Saturday, October 31, 2009

BA149: The Last Flight to Kuwait



This is the chilling and untold true story of the British, French, German and North American victims of an alleged MI6/Special Forces mission that used a British Airways civilian flight, as a Trojan Horse on the eve of the first Gulf War on August 1st 1990. The covert mission was an extraordinary gamble that went badly wrong, delivering 367 passengers into the hands of Saddam's Republican Guard. When the passengers and crew of British Airways flight 149 touched down in Kuwait City en route from Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur in the early hours of August 2nd 1990, their lives would never be the same again. Within hours they became hostages of Saddam Hussein's invading Iraqi army and were detained for months in horrific conditions as part of Saddam's "human shield" programme. Some were released and reunited with their families, through the humanitarian missions of Jesse Jackson and former Prime Minister Edward Heath, but others remained captive for nearly five months. Many of the passengers have never overcome the trauma of their experience. Several have committed suicide; many have split from their partners and, a decade and a half later, all still live in the shadow of their ordeal. This is their story.

*click to see other parts*

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

New stuff to be add to my photography tools...


As i surf through amazon.com i decided to enrich my photography tools with some of the latest technology there is in the photography world which can make photography easy and fun so i have order somethings that i  won't tell you guy & gals yet you have to wait with me until i get my shipment :D

to be continued...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Where can you get all your photography needs in Kuwait


this photo have been taken from:

So i have been asking around for specialize photography stores in Kuwait and i got the answer from "Kuwait Science club" group desiccation by group member "Jamal Alayoubi" so he's answer was:
I know 4 Companies in Kuwait:
  1. Nikon Ashraf
  2. Canon dealership Al-Sayer
  3. photography world
  4. Ajeel

Ashraf
is located in sooq sharq and beside Caesar restraint in Fahad Al-Salem street and in Al-Dar Al-Awadi the complex and the complex Muhallab and in Yarmouk and with the knowledge that Ashraf sells a variety of equipment for photography, not only for Nikon.

Canon Sayer
Is in Fahed Al Salem Street and sells Canon equipment and tripods and filters and various equipmen.

photography world
Has most of photography equipment required but flawed by the lack of quality equipment and all equipment are made in China and is known by cheap prices and you can find it behind the agency of Harley Davidson and at the Muthanna complex.

Ajeel
Has a variety of equipment for photography, high-quality and relatively high price and its placed only at the Muthanna complex.
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كنت أبحث عن بعض محلات المختصة بالتصوير في الكويت , وكنت أسئل في مجموعة النادي العلمي الكويتي في موقع فلكر وقد تمت إجابة سؤالي من قبل العضو المميز الأخ جمال الأيوبي كالأتي
 
الشركات في الكويت الي اعرفهم ٤
نيكون اشرف
كانون الساير
عالم التصوير
العجيل

اشرف موجود بسوق شرق و يم قيصر شارع فهد السالم و مجمع دار العوضي و مجمع المهلب و في اليرموك مع العلم بان اشرف يبيع معدات مختلفه للتصوير و ليس للنيكون فقط

كانون الساير
موجود بشارع فهد السالم و يبيع معدات الكانون و ترايبودين و فلترين
و ماعنده معدات مختلفه

عالم التصوير
لديه اغلب معدات التصوير المطلوبه لكن يعيبه عدم توفر معدات ذات جوده عاليه و جميع المعدات الي عنده صناعه صينيه و يتميز برخص الأسعار و موجود بالشويخ خلف وكالة هارلي دفدسون و عندهم محل في المثنى

العجيل
عنده معدات مختلفه للتصوير و ذات جوده عاليه و سعر مرتفع نسبيا و محلهم الوحيد موجود في مجمع المثنى

Monday, October 19, 2009

PROJECT10-50

Canon EF 50mm 1:1.8 II

P.S: THIS POST HAVE BEEN COPIED FROM IT ORIGINAL WEB PAGE... WWW.PROJECT10-50.COM

WELCOME TO PROJECT10-50

The project dedicated to one year of photography with 50mm prime lenses only.
Photograph the year 2010 the way you see it, the way you feel it, the way you want to share it. Photograph anything in the year 2010, as long as you use a 50mm prime lens only.

CAMERAS AND LENSES

Canon, Nikon, Nikkor, Olympus, Sony, Tamron, Sigma, Panasonic, Pentax, Tokina or whatever you own. Any brand will do - as long as you use a 50mm prime only. It's that easy!

SUBJECTS

Go wild and be creative as you can be with your 50mm prime lens.
Photograph your daily life, your town and neighbourhood, events, memorable moments …
Don’t restrain yourself by ‘just’ taking photographs – go wild with post-editing or combine your photographs to a stunning video.
Be creative … the sky is the limit – your own imagination is the limit!

SHOOT, SHARE AND LEARN

Project10-50 is not only about shooting and being creative. It’s also about sharing and learning.
By telling where and how you shot your photograph or how you post-edited it, and by giving feedback to others. Do not only upload your photographs but be generous with feedback to others also.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

First take good notice of our rules and frequently asked questions. Then, become a member of our Flickr group and start sharing and learning. It's that easy!
The Flickr group is destined for receiving your uploads and comments.
The Project10-50.com website is destined as a showcase of only the best contributions.
So add both to your favorites and visit them as often as you can.

MONTHLY HALL OF FAME

Each month the editors of project10-50 will make their picks.
Each ‘Editor’s Pick’ will enter the Hall of Fame, right here on this website.
It will shine in the 50mm Prime Shrine for everyone to see and admire.

BEST 50mm PRIME SHOT OF 2010

And at the end of 2010 one ‘Editor’s Pick’ will be crowned ‘Best 50mm Prime Shot of 2010′.
It will be rewarded not only with every member’s eternal admiration, adoration and humble gratitude for sharing such an exquisite photograph, but with a superdooper pack of photography and Photoshop books as well!
So – whatta ya still waitin’ for!?

JOIN IN!

Come on up and join in!
We're waiting for you as a member of our Flickr-group.

Join Now and Contribute >>

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Friday, October 16, 2009

My Photo Of The Day "orange sky" setting, issues and result


Orange Sky


So i always want to try and take this kind of photos "The Inside Car Shoot While Driving", so i decided to go and give it a try last night at 02:30 AM on the gulf road, the first issues i had to think about was:

-how to install the camera in the right way and position?
-which kinda of lens should be used?
-what focal length it should be used?
-which is the best time value "TV" ?
-should i use flash?

so the answers i came up with were:

 -this is how i install my cam and my tripod.



-my chose of lens was 18-55mm since it's my only wide angle lens i have.

-focal length i was aiming to use 18mm but it showed the tripod so with look with the viewfinder the best focal length was 27mm.

-best Time value after taking some shoots i guess between 3-6 sec with a 5.6 Av "Aperture value".

-Flash: using the flash i kinda liked the result but the problem i don't have a good kind of flash i use the pop up one which is good but powerful and hard to control, the second reason i don't like to use flash in the car is because people will be afraid to pass your car because they think it's a cam-radar car, i have stopped in a red light and people started to look at me really really scary way i can see there eye says "we hate you" just because i have the camera mounted in the backseat, so in result i did use flash but when the street really get empty which is hared even at 02:30 to 04:15 AM.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Unlimited Project




So yesterday evening i decided to go out in Kuwait city and just keep driving around the streets looking around for something to photograph and luckily i got some great photos, so after the long raid i was thinking that i'm going to start a new set at flickr that i'll upload each day one photo for unannounced period of time.

*link*

Sunday, October 4, 2009

New Layout On-bored



New layout hope you like it don't forget to comment :D
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Update: just change the header photo of the latest layout after one of my good friend " Mo3ath " to replace the small photos inte header to some of y own photos well i did hope you'll like it :D


Update #2:  just lost the background and switch to the old one :)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

The Beautiful Escape...



So Thursday evening i was so bored i didn't know what to do so as i was going through the web i got this interesting e-mail from virgin mega-store Dubai branch news flash:
 


I thought about it so hard and decided to go and check it out but the problem is it like a last minute decision, need to find plane ticket, find hotel and transportation.

the event "full moon party" Nasimi Beach Atlantis hotel

Airplane ticket:
since i'm flight from Kuwait there are three main airways that fly from Kuwait:
-Kuwait airways. *click*
-Jazeera airways. *click*
-Wataniya airways. *click*

As i was looking my options i went with the cheapest surprisingly it was "Kuwait airways" for 31.95KD but the timing was kinda tight, jazeera is way better with timing but kinda a lil bit expansive not much for 53KD and wataniya is kinda in the middle not not cheap and not expansive and the timing was to that convincing for 49KD.

so Kuwait airways it was :)

Hotel:
since  i'm planing to go to this event i needed a near by hotel and since the event is taking place in Atlantis hotel which is kinda out of my budget so the best way is to check out www.booking.com
i chose ibis near the mall of Emirates for 299AED = 23KD which is great price and 5 min walk to the mall and next to the Dubai new transportation method metro so it was like win win situation.

so everything seems to match up nicely airplane ticket, hotel and even the transportation so the plan was i arrive to Dubai get on the metro from terminal 1 and head to mall of Emirates metro station and get to my hotel, but what really happen... i arrived safely to dubai at 12:00 at the afternoon and i was looking for the station and i saw a sign that said that the metro station of terminal 1 is still under construction so i needed to switch terminal from 1 to 3 so i went out and get on the bus.

i arrived to the terminal 3 metro station and they told me that the metro is closed until 14:00 so i gave up and took the taxi... not fun at all... well i got to the hotel and it was one of kinda of hotel me likey me likey :D

so i took a short nap than went to mall of emirates just get all around the place just passing some time till the party time comes :D

for reading more about the party and see photos get to register to this amazing website:
http://www.infusion.ae/
 
see this youtube :D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YA2h9PrIUxs