is guaranteed! Well done and good work!.
delpeoples (53009) 2014-04-27 0:52
Ciao dear Krzysztof
Oh yes this photo gives me vertigo too! What a great POV you got. Did you have to lean out the window? Yikes if you did. I love the pinkish sky, the slight haze and how you managed to illuminate the foreground whilst still retaining those lovely soft colours in the BG. Well done my friend, have a good Sunday.
adores (36993) 2014-05-01 13:59
This one is really amazing, we can see how it looks like from the top and you captured the woman trying to look down. A great pov and good light also.
npecanhuk (65408) 2014-05-01 14:35
Wow! I love to have that view myself... it must be truly amazing!
I do enjoy this picture very much too!
Excellent idea and photo job!!!!
TFS - congrats,
serp2000 (39990) 2014-05-19 5:04
I think this kind of a camouflage is not so effective in the desert ;) Anyway excellent photo, impressive point of view and this lady shows us your emotions. Well, I like this result of works of the oil dollars. Well done!
Hansaphotos (6767) 2014-05-25 6:42
Well, it appears that you have taken Spiderman`s position to capture this special moment. The woman expresses clearly that she`s afraid to stare down. The lighting is fine and the mist creates a nice atmosphere. We also get a glimpse of a neighbor skyscraper wich looks small compared to this one. Very nice work:) Thanks
Curious_Eye (1000) 2014-06-12 13:32
Rewelacja! Swietnie uchwyciles wyraz twarzy tej pani - groze i zachwyt. Kompozycja, kolory oraz swiatlo sa tu fantastyczne. Jak dla mnie, ta mgla to plus, bo niczego nie ujmuje a dodaje niebanalnego charakteru.
CLODO (30220) 2014-06-22 23:23
Amazing high point of view that we share with this woman who seems to be a little afraid to look at the bottomof the sky scrapper; 2 hues blue and pink for the city.
- Copyright: Krzysztof Kusy (krzychu30) (15498)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-03-29
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 G AF-S VR
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/20 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-06 0:49