location-photo
camera
len
Sony Alpha 1
Sony FE 55mm f/1.8 Sonnar T ZA Lens
Shutter Speed
1/1000 sec
Aperture
f/9
Focal Length
55mm
ISO
640

Souq Waqif view of Spiral Tower of Abdullah Bin Zaid Al Mahmoud Islamic Cultural Center

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@joethommas
The vibrancy of Souq Waqif can be felt as soon as you enter the square. At sunrise, the light will hit the spiral tower and the scene will come alive with a glowing ember of sunlight rising up into the sky.

Plan

Overview

Skill level

Easy
Accessbility
Public Location

Hours

Anytime

Fee

Free

Pack

  • Normal lens (55mm)

How to get there

N25° 17' 21.9912"E51° 32' 00.9924"
This image was taken near the Souq Waqif Well, facing north towards the Abdullah Bin Zaid Al Mahmoud Islamic Cultural Center. The easiest way to get there is by taking a car or a cab to Souq Waqif. Alternatively, you can also take public transportation to reach Souq Waqif. On the Gold Line, get off at the stop "Souq Waqif". Once you're in the area, reference the GPS coordinates to get to this particular part of the square.

Tips

When to go

Best season

All months

Best time

Sunrise
The Souq Waqif view of the Spiral Tower of Abdullah Bin Zaid Al Mahmoud Islamic Cultural Center can be photographed during any month of the year.
I think it's best to capture this space at sunrise because the sun will come up right behind the mosque, creating great lighting conditions.

Field tips

A medium focal length lens will be best at capturing this space so you're able to get some foreground elements in the frame, as well as the mosque in the background.
If you're wanting to photograph the flying birds, make sure you have a fast shutter speed and high aperture to be able to capture them without motion blur and get them in focus with the background.
Since the market is really busy, try and set up a composition based on the light or architecture and wait for the subject (in this case, it's a bird) to move into frame.

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Blue Hour

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Sunrise

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Golden Hour

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Sunset

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Do nearby

You can spend the entire day or night at Souq Qaqif! Get lost in the different marketplaces and make sure to try some local cuisines at one of the many restaurants and cafes.

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