Harry M. Stuart  

The Burj by Harry M. Stuart

March 2020 - The Burj

March 2020 - Harry M. Stuart

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March 2020 - Harry M. Stuart

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About the Image(s)

My wife and I journeyed to Dubai last month. On my bucket list was enjoying a 'sundowner' at the top of the world's largest building - the 155th floor. In order to present the building in all its glory, I tried taking an unobstructed image from its base - but even with an 18mm lens, I could not capture the entire building in one image. So I used my Pixel 4XL phone and took two images which I merged into one using Corel Photoshop, eliminated some of the buildings under construction to its left and replaced the sky using Luminar 4.

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6 comments posted

Shirley Pohlman   Shirley Pohlman
Harry, looks like something from a space movie! I especially like your change in the sky and its colors that complement the buildings. I am amazed in how well you transformed the buildings to have such good color and reflection. I do feel that the picture may be on a little tilt, but it may be my eyes. Love the image.   Posted: 03/02/2020 13:36:56

Karen Botvin   Karen Botvin
Wow, Harry, what a feat to merge top to bottom! I like what you've done by removing some of the other buildings, but I do agree with Shirley that The Burj is leaning just a bit to the right. Nice sky choice using Luminar. It compliments the image. I would like to see the Cyan a bit desaturated to bring the sky back to a more blue color.   Posted: 03/04/2020 14:34:57
Harry M. Stuart   Harry M. Stuart
Using the tools in my image processing program, the building appears to be leaning left. When I tried to correct it, it looked worse. I think it is an issue with perspective and stitching. Or maybe it's just an optical 'delusion'.   Posted: 03/08/2020 10:37:05

Piers Blackett   Piers Blackett
Great detail in a spectacular building. I like the pool at the base and wonder if you had considered showing more of it...it might also help the perspective.   Posted: 03/08/2020 15:42:12
Harry M. Stuart   Harry M. Stuart
Thanks. And the detail despite using a cell phone. Maybe I'll leave my Canon at home next time.   Posted: 03/10/2020 04:53:50

Brenda Monahan   Brenda Monahan
This is wonderful. I like how you merged the images. I noticed the tilt, too, but chalked it up to perspective...I think it would look that way if I was craning my neck to look up at the building. I like the edits to the sky, too.   Posted: 03/09/2020 14:36:08