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www.darwishqualityphotography.com

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  • Listening to: Iron Maiden - Final Frontier
  • Reading: Digital Photographer Magazine
  • Watching: Big Bang Theory
  • Playing: Angry Birds on Android
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: nothing

Deviant Art, its been a while

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 15, 2010, 5:57 AM


It seems I am not passing here so often, dont know is it cause I lost my inspiration, the fact that I have been camera-less for a year now, or cause DA keep changing the interface around...

Anyway I am shopping around now for a camera, and friends are saying go Canon this time and go for the 5D Mark II or the 7D instead of the D300s or D7000, so what do you guys think??

Finally I leave you with a collection of the usual eye candy, just dont get diabetic :

d e r e l i c t by nilgunkara Who wants to live for ever? by Yousry-Aref The magic of being two by Yousry-Aref now by pokashi Almasjed Alharam by raeid CERUTTI 1881 NEW by Fo-Dani It Takes Two by AphroditeShari ghost girl's favourite game. by M0THart Be with me by Yousry-Aref Lost in Blue by Ibrahim-K The Vault by Ibrahim-K Chocolate Hills III by Ibrahim-K Blue Magic by HMsa Just say it by Yousry-Aref Hope in Style by mchahine Devotions by Ibrahim-K Field Path - 2008 by kinderschar

  • Listening to: Iron Maiden - Final Frontier
  • Reading: Digital Photographer Magazine
  • Watching: Big Bang Theory
  • Playing: Angry Birds on Android
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: nothing

Ramadan Kareem

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 16, 2010, 6:01 AM
Alsalam Aleekum

Ramadan Kareem to all my Muslim brothers and sisters on DA :)

And now as usual some eye candy:

Freedom by Novic   Smoking Kills Series I by Fo-Dani   Life in the fast lane by Yousry-Aref   Levitate by mysolace   OvErDoSeD? by jdlemire   oxyMORON. by TheQine   Schizophrenic by Chanklish   The Secret by Eibography  :thumb142573685:   Bleeding Love by PatrickRuegheimer  :thumb149627080:   Light of Islam by Chingiz-han   Racism by Eibography

  • Listening to: Quraan radio
  • Reading: Quraan
  • Watching: El Kebeer
  • Playing: Angry Birds on Iphone
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: nothing

Skipped March

Journal Entry: Sun Apr 11, 2010, 3:51 PM
Well I am failing in updating this monthly cause simply I dont have much to say :p I was in Jeddah 10 days ago and stayed there for around 2 weeks, no shoots but I got to shoot inside KAUST and see it up close which was a nice experience :) of corse I had to borrow my sister's D60 :p

I am still without a camera after I sold my D300, first of all still dont have money to spare to get the D300s and second cause I am not sure if I should go for the D300s or for something else! :(

And now I leave you with a collection of some of my faves and collections from "City and Urban" :

leap by janati UNI apartments by AG-photographya Dubai Aquarium by xMEGALOPOLISx Gleem by archiwhm Dubai - Burj Khalifa by xMEGALOPOLISx Lomographic View- Tower Bridge by Marinshe History made by Omardxb :thumb151687588: :thumb139725136: City of Shadows: Hong Kong by xMEGALOPOLISx King Fahad Road II by tyt2000 Times Square - HDR by Ageel Reflecting moments by Yousry-Aref

  • Listening to: Random songs on my Ipod
  • Reading: DSLR Magazine
  • Watching: LOST Season 6
  • Playing: Final Fantasy XIII
  • Eating: Aero
  • Drinking: Mirinda Orange

My monthly blah

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 25, 2010, 6:15 AM
Trying to keep this thing alive, managed to update it once a month now ;)

Nothing new, ben to Doha (Qatar) for some work and loved it there! No photos though (profesional ones that is) as I am still with no DSLR till I decide what to get! What do you guys think?!

I will be in Jeddah end of March so hope to get in touch again with my photographer friends :hug:

I leave you now with some tastey works of art from my collections!

:thumb153459311: oxyMORON. by TheQine Schizophrenic by Chanklish The Secret by Eibography :thumb142573685: Bleeding Love by PatrickRuegheimer :thumb149627080: Lomographic View- Tower Bridge by Marinshe :thumb139725136: City of Shadows: Hong Kong by xMEGALOPOLISx King Fahad Road II by tyt2000

  • Listening to: keyboard tapping at work
  • Reading: DSLR Magazine
  • Watching: LOST Season 6
  • Playing: Modern Warfare 2
  • Eating: healthy!
  • Drinking: Earl Gray

I should start updating this more often...!

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 5, 2010, 7:16 AM
Hello people... A voice is coming from the deep :p yeah yeah I know I havent updated this thing since July! I blame my busy life style, and Facebook! Ever since that thing entered our lives its all we update and look at! Scary isnt it? Or should I say "Scary innit?" as my fellow Mancunians call it ;)

Anyway, been to Paris and Amsterdam since I last updated this journal... Still havent updated or uploaded much deviations, I guess I am becoming a bit too picky with my choices of photos!

The sad news is that I have sold my trusty D300 :( I am looking forward to the D300s or maybe even the D700 ... but not planning on buying anytime now cause I am just focusing on so many other things at the moment, like my Masters...

Now I wana ask, how do you put a poll on DA? Things have changed so much since I last posted a poll here lool...

Now I leave you with some amazing work from my collection of Macro Photography :)

Red faced beetle by gmazza

Moth Frontal by mchahine

Hot Ice... by mrbadguy7



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Natural Born Killers... by mrbadguy7

Take a Bow by Eibography

  • Listening to: Silence
  • Reading: ...
  • Watching: TV
  • Playing: Modern Warfare
  • Eating: ....
  • Drinking: Coffee
  • Listening to: Random music in the shop
  • Reading: Men's Health August
  • Watching: Big Brother
  • Playing: Transformers 2 on Xbox
  • Eating: Subway
  • Drinking: Coffee
Hey people, deviants, errrr humans :p

So how has it been? Wow last journal I wrote was back in February!So what has been going on....

Well I took a one day course at London Academy of Art and Media and the course was about "Studio Photography and Lighting" :) I really enjoyed it and though it was only for a day but I learned so much and even got a diploma for it :D now I need to buy studio lights to start practicing lol

I've also covered a few live gigs and managed to be featured in one rock web site and 3 bands' Myspace pages :)

Last but not least, my final menu project which was for Papaya Restaurant and Cafe in Jeddah has gone online and the cafe is up and running next to "Al-Shate'a" market in North of Jeddah. You can see the photos and menu here: www.papaya.com.sa (click English at the top if it appears in Arabic).

The food is really good, I got to try it all :p

About my personal life, I am an uncle now after my sister gave birth last May to a beautiful boy named "Abdulrahman" :) Carrying him for the first time was one of the most amazing moments in my life :heart:

I am still working with a telecom company in Manchester called "Telefonica O2" and hopefuly by January next year I will start my MBA :)

In the end I have a question, where is everyone?? I am uploading photos but rarely getting any feedback or critique. I am thinking DA is not as it was when I first joined it 4 years ago... its just people commenting on their friends' and pals' photos now rather than giving valuable feedback to the whole of the DA community... This is not Flickr, and it sadens me to see this happen...

Anyway, enough depression, take care all and enjoy your summer holidays :)
  • Listening to: Stuff on my Iphone
  • Reading: Digital Photography Magazine
  • Watching: My Name is Earl
  • Playing: Prince of Persia on Xbox
  • Eating: Starburst
  • Drinking: Beer
Hey everyone,
Remember me? I guess some do and some don't ;)

yeah yeah I know I have been away from DA for a major long time! The reason is cause of some major changes in my life like moving from Saudi Arabia to the UK and starting to work there (and studying soon!)

So I apologize to my dev friends for not commenting like I used to :(

So whats new? I sold my D70s and got a D300, also I just got the Nikon 18-200mm VR Lens and the SB-900 flash ;)

So expect some new improved work really soon! :D
  • Listening to: Tarkan new album
  • Reading: nothing, no time
  • Watching: Turkish subbed series like90% of the populatn
  • Playing: ping pong with my colleague when I can
  • Eating: energy bar
  • Drinking: water
Hey guys! Man I miss this place! I have been so busy with work that I forgot about the place that taught me all I know...

Anyway I am back after a quick vacation in Turkey and Dubai, and I will get back to commenting on your work and faving :D

My arsenal got stronger with my new Tamron 18-250mm which never came off during my trip, its an excellent all purpose lens which I highly recomend (price aprox. 450$)

So... what have you guys and girls been up to? ;)
  • Listening to: New Age Music
  • Reading: Starbucks: Turning ordinary into Extraordinar
  • Watching: Prison Break 3
  • Playing: Theme Hospital
  • Eating: a pear
  • Drinking: coffee
After Trial and Error for many months, I am happy to announce that my web site has finally launched!! :dance:

It doesnt have ALL my work, but just the samples to get the job done :-)

So check it out and tell me what you think! www.adarwish.com
  • Listening to: New Age Music
  • Reading: Starbucks: Turning ordinary into Extraordinar
  • Watching: my screen
  • Playing: Old SNES Games on the Emulator
  • Eating: on a diet
  • Drinking: coffee
Well here I am back agaib after leaving DA for 2 long months! The reason was that my sub expired and I couldnt renew it cause the bastards at STC (Saudi Telecom) blocked the purchase page from DA! And even when I tried renewing while I was in Dubai, I got a reject from DA cause of fraud suspecion! Cause I was loggin in from somewhere "far away" from where my card was issued :fork:

Anyway thanks to my best pal who is in Canada now, and the owner of a Canadian Debit Card, I managed to renew for another year! Thanks Faisal! :dance:

I miss you all... and now let me go take a look at the 5800 deviations waiting for me! loool :faint:
  • Listening to: The A/C
  • Reading: between the lines
  • Watching: Prison Break season 3
  • Playing: Old SNES Games on the Emulator
  • Eating: -hungry-
  • Drinking: water
*door squeeks* I am entering a world where I havent been in since 3 months back!

yeah yeah I know I have been gone soooo long... but I got a new job last June and summer season was so hectic! I even stopped submitting cause I have no time to think or get inspired! The only inspiration I get is seeing myself taking a nice nap on the couch lol

Anyway I will be in good ol' Dubai from 23 to 28 OCT, basically I am tagging along with the Mrs. (who is a dentist) so she can attend the FDI Dental Congress :-)

So hope to meet some deviants like last ime, see ya :D

We are hiring!

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 18, 2007, 2:05 AM
  • Listening to: Lounge Music at the office
  • Reading: my screen
  • Watching: Prison Break season 2
  • Playing: --
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: A&W
Here is my blog, through it you can know how I think, what makes me tick, and maybe you will think I am insane... enjoy! ----> vivaJeddah.blogspot.com

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Top Adventures Travel are looking for talented people in Graphic Design, Web design, and Flash, please contact me if interested :-) no gender prefered, can work free lancing if you like.

(you have to be in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia ... Duh!)

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My Arsenal:

Nikon D70s
Nikkor AF 18-70mm
Nikkor AF 70-300mm
Nikkor AF 50mm
Sigma 105mm Macro
Nikon SB-600 Flash
UV Filters
Lightsphere II Flash Dome

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Give support to my little sister ---> :iconteenagecupid:

And to my little girl too! ---> :icondark-lil-angel:

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Always loyal to DA, even on my ride :D

My car with DA

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Stamps:

:thumb31258153: I support Muslim-Women by Muslim-Women :thumb30593230: photoshop cs2 fan by deepdesign
stamp - i support my own style by oceanmandarin :thumb28672880: :thumb32613991: :thumb27307599:
:thumb29439455: :thumb36348990: I Support LEBANON by ZODC Forza Italia by ZeKRoBzS
:thumb36902745: For my friends and supporters by DxButterfly
:thumb35661456: Good Manners by Sadiya :thumb39263169: I grew up with Sesame Street by Sadiya
Gimme Coffee by Sadiya I Love Jeddah Stamp by ILoveJeddah ::i support UAE'in deviants:: by Bntuae
Nikon D70S Envy stamp by DJVue :thumb41542933: No Shiite-No Sunni: I'm Muslim by muslimz :thumb42603511:
Think before you type stamp by andaria New MacroPhoto Stamp by macrophoto egyptians stamp by mounirian128 Even More Support to the Veil by DJVue
I support...? by Moon-Whispers Join My face book Stamp by ZODC

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Feeling Euphoric

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 1, 2007, 12:48 PM
  • Listening to: TV
  • Reading: Catalogue of my new mobile
  • Watching: Nesma Tunisian Channel
  • Playing: Zoo Tycoon
  • Eating: Dunkin Donuts
  • Drinking: Lemon Juice
Here is my blog, through it you can know how I think, what makes me tick, and maybe you will think I am insane... enjoy! ----> vivaJeddah.blogspot.com

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The dream started a month back when I got a call from Mr. Saeed the managing director of LOGIC Holdings telling me that he wants to hang 20 of my photos in his cafe on the prestigious Rawdah Street here in Jeddah. Since that time I was in a tornado of decisions... Which photos to pick, what sizes to print, framed or canvas... oh so many choices and so little time...

I finally picked my 20 photos... 3 of them were actually settled upon minutes before I entered the print shop! The guys at Sahara were very precise and professional... 20 photos were done and framed in only 3 days! We then had to stay at the cafe from 2 AM till 6 AM hanging up the photos and making sure everything was ok... A big thanks goes to my lovely wife who endured the tiring stay and struggled to keep awake till we were done.

Then came Friday... the big day... the opening was scheduled at 9:30 PM but people actually started coming since 8:30! Thank God I was there since 7 making sure everything was perfect... I started getting a bit uneasy when only a few people showed up... but as soon as the clock struck 10 PM it was like a pipeline of people burst! Tables were filled, people flocked in, and I couldnt keep up as I was flying like a busy bee from one group to the other giving them a quick tour and answering their questions. Even the famous "Layalina" magazine was there to cover the event.

By 12:30 midnight... the last guest left the cafe and I collapsed on a chair near by.. what a night! I stared at my work hanging on those walls and felt a wide grin come over my face... This is what I dreamt of, this is what I was waiting for... my art and my passion hanging for all to see and enjoy...

In the end I just wana thank everyone who came and everyone who supported even if they were in another city or country... I cant find the words to thank you enough, you're all amazing!

You can see pictures from the even on my blog (link above in the header!) :-)

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My Arsenal:

Nikon D70s
Nikkor AF 18-70mm
Nikkor AF 70-300mm
Nikkor AF 50mm
Sigma 105mm Macro
Nikon SB-600 Flash
UV Filters
Lightsphere II Flash Dome

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Give support to my little sister ---> :iconteenagecupid:

And to my little girl too! ---> :icondark-lil-angel:

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Always loyal to DA, even on my ride :D

My car with DA

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Stamps:

:thumb31258153: I support Muslim-Women by Muslim-Women :thumb30593230: photoshop cs2 fan by deepdesign
stamp - i support my own style by oceanmandarin :thumb28672880: :thumb32613991: :thumb27307599:
:thumb29439455: :thumb36348990: I Support LEBANON by ZODC Forza Italia by ZeKRoBzS
:thumb36902745: For my friends and supporters by DxButterfly
:thumb35661456: Good Manners by Sadiya :thumb39263169: I grew up with Sesame Street by Sadiya
Gimme Coffee by Sadiya I Love Jeddah Stamp by ILoveJeddah ::i support UAE'in deviants:: by Bntuae
Nikon D70S Envy stamp by DJVue :thumb41542933: No Shiite-No Sunni: I'm Muslim by muslimz :thumb42603511:
Think before you type stamp by andaria New MacroPhoto Stamp by macrophoto egyptians stamp by mounirian128 Even More Support to the Veil by DJVue
I support...? by Moon-Whispers Join My face book Stamp by ZODC

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TAG! You're it! Twice! Arrrrgh!

Journal Entry: Tue May 22, 2007, 8:01 AM
  • Listening to: office noise
  • Reading: Travel Maagzines
  • Watching: Seinfeld Season 6
  • Playing: Zoo Tycoon
  • Eating: a sandwich
  • Drinking: Apple flavored beer
Here is my blog, through it you can know how I think, what makes me tick, and maybe you will think I am insane... enjoy! ----> vivaJeddah.blogspot.com

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Tagged by my sis :addoccini: and my little girl Dark-lil-Angel

1.Grab the book nearest to you, turns to page 18, and find line 4.
"You walk through the door, staff anticipate your every need and meet your every expectation"
(Sofitel Hotels booklet, lool)

2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can.
clients will think I am crazy

3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?
Seinfeld , that episode about birthday clowns lol

4. Without looking, guess what time it is:
5:35

5. Now look at the clock. What is the actual time?
5:43

6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
some staff talkin on the phone

7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
just 2 hours ago to get a bite to eat

8. Before you started this survey, what did you look at?
facebook.com

9. What are you wearing?
suite , no tie

10. Did you dream last night?
I think so...

11. When did you last laugh?
this morning

12. What are on the walls you are in?
some posters of various destinations

13. Seen anything weird lately
yeah an article about a woman in USA who tried smuggling Heroin through DHL!

14. What do you think of this quiz?
he has alot of free time

15. What is the last film you saw?
Cant remember, been some time since I watched a movie...

16. If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy
A private plane and an island where I can go and have some time off when I need to

17. Tell me something about you that I don't know.
My dad dropped me when I was 1 year old and I still have the scar to prove it

18. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?
Take all the people with hate and black hearts and throw them in a cell where they can sit and eat themselves up

19. Do you like to dance?
sometimes

20. George Bush:
Biggest idiot in the history of mankind

21. Imagine your first child is a girl, what will you call her?
Sarah

22. Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?
Mohammed

23. Would you ever consider living abroad?
Sure

24. What do you want God to say to you when you reach the pearly gates?
"I am surprised to see you here" , LooooL

25.Tag six people who must also do this in THEIR journal.
:icondxbutterfly: :iconuae-eyes: :iconmimo2210: :iconmackthedeuce: :iconblithed: :iconsaintsarah:

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My Arsenal:

Nikon D70s
Nikkor AF 18-70mm
Nikkor AF 70-300mm
Nikkor AF 50mm
Sigma 105mm Macro
Nikon SB-600 Flash
UV Filters
Lightsphere II Flash Dome

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Give support to my little sister ---> :iconteenagecupid:

And to my little girl too! ---> :icondark-lil-angel:

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Always loyal to DA, even on my ride :D

My car with DA

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Stamps:

:thumb31258153: I support Muslim-Women by Muslim-Women :thumb30593230: photoshop cs2 fan by deepdesign
stamp - i support my own style by oceanmandarin :thumb28672880: :thumb32613991: :thumb27307599:
:thumb29439455: :thumb36348990: I Support LEBANON by ZODC Forza Italia by ZeKRoBzS
:thumb36902745: For my friends and supporters by DxButterfly
:thumb35661456: Good Manners by Sadiya :thumb39263169: I grew up with Sesame Street by Sadiya
Gimme Coffee by Sadiya I Love Jeddah Stamp by ILoveJeddah ::i support UAE'in deviants:: by Bntuae
Nikon D70S Envy stamp by DJVue :thumb41542933: No Shiite-No Sunni: I'm Muslim by muslimz :thumb42603511:
Think before you type stamp by andaria New MacroPhoto Stamp by macrophoto egyptians stamp by mounirian128 Even More Support to the Veil by DJVue
I support...? by Moon-Whispers Join My face book Stamp by ZODC

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Member of:
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My First Mini Exhibition

Journal Entry: Fri May 18, 2007, 4:14 AM
  • Listening to: The TV
  • Reading: today's paper
  • Watching: Seinfeld Season 5
  • Playing: Company of Heroes
  • Eating: Pudding
  • Drinking: water
Here is my blog, through it you can know how I think, what makes me tick, and maybe you will think I am insane... enjoy! ----> vivaJeddah.blogspot.com

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Hey Everyone...

Well today is the big day, after staying up till 6 AM at the cafe hanging my photos and making sure everything is ok, I am ready to start greeting the visitors at 9 PM at Pearl's Cafe Jeddah (Rawdah Street) :-)

So if any of you watchers are in Jeddah, ur more than welcome to come and stop by :D

And if you couldnt, the pics will still be there for the next 2 weeks so u can always pass by later and check it out :-)

Wish me luck!

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My Arsenal:

Nikon D70s
Nikkor AF 18-70mm
Nikkor AF 70-300mm
Nikkor AF 50mm
Sigma 105mm Macro
Nikon SB-600 Flash
UV Filters
Lightsphere II Flash Dome

-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-

Give support to my little sister ---> :iconteenagecupid:

And to my little girl too! ---> :icondark-lil-angel:

-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-

Always loyal to DA, even on my ride :D

My car with DA

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Stamps:

:thumb31258153: I support Muslim-Women by Muslim-Women :thumb30593230: photoshop cs2 fan by deepdesign
stamp - i support my own style by oceanmandarin :thumb28672880: :thumb32613991: :thumb27307599:
:thumb29439455: :thumb36348990: I Support LEBANON by ZODC Forza Italia by ZeKRoBzS
:thumb36902745: For my friends and supporters by DxButterfly
:thumb35661456: Good Manners by Sadiya :thumb39263169: I grew up with Sesame Street by Sadiya
Gimme Coffee by Sadiya I Love Jeddah Stamp by ILoveJeddah ::i support UAE'in deviants:: by Bntuae
Nikon D70S Envy stamp by DJVue :thumb41542933: No Shiite-No Sunni: I'm Muslim by muslimz :thumb42603511:
Think before you type stamp by andaria New MacroPhoto Stamp by macrophoto egyptians stamp by mounirian128 Even More Support to the Veil by DJVue
I support...? by Moon-Whispers Join My face book Stamp by ZODC

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Member of:
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Need ur help ASAP + Best Emotive Portraits 2006

Journal Entry: Sat May 5, 2007, 1:21 AM
  • Listening to: my mom telling some story
  • Reading: today's paper
  • Watching: Seinfeld Season 5
  • Playing: Company of Heroes
  • Eating: pasta with wild mushrooms
  • Drinking: ice tea lemon
Here is my blog, through it you can know how I think, what makes me tick, and maybe you will think I am insane... enjoy! ----> vivaJeddah.blogspot.com

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I got a call 2 days ago from the manager of a famous cafe here in Jeddah, and he wants to hang up 30 of my photos in large canvas sizes to be sold to the customers of the cafe in exchange for 30% of the sales price :D mashallah thats very good exposure, not to mention money I need badly...

So I want from you my friends to help me pick... please choose 8 to 12 photos that u feel if u saw hung up on a wall that u would feel u wana buy it, that you would say: "I would really like that hanging on my home/office wall!"

I have 2 weeks to get done with this, so please give me ur choices soon :-) thanks

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It was VERY difficult to choose the best out of this category... And starting from this jounral I will put a small remark of mine for each deviation, its just not right or does justice by sticking this art on my journal without a word or two :-)

The Oudist colored by mounirian128
The lighting here is just amazing... Gives a bit of mystery to the player

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This picture gives me the feeling of the combination between a woman and the love for her cat... Its almost they have the same eyes and stare...

S O L I T A R Y by agie
Great cloud formations helped this already emotion filled picture...

Against all odds by Yousry-Aref
This shot is just priceless... I envy Yousry-Aref for having such a chance..

Maria and the seagulls by Romeo-Tango
I am not surprised this shot got a DD, simply stunning!

DISTURBING - GOSSIP by agie
Perfect title for a perfect shot... You can almost hear the 2 girls gossiping..

Princess Tia 02 by mounirian128
Mashallah... Just speechless from the stare in her eyes...

don't miss you at all by AntekPyra
very emotional shot combined with beautiful and soft lighting...

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I nominated this shot for a DD, too bad it didnt get it... I have never seen such a strong picture that gives the feeling of weakness and helplessness in street children as this one...

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Beautiful reflection gave a magic feel to this wonderful shot...

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Another great shot for the street children... in her eyes you can see a thousand stroies... Those that would make you shiver...

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Very emotional... how the lips are shaped as if willing to blow the candle, or even whispering to it...


A silent cry of many Arabian girls who cant find themselves or who feel oppressed in our Arab communities...

mirror by smth-fresh
Reflection shots have become such a cliche' , but this one with such clarity and such expression left me staring...

  
Perfect shot that portrays the Arabian woman.. This says "Arabia" all over it...

Mature Content

Parting by photoport

I dont like featuring nude or semi-nude photos on my journal, but this shot just HAD to be here... The way they are interlocking in each other... Together with the title, just perfection...

in my own pool by strychnina
priceless... I cant say anything else...

S E R E N I T Y by agie
A perfect capture of feeling for any bride... The feeling of being mesmorized, the feeling of awe, The feeling of being a queen!


Such warm colors like I have never seen... its like a painting more than a photo...

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Nikkor AF 70-300mm
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stamp - i support my own style by oceanmandarin :thumb28672880: :thumb32613991: :thumb27307599:
:thumb29439455: :thumb36348990: I Support LEBANON by ZODC Forza Italia by ZeKRoBzS
:thumb36902745: For my friends and supporters by DxButterfly
:thumb35661456: Good Manners by Sadiya :thumb39263169: I grew up with Sesame Street by Sadiya
Gimme Coffee by Sadiya I Love Jeddah Stamp by ILoveJeddah ::i support UAE'in deviants:: by Bntuae
Nikon D70S Envy stamp by DJVue :thumb41542933: No Shiite-No Sunni: I'm Muslim by muslimz :thumb42603511:
Think before you type stamp by andaria New MacroPhoto Stamp by macrophoto egyptians stamp by mounirian128 Even More Support to the Veil by DJVue
I support...? by Moon-Whispers Join My face book Stamp by ZODC

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Lighting basics + vote for me + OUCH!!

Journal Entry: Sat Apr 21, 2007, 10:58 AM
  • Listening to: Prison Break theme
  • Reading: Ukaz newspaper
  • Watching: my wife watching Miss Lebanon
  • Playing: nothing - sick of Civilization 4
  • Eating: nothing, thinking about dinner
  • Drinking: water
Here is my blog, through it you can know how I think, what makes me tick, and maybe you will think I am insane... enjoy! ----> vivaJeddah.blogspot.com

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Thanks to God I am getting more offers for freelance photography, so I think its about time to invest some money in some decent lighting! Using just the flash with the diffusor just wont cut it always!

So I want my dev watchers to give me all the tips they can (especially those in model shooting and product photography). What is the basic stuff to start with and how much will it cost? I still dont have my own studio so I will need stuff that is easy to carry around and set up too...

I appreciate all the help :-)

Here are some good lighting articles I found:

www.adorama.com/Catalog.tpl?op…

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Voting for the macro contest has begun! macrophoto.deviantart.com/jour…
Would appreciate all the help and support :pray:

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And now its time for more awards.... Best Close ups & children photography :D

:thumb27808617: Natural 2 by justinblackphotos Touch by justinblackphotos :thumb30998987: Bedouin woman , by Haifa-M Eclipse Of My heart by I-Heart-Photo Heavy Lifting by Marooon :thumb37844802: InnocenT ThinkinG by bent-masrya :thumb40450597: :thumb40629189: Sob7an Allah .. by Haymanicss :thumb41772424: :thumb43238708: In-Sight by Sanhoury Ida. by BlindCamera wondering by mi9ba7 :thumb39353181: Fly Me To The Moon by AstralWind Ana el Sha3b by Haymanicss



Just got my cam back from the dealer today, it seems in my foolish atempt to clean the cam myself I f**ked up the cam's Aperture sensor! cost me US$150 to fix! Never EVER try to clean your cam yourself, except if u know what ur doing :tears:

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My Arsenal:

Nikon D70s
Nikkor AF 18-70mm
Nikkor AF 70-300mm
Nikkor AF 50mm
Sigma 105mm Macro
Nikon SB-600 Flash
UV Filters
Lightsphere II Flash Dome

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Give support to my little sister ---> :iconteenagecupid:

And to my little girl too! ---> :icondark-lil-angel:

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Always loyal to DA, even on my ride :D

My car with DA

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Stamps:

:thumb31258153: I support Muslim-Women by Muslim-Women :thumb30593230: photoshop cs2 fan by deepdesign
stamp - i support my own style by oceanmandarin :thumb28672880: :thumb32613991: :thumb27307599:
:thumb29439455: :thumb36348990: I Support LEBANON by ZODC Forza Italia by ZeKRoBzS
:thumb36902745: For my friends and supporters by DxButterfly
:thumb35661456: Good Manners by Sadiya :thumb39263169: I grew up with Sesame Street by Sadiya
Gimme Coffee by Sadiya I Love Jeddah Stamp by ILoveJeddah ::i support UAE'in deviants:: by Bntuae
Nikon D70S Envy stamp by DJVue :thumb41542933: No Shiite-No Sunni: I'm Muslim by muslimz :thumb42603511:
Think before you type stamp by andaria New MacroPhoto Stamp by macrophoto egyptians stamp by mounirian128 Even More Support to the Veil by DJVue
I support...? by Moon-Whispers Join My face book Stamp by ZODC

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Best Close Ups and Kids + featured +voting open

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 17, 2007, 12:43 AM
  • Listening to: Rammstein
  • Reading: The newspaper
  • Watching: Deal or no Deal
  • Playing: Civilization 4
  • Eating: mashed potatoes
  • Drinking: pepsi
Here is my blog, through it you can know how I think, what makes me tick, and maybe you will think I am insane... enjoy! ----> vivaJeddah.blogspot.com

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I opened DA as usual today and found 1 note in my inbox (we all love mail dont we?) I opened up half-awake cause I didnt have my morning shot of espresso yet... My eyes jumped wide open when I read the note I got from NoirAngel saying that she featured:

The Holy Book by DJVue

in her news article SILENCE DOES SPEAK news.deviantart.com/article/28…

This is the first time that someone off my watch list features a deviation of mine... And also what really made me happy is that this deviation in particular has become my most successful deviation with 1290 views and 42 faves! And whats even more super is that it is getting faved by non-Muslims, even though it is not their holy book and some may even consider Islam or Muslims as terrorists... But I guess this is the power of art and photography, to cross the borders of religion, racisim, hatred, and politics to reach the hearts of people all around the globe...

Again, thank u so much :iconnoirangel:


And now its time for more awards.... Best Close ups & children photography :D

:thumb27808617: Natural 2 by justinblackphotos Touch by justinblackphotos :thumb30998987: Bedouin woman , by Haifa-M Eclipse Of My heart by I-Heart-Photo Heavy Lifting by Marooon :thumb37844802: InnocenT ThinkinG by bent-masrya :thumb40450597: :thumb40629189: Sob7an Allah .. by Haymanicss :thumb41772424: :thumb43238708: In-Sight by Sanhoury Ida. by BlindCamera wondering by mi9ba7 :thumb39353181: Fly Me To The Moon by AstralWind Ana el Sha3b by Haymanicss



Voting for the macro contest has begun! macrophoto.deviantart.com/jour…
Would appreciate all the help and support :pray:

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My Arsenal:

Nikon D70s
Nikkor AF 18-70mm
Nikkor AF 70-300mm
Nikkor AF 50mm
Sigma 105mm Macro
Nikon SB-600 Flash
UV Filters
Lightsphere II Flash Dome

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Give support to my little sister ---> :iconteenagecupid:

And to my little girl too! ---> :icondark-lil-angel:

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Always loyal to DA, even on my ride :D

My car with DA

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Stamps:

:thumb31258153: I support Muslim-Women by Muslim-Women :thumb30593230: photoshop cs2 fan by deepdesign
stamp - i support my own style by oceanmandarin :thumb28672880: :thumb32613991: :thumb27307599:
:thumb29439455: :thumb36348990: I Support LEBANON by ZODC Forza Italia by ZeKRoBzS
:thumb36902745: For my friends and supporters by DxButterfly
:thumb35661456: Good Manners by Sadiya :thumb39263169: I grew up with Sesame Street by Sadiya
Gimme Coffee by Sadiya I Love Jeddah Stamp by ILoveJeddah ::i support UAE'in deviants:: by Bntuae
Nikon D70S Envy stamp by DJVue :thumb41542933: No Shiite-No Sunni: I'm Muslim by muslimz :thumb42603511:
Think before you type stamp by andaria New MacroPhoto Stamp by macrophoto egyptians stamp by mounirian128 Even More Support to the Veil by DJVue
I support...? by Moon-Whispers Join My face book Stamp by ZODC

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Still Life and Classic Portraits + Menu Sneak Peak

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 10, 2007, 2:11 AM
  • Listening to: Top Gun Soundtrack (80s)
  • Reading: Why do men fall asleep after sex?
  • Watching: The Queen
  • Playing: Civilization 4
  • Eating: myself
  • Drinking: water
Here is my blog, through it you can know how I think, what makes me tick, and maybe you will think I am insane... enjoy! ----> vivaJeddah.blogspot.com

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Well the interview went well with the guy and he LOVED my work thanks to Allah :-) We also finished our 2 day photoshoot for the menu and I have to say I am satisfied with the results :D Plus my name gets to go in the menu! No they wont name a dish after me, lol :p

The guys uploaded some pics to their group on facebook.com:

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Anyway enough about me, time for some eye candy awards! I bring you.. the BEST Still Life and Classic Portraits of 2006!! Behold....!!!

:thumb29885685: + Sushi by silentglaive Smile by addoccini :thumb42902224: Soft Music by AphroditeShari :thumb44440191: :thumb29701146: a lapse of SILENT by aechandia The small bride - golden .. by 7yo :thumb31234049: I live on today by Pumpkin-King Hypnotic by justinblackphotos :thumb37971718: :thumb43748262: Why ? by Haymanicss pi.a by SnjezanaJosipovic


Next Journal: Best Close Ups and Infant&children 2006 awards!

One last thing... I found this on the web and I fell in love with it!! lava.nationalgeographic.com/po…

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My Arsenal:

Nikon D70s
Nikkor AF 18-70mm
Nikkor AF 70-300mm
Nikkor AF 50mm
Sigma 105mm Macro
Nikon SB-600 Flash
UV Filters
Lightsphere II Flash Dome

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Give support to my little sister ---> :iconteenagecupid:

And to my little girl too! ---> :icondark-lil-angel:

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Always loyal to DA, even on my ride :D

My car with DA

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Stamps:

:thumb31258153: I support Muslim-Women by Muslim-Women :thumb30593230: photoshop cs2 fan by deepdesign
stamp - i support my own style by oceanmandarin :thumb28672880: :thumb32613991: :thumb27307599:
:thumb29439455: :thumb36348990: I Support LEBANON by ZODC Forza Italia by ZeKRoBzS
:thumb36902745: For my friends and supporters by DxButterfly
:thumb35661456: Good Manners by Sadiya :thumb39263169: I grew up with Sesame Street by Sadiya
Gimme Coffee by Sadiya I Love Jeddah Stamp by ILoveJeddah ::i support UAE'in deviants:: by Bntuae
Nikon D70S Envy stamp by DJVue :thumb41542933: No Shiite-No Sunni: I'm Muslim by muslimz :thumb42603511:
Think before you type stamp by andaria New MacroPhoto Stamp by macrophoto egyptians stamp by mounirian128 Even More Support to the Veil by DJVue
I support...? by Moon-Whispers Join My face book Stamp by ZODC

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