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Burj Khalifa at Night

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 14 November 2014 in Architecture and Portfolio.

One of a series of photos that I took during the summer of the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

It is 2,722ft high (830m) and was designed by Skidmore Owings and Merrill.

As you know, I'm very interested in the idea of simplicity in photography - this is a deliberately minimalist architectural photo which pushes the concept about as far as I would ever want to take it. In fact, I think the only reason it works as a b&w image is that I managed to contrast the top, brighter part, of the building against a dark sky and vice-versa for the lower part of the building where the sky was brighter due to the city lights.

NIKON D800 8 seconds F/8.0 ISO 100 16 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

magnificent shot gorgeous shot

14 Nov 2014 6:15am

Focales from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Extaordinary tower ! Very impressive by its shape and its height

14 Nov 2014 8:57am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

perfect BW, bravo****

14 Nov 2014 9:44am

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Superb !

14 Nov 2014 11:45am

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

Wonderful image and very interesting building, needle like; Annierita

14 Nov 2014 1:12pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Fantastic sense of scale! Perfect vignette of dark to light. I'd imagine a big print is required to appreciate this in all its glory :-)

14 Nov 2014 1:40pm

tataze from France

très beau cliché et belle ambiance

14 Nov 2014 6:01pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

magnificent work Ian! before reading your text i was drawn into this by exactly that reverse transition of tones and the contrast that you have captured here!

15 Nov 2014 8:39am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

superbe cette pointe

15 Nov 2014 9:49am

Linda Candilas from Cameron Park, United States

Beautiful B&W, your really good at this.:))

15 Nov 2014 12:24pm

Babzy from Besançon, France

wow !! oversized :)

26 Nov 2014 9:43am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Great capture of a great building.

10 Nov 2018 10:51am

8 seconds
ISO 100
16 mm (35mm equiv.)