Great HDR cityscapes
Awesome photographs by Daniel Cheong.
These stunning images are some of the highlights of a new exhibition entitled Dubai of Lights & Dreams. The work of French photographer Daniel Cheong, the photos captures the emirate it all its glowing, futuristic and mind-bending splendour.
Daniel was born in Mauritius, originally of Chinese descent. His employment in the telecommunications industry required that he traveled and lived in multiple countries including France, USA, Japan, Singapore and now based in Dubai.
He has always loved photography, but only became serious about it when he bought his first DSLR in Singapore, back in 2006. He joined photography sharing website Flickr around that time, where he first discovered the world of High Dynamic Range photography.
Daniels aim was to perfect the technique of Digital Blending, which consists of manually blending multiple exposures of an image in order to obtain the maximum dynamic range, while trying to keep a very natural look and worked to avoid the common mistake of ‘overcooked’ HDR images. This slight element of the surreal, or hyper reality often found in painting became Daniel’s goal.
His main photographic interests are urban decay, seascapes, and cityscapes, especially at the blue hour.
His work has been published in several magazines including: Digital Photo, Travel & Leisure, N-photo Magazine, Sands Style, Conde Nast Traveler, Geo Magazine, National Geographic, Khaleej Time Magazine, PC Photo Magazine, Lufthansa In-flight Magazine, Digital Photographer.
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Wow, fog photos look great.
HDR photos don’t look over processed.
Great technique, blending multiple exposures.