Thursday 31 January 2013

Dubai 360º view

The photographer Gerald Donovan presented recently his work on the top of the Burj Khalifa. This initiative is integrated on HIPA, a Dubai's photography award named after the emirate's Hereditary Prince Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. This is the most gainful photography contest in the world, with 290.000 € distributed per several prizes. 

To do this work, Gerald Donovan climbed literally to the top of Burj Khalifa - after reaching the 124th floor (the one that is accessible to the public), Donovan went to the building's 160th floor and then climbed the steep stairs for another 200 meters to finally reach the top of the pinnacle. From this privileged place he took 48 photographs with a 80 megapixels resolution each, combining them to make a powerful tool where the user can manipulate the 360º view of Dubai and even apply a very effective zoom to observe all the details. 

Click on the image to access the 360º view of Dubai.

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