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On 5/13/2018 at 4:28 PM, Hameedeh said:

The bad thing is the $15 entry fee per photo but if you have one super photo, you could win $10K. :) 

The contest is over now. I clicked on the link and it says the winner will be announced on June 28. :party:

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There is another photography contest. This one is by The Weather Company. The Grand Prize is $15,000. 

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About the Contest

We’re looking for both amateur and professional photographers to share their most spectacular photos of nature, adventure and the elements. Submit your most inspiring work for a chance to win.

Of course there are rules, so at the link below click on ENTER and scroll down to read the rules. You must be 18 years old, the photo is your own and must have been taken after January 1, 2015, etc. InShaAllah you win! Deadline to submit your photo: August 14, 2018 at 11:59 AM ET.

https://weather.com/photos/contest

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Bismehe Ta3ala 

Assalam Alikum Brother @Haji 2003

OmG, your daughter's penmanship is very well written.  

Why doesn't she make money on the side, and work for someone to send out invitations and letters?

Salams to you sister Maryam.  I was wondering when are you going to advise us parents Hajj, on some parental tips on helping our children to be studious.   

M3 Salamah, Fe Amin Allah 

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1 hour ago, Laayla said:

I was wondering when are you going to advise us parents Hajj, on some parental tips on helping our children to be studious.

In my blog on this site there are some entries starting with the words, "Raising Maryam", they have some suggestions. She's quite cool, but I could see that she was happy reading your comments about her handwriting. Thanks.

And then there was this thread:

 

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23 minutes ago, starlight said:

 

Taken just outside Baynulharmain, the last few hours of 2018. Spent both the 1st and last day of the year in Karbala, Alhumdollilah. A very harsh, difficult year is ending.May Allah make 2019 easier for all of us.

 

Baynulharmain! 

Plans have been approved to cover this outside corridor and make the two shrines into one big one. Not sure if it's a good idea :( Baynulharmain is a truly magical place and I want it to stay as it is. 

 

Wow please remember us in your prayers!

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My profile pic is of a circular mirror at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Came across another one in an art gallery in Beijing, below. The coat on the floor is Maryam's, we used it to muck around with our re-interpretations of art installations, I think I've previously posted what we did with an Anthony Gormley sculpture. On this occasion, it is to represent her on a public forum.

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^ in soccer there has been a popular quiz called 'spot the ball' where they show an image, but rub out the position of the ball and you have to guess where it is. I get the impression that with ice hockey, given where you are sitting, the entire match is "spot the puck".

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5 hours ago, Haji 2003 said:

^ in soccer there has been a popular quiz called 'spot the ball' where they show an image, but rub out the position of the ball and you have to guess where it is. I get the impression that with ice hockey, given where you are sitting, the entire match is "spot the puck".

We were up in the cheap $40 nosebleed uni student seats so that isn't untrue :grin:, but if you watch hockey highlights in general you'll notice how easy it is to pick up the direction of the puck from the other hints around it. The sticks everyone's carrying are always swinging towards the same spot.

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If you have more than 1,000 photos stored on the Flickr website, and you are using their FREE service, they have announced that you need to upgrade to the PRO account and pay their fee by January 8, otherwise they will remove your older photos and only keep the newest 1,000. Also, you will not be able to upload any new photos and they have the right to delete your account if it is "inactive". They advise to download the photos you want to keep if you are not going to pay for the PRO service. 

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On 1/3/2019 at 12:33 AM, Don'tMakeA١٠١س said:

but if you watch hockey highlights in general you'll notice how easy it is to pick up the direction of the puck from the other hints around it.

Yes, that is the principle behind spot the ball. :pushup2:

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14 hours ago, Jaabir said:

Only people who enjoy suffering are Habs fans.

My team lost by 5+ goals so I was just about the only one out of 21,000 people in the building who was suffering. :'(

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Abbas went to give an entrance exam to my brother's old school. Overlooking it is St. Paul's Cathedral:

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On a path by the building I found this:

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It's the poet John Donne and it brought back fond memories of school.

As 15 year olds, we'd been studying his poem, 'A valediction forbidding mourning', which has the following famous lines. The metaphor is that of a compass and its two feet.

Someone in the class thought the reference was to a compass which you use for finding direction, we ribbed him mercilessly after that. That was the sort of high-class bullying we used to have.

If they be two, they are two so 
   As stiff twin compasses are two; 
Thy soul, the fixed foot, makes no show 
   To move, but doth, if the other do. 
 
And though it in the center sit, 
   Yet when the other far doth roam, 
It leans and hearkens after it, 
   And grows erect, as that comes home. 
 
Such wilt thou be to me, who must, 
   Like th' other foot, obliquely run; 
Thy firmness makes my circle just, 
   And makes me end where I begun.
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@AnaAmmar1

You captured a spectacular view Mash'Allah.  Your country is beautiful, what a moment to witness.

Is it expensive to travel in your country?

In Lebanon, if we want to go skiing it would easily cost $100 per person, considering all expenses.  So obviously we don't take this as a hobby, since I have a family.

M3 Salamah, Fe Amin Allah 

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On 1/15/2019 at 2:31 AM, Laayla said:

@AnaAmmar1

You captured a spectacular view Mash'Allah.  Your country is beautiful, what a moment to witness.

Is it expensive to travel in your country?

In Lebanon, if we want to go skiing it would easily cost $100 per person, considering all expenses.  So obviously we don't take this as a hobby, since I have a family.

M3 Salamah, Fe Amin Allah 

I think Pakistan is quite cheap if a person knows how to travel properly. I recently made a solo bike trip to some of the northern areas and it costed me less than 200$ for 7 days. I will post more details about my trip in a separate thread/post.

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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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