Sunday, April 8, 2012

Cloud City (Dubai Fog Time Lapse)

I've been living in Dubai for over four years now and always dreamed of taking one of those rare shots from above the fog. This only happens on 4 - 6 days per year and when it happens it will be over by 9 AM. So one has to make sure to be up on the roof of a tower before sunrise and hope for the best.

Eventually, everything came together for me and I was able to shoot a Time Lapse movie of the sunrise and the fog rolling in to Dubai, as seen from the rooftop of a tower in Business Bay. Here is one of the shots:

The Time Lapse itself consists of 1,915 interval shots taken over a period of a little more than four hours. At 24 frames per second this makes for a movie of 1 minute and 20 seconds. I did not add any music, since I want to use the sequence in the context of a longer Time Lapse Movie.

If you have any questions about the details of shooting the Time Lapse, please feel free to drop me a comment.



  1. Nice work on the timelapse, looks great.

  2. Very beautiful Time lapse !!!
    Here is my first attempt :
    Not the same kind of landscape !!! :D
    Did you use LR to create it or another software ?
    Did you choose 24 or 25 image per second ?
    Thanks for sharing your knowledge, your pictures and your website are both very ineteresting, inspiring, and helpful.

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