Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Happy New Year 




Just before you scroll down and have a glance on my blog, I just want to wish you a Happy New Year and I hope this year is a year of success and happiness to everyone.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

I Hind Saeed a Financial Services Student at Dubai Women's College. Even-though I am qualified as a Financial Services undergraduate student, I have the passion towards photography ever since I was a teenage. The opportunity for studying the course of Photography at college gave me the chance to expose my interest in Photography. I believe Photography is a source where people can show their everyday life in different point of views and every photo has a unique story to tell. Therefore, in this blog I will be sharing my passion in photography and especially in shooting at night in the City of Lights "Dubai".    For many reasons Dubai is a city that never sleeps so there's always something interesting to photograph and the quality and layout of the lights in the city is interesting enough to capture. There's simply so much light it's rarely necessary to venture into the higher ISO regions, so the beautiful lights in the city can literally get some tonally very rich images covering a large dynamic range with little noise and reasonable shutter speeds. 

The set of images below were shot with a Nikon D300s.

EXPO 2020


Dubai Expo 2020

Zabeel 2, Dubai

The 27th of November 2013 is a day to remember and the journey to Expo 2020 begins! Dubai was voted winner of the World Expo 2020 bid at the 154th BIE General Assembly in Paris.


"The UAE and its citizens always want to be number one - because no-one ever remembers who comes second", says HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.


Wednesday, November 20, 2013


The City of Lights


Zabeel 2, Dubai

The Burj Khailfa skyscraper  is a world-class destination and the magnificent centerpiece of Downtown Dubai, Dubai's new urban masterpiece. The world's tallest building is surrounded by hotels, must-visit shopping destinations and a world of entertainment options.  


Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE

It was a coincidence taking similar pictures of the skyline in Jumeirah, although it was taken in two different nights, hence the color of the second image has more of an orange hues to it. 

Motion Blur

Motion blur is one of my favorite photography techniques and a challenging skill to master. The collection of images below are just a few of my favorites and the images were all captured at night in places I admire to spend my weekends after a hectic week of my College Life. I believe this technique of photography is similar to an abstract painting image, where the painter is the only storyteller of the image.  

The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

Whether on an epic journey or a weekend getaway, The Palm Jumeirah is my number one weekend getaway especially during the hot months in the city. Fridays are family days and nothing completes my Friday then being at the beach with my beloved ones. I love the beach and I admire my family and the Palm fulfills my needs. 


Anatara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa

Lounge Area Restaurant, Anatara Dubai

The image above shows the reflection and motion of a group of men enjoying their dinner at Anatara's ultimate lounge area restaurant. While I was exploring the outside of the restaurant this image caught my eye immediately and it got me straight away as it shows the different parts of the resort in one image. 

Lounge Area, Anatara Dubai

I have captured this image as it shows the night life in the Resort with the motion of the two couples and the reflections of the lights on the mirrors of the building.

Lounge Area, Anatara Dubai

Falconry in Arabia goes back more than 2,000 years. The Falcon is also a symbol in many other cultures and has a precious place in the history of many countries. In the old days before the invention of guns and when guns were not powerful enough to reach a prey, the Falcon was like nothing else with its amazing ability to see from great distances. In the UAE, the Peregrine Falcon is a symbol of the Bedouin culture and the Bedouins used the bird to supplement their diets and it was traditionally used for hunting and was one of the main source of survival in the hot deserts of the country. Nowadays, most tourist destinations in the city provides the tourists the experience to learn more about the symbolic icon of the county while offering them the sense of importance of a Falcon in the olden days of the Arabian Peninsula and the UAE in particular.

Anatara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa

Anatara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa

On the edge of the eastern curve of the iconic Palm Jumeirah, an archipelago of islands connected to mainland, Anatara Dubai is a remarkable resort inspired by traditional Thai architecture in an Arabian setting. To me, Anatara Dubai is a place of real serenity and splendor as it offers my spirit an urban escape in a unique destination. A 15 minutes drive from home and within an easy reach of a plethora of exciting attractions including the Atlantis and other beautiful manmade scenarios I think its the best place for a perfect weekend getaway. 


The Poolside of Anatara Dubai during Sunset

Make A Wish Fountain, Main Entrance, Anatara Dubai

Right at the entrance of this superior resort there is an attractive fountain, where visitors of the resort are able to make a wish by throwing a coin in the water and every coin will be donated to charity. Fire and Water represents the two main strong Elements of Life in Thai culture, therefore; the combination of Fire and Water in this picture illustrates the importance of Human's contribution and influence in life. 


Anatara Dubai at Night

Needless to say, on my trips to Anatara Dubai I always get to stay after dark as the view at night always fascinates me. Here is a collection of my favorite images of beautiful scenarios at Anatara Dubai after dark.