By | 2016-12-18T17:00:57+00:00 December 21st, 2013|0 Comments

The Sheik Zayed Grande Mosque in Abu Dhabi
Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm lens, HDR, f/16 at ISO 100

While in Abu Dhabi last month, one of the places I photographed was the Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque. This is an absolutely stunning building, and what amazed me the most was the balance of symmetry throughout the entire scene. Lining up this shot took time; I needed to make sure that each tiny detail was not overlooked. Maintaining the symmetry in photographs such as this one is a crucial element to a successful image.

Here’s a link to an earlier post on this same location where I share the same photo, taken with my iPhone. And below is the behind-the-scenes shot of the setup from this image (sorry for the awful quality, lol). :)


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Nicole S. Young is a professional photographer and published author whose love of photography and teaching has grown into an online business where she creates training materials and resources for other photographers. Nicole is best known for her books on food photography, but is widely versed in a variety of photographic genres, including landscape, travel, lifestyle, and even underwater photography. You can learn more about Nicole's work on her website,

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