Petrified Rose

5 06 2008

Posted By Yousef

Found this on the ground the other day while I was taking pictures. I don’t really think its a rose, or a flower for that matter, I think its probably something that fell off a pine tree or something similar, But I always wanted to use the word “petrified,” ever since I saw Harry potter and heard this word for the first time. πŸ™‚


The Cherry Tree

3 06 2008

Posted By Yousef

After 2 planes and a taxi we arrived at 9 something yesterday. We were all exhausted and wanted to sleep, but no, we had to get our rented car from europcar, and we did, then went to GÉANT to stock up on everthing. Then finally returned back home, where I happily drifted out of consciousness.

I went outside, After taking a 2 hour nap, and took some pictures of the cherry tree near us. Labeeba, These pictures are for you πŸ™‚ I was planning on taking pictures of that tree even before anyone told me coz the cherries looked great!

Today’s Dusk

30 05 2008

Posted By Yousef

This is my first attempt at HDR.

Getting to Know the Macro Lens

28 05 2008

Posted By Yousef

Place: Our house
Time: 1:30 pm
Temperature: 46˚
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro.

Click on the images to view the bigger versions.

Yeah and I did experiment a little with photoshop. Hope you like them πŸ™‚

2 Lenses For My SLR Camera

25 05 2008

Posted By Yousef

I just placed an order for 2 lenses on amazon. I bought both the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 and the Sigma wide angle zoom lens. I tried them both with a friend and I liked them. I’m hoping the 50mm would help me take indoor pictures when the room isn’t very well lit, I’m also hoping that I won’t be needing to doctor the images anymore so they won’t appear yellowish. I also liked how the lens focuses on the object at hand and gives this blurry affect to the backdrop, the blurriness is more pronounced with this lens than any other lens I tried.

I think I’m getting a good deal on the wide angle lens coz the package I’m buying also includes a vertical grip (is that what its called?), 2 extra batteries, a mini tripod and some other things.

Thank You ::: ShoSho ::: & HKR for helping me decide πŸ™‚

Off To Vote

17 05 2008

Posted By Yousef

My friend told me that its best to go vote either first thing in the morning or around lunch time. Thats when its supposed to be the least crowded. Thats what he said.. we’ll see. πŸ™‚

When are you going to vote? it ends today you know.. πŸ˜›


Apparently my friend told the rest of Kuwait about the perfect timing too. Half the population of Kuwait was standing in my line alone, which coincidently was the slowest moving line of them all. The people behind me (2 old men) cracking jokes and counting every second did not help at all! I tried to drift away in thoughts so that time passes a bit faster but they were always there to pull me back with their endless annoying meaningless chatter!

Guy1: you know its taking 5 minute for each person?
Guy2: 10 minutes.
Guy1: yeah about 10.
Guy2: and we have about… hmm 1,2,3…. *counts* approximately 40 in front of us. thats 400 minutes!
Guy1: oh wow! 400 minutes are like.. hmm… 4 hours!!!

At that point I just wanted to get up and leave, But thank God I managed somehow to block them away for the remaining time I was there. 2 hours and 10 minutes later I was done.

Hopefully some of the people I voted for win.

Today’s Dawn

10 05 2008

Posted By Yousef

I’ve always enjoyed intlxpatr’s dawn shots. I thought I’d give it a try. It won’t be a habit though, I’m not a morning person and the only reason I took those photos is because I stayed up and couldn’t sleep. πŸ˜›

@ 5:55am

It was a beautiful morning and the weather was amazing!

@ 6:10am