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dubaiphil wrote:
Thanks for everyone's kind words!

@jamesf99 - conditions on both days were very clear skies (for the UAE) in terms of sand pollution, but obviously with clouds on the first visit and clear skies on the second. Both visits were at 0900 when the mosque opens to the public and there were a lot of people on site. However before entering the mosque the public must cover up (if men are wearing shorts or short sleeved shirts they must wear a dish dash, and all women must wear a black abaya and head scarf). Probably due to the logistics of getting
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Thanks Phil. These images set a standard for the location.



Feb 21, 2012 at 10:42 PM
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Oh my gosh. Wonderful pictures. Excellent conversion to B&W

Monty



Feb 24, 2012 at 12:18 PM
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I don't normally comment on photos around here, but I have to say - these may be the most incredible images that I've ever seen on FM (or anywhere else for that matter).

Perfect compositions, perfect B&W conversions. They literally had me googling to find out where this mosque is, and how much it would cost for me to get there to see it in person.

Amazing work Phil - absolutely amazing.

Bobby



Feb 24, 2012 at 12:36 PM
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Stunning shots. And fantastic processing. It seems to be a beautiful place as well of course.


Feb 24, 2012 at 12:57 PM
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Thanks acksynhero, Monty, Bobby and pachouvy!


Feb 25, 2012 at 06:54 AM
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WOW! First pic thread I saved to my favorite places...outstanding


Feb 26, 2012 at 05:59 PM
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FM needs a hall of fame forum and this should be pinned to the top


Feb 26, 2012 at 08:25 PM
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I enjoy viewing these photos and spent quite some time doing just that. You are very talented. The composition and processing is wonderful. Thank you.


Feb 28, 2012 at 01:04 AM
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Wow... just great. 2 & 4 are stunning. I suspect #9 would be great in colour - I know your going for the B&W thing


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Dear Phil,

Each image clearly shows your exceptional compositional and technical skills. Nicely done. What's your impression of the Zeiss lenses vs. top of the line Canon glass? I loved the Zeiss glass on my Blads, but because it was on a Blad, you just expected crazy crisp.



Mar 16, 2012 at 05:44 PM
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These are absolutely astounding and breathtaking. The framing of every shot is extraordinary. Well done in the extreme!


Mar 17, 2012 at 01:35 AM
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great set of B&W's !


Mar 17, 2012 at 01:05 PM
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JWilsonphoto wrote:
Dear Phil,

Each image clearly shows your exceptional compositional and technical skills. Nicely done. What's your impression of the Zeiss lenses vs. top of the line Canon glass? I loved the Zeiss glass on my Blads, but because it was on a Blad, you just expected crazy crisp.


Thanks Jim

I don't have experience of Canon glass, but the Zeiss 35mm f2 stacks up favourably against two of the Nikon Holy trinity that I have (14-24 and 24-70) in terms of colour, contrast and sharpness.

Barrel distortion is a bit of an issue with architectural shots like this but is easily corrected in post. It's when I convert to black and white using Silver Efex that you really notice the micro contrast that this lens produces. All of these shots are shot and processed from RAW, with no sharpening applied.



Mar 18, 2012 at 04:05 AM
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Thanks darbo and DirtyHarry71


Mar 18, 2012 at 04:09 AM
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Wow, very cool place


Mar 18, 2012 at 11:38 AM
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OUtstanding images, thanks for posting



Mar 21, 2012 at 02:01 PM
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WOW.
I spent 18 months in Abu Dhabi in the early 90's. Makes me want to go back for a visit.
Thanks for sharing

eD



Mar 25, 2012 at 09:06 PM
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Thanks MS PHOTO, Stephaniespix and Ed. It took a while for them to build the mosque, and it was probably around 50% complete when I first moved here 7 years ago. Not a lot else to see in Abu Dhabi though


Mar 28, 2012 at 07:11 PM
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