Bab Al Shams – Dubai’s 5 star resort in the desert

From Dubai 40min into the desert, following Hessa Street, you will arrive in a magical place, Bab Al Shams. Although I believe it has seen its best times in the past, there is still a lot of atmosphere, especially on the roof top waiting for the sunset. Thats what we did today and I had my 5DM3 with me to take a couple of shots. here is my favorite one.

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Power in the Pocket

With a 5DM3 and a range of full frame lenses and the X-T1 with all Touit lenses plus a Samyang fisheye I felt very well prepared for all kind of low light, high speed, low weight, super high quality photo missions.

Only those moments were we wish we could carry professional photo quality in our pockets, the moments of laziness without giving up on quality were uncovered.

Until I found the SONY RX100 M3…. Always with me from now on.

Pocket shot in the Pacha club Dubai, unedited.


A new view of Dubai

After a year of using my Fuji X-T1 with mostly Touit Lenses I decided it’s time for a fisheye and I chose the Samyang 8mm. 

Dubais Burj Khalifa, the highest building of the world, opened a couple of months back a new observation platform to the public – on floor 148. This is where I took the new lens.