location-photo
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Sony Alpha 7R III
Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G Lens
Shutter Speed
1/160 sec
Aperture
f/9
Focal Length
12mm
ISO
400

Museum of Islamic Art Glass Window view of Doha Skyline

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@yaisyusman
Through the details of this expertly-designed window in the Museum of Islamic Art, you can see the impressive skyline of Qatar's capital of Doha.

Plan

Overview

Skill level

Easy
Accessbility
Public Location

Hours

9AM-7PM

Fee

Free

Pack

  • Wide-angle lens (12mm)

How to get there

N25° 17' 44.2284"E51° 32' 20.6952"
This image of the Doha skyline through the glass window was taken at the Museum of Islamic Art. This public museum is easy to access and can be reached by 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). Head to the entrance of the museum through Museum Park. Then, head to the back (north side) of the building. Reference the GPS coordinates and you'll see this north-facing view of the skyline through the window. There is an ample amount of free parking that's available for those with cars under the MIA and in the MIA park, which is next to MIA. There are also complimentary golf carts that will shuttle visitors from and around the MIA park to MIA.

Tips

When to go

Best season

All months

Best time

Mid-day, Late afternoon
The interior of the Museum of Islamic Art can be visited year round. Regardless of the month, you'll be able to get a similar shot of the Doha skyline through the glass window.
Strong shadows are an important part of the composition of this shot and midday and late afternoon will produce similar lighting conditions.

Field tips

Make sure you use the glass window to frame the city skyline.
A wide-angle lens (12mm) is a must at this spot. I used a 12mm lens so I was able to get the top of the architecture, as well as the entire window.
The window has three "sections". Position yourself so you're in line with the middle section as to evoke a sense of symmetry.

Current weather

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Blue Hour

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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

Take advantage of the museum and check out the 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!
You can also visit the nearby MIA park if you want some outdoor views of the cityscape.

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