location-photo
camera
len
Canon EOS 6D Mark II
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Lens
Shutter Speed
1/1000 sec
Aperture
f/2.8
Focal Length
20mm
ISO
100

Dome at Porto Arabia 6

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@nattitenro
This is a perfect place to experiment with light. Depending on the time of day and environmental conditions influencing the light, it’ll drastically change your perception of the architecture. Visit this dome to drop in, observe the light, and let it guide you.

Plan

Overview

Skill level

Easy
Accessbility
Public Location

Hours

Anytime

Fee

Free

Pack

  • Wide-angle lens (20m)
  • Model
  • Water

How to get there

N25° 22' 11.0165"E51° 32' 24.3805"
This image was taken at the dome of Porto Arabia 6. You can get there by taxies such as Uber, Karwa or Careem or by car. Route to the the name of the location (Porto Arabia 5) as a reference point or set these GPS coordinates (25.3692766, 51.5392430) on your navigation system. Once you reach Porto Arabia 5, make your way towards the marina, then turn left. Almost instantaneously, you will be able to see something that resembles a church bell tower, just without the bell itself. Keep moving towards its direction. You will see the stairs ahead of you. Make your way upstairs, and you will find the exact spot where I took this photo. 

Tips

When to go

Best season

All months

Best time

Sunrise
You can capture a similar photo of the dome at Porto Arabia 6 all months of the year, as seasonally the environment doesn’t change.
Light is crucial for this location. The best time to visit and achieve the desired effect would be in the morning when the light is directly facing the arch, beaming a beautiful light inside of the dome.

Field tips

Since this is such a small place, a wide angle lends will allow you frame everything in its entirety, including the long shadows.
Consider positioning your model in an illuminated space, not one that’s shadowed. Pay attention to
the model’s shadow, too—ideally that’s in the bright space
as well.
Bring a bit of sand and toss it to create a dust beam—very representative for a place like Qatar!

Current weather

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Blue Hour

01:19
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Sunrise

01:45
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Golden Hour

14:55
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Sunset

15:28
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Do nearby

Try delicious breakfast at the Paul bakery that is located at this exact location on the 1st floor.
Other places that a must-see nearby are: Qanat Quartier; Medina Centrale; Katara Cultural Village.

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