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VIDEO: Fujairah resident releases time-lapse video of emirate.

The UAE is no stranger to time-lapse photographers and their impressive videos - there have been dozens of clips posted to YouTube of Dubai or Abu Dhabi over the years.

But one such photographer, and a proud Fujairah resident, has used the technology to show off an emirate less documented.

Sachin Ramdas took 24,000 photographs of Fujairah over 7 months after nearly a month of planning, using different cameras and software to capture the various climatic conditions of the emirate, its traffic and people movement and even the position of the stars.


The Indian Fly Emirates software engineer grew up in Fujairah from a young age and told 7DAYS he considers the emirate his home.

"I consider Fujairah as my home even though I am not a citizen of this great country. I wanted to give something back to Fujairah and since photography is my hobby, I decided to make a time lapse of Fujairah to showcase its beauty to the good people from other emirates," Sachin said.

Explaining the pain-staking process of time-lapse photography, he added: "Time-lapse photography is a technique whereby the frequency at which film frames are captured (the frame rate) is much lower than that used to view the sequence. When played at normal speed, time appears to be moving faster and thus lapsing.

"Time-lapse photography can be considered the opposite of high speed photography or slow motion. Hence to film a minute of this video, it took me around 25 hours."

Sachin used the following equipment to capture his shots: Canon 600D, Canon 85mm f1.8 lens, Canon 50mm f1.8 lens, Canon 18mm-55mm f3.6 lens and Canon 75mm-330mm f5.6 lens.

You can see more of Sachin's work at his YouTube page and on his Facebook page.

Video courtesy of Sachin Ramdas - all rights reserved.

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Publication:7 Days (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
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Date:Dec 2, 2013
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