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This is what the exposure was supposed to be:

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My camera is permanently set to a fully manual setting. By mistake I had the ISO left at 5000 and got this in an eariier attempt:

 

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Just noticed that this is an effect that may be worth going after deliberately. Overexposure has washed out the floor and walls, but the redness of the cup is still there.

 

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Foster and Partners were doing a workshop at the local Apple store. The picture in the background is Maryam's. Made using Apple's ProCreate software.

Norman Foster designed Hong Kong airport and the HSBC hq (which I may have posted pics of here previously). I first encountered his design at Cranfield University, where they did the library.

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6 hours ago, noorihussain.x said:

Pretty flowers from a garden I went to earlier :love:

 

Did you smell them?

I believe that kind of flower has a very nice scent, like cinnamon-ish smell, I have some in my balcony but only some of the colors smell, I have light pink ones who don’t smell and red ones who do smell.

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5 hours ago, IbnSina said:

Did you smell them?

I believe that kind of flower has a very nice scent, like cinnamon-ish smell, I have some in my balcony but only some of the colors smell, I have light pink ones who don’t smell and red ones who do smell.

Yes I did!

They had a very fresh but light smell. Hmm I don't know about the cinnamon-ish smell, they honestly just smelt floral, it wasn’t any distinguished smell as far as I remember. 

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@notme 

Indeed Pakistan is beautiful! Hopefully we will get more visitors from outside Pakistan in the coming years.

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In the spirit of Eid ul Adha-  presenting the antique meat cutter from Afghanistan 

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I wish I could take a clearer picture but kids were just jumping from one exhibit to the next trying to cover the museum as quickly as possible so they could go for ice creams.

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Regent's Park. London. The first one is the mosque (the rays really did come out that way) and the second is a pan shot that did not work, feet are in focus and not the beak, sadly. It was with a wide-angle lens which did not help.

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Paye Meadows, KPK

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Lulusar-Dudipatsar National Park.

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It started snowing in middle of August, Everything became grey.

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snow has covered those famous red flowers.

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After few hours, weather became better and snow started melting

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Dudipatsar lake. It is also called Queen of lakes.

It looks like this without snow (Not my picture)

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Both images were taken at Diani Beach, Kenya. There is a 700-800 year old mosque at the beach and a river comes to meet the sea there. Its a popular hangout for families but can be very private and hijab friendly - enough to allow hijabi women to swim. Last weekend was not hijab friendly though, there was a bus load of school kids from another region, and lots of old expatriate/tourist geezers lounging about. The river side was cool though, so we got to have a quick dip.

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House majlis shoe management. The kids use bags with numbered tags to store shoes.

Some people ask for their shoes back without returning their tags. Sakina got a bit antsy about this, but was told off by her mum.

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2 hours ago, Brained said:

 

 

Buckingham Palace from afar. 

 

 

Old Panja/Alam at the British Museum. Was really hoping to see more Shia stuff there.

 

 

Mandatory visit to Lord's Cricket Ground.

 

 

View from the campsite, Whittlebury Park near the Silverstone Circuit.

 

 

The Shard (taken from a bus).

Landann pohanch gaye? :grin:

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8 minutes ago, Haji 2003 said:

You make it sound as if he was stowing away in a lorry.

Assuming he went there for studies, the entire process of getting into a university and going through the rigmarole of preparing thesis-length visa files and obtaining an entry clearance is such that by the time you land at LHR it feels as though you've been in the back of a lorry for the past few months.

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15 hours ago, Marbles said:

Assuming he went there for studies, the entire process of getting into a university and going through the rigmarole of preparing thesis-length visa files and obtaining an entry clearance is such that by the time you land at LHR it feels as though you've been in the back of a lorry for the past few months.

I'm sure he'll be pleased to know that my plumbing was installed by people who were here on a Sikh religious scholar visa. Bureaucracy huh?

 

 

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15 hours ago, Marbles said:

Assuming he went there for studies, the entire process of getting into a university and going through the rigmarole of preparing thesis-length visa files and obtaining an entry clearance is such that by the time you land at LHR it feels as though you've been in the back of a lorry for the past few months.

no, lol. Went there to attend a competition. Managed to spend some time goofing around the island.

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3 hours ago, Marbles said:

 

I tried the traditional Ethiopian cuisine. This is chicken bits wrapped in Injera bread. I think it was called Tibbs.

 

Anjera is quite nice. Was this the sour variety or the sweet ones? The flour looks very purply brown, don’t think it was the wheat ones they make here. Did you get to visit Harar? 

I hope you got to taste their salty coffee so you can rate how bad it was on a scale of 1 to 10. 1 being terrible 10 being awful.

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2 hours ago, habib e najjaar said:

Anjera is quite nice. Was this the sour variety or the sweet ones? The flour looks very purply brown, don’t think it was the wheat ones they make here. Did you get to visit Harar? 

I hope you got to taste their salty coffee so you can rate how bad it was on a scale of 1 to 10. 1 being terrible 10 being awful.

It was the sour variety. I liked it a lot. I didn't know sweet ones existed. My companions weren't too keen though. I guess it's an acquired taste, like appreciating their salty coffee :P

I didn't get a chance to try salty coffee, but regular Ethiopian coffee was great. This might sound a bit weird but the best coffee I had there was on Ethiopian airlines flights! So good that I'd ask for a second cup to the quiet annoyance of the hostesses.

I spent most of the time in the Christian north but made time to visit Harar as a day trip from Dire Dawa on my way to Djibouti. I'm glad I covered it. The highlights of Harar were the walk in the ancient walled town and the 16th C mosque where I met a group of mosque-goers and administrators who turned out to have studied in a Pakistani seminary. They had a lot of stories to tell and were extremely hospitable and welcoming. I wasn't sure if their attitude would change if they had found out I was a Shia? 

Everything aside, I couldn't figure out what on Earth Arthur Rimbaud was doing there in the sleepy old Harar in the 19th century! :worried:

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