Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Monochrome ~ UAE


The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Monochrome - UAE

Photography is an endless learning process. A different processing technique, different light settings, different composition, I just seem to learn something new every week. Sometimes it’s not something new but a different inspiration, a different vision.

This is why, I very often go back through my archives, browse through my Lightroom catalog and rework on older photos with a different perspective.

I decided to check out some of the photos of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque I took in Abu Dhabi, UAE a year ago. Since it was shot in midday and most dominant colors were the white of the marble and the deep blue of the sky, I decided to try a black and white conversion, bringing up details and enhancing the contrast between light and shadow.

After a few hours of work, I was very pleased with the results, my favorite being the one featured above. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did working on them (click on the photos for a larger preview).

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Monochrome - UAE

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Monochrome - UAE

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Monochrome - UAE

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Monochrome - UAE

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Monochrome - UAE

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Monochrome - UAE

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Monochrome - UAE

 

So which one is your favorite? Do you prefer the B&W version or the full colored Photo Essay I posted earlier? Share in the comments section!


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Katrina Mauro
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These are some of the most stunning and elegant photos I’ve seen. The black and white really does something to portray the beauty of this architecture even more beautifully. Amazing!

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[…] If you’ve liked these photos, why not check another version I edited recently: The Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Monochrome: Beauty in Black and White!All information taken from the official website of Abu Dhabi Tourism […]

Karim Helal
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Hey D, 100,000% the black and white. They’re so mind blastingly good, i just want to take them and go…. take them and go.

Pamela
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I thought for sure I was going to pick the black and white until I saw the color photos. Now I can’t decide. I love them both for different reasons. The black and white feel other-wordly. The color show opulence. Both are completely amazing.

Gev
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I can’t believe these wonderful pictures, they are so dramatic, I think it may be the B&W effect. I struggle to know what black and white is best for as I also love colour, but I really love this.

Matt
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I love both sets, but the drama and elegance of the black and white put these ahead. The b and w help to bring out the shapes and textures of the architecture.

alangraphy
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so style

Spencer
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What a wonderful selection of images. Absolutely stunning.

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[…] chance to win.Here’s my example of a post for this contest: 1- White:A panoramic shot of the Sheikh Zayed Grand mosque in Abu Dhabi, UAE. It’s all covered in white marble tiles symbolizing purity and the domes […]

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Excellent. Really beautiful photos !

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[…] Unlike most cathedrals in Spain, construction of this cathedral had to await the conquest of the last Arab Kingdom: the Nasrid kingdom of Granada in 1492. Queen Isabella immediately ordered the building of a new cathedral that was to be located on the site of one the city’s main mosques. […]