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في رحاب مسجد الشيخ زايد في ابوظبي

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

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في زيارة عمل الي الامارات و بعد اتمام عملي كان عندي يوم اظافي لنفس فقررة ان ازور مسجد الشيخ زايد في ابوظبي واراه بنفسي 

فعلا في صباح يوم الاربعاء ذهبت من دبي الي ابوظبي وقررة ان اصلي الظهر في المسجد 

بدأت بالذهاب الساعه العاشره حيث انه الطريت يستغرق قرابه الساعه و ثلث و بالفعل وصلت علي اذان الظهر 

دخلت المسجد و انبهرت من هذه التحفه الفنيه الرائعه اليكم الفديو في الاسفل 

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بعد الصلاة مباشره اخذت كم صوره و رجعت الي دبي لأتجهز للعوده الي الكويت و علي فكره قمت يأستأجار هارلي ديفيدسن للرحله :) هذي صورته تحت 

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Getting Ready for GulfRun [WhatYouNeed]

Thursday, January 26th, 2012


Here we are, a day away from the Land of Burning Rubber and I’ve been head over heels trying to make sure I’m not forgetting anything that would help me create the ultimate video! (and shots)!

Disregarding all my natural instincts of making up my travel bag and putting together my clothes and hygiene necessities, I found myself assembling my photo/video equipment under the beats of Armin Van Buuren… so let’s see what we have here; the picture above simply sums up what I’m going to take with me so here we go:

1- Manfrotto 390 Tripod (Medium)
2- Manfrotto Modo 785B (Small)
3- Manfrotto Modosteady 585 (Portable Stabilizer)

4- Epson Multimedia Storage Viewer P-3000 (40GB CF/SD card reader and backup device; fill a card, put it in, back it up, empty card, fill it again and so on)

5- Wireless Mic set (Mic unit, Receiver unit and Mixer)

6- Canon Vixia HF-S10 32GB Camcorder + HD Wide Angle converter and Hood
7- Canon Mini Shoe / Mini Shotgun microphone
8- Extra Canon Long-Life battery
9- Vixia Remote Control
10- Camcorder Fisheye Lens
11- Bose IE2 Headphones
12- Camcorder Suction Mount Kit

13- Extra Rechargeable Energizer Batteries (For Flash)

14- GoPro Hero Kit (Cam and Mount + 8GB SDHC Class 6 Lexar Premium Series)

15- two Canon 7D Batteries + Twin Battery Charger

16- Canon 580EX Flash + Attachable White Reflector
17- Canon 7D / Canon 24-70mm 2.8L + Hoya Clear protective filter
18- Canon 70-300mm 4.5-5.6 DO
19- Air/ Dirt Blower
20- Canon 7D BatGrip
21- Canon 7D Shutter Trigger
22- 8GB / 16GB Lexar Pro 233x CF cards + Protective Case
23- Hoya Circ-Polarizer filters

Whew… of course taking care of the equipment is the job of a Lowepro Flipside backpack and a CaseLogic DSLR Sling Sling. I really believe that I won’t be using all of the stuff I’m bringing, but I haven’t the slightest idea on what to expect over there, so I’d rather play it safe than regret not having that tiny thing that would screw things on me.

All in all, I’m looking forward for this and looking forward to making one hell of a video out of the whole experience. Any soundtrack suggestions guys? :)

 

 

Some of the Most Amazing HDR Pictures Around [Photography]

Friday, November 25th, 2011

 

These are just stunning examples of how HDR should be… I’m not much of  big fan of HDR’s excessive appearance, but with the right Composition and supportive elements are available, HDR could deliver stunning pieces of art!

 

 

HDR:

HDR (High Dynamic Range Imaging) is a post-processing technique to help soften the contrast of the darks and brights in an image, thus having a closer representation of real life scenery by combining multiple images of the same shot with different exposures. HOWEVER, recently excessive editing using the technique are currently being used to produce surrealistic image styles that serve more of an artsy statement than conventional photography.

I’ll try to dedicate a post to further explain HDR Photography and maybe add in a tutorial or two :)

Follow the source link below for more mind-boggling images.

Source: Humza – CrispMe

 

 

 

 

Thank you Q8iya Downunder

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Our friend Q8iya Downunder expeditionary art work about the Kuwaiti blogs she loves and we got lucky that she likes us too :) so we want to thank you … girl you got style.  thank you Jacqui for letting us know :)

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A Sheet of Metal’s Life Journey Through a BMW Production Plant [Amazing]

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

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This is solid! I just love the creative POV style in this video where it takes you through all the assembly stages of the 3-Series BMW cars from a sheet of metal’s point of view. Simply Amazing :D

When Art Comes Out of the Canvas [Art]

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Sometime ago, I’ve read an article by one Alyssa Anda which paved the way for me to experience the spectacles you see here before you by the French Artist, Shaka.

I’ve always been a fan of art and artists, but the passion has been overshadowed by the ongoing mistreats of daily life. These images by Shaka suddenly brought back a rush of exquisite creativity I haven’t had in a long time. The chaotic and intruding three-dimensional presentation of emotions come together seamlessly, bringing to mind a quote by Novelist / Painter Henry Miller; “Chaos is the score upon which reality is written”.

I hope you enjoy the Artworks and Please follow the source link below to view more stunning artworks :)

 

Source: Alyssa Anda, MyModernMet

 

 

Kuwait, As Seen from Space by Paolo Nespoli

Monday, July 25th, 2011


Astronaut Paolo Nespoli made it back to Earth on the 24th of May 2011 and with him brought a plethora of pictures taken from his Nikon D3S and D2Xs that he took with him to the ISS (International Space Station) in… err.. space. Nespoli took more than 100,000 pictures during his stay in the ISS (since Dec. 2010) including the one you see above of our beloved Kuwait (Thanks Paolo!), what’s interesting is that he’s been keeping up with his twitter account and take pictures based on requests from his followers, now that’s what I call hardcore!

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Paolo Nespoli with a Robonaut

Discovery, From the ISS

Paris, France.

Bahia Anegada, Argentina.

Cyclon Dianne forming near Australia.

 

Paolo Nespoli sadly lost his mother on the 1st of May 2011 while he was aboard the ISS, of which then him and the rest of the ISS crew took a moment of silence during the funeral proceedings.

I just wanted to thank Mr. Paolo on behalf of everyone, it’s people like him that make space so interesting and who take humanity a step ahead each time. We appreciate the sacrifice.

Enjoy the picture and please visit the source for more hi-res images from Paolo’s Flickr Photostream.

Source: Paolo Nespoli’s Flickr Photostream.

Books Review: Moomin “وادي الأمان” ;)

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
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I’m a sort of a book person and During my last visit to Dubai I’ve spent quite some time in Kinokuniya’s Book World in Dubai Mall. The place is one of my main attraction points in Dubai… It’sthe place to be if you are a reader. The picture below shows the collection of books I picked up during my last visit (some 140KD’s worth of books). 

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While browsing the manga and comics section of the book store,  amidst all the bloody and supernatural tales of Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and what else, a colorful hard cover comic strip collection of Tove Jansson’s Moomin was there waiting for me to pick it up, memories started flowing in when I saw the book and couldn’t resist the urge to pick the 2 parts in front of me.

Author / Artist: Tove Jansson

Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
Language: English
Pages: 96
Type: Hard Cover
Size: 31.24 x 22 x 1.7 cm
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Book Impressions:
From the simple Simplicity of the cover to the tender and somehow ritualistic drawings of Jansson’s fantastical Moomin world, the book shouts innocent pleasure. Every time you go through the book, works of Japanese masters of imaginative fiction such as Hayao Miyazaki come to mind, the Finnish Tove Jansson however created Moomin in the form of fantasy books around 1945 and then wrote and drew her comic strips from 1954 to 1959.
The stories handled within the book are nothing short of genuine in style and content that until this day; few if any can actually stand up to the”exoticness” of this grand piece of fiction. The stories are lighthearted, but shrouds you with a weird sense of dread and gloomy expectations, yet the images of the book manages to end put smile through it all until you reach the inevitable happy ending. Moomin is a classic in its own right and not the kind that you put on the shelves for shows, you’ll read and reread it again and will wish Tove Jansson has made more.
Happy Reading to you all :)

Canon T3i / 600D Entry Level DSLR is on Pre-Order Now

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Canon has announced the release of it’s next entry-level DSLR in the form of 600D (t3i in the US).
The 600D is a capable successor to the previous 550D model (t2i), check out the list of some of the main features below:

  • Clear View 3″ articulating screen
  • 18MP CMOS (APS-C) sensor (1.6x Crop) w/ Digic 4 Image Processor
  • ISO 100-6400 (expandable to 12,800)
  • 1080p FULL HD Video Recording in 30 fps, 25 fps and 24fps with Real time Snapshot capability while shooting.

For a full spec list, visit Canon’s Website here.

2010 Golden Globe Award Winners and Nominees

Monday, January 17th, 2011

The annual Golden Globe Awards winners have been announced yesterday and for those of you who haven’t been able to view the awarding ceremony, you’ll find the complete list of winners and nominees after the break. Click on the Name of the Movie/Series to see a trailer. Enjoy :)

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