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A short trip to Kuwait

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by izTheViz, Jun 14, 2015.

  1. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    May 10, 2013
    Paris
    Yannis Marigo
    I've been to Kuwait last week for a very short business trip and, as always, I took my camera.
    I've been enjoying some nice shooting moments, especially at sunrise, even if I had to wake up very very early (the sun rises at 4:40 AM) despite the weariness or even walk under 48 Celsius (118 Farenheit)
    Hereafter some of my photos, all shoot with the 16-35 FE. Hope you'll like them.

    18123732813_5ca8e732a9_b. Al-Hamra Tower by yannis marigo, sur Flickr

    18749358396_0e30269ec8_b. 4:30 AM in Kuwait City by yannis marigo, sur Flickr

    18773302326_0a6480a783_b. Kuwait Towers by yannis marigo, sur Flickr

    18190102064_3237250816_b. Al Hamra Grand Cinemas - Kuwait City by yannis marigo, sur Flickr

    18813399295_3126c2247b_b. The Avenues by yannis marigo, sur Flickr
     
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  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Such a fascinating part of the world.
     
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  3. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    All are beauties, but 2, 3 & 5 are stunners. I'd say that lens is working for you, Yannis.
     
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  4. southy

    southy TalkEmount Veteran

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    Feb 5, 2014
    Australia
    Love em all. I like the mood of the B&W tower with the lights and shadows and the colours in that roof structure in the last are amazing. Looks like a very interesting city.

    PS, dam you people posting amazing images with the 16-35. I'm doing my best to avoid dropping the $1600 its going to cost me for this lens and this is not making it easy. Oh well, tax time is coming and the Tax Man owes me a lot of coin this year ;)
     
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  5. serhan

    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2011
    NYC
    Excellent shots!
     
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  6. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    Chapeau!
     
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  7. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Some great scenes and great shots
     
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  8. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Wow, amazing work Yannis!!! These are all so equally excellent, can't pick a favourite.
    You're such a talented photographer
     
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  9. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    Great series, especially considering this was alongside work!
     
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  10. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Interested to know what brand and density ND you use/used for this amazing photo Yannis :)
     
  11. chrid

    chrid Super Noob

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    May 5, 2014
    australia
    Chris
    All are great, but I like the first 3 the best, simply stunning :)
     
  12. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    All great!!! The light and color from 2 and 3 are just amazing.
     
  13. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    May 10, 2013
    Paris
    Yannis Marigo
    Thanks everyone for your kind comments.
    Actually it was a 3 days return trip for 1.5 hours meeting ! Spent the whole Monday working in the planes, had my meeting on Tuesday morning and my return flights on Wednesday noon. That way I had some free time to chase some images although I've waited for 5 PM before going out on Tuesday and had to wake up at 3:30 on Wednesday to reach the Kuwait Towers for sunrise...surprisingly there were people taking some bath in the sea already. The temperature does not go under 33 at this period.

    And yeah I am loving each day a bit more the 16-35. Managed to take this quite sharp LE image after a few experiments. By The way Nick, I used a Hoya ND 400 HMC. Plan to add a 3x and 6x to cover all possible ranges. Not a fan of variable NDs. This one has no color cast. Cost me 89 Euros.
    (can even be found from 65 online)
     
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  14. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Thank you very much for the info Yannis ;)
     
  15. pbizarro

    pbizarro TalkEmount Veteran

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    Nov 24, 2014
    Portugal
    Very interesting images. Good stuff, and yes, it can be challenging to photograph in the ME in the summer...