location-photo
camera
len
Canon EOS R5
Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Lens
Shutter Speed
1/10 sec
Aperture
f/4
Focal Length
24mm
ISO
400

Al Dafna Park view of West Bay Skyline

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@harimaolee
Witness the magic of a West Bay sunset as the night begins to darken and the city comes alive with illuminated lights, twinkling from building to building.

Plan

Overview

Skill level

Easy
Accessbility
Public Location

Hours

Anytime

Fee

Free

Pack

  • Wide-angle lens (24mm)
  • Tripod

How to get there

N25° 19' 02.2584"E51° 31' 56.0028"
This image of the West Bay skyline was taken from Al Dafna Park in Doha. This park is accessible by car or public transportation. If you're taking public transportation, ride the Red Line until you get to the DECC stop. Head to the south end of Al Dafna and then reference the GPS coordinates to find the exact spot where I stood to get this northwest-facing perspective of the West Bay skyline.

Tips

When to go

Best season

All months

Best time

Sunset, Blue Hour
The palm trees and West Bay skyline view from Al Dafna Park won't change throughout the seasons.
Sunset will produce the perfect lighting conditions to capture the darkening glow of the night sky.

Field tips

A wide-angle lens (24mm) will allow you to tightly compose the palm trees and the skyscrapers.
I recommend using the palm trees as a tool for framing, especially the in the top half of the photo.
Since you'll be shooting in low-light conditions, a tripod is preferable. It will also help yo bring out the magical light of the skyscrapers.

Current weather

Doha
Overcast
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Wed
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Thu
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Fri
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Sat
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Sun
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Blue Hour

01:19
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Sunrise

01:44
96o
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Golden Hour

14:48
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Overcast

Sunset

15:21
96o
Overcast

Do nearby

Grab a cup of coffee or tea at Costa Coffee and take in the waterfront sights from the park.

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