Wednesday, August 25, 2010

is zameen k chehray per zindagi bhi basti thi...

Iss zameen kay chehray per
zindagi bhee bastee theee
phool jessay cheray thay
aur sitara ankhain theen
soobah muskuratii thee
aur sham hanstee thee
iss zameen kay chehray per
zindgi bhe bastee theee

Sirf aik lamha tha
Bayrehm see aahat thee

phir lhooo ki chadar thee
Maut raqs kertee thee
iss zameen kay chehray per
zindgi bhe bastee theee

Tum nay derd dekha hay?
Dukh say aashna ho tum?
Derd ki azeeat ko Inn ki ankh main dekho
Dukh ki inteha kia hay Inn ki rooh say poocho

Kiss ka nooha likhoun main?
Kiss ko main dilasa doun?
kitnay cheray pather hain
kitnay dil shikasta hain

kitnee behnain bhayoon ki lash lay kay bethee hain
kitnee mayen buchoun ki aass lay kay bethee hain

Zindgi musmar hay aur maut hanstee hay

iss zameen kay chehray per zindgee sisaktee hay

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

she Asked me What i Think

i think about
a lot of things
and most of them
don't stay for long
but if i had to
sum it up,
for you,
i think i'd try.

i think about my memories
and replay laughs
and lessons, kisses
and the first time seeing
people who i now know well.

i think about the near future
and try to tame expectations
and try to focus on the now
but sometimes it
gets tough.

i often feel like
dipping in and
out of life like
something rolling
back and forth
along the wave break
resting now and then.

some times i think
i'll take a seat
from society
and let the world
go on without me
just because
i know it
can and

but mostly i just
think of that
which is before me
like a map or
flower or a shadow
or whatever form i find.

so when you asked me
what i think
it at first seemed
a riddle, for
i'm not so sure
i think at all
now that i
about it.

by Amir

Friday, August 20, 2010

Landscape Photography

I’ve been into landscape photography for a couple of years now. It’s a fantastic hobby and hugely rewarding, but also has a bit of a learning curve. While I would not consider myself anywhere near a pro at this stage, I’ve picked up on a few useful things here and there. Below are some tips which I hope others who are just starting out in the world of landscape photography will find useful.
Why You Should Research Your Locations
If you are planning a photography trip then it’s important to do some research beforehand. Use the internet to find as much information as you can about your destination. Try to identify potential places of interest and find out the best times of the year to go – some places are much more photogenic in certain seasons while others look great all year round. Try to avoid peak tourist seasons though, as busy places mean more people to get in the way of your shots.
There are some great tools to help you prepare for your trip. Google Maps and Google Earth allow you to get a good idea of exactly how things will look and, in some cases, even enable you to compose your shots from the comfort of your computer! Not all locations have detailed views available but at the very least you can get a rough idea on potential spots to visit.
Another great tool for landscape photographers is The Photographers Ephemeris. This piece of software will tell you the exact time of sunrise, sunset, moonrise, and moonset at any given date for any location in the world. Not only that but it will also show you the direction that the sun and moon will be at those times. By knowing exactly where the sun will rise or set, you can plan your shots accordingly.
Whether you are planning a trip or shooting locally, have a look at photos that other landscape photographers have taken in the area. This will give you ideas on potential places to shoot, but don’t simply go and copy their photos, put your own take on them.
Do Some Area Scouting
Once your trip has started the research isn’t quite over yet. While the internet allows you to plan and prepare for your trip, nothing beats being on location in terms of finding the best spots to take photos from. Explore the area in the middle of the day when the light is too harsh to take photos. Doing this enables you to pre-visualize your shots and get some compositions in mind before the actual shoot. The last thing you want to be doing when the light is right is desperately trying to find some good compositions.
This is the most time-consuming and tedious part of a photography trip but unless you have a guide or know the area well, it’s a necessary evil.
Getting Great Composition
Once you have found a good location you still need to decide how to compose your shot. This is a very subjective area and it’s quite hard to describe what makes a good composition and what doesn’t. The best photographers just seem to have ‘a good eye’ for a shot – an innate ability to frame a scene in such a way as to engage the viewer and take the shot from the best possible angle. There are ‘rules’ that you’re supposed to follow, but some of the most amazing photos break these rules so it really comes down to each individual photo. However, keep these guidelines in mind when composing your photos:
  • Avoid clutter. Only include things in the frame that you want to present to the viewer. The best photos are clean and simple. If there are unwanted items in the way, such as power poles, cars, roads, buildings etc, try a different angle to hide them from view. Small things can be cloned out in post-processing but larger items will just distract the viewer.
Simple composition example
Simple compositions are often the best.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

3D Robot Artworks

Robots have become popular in art because they represent the vision of the futurism. We always try to visualize future by watching 3D robotic artworks to image what will come next. In the field of technology and multimedia, robots have been a motivating power. Their designs have dramatically improved, too: examples start from Star Wars and I, Robot; Wall-E and Terminator. In this post we compiled a list of 40 stunning and fascinating 3D Robot artworks created in 3D Max, Maya, CINEMA 4D, Lightwave etc.

3D Robot Artworks

3drobots29 in 40 Superb Examples of 3D Robot Artworks

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Awesome Photoshop Illustrator Effects and Tutorials

It’s always fun to experiment different techniques and learn how to work with various aspects of Adobe Photoshop to spice up boring pictures and make them into works of arts and masterpieces. So, if you’re interested in learning some new skills, whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or advanced user, these Photoshop and Illustrator tutorials are for you.
Below you will find an incredible amount of amazing colorful artwork to inspire any designer, also we’ve selected some of the best adobe tutorials hand picked to enhance or highlight whatever action is going on in the photo.

Neon and Glow Effects Tutorials

Create cool neon effects- Tony Ariawan shows you how to use warping, layer masks and simple colour tweaking for a high-tech look that’s out of this world.
S17 in 53 Killer Photoshop Illustrator Effects and Tutorials

Sunday, August 15, 2010

the boys i mean are not refined

the boys i mean are not refined
they go with girls who buck and bite
they do not give a fuck for luck
they hump them thirteen times a night

one hangs a hat upon her tit
one carves a cross on her behind
they do not give a shit for wit
the boys i mean are not refined

they come with girls who bite and buck
who cannot read and cannot write
who laugh like they would fall apart
and masturbate with dynamite

the boys i mean are not refined
they cannot chat of that and this
they do not give a fart for art
they kill like you would take a piss

they speak whatever's on their mind
they do whatever's in their pants
the boys i mean are not refined
they shake the mountains when they dance

by E. E. Cummings

Friday, August 13, 2010

2-Letter Words with Definitions for Scrabble

Bold indicates word cannot be extended with "S'
Plus sign (+) indicates word can be extended by "ES'

AA rough jagged lava found in Hawaiian volcanos
AB an abdominal muscle
AD short form of advertisement
AE one (Scots.)
AG agriculture
AH (verb) to say "Ah" for joy etc
AI a three-toed South American sloth
AL an East Indian tree
AM a present tense of the verb be 
AN a form of the indefinite article
AR the letter "R"
AS to that extent
AT in the position of
AW exclamation of disappointment
AX (verb) to work on with an axe
AY an affirmative vote (also AYE)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Beauty of Math !

1 x 8 + 1 = 9
12 x 8 + 2 = 98
123 x 8 + 3 = 987
1234 x 8 + 4 = 9876 
12345 x 8 + 5 = 98765
123456 x 8 + 6 = 987654
1234567 x 8 + 7 = 9876543
12345678 x 8 + 8 = 98765432 
123456789 x 8 + 9 = 987654321

1 x 9 + 2 = 11
12 x 9 + 3 = 111 
123 x 9 + 4 = 1111
1234 x 9 + 5 = 11111
12345 x 9 + 6 = 111111
123456 x 9 + 7 = 1111111
1234567 x 9 + 8 = 11111111
12345678 x 9 + 9 = 111111111
123456789 x 9 +10= 1111111111 

9 x 9 + 7 = 88
98 x 9 + 6 = 888
987 x 9 + 5 = 8888
9876 x 9 + 4 = 88888
98765 x 9 + 3 = 888888
987654 x 9 + 2 = 8888888
9876543 x 9 + 1 = 88888888 
98765432 x 9 + 0 = 888888888

Brilliant, isn't it? 

And look at this symmetry:

1 x 1 = 1
11 x 11 = 121
111 x 111 = 12321
1111 x 1111 = 1234321 
11111 x 11111 = 123454321
111111 x 111111 = 12345654321 
1111111 x 1111111 = 1234567654321
11111111 x 11111111 = 123456787654321
111111111 x 111111111 = 12345678987654321

Annual Shark Week on the Discovery Channel

In honor of the annual Shark Week on the Discovery Channel, the networks headquarters has again brought out the giant shark costume for their building. We like how it emphasizes the fin like architecture at the top of the structure, but we always feel bad for the person whose windows get covered for the entire week!

[Photo: AC4LT]

Saturday, August 7, 2010

From 1945 to 2010

Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Loom of Time

The Loom of TimeMan’s life is laid in the loom of time
To a pattern he does not see,
While the weavers work and the shuttles fly
Till the dawn of eternity.

Some shuttles are filled with silver threads
And some with threads of gold,
While often but the darker hues
Are all that they may hold.

But the weaver watches with skillful eye
Each shuttle fly to and fro,
And sees the pattern so deftly wrought
As the loom moves sure and slow.

God surely planned the pattern:
Each thread, the dark and fair,
Is chosen by His master skill
And placed in the web with care.

He only knows its beauty,
And guides the shuttles which hold
The threads so unattractive,
As well as the threads of gold.

Not till each loom is silent,
And the shuttles cease to fly,
Shall God reveal the pattern
And explain the reason why

The dark threads were as needful
In the weaver’s skillful hand
As the threads of gold and silver
For the pattern which He planned.

~~by unknown

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Men are just happier than women

  • If Laura, Kate and Sarah go out for lunch, they will call each other Laura, Kate and Sarah.
  • If Mike , Dave and John go out, they will affectionately refer to each other as Fat Boy, Godzilla and Four-eyes.

Eating out:
  • When the bill arrives, Mike , Dave and John will each throw in $20, even though it’s only for $32.50.  None of them will have anything smaller and none will actually admit they want change back.
  • When the girls get their bill, out come the pocket calculators.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Most Beautiful Mosques In The World

Mosque is a Holy place for Muslims. It refers to its Arabic name – Masjid. A Mosque is a place for worship for all the followers of Islam. Mosques all around the world are well known for the general importance to Muslims as well as for Islamic architecture and representation of Islamic culture. Although Mosque is the place where all the Muslims of the community come together and have their prayers, Mosque can also be the place of beautiful architecture that is famous all around the world.

Beautiful Mosques Photography

Mosques in Most Beautiful Mosques In The World