May 27, 2006

nice article on Jordan's independence day

Out of the several articles I read on the topic of Jordan's independence day, I like the article titled " في ذكرى الاستقلال...تحديات ماثلة أمام الدولة الأردنية" by Batir Wardam the best.

Nice job Batir.

May 24, 2006

Magical HDR images

Our eyes see a huge amount of light-shades, but digital cameras can save only few of them at a time. The problem is exaggerated when an image has dim spots and strong-light ones. If the camera focuses on the dim spots, the strong-light ones are too white. And if the camera focueses on the strong-light spots, the dim ones are too dark.

A solution by HDR Soft company is to take several pictures with different exposure time/intensity, and then use their plug-in to merge them. Thus, the image will have 3x (or more) the number of light shades in a picture.

The resulting images are MAGICAL. Check this guy's album of China.

May 17, 2006

Pic of Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum, Jordan
Originally uploaded by malachei.
A picture of Wadi Rum. One must always wait for sunset/sunrise in any natural place. Pictures like this do not come with perpendicular rays.

May 12, 2006

Nancy overtook Amr Diab, according to Google

According to Google Trends (thanks to Humeid for his article)

Nancy Ajram's popularity over took Amr Diab's in the first quarter of 2004
And Haifa Wehbe is no match!

Ah, technology, how useful art thee...... ;-)