There is a little story behind this shot. As usual, a buddy and I were trying to make our way (illegally) to the roof top of a building. Usual strategy, enter the building, go to the elevator, (I use the 'phone call' trick, i.e. walking with my phone, pretending to be on a call with the friend I am visiting upstairs).
Well, we managed to get to 48th floor on the roof top (which also had an accessible helipad). Unfortunately the view was not great, all the downward view obstructed by a huge ledge. But we still decided to setup the tripods and start shooting.
After 10 minutes, we heard some noise, and saw light coming off the staircase, a security guard was coming up! Little adrenaline rush, we tried to run and avoid the guy, but he managed to catch us... Well, I offered him a financial compensation for the trouble, which he accepted.
But then, he started telling us that there was a place on the 21st floor near the machines room with a great view, so we went there, and indeed the view was awesome, never shot before as far as I know. So here it is! It was definitely worth to pay a bribe!
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Another great sunset (well for Dubai's standard, meaning for other photographers 'just another sunset with clouds'). I had to rush from the office to get my gear at home and just had time to snap this one in my neighborhood:)
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