location-photo
camera
len
Sony Alpha 1
Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens
Shutter Speed
1/800 sec
Aperture
f/8
Focal Length
31mm
ISO
100

Katara Towers

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Katara Towers serves as a symbolic representation of Qatar's national seal with an ode to the traditional scimitar swords. This incredible new structure is one of the country's most jaw-dropping displays of architecture, too.

Plan

Overview

Skill level

Easy
Accessbility
Public Location

Hours

Anytime

Fee

Free

Pack

  • Wide-angle lens (31mm)
  • Model

How to get there

N25° 23' 14.82"E51° 31' 55.7076"
This image of the Katara Towers was taken on the dock of the Lusail Fountain. The easiest ways to get to this spot is to take the tram to Marina Promenade (via Orange Line) or drive. Once you reach the Lusail Fountain, reference the GPS coordinates in satellite mode to see where I stood for this north-facing view of the towers.

Tips

When to go

Best season

All months

Best time

Morning, Late afternoon
During any month of the year, you'll be able to photograph the Katara Towers.
For soft light, you'll want to photograph this landmark during morning or late-afternoon light.

Field tips

It's important to bring a wide-angle lens (35mm or wider) to this location. If your lens is too narrow, you won't be able to capture all of the towers, which will prevent you from highlighting the architecture.
Bring a friend with you to stand in the photo as a model. Since the crescent tower is so big, having a model in the photo will help to bring a sense of scale to the frame.
Align yourself with the center of the tower so that when you take the photo, it appears even and proportional.

Current weather

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Blue Hour

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Sunrise

02:03
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Golden Hour

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Sunset

15:02
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Do nearby

There are plenty of hotels in the area, like the Waterfront plaza, Marin Mix 011 - Hotel & Residences and Lusail Marina Mix 12F. You can also grab a cup of coffee or tea at one of the nearby cafes and take in the waterfront views.

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