006. 23 November 2008 - Burj Al Arab by night
Taken on the 20th November, while waiting for the record breaking fireworks display, this is the Burj Al Arab as lit up at night. The Burj Al Arab is one of the most photographed and famous buildings in the world, and at night it is so much more spectacular. Every 10-15 minutes the colors change, and the even have lighting effects (running strobes up and down the arches, flashing strobes at certain points, etc etc). It is really a sight to behold!
It really pained me taking these pictures, because we were quite far away on a beach (a mile or so) and I discovered how hard it is to take great pictures at night. There was a ton of back light (ambient) from the city behind (yellow glow) and of course, the distance with a fairly small aperture resulted in few focused photos out of lot.
This one wasn't the clearest, but I loved the colors, which is why it made it to my daily.
Hope you enjoy it.
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