January 2015 – Souk Madinat, Dubai
Photo taken by Vasiliki Papacharalambous
Using reflectionsin photography can lead to some amazing effects and beautiful images. Using water, windows, mirrors or any sort of reflective surface can change an image into a work of art. The reflection of Burj Al Arab, the seven-star rated hotel in Dubai is a good example of reflective photography.
Truth is, there’s no such thing as a seven-star establishment; you can’t officially go higher than five. The Burj Al Arab’s seven-star rating may be an urban myth that got out of hand, but nothing dominates the Dubai skyline and tourists’ imagination quite like it.
The picture was captured during our visit at Souk Madinat – a recreated traditional souk – part of the massive Madinat Jumeirah resort which comprises of narrow alleyways and relaxing courtyards boast around 75 open-shuttered shops and galleries, a great selection of bars and restaurants.