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Old April 13th, 2010, 09:52 PM   #26481
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Have we got any images of the inside of a lived in apartment yet? or the Armani suites?
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Old April 14th, 2010, 01:47 AM   #26482
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World's second-tallest building under construction in Saudi Arabia
Two parts of the tower in Makkah would be only roughly 11 metres shorter than Dubai's Burj Khalifa
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Dubai: An under-construction hotel complex in Saudi Arabia will feature the world's second-tallest building, topped by a clock six times bigger than London's Big Ben, the hotel's general manager said on Tuesday.
The Makkah Royal Clock Tower will be made up of 662 metres of concrete structure and a 155-metre crescent-topped metal spire, Mohammad Al Arkubi said at a press conference in Dubai.
Combined, the two parts of the tower in Makkah would be only roughly 11 metres shorter than Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower at 828 metres.
Even the concrete section of the Makkah Royal Clock Tower would be taller than the current second-tallest building in the world, the 508-metre Taipei 101 in Taiwan.
"The first part of the hotel will open at the end of June, while the clock will begin operating at the end of July," ahead of Ramadan, which is expected to begin around August 10, Al Arkubi said.
The German-made clock, billed as "the largest in the world," will have 45-metre wide and 43-metre tall faces on all four sides of the tower, he said.
He added that it will be visible from 17 kilometres away at night and 11 to 12 kilometres away during the day.
"Putting Makkah time in the face of Greenwich Mean Time, this is the goal," Al Arkubi said.
He said the three-billion-dollar, seven-tower complex of hotels, called Abraj Al Bayt Towers, will contain 3,000 rooms and suites, the majority of which will overlook the Grand Mosque.
The complex is being constructed by the Bin Laden Group, a giant real estate firm, on behalf of the Saudi government, he said.
The complex will be managed by Fairmont Hotels and Resorts and its revenue will be placed in a "waqf," or Islamic trust, devoted to the development and maintenance of Muslim holy sites, Al Arkubi said.
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Old April 14th, 2010, 10:23 AM   #26483
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Old April 14th, 2010, 10:29 AM   #26484
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what an amazing all round experience going up to the top, great energy as you flow thru the exhibits and the lift experience is well,,, i`m going up tomorrow again..

well done brilliant show and views
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Old April 14th, 2010, 11:12 AM   #26485
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please folks, research over HDR technique. itīs not unreal, basically it is a overlaying process with different light conditions of the same view in an incredible ultra still shooting position. From 3 pictures is possible to apply HDR, but more is desirable. Point-and-shoot and SLR DSLR equipments, since most of compact cameras doesn't let you lock focus and others adjusts required.

Burj Kalifa on that pictures is as great as itīs on site, cause hdr add depth enough to transform your perception.

Beyond that is taste, hating or not, let advanced photo techniques be operated without depreciation like it was unreal computer full aided designed.

Tks for posting, sharing and all comments in this thread, as big as BK.
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To which "HDR picture" are you referring to? Maybe I'm missing something but I don't remember any such pic being posted recently.
I think he meant the one I posted...I think he thinks it's real and HDR rather than entirely CG, haha.

If so, that's very sad. :/
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Old April 14th, 2010, 06:31 PM   #26486
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can anybody send me a link to that one picture of the dubai skyline at dusk that was posted about a month ago. it was my favorite picture and i cant seem to find it, too many pages. the shot was taken north of sheik zayed road, with burj khalifa in the middle. thanks!
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Old April 14th, 2010, 07:34 PM   #26487
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Burj Khalifa re-opens its observation desk? I saw it on youtube...
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Old April 14th, 2010, 10:34 PM   #26488
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Burj Khalifa re-opens its observation desk? I saw it on youtube...
Theres a time delay in your crytal ball Christos!
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Old April 15th, 2010, 04:23 AM   #26489
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Old April 15th, 2010, 04:26 AM   #26490
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last picture its stunning....

kind like zeus palace at sky...
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Old April 15th, 2010, 04:56 AM   #26491
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Spectacular shots !!! Must be a bit difficult taking a full-body pic from the close surroundings...
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Old April 15th, 2010, 05:30 AM   #26492
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WOW.....fantastic shot!!!
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Old April 15th, 2010, 06:44 AM   #26493
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wow.. freakin' amazin' towerrr
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Old April 15th, 2010, 08:21 AM   #26494
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Excellent picture sale.

Sun setting I assume?
Yep, sunset.. Just trying to create the pano at the moment.

Its not that great, probably need to get some HDR software
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Old April 15th, 2010, 09:27 AM   #26495
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Excellent picture sale.

Sun setting I assume?
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Old April 15th, 2010, 11:28 AM   #26496
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Yep, sunset.. Just trying to create the pano at the moment.

Its not that great, probably need to get some HDR software
Apparently, Photoshop CS5, due in May, will do HDR simulation of a single image...
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Old April 15th, 2010, 01:11 PM   #26497
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[IMG]http://i42.************/14vmblf.jpg[/IMG]

Different setting on the camera, iso 200 at 100,

pano went wrong, but I want that detailing the buildings, yet the impact of the sky.
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Old April 15th, 2010, 01:14 PM   #26498
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Thats a nice one, The Address looks cool / weird!
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Old April 15th, 2010, 01:55 PM   #26499
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Spectacular shots !!! Must be a bit difficult taking a full-body pic from the close surroundings...
With a wide-angle lens is more then possible from less then 100 meters away from the base.
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Old April 15th, 2010, 02:08 PM   #26500
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http://i42.************/14vmblf.jpg

Different setting on the camera, iso 200 at 100,

pano went wrong, but I want that detailing the buildings, yet the impact of the sky.
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Its not that great, probably need to get some HDR software.
Somehow like this?

[IMG]http://i42.************/a1mj3n.jpg[/IMG]

(no HDR used)
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