SPINNAKER ~ Burj Al Arab ~ Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Burj Al Arab It’s hard not to become mesmerized by the Burj Al Arab 7-star hotel in Dubai. Designed to resemble the billowing spinnaker sail of a J-class yacht, it rises 689 feet into the sky. An architectural masterpiece as grand as this hotel deserves a dramatic sky and so I waited, day after day, in the hopes of the right combination of clouds and wind. I could literally sense success in the air and on this particular evening, I set-up my tripod and waited till well after midnight. I opted for a long exposure capture in order to add to the dynamic mood created by the clouds and enhance the overall drama of the composition. As I depressed the shutter button, I could feel the pulse of this intensely vibrant and diverse city. If you’ve never made your way to the United Arab Emirates, I’d add it to your list of future adventures.
CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS: As my way of giving back to the inspiring people and amazing places I've been so fortunate to interact with on my journeys as a photographer, 5% of the profits are donated to the following four charitable organizations: 1) Rainforest Alliance; 2) Action Against Hunger International; 3) The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International; and 4) The Tibet Fund. If you would prefer to re-direct the contribution to a specific charity of your choice, please provide the necessary information and we will follow-through.
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