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Restaurant La Palma Hdr



I also shot this photo while i was on vacation in Egypt hurghada, the shot was kinda complicated because there were always people inside i mean it was packed 24/7 because the food was amazing literally everything on the menu was well prepared and delicious .After a talk with the friendly restaurant manager Sayed about doing this shoot he kindly agreed to give me access before the restaurant opened early in the evening before all the guests arrived for dinner . I took my camera on my tripod and all the cooks and the master chef came to me because i was the guy with the huge camera ( i had the nikon d800 back then ) i said no problem and shot a group photo of the staff and everyone was happy but i had only minutes to capture all the angles of the beautiful restaurant so i stepped up my game .After i took the images i had no idea how well will the final image look i had no laptop with me to process them right away but after i got home i processed the images and was amazed to see the results i mean the polished wooden floors , the palm leaf pillars ,the one of a kind animal engraved chairs and of course  the best thing was the ridiculously real Savannah sunset ceiling , Just take a 2 minute look around this photo and you will be amazed by the many details of this unique restaurant .

Camera info:

Nikon D800 /nikor 14-24mm f2.8


aperature: F 7.1

middle exposure : 15 sec

Tripod used: yes

Number of expusures: 5


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Sunset Path



I shot this image while staying at the Egyptian resort  while on vacation . After getting up and down on almost every building to find the perfect spot so the walking path aligns with the setting sun  finally found the right building , it was difficult but worth it .The heat was extremely intense the sun was right in my face pretty much was sweating bullets and so was my lens but thanks to my previous shot from the pool learned to carry a microfiber cloth with me which saved the shots ,and as always egytian sunsets and sunrises are the best i don’t know if its the desert air or the African continent but there is something special about them .

This is a 9 shot bracketed image  , post processed in photomatix first and then manually blended in the parts that were bad in photomatix like the sun and shadows in the buildings left and right .

Plugins used -nik software  color efex and onone pefecet photo suit to get the contrast and colors right .

Enjoy 😀


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Egyptian paradise resort




This is a shot i did while i was on vacation in Hurghada,Egypt.This particular shot was done in an extremely fast conditions because i was resting near the pool when i saw the sunset  which was incredible and only appeared that day its was like the 9th day i think ,so 9 days the sunset was crap literally sun with no clouds but on this day the Egyptian magic appeared . I ran like a kilometer to my room(huge resort ) which was on the 5th floor no elevator 😀 grabbed my gear and ran like crazy to the pool in all that fast craziness i forgot that the gear was in my pretty cold room  and just as i set up i get my eye to the viewfinder and i see just fog  1-0 for the Egyptian high humidity , thank god for the lens cloth i carry with me saved the shot . Just as it came from nowhere the beautiful sunset was gone in  2 minutes  and is probably the best sunset i have seen in years  hope to get back to Egypt to shoot the pyramids with this kind of sunset in the background .

Image post-processing info: 7 shot hdr done in photomatix for base image and manually blended in the other shots and finished with nik software color efex pro 4 ,onone pefect efects 9 and topaz clarity.

Camera info: Nikon d800

lens: 24-70 f2.8 at 44 mm iso:100  aperature : F6.3

tripod used : yes

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