View of the Burj Downtown, Business Bay and Sheikh Zayed Road skyline at the end of a lovely Friday, 24th May 2013. It was my utter pleasure to accompany Dubai's photo-posse; Daniel Cheong, Karim Nafatni aka Gost Ridr and the visiting superstar photographer, Elia Locardi, the man behind the famous Blamethemonkey.com. Great afternoon + great guys + new location = great shots.This panorama was assembled from 5 vertically oriented HDR photographs. Each of those was assembled from 7 separate, bracketed exposures ranging from -3EV through +3EV, 1-stop apart. 7-stop HDR provided the necessary dynamic range to capture all tones in this image from the darkest to the lightest ones without any shadow clipping or highlight burnouts. In total, 35 photographs were needed to produce the end result.I used Canon 5D Mk2 and Canon 50mm f1.2L which is an outstanding piece of glass, producing razor sharp images with minimal distortion and chromatic aberration. Superb specs make the 50mm f1.2L a perfect choice for this type of panorama. Promote Remote Control was used for exposure bracketing.Horizontal resolution of this panorama exceeds 14,000 pixels. Very large format print is bound to look exceptionally sharp. I've maintained 16-bits per colour workspace throughout the post-production process. There was no other way to render the subtle orange tones in the sky without any banding or dithering.

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