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Challenge: Free Study 2018-05 (Standard Editing)
Camera: DJI Mavic Pro
Location: Dubai, UAE
Date: May 18, 2018
Date Uploaded: May 25, 2018

This is part of a neighborhood development that never got finished in Dubai. The roads got built, but I guess money or interest ran out before anything else did.

It's actually a pretty popular spot with drone and RC plane enthusiasts, as it's pretty close to the city and out of the way of anything dangerous.

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My first ever blue on a free study! Thanks for the votes and comments!

P.S. yes that's me in the frame, trying to hide my remote control in my right hand and look like I'm lost :)

Place: 1 out of 73
Avg (all users): 7.6400
Avg (commenters): 8.8000
Avg (participants): 7.7436
Avg (non-participants): 7.2727
Views since voting: 1124
Views during voting: 110
Votes: 50
Comments: 18
Favorites: 6 (view)

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06/12/2018 02:44:02 PM
What an amazing find and shot.Congrats - delighted that it won!
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06/11/2018 12:27:23 AM
Congratulations on the blue. I love this shot as it really transports me to a different world.
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06/08/2018 09:22:23 AM
WOw. I never got a chance to vote on this challenge. WHne I saw this image I immediately thought this was an expert editing challenge. Fantastic and well-deserved sky-high score.
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06/08/2018 02:37:58 AM
Not easy to accept a Red with 7.55, but your image is super. I had seen this spot before and you used it in a perfect way. Congrats on the Blue.
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06/08/2018 01:37:16 AM
Congratulations on your 1st BLUE. More to come. Great image.
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06/08/2018 12:24:40 AM
The light is magical. Is that you down there? Flying the drone?

I cannot believe you never got a blue in a FS.
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06/08/2018 12:20:26 AM
One of the best photos I’ve seen in a free study in a long time. I remember seeing a lot of those developments as we landed in Dubai, and I took a few shots. I nearly thought about entering one for a free study also. Mind you it was nothing compared to your image.

Congratulations on your first blue in a free study, I thought you would’ve already arrived at that goal, but it was obviously a red or yellow.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2018 11:58:09 PM
Great photo. Top 3.
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06/07/2018 08:29:01 PM
Wow! This is amazing. You are very talented.
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06/07/2018 05:16:39 PM
I like how off the road sign is
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06/07/2018 01:12:32 PM
Great shot, that lonely character must be feeling desperate. Bump!
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06/06/2018 07:13:45 PM
8 from me (earlier) So weird and cool! I hope you'll tell about it in your notes.
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06/06/2018 02:01:49 PM
Wonderful other-worldly (figuratively speaking) image. By drone, I guess, and put to such artistic use rather than the more common birds-eye overview. Compelling story. All that lovely beige. Is that track to the left where your vehicle pulled off to be out of the shot? But where, then, are the incoming tracks? Great stuff.
Personal favorite of the challenge.
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06/06/2018 12:26:15 PM
interesting image
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06/06/2018 01:15:17 AM
LOVE THIS! I'm thinking it's a sandstorm in Dubai-I'm also wondering where on earth did you photograph this from? A tall building with a gigantic zoom lens? Or a drone?...whatever, it's a marvel truly for it's uniqueness - 10
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06/03/2018 10:12:15 AM
great shot, so many questions, where did he come from, where's he going, where are the tire tracks from, well conceived and captured.
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06/03/2018 06:39:54 AM
In my top 5.
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06/01/2018 12:22:23 AM
this is too cool and extraordinarily beautiful, R.W.!
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