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Moulin Rouge Souq

Published February 12th, 2012

Feb 11, 2011.



Blue Souq (Souq Al Markazi or Central Souq) in Sharjah is a large indoor shopping center hosting 600 shops in two wings. The stores in the ground floor sell gold and apparel, while the upper level is for carpets and curios.



This was my first meetup with a local Photography Club. I made some new friends and I had a good time.



Canon 60D + Canon 50mm prime
Canon 400D + Sigma 10-20mm ultra wide
Edits: I went for a subtle and understated b/w look for my previous photoblog post, but not for this one. Here, I went ALL OUT! Every slider was pushed gleefully back and forth until I could mess with it no more. :-P The souk was a bit of a disappointment because the stores didn't open until 4:00PM and there was no action going on for the short time I was there. I couldn't stay late enough for night photography either. So, the editing was my way of bringing back some of that rich and decadent Moulin Rouge oomph that I had envisioned for this shoot. ;-)

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One of the entrances to the souk

  • February 11th, 2012
  • Canon EOS digital Rebel XTi
  • 10mm / f/10 / 1/200 sec
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Ladies on a shopping mission

  • February 11th, 2012
  • Canon EOS digital Rebel XTi
  • 10mm / f/10 / 1/200 sec
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Another entrance to the souk. This is my personal favorite and it needed the least amount of editing

  • February 11th, 2012
  • Canon EOS digital Rebel XTi
  • 13mm / f/22 / 1/100 sec
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Upper Level

  • February 11th, 2012
  • Canon EOS digital Rebel XTi
  • 10mm / f/4 / 1/125 sec
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Jewelry store

  • February 11th, 2012
  • Canon EOS digital Rebel XTi
  • 10mm / f/13 / 1/125 sec
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They need to sit down

  • February 11th, 2012
  • Canon EOS digital Rebel XTi
  • 10mm / f/4 / 1/80 sec
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Shopkeeper

  • February 11th, 2012
  • Canon EOS digital Rebel XTi
  • 10mm / f/4 / 1/60 sec

Friendly faces

  • February 11th, 2012
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • 50mm / f/2.2 / 1/500 sec
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Lighting store

  • February 11th, 2012
  • Canon EOS digital Rebel XTi
  • 10mm / f/4 / 1/160 sec

Details. Shimmer and sparkle, deep browns, golds, reds and blues. Moulin Rouge-ish, yet? ;-P

  • February 11th, 2012
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • 50mm / f/1.8 / 1/400 sec

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