Enough 22-carat gold leaf to cover an entire football field clings to the interior of the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi.
Wow! Love the golden glow.
12 Aug 2008 5:27am
@Steve Rice: Thank you, Steve.
I'm speechless. Did you need to wear your sunglasses?? Good composition and it is a wonderful golden glow.
12 Aug 2008 5:44am
@Marion: Glad you enjoyed the photo, Marion. thanks.
surprenant de lumioère et de luxe!
12 Aug 2008 5:45am
@objectif-p: merci beaucoup.
Superbe effet de lumière d’or.
12 Aug 2008 5:53am
@Zygene: Merci, Zygene.
cool.. this looks very inviting...
12 Aug 2008 6:24am
@Erik: It is. thank you, Erik.
Wow, just breath taking! so much gold! :) what wonderful lighting too! Do you know what constitutes 7 stars? What do they offer service wise? Thanks in advance!
12 Aug 2008 6:40am
@dj.tigersprout: They offer personal butler service and very expensive commodities like rare caviar and wines at thousands of dollars a serving. Thanks, Jaycee.
What a light !
12 Aug 2008 6:41am
@Calusarus: Thank you, Calusarus.
12 Aug 2008 7:26am
@Cia: Thank you, Cia.
amazing! what about the cost !?
12 Aug 2008 7:27am
@saeed: $1-billion to build the hotel. thanks, Saeed.
Really impressive, Michael! Even though gold is not one of my favourite colors your shot shows that it fits just perfectly into the architecture of such a fine place...
12 Aug 2008 7:32am
@Mirko Herzner: Many thanks, Mirko.
How many weeks did you spend there...? ;-)
12 Aug 2008 8:21am
@MadScientist: Was only there for lunch but spent two months in Abu Dhabi. Thank you, MS.
That's a LOT of gold leaf, Michael!!!
12 Aug 2008 8:44am
@Ginnie: I agree. thank you, Ginnie. And I forgot my paint scraper.
I like your photo very much.
About the hotel, it's an insult.
12 Aug 2008 10:08am
@António Pires: Perhaps so. Thank you about the photo.
12 Aug 2008 10:46am
@Peter Miller: Thank you, Peter.
Your photo is wonderful ... displaying such opulence again.
I can think of healthier ways in terms of humanity to spend those $$$, though.
12 Aug 2008 12:14pm
@Judy: I agree. But I find such extravagance photogenic. Thank you, Judy.
Isn't that astonishing, gold, gold and more gold...the stages of luxury...It is impressive, I've already said my peace about poverty, let's just gush...and then you have chocolate, what's not to love...;)
12 Aug 2008 12:18pm
@Lorraine: Perhaps a wall covered in chocolate might be better. thanks, Lorraine.
wow such a beautiful place... and you captured it so well...
12 Aug 2008 12:37pm
@MJ: many thanks, MJ.
You found a beautiful angle here and the reflected light is almost blinding! I think.....light fell in love with the 22 carat gold!
12 Aug 2008 1:41pm
@Japanalia: A very good way of putting it. thank you, Gabriela.
i have never seen anything like this. These people in Abu Dhabi must be really rich!
12 Aug 2008 2:12pm
@Rags: Some are. Thank you, Rags.
It looks like it's made of gold. Amazing structure.
12 Aug 2008 4:27pm
@sherri: Only covered in gold leaf. Thanks, Sherri.
Absolutely amazing! You did a great job here, well done!
12 Aug 2008 4:50pm
@Ina: Thank you, Ina.
This image is solid gold. It's beautiful Michael.
12 Aug 2008 4:54pm
@Gary: Thank you, Gary.
C'est très photogénique tout ce véritable or, mais je crois qu'un belle peinture dorée ferait le même effet et que toute cette richesse pourrait être utilisée de meilleure façon pour le bien être de ceux qui sont dans le besoin et qui n'ont même pas de quoi se nourrir ni de logement pour s'abriter.... je me sens mal à l'aise devant tant d'inégalité.
@Evelyne Dubos: Vous avez un sentiment fin. Merci, Evelyne.
Amazing lighiting...very nice shot Michael
12 Aug 2008 5:22pm
@Ramiro De Leon: Thank you, Ramiro.
Love the rich gold colors. Nice!
12 Aug 2008 5:28pm
@Marcie: Thank you, Marcie.
Splendid, Michael - great light and detail management.
12 Aug 2008 6:09pm
@Stephen Phillips: Thank you, Stephen. Nice to hear from you.
The gold color is beautiful... excellent photo.
12 Aug 2008 7:00pm
@Betty: Thank you, Betty.
Absolutely stunning, a priceless image.
12 Aug 2008 8:57pm
@Observing: Thank you, Mike. I appreciate that.
very beautiful one. I like the gold tone
12 Aug 2008 9:05pm
@paris-émoi: Thank you, Francis.
My goodness, that is luxury, that is a hell of a lot of gold leaf Michael, thanks for taking us there! Very well captured.
13 Aug 2008 2:07am
@Kylie Greenan: Thanks very much, Kylie.
Magnificent, Michael ... my first thought when seeing it in the thumbnail was that it was one of the world's great opera houses.
13 Aug 2008 2:13am
@Ron: Yes, it has that look. thank you, Ron.
Love everything with this one Michael. Great perspective, tones, details, composition, etc. It's really a beauty, nice job! BTW I have a new site at www.sirius2photo.com
13 Aug 2008 2:15am
@John Maslowski: Many thanks, John.
13 Aug 2008 10:34am
@Flee: Thank you, Flee.
Great lines and interesting colors. Are they this yellow, or is this a white balance effect? Either way, looks good!!
13 Aug 2008 5:33pm
Un beau cadrage, une lumière incroyable, et de beaux graphismes sur cette photo, et c'est bien de nous faire découvrir ça, mais cette débauche de luxe me fait rejoindre le commentaire de Judy, António, et Evelyne...
13 Aug 2008 5:40pm
@Francesc B.: Merci, Francesc.
14 Aug 2008 4:43pm
@alla: Thank you, alla.
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