soft sounds and cool air

Ever wonder what you should build in the middle of the desert?

A shopping mall of course, duh.

I decided to kill a few hours here in the Dubai Mall while I waited for sunset. Very rarely do I set foot in shopping malls, but this time I’m glad I did. There are some pretty immaculate details to be found here. It has quite a bit to explore but If you start to get tired, there is 1 coffee shop per every 2.6 meters.

The waterfall here actually flows all the way from the ceiling to the bottom floor, where it ends in a large pond. There’s a little cafe on an overlook where you can get a cup of coffee (every 2.6 meters I tell ya) and enjoy the soft sounds and cool air.

Check out other HDR Photos of Dubai.

Technical Mumbo Jumbo:

– Nikon D700 – Nikkor 14-24 f/2.8@ 14mm f/2.8 Iso: 100
– 5 (handheld) Exposure Brackets (-2,-1,0,1,2)
HDR Photography Processing & Tone Mapping using Photomatix Pro
– Post Processing & Color Correction in Photoshop
– Sharpened Edges with Topaz InFocus
– Enhanced detail with Nik Software Sharpener Pro
– Cappuccino overload

Daily Banana – The High Dive

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