I received my new Hasselblad system just days before the trip, and had no opportunity to even do any test shots before I arrived in the UAE! As is the case with any new gear, it doesn't matter how good the system is if you don't know how to use it well. But I have to say, the Hasselblad X1D is a very easy camera to learn and use - especially if you have a fairly standardized workflow that doesn't change much during the field. I am stunned by the quality of the 50 megapixel RAW files from this camera. The dynamic range, push and pull capabilities, and sharpness of the XCD lenses, are all amazing.
Hasselblad XCD 30MM F/3.5
8"x10", 8"x8", 16"x20", 16"x16"
I was in Abu Dhabi and Dubai for a total of 5 days. Spending time with my sister’s family there was my primary objective, with the hope that I’d be able to squeeze in some quality photography time as well. I usually shoot landscapes/nature, but I really wanted to try out architecture this time. I mean, being in the land of the tallest building on the planet and not shooting architecture would be sacrilegious - well, almost! The set of photographs here represents some of my favorite images from the trip. The locations include: Cayan Tower (Marina, Dubai), Yas Viceroy (Abu Dhabi), and of course Burj Khalifa.
Leica T Typ 701
LEICA APO-SUMMICRON-M 50mm f/2 ASPH.
LEICA APO-SUMMICRON-M 90mm f/2 ASPH.
8"x10", 8"x8", 5"x10"
© Harsh Agrawal