location-photo
camera
len
Sony Alpha 1
Sigma 135mm f/1.8 Lens for Sony E-Mount
Shutter Speed
1/200 sec
Aperture
f/3.5
Focal Length
135mm
ISO
100

Corniche Harbor & Spiral Tower of Abdullah Bin Zaid Al Mahmoud Islamic Cultural Center

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@joethommas
From the waterfront platform of Museum Park, you're treated to an elevated view of the Corniche Harbor and the spiral tower of Abdullah Bin Zaid Al Mahmoud Islamic Cultural Center. This vantage point not only offers the perfect place to take a photo, it's also great for watching the boats come and go in the harbor.

Plan

Overview

Skill level

Easy
Accessbility
Public Location

Hours

9AM-7PM

Fee

Free

Pack

  • Telephoto lens (135mm)

How to get there

N25° 17' 41.5968"E51° 32' 21.2316"
This image of Corinche Harbor and the spiral tower of Abdullah Bin Zaid Al Mahmoud Islamic Cultural Center was taken on the waterfront parkway of Museum Park, which is just before the entrance to the Museum of Islamic Art. You can access this location by taking public transportation (via Fishing Port; 76) or by car. If you're driving, I recommend parking in the MIA Parking lot (25.293013, 51.541027) and then walking toward the entrance of the museum. Reference the GPS coordinates and then face south while at Museum Park to see this view of the harbor and mosque.

Tips

When to go

Best season

All months

Best time

Sunset
This view of Corniche Harbor and the spiral tower of Abdullah Bin Zaid Al Mahmoud Islamic Cultural Center can be photograpehd year round.
I think this location is best to visit during sunset because as the sun descends behind the boats in the harbor, it'll emanate a rosy hue of diffused light.

Field tips

I used a 135mm focal length because the shoreline is a bit far from the area I stood. By using a longer focal length, the architecture takes up more of the frame and creates a nice balance with the boats in the harbor.
When using a long prime lens like the 135mm, it's important to not shoot with too wide of an aperture or some parts of the image may be out of focus because the lens has a very shallow depth of field.
I recommend having the water in the bottom third of the image, the buildings in the middle and the top of the mosque in the top for an even composition.

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Do nearby

This viewpoint was captured before you enter the museum, but there are additional views of the skyline once you enter the museum. Stick around and take more photos!
From Museum Park, walk into the Museum of Islamic Art (it's free to enter) and is famous for its impressive collection of art work. Within minutes of walking through the space, you'll be able to experience hundreds of years of history—take it all in and seize the moment!
The Fountain Museum Of Islamic Art is another photo location that shouldn't be missed! You can get really incredible images there.

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