Not The Usual Tourist Photos

At the risk of being called a lame traveler, I’d like to admit that whenever I’m traveling I feel like I have to see all of the main tourist attractions. Whether it’s under the enormous Tour Eiffel in Paris, or in front of the surprisingly tiny Hachiko statue in Shibuya, nothing beats the feeling of being at a place that you usually see only in pictures or movies.

But, being a photography enthusiast, I usually worry about taking the exact same pictures as the ones taken by millions of people before me. When I visited Burj Al Arab, the 7-star hotel in Dubai, all I could think of was postcard images of the iconic building. While the building looked gorgeous in daylight, it looked even more glorious at night.

I remember I was sitting on the beach a few meters outside the hotel, trying to capture the lights illuminating the building that change every few minutes. So there I was, taking a few dozen of shots of the building in blue, purple, yellow, and green.

Two years later, I came up with a new angle.

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