New Year Fireworks.......

Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 by Stained in

Was quite an effort to get these pictures.....

I was with my family having dinner at this Iraqi restaurant in Deira. We left from there at about 10:15pm went to my brothers office in Garhoud to pick up the camera tripod (without which the pictures would have been blurry). At that time my brother got this idea of going to the Festival City canal thing to show it to the rest of the family. It was nice and all but I wanted to get into position for the fireworks. We left Festival City by 11:15pm, took business bay, entered Sheikh Zayed road near Trade Centre. By 11:35pm we had reached the 3rd interchange and there seemed very less traffic. According to my plan we were supposed to take the service road near the McDonald's Emirat petrol station where we could have used our 4WD to get us around the sandy area and closer to the Burj. But unfortunately the 4th interchange exit traffic had a long line that blocked our way to the service road. So making a quick detour we took Salik and got to this new road (don't know what its called) between the Sheikh Zayed and Soufou road and luckily it was traffic free. We parked as close as we could to the Burj (right next to the Dubai Police Academy). It was 11:50pm, I crossed the road and waited while setting up the tripod. And after all this, I took approximately 150 pictures in those 10 minutes. Here are a few of them......

Shooting Mode: Manual Exposure
Tv( Shutter Speed ): 1
Av( Aperture Value ): 5.6
Metering Mode: Partial Metering
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Focal Length: 46.0 mm


  1. D says:

    Hmmm ... do I really need to spell out (again) what I think about your pictures???? :D

  1. pretty! your position was ideal for the pics, they could almost be postcards :D

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