There are a handful of instances every year when town of Dubai within the United Arab Emirates will get blanketed in a thick layer of fog. Photographer Albert Dros has captured stunning images of skyscrapers rising above the clouds after spending years making an attempt to expertise the fog for himself.
Dros simply spent 2 weeks in Dubai after successful 1st place within the XPOSURE International Photography Festival‘s drone class. After amassing his prize in Sharjah, he spent a while in Dubai to relaxation and shoot.
“I’ve been touring to Dubai a number of instances over the past 6 years and have shot many spectacular pictures of the skyline,” Dros tells PetaPixel. “However I by no means managed to seize the notorious ‘Dubai Fog’ that solely occurs a number of days yearly.
“I rescheduled my flights a number of instances to attempt to catch it however by no means had any luck. Up till this go to.”
“I really didn’t plan to shoot an excessive amount of, however the climate had different plans,” Dros says. “Immediately, the climate prediction predicted fog for the subsequent morning, proper after I arrived. Understanding these forecasts weren’t at all times correct, I nonetheless set my alarm and went to a close-by rooftop bar to shoot from. And I couldn’t consider my luck.
“The fog rolled it, and similar to that situations I had dreamed of for years, occurred.”
“The fog mixed with a lovely sky of clouds made for dream situations,” the photographer continues. “I used to be already as completely satisfied as somewhat child, however the climate didn’t cease. From that day, day after day, we shot from completely different locations with unbelievable situations. Each morning there was fog, for 7 days in a row. I shot a complete of eight sunrises in a row waking up 4:30 AM each day.”
In the event you’d prefer to expertise the “metropolis within the clouds” your self, you’ll want each cautious preparation and a very good quantity of luck.
“About 7-10 instances per yr, photographers and residents get to take pleasure in a very surreal panorama when thick fog covers town,” writes photographer Teemu Jarvinen in his guide on shooting the Dubai fog. “The fog seems throughout early mornings and normally fades away by 11 a.m.
“The fog in Dubai mostly seems through the finish of the yr. If you’re visiting Dubai as a photographer, I might advocate selecting November or December for the most effective probability of some fascinating climate. It may additionally seem in October or January. Because the spring progresses, the climate turns drier – however there’s at all times a small chance of fog, at the same time as late as Could.”
Sadly, the climate and fog are so unpredictable that there’s no method to know previous to your journey whether or not or not you’ll really get to expertise the phenomenon. But when Girl Luck is in your aspect and you’ve got entry to some good vantage factors, the ensuing images will likely be effectively well worth the effort.