Double Starburst, by Bashar Alaeddin

It was our typical photographic moment. I was walking by and admiring the architecture when my eyes caught those double-starburst potential. I kneeled down slightly to get a straight on-view of the whole alley and snapped a few shots. However, I realised I needed one person walking or doing something as I personally prefer to have a human being standing somewhere in my scene to give it a sense of depth and perspective. I waited. I waited some more holding my camera with the viewfinder to my eye just hoping for that moment. I remembered all those books and advice I had read from Henri-Cartier Bresson talking about that ‘decisive moment’. About 10min. or so later I noticed a lady starting to walk by from the corner of my eye. As soon as she was in frame and walking away from me I must have snapped almost 15 shots. And luckily, it was literally the last shot that made it for me. I’m glad I waited and I’m ecstatic with the result.

Double Starburst, by Bashar Alaeddin

Canon 5D Mark III with 16-35mm | Exposure f/8 @ 1/250sec | ISO 100 | Focal Length 35mm
Double Starburst, by Bashar Alaeddin

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | January 21
Award Score: 65 (Value 13, Clarity 12, Composition 18, Style 13, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Artistic Photography
Photograph Location: Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi | The United Arab Emirates

Photographer: Bashar Alaeddin (Amman, Jordan) Registered
Born in Kuwait City, lived between Jordan and Lebanon most of his life, Bashar has over 9yrs experience in digital photography since he picked it up as a hobby for a course during his university years. Starting from a 2mp Samsung, he is now the founder of a photography & video studio based in Amman, Jordan where his time is split between his commercial day job photographing food, interior, products and portraits; and his night-time job traveling around the middle-east region capturing landscapes, the culture and his favorite genre, long-exposures of the night-sky. He is an amateur astronomer and tried to combine that with his love of photographs showcasing the beauty of the Arabian landscapes under starry nights.


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