Ghosts in Abu Dhabi

by - Kim - June. 26, 2017 993 views

Yesterday, we drove to Abu Dhabi for an errand. Given that it was probably the last time that we were going to that city, my husband and I decided to visit Qasr al-Hosn, the capital’s oldest stone building. The place was under renovation, so we only went to its museum. There, we found a free exhibition with artifacts that one would typically expect – traditional tools and handicrafts showcasing Emirati heritage. It was a nice set of objects and information; however, it was the last part of the exhibit that was the most fun for me, from a photographic perspective.

As a way to contemplate about the future of the country, the exhibit had cute little maquettes (or 3D models) of modern public life around Abu Dhabi City, with moving holograms of people. I underexposed the scenes to highlight the little people, and make them look more ghost-like. It felt a little like doing street photography, capturing people doing interesting activities. Hope you enjoy the results!

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Jay Boggess 3 years, 7 months ago

WOW! Far out! How did you do that???

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- Kim - Replied to Jay Boggess 3 years, 6 months ago

LOL; I don't know.  I just took the pictures and underexposed them, so that the holograms would come out more.  I suppose it's more a question of how the people created these maquettes and holograms.  Upon closer inspection, I could see that the holograms were projected into some clear glass, but I don't quite know the mechanism.  Thank you for commenting and "liking", Jay!

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Jay Boggess Replied to - Kim - 3 years, 6 months ago

Thanks for the explanation! Great work!

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Antonio Gil 3 years, 7 months ago

It worked really well Kim. Congrats

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- Kim - Replied to Antonio Gil 3 years, 7 months ago

Thanks Antonio!

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