First Destination in Dubai – Creek

Table of contents for Photography-Dubai-Windows

  1. RawTherapee — Raw imagr processor for all platforms
  2. First Destination in Dubai – Creek
  3. Some pictures/photos from Dubai Zoo
  4. Some pictures from Burj Khalifa

OK, so my first destination in Dubai was Creek in the after hours i.e. around 20:30PM. Good time to go to a place like Creek. Lots of lighting and really nice ferry to take you to the other side for pretty cheap so nice hub for my adventure with my camera. Result : Disaster. I took a lot of Photos there, but all waste because the time was after hours and I did not have a external flash. I guess with external flash it would have been good. Another mistake I did was to shoot in JPEG mode and thus could not try with increasing exposure and all with the photos.

 

Anyways, here are some photos of the excursion and the lessons that I learnt

Camera : Nikon D5000

Editor : Picasa 3 for Windows (only clicked on I am Feeling Lucky ūüôā )

Now lets start with the Worst one:

Dubai Creek
Dubai Creek

What went wrong here:

Couple of things:: I was in Ferry so it was moving and it was quite dark outside with most of the light coming from the Artificial Sources and thus the aperture speed was quite slow, meaning the aperture would be open for more time and for that much time the camera should be completely still which cannot happen on Ferry. There was not external flash adding salt to the injury.. What a shame, realized this only after seeing the photos after coming back from there. Sigh, will try to go there once more.

Pretty much the same mistake in the below once, except the fact that this was taken with me on the shore and boat moving ūüôā Making same mistake in another form, I must be a Genius on this ūüôā

Dubai Creek
Dubai Creek

Next one does not look so bad. May be its not good but not too bad.

Dubai Creek
Dubai Creek

Why this was not so bad, because I took the picture of the same boat on which I was sitting so not so much of movement…

The next ones were taken when we were stationary on the banks and thus do look good.

Dubai Creek
Dubai Creek

Details:

Components Configura|Y Cb Cr –
Exposure Bias |0.00 EV
MaxApertureValue    |3.60 EV (f/3.5)
Metering Mode       |Pattern
Light Source        |0
Flash               |Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.
Focal Length        |18.0 mm
Maker Note          |9348 bytes undefined data
User Comment        |
SubsecTime          |50
SubSecTimeOriginal  |50
SubSecTimeDigitized |50
FlashPixVersion     |FlashPix Version 1.0
Color Space         |Uncalibrated
PixelXDimension     |640
PixelYDimension     |425
Sensing Method      |One-chip color area sensor
File Source         |DSC
Scene Type          |1
CFA Pattern         |8 bytes undefined data
Custom Rendered     |Normal process
Exposure Mode       |Auto exposure
White Balance       |Auto white balance
Digital Zoom Ratio  |1.00
Focal Length In 35mm|27
Scene Capture Type  |Landscape
Gain Control        |Low gain up
Contrast            |Normal
Saturation          |Normal
Sharpness |Normal
Subject Distance Ran|Unknown

 

Dubai Creek
Dubai Creek

 

and the details:

Components Configura|Y Cb Cr –
Exposure Bias       |0.00 EV
MaxApertureValue    |4.20 EV (f/4.3)
Metering Mode       |Pattern
Light Source        |4
Flash               |Flash did not fire.
Focal Length        |86.0 mm
Maker Note          |9246 bytes undefined data
User Comment        |
SubsecTime          |50
SubSecTimeOriginal  |50
SubSecTimeDigitized |50
FlashPixVersion     |FlashPix Version 1.0
Color Space         |Uncalibrated
PixelXDimension     |425
PixelYDimension     |640
Sensing Method      |One-chip color area sensor
File Source         |DSC
Scene Type          |1
CFA Pattern         |8 bytes undefined data
Custom Rendered     |Normal process
Exposure Mode       |Manual exposure
White Balance       |Manual white balance
Digital Zoom Ratio  |1.00
Focal Length In 35mm|129
Scene Capture Type  |Landscape
Gain Control        |Low gain up
Contrast            |Normal
Saturation          |Normal
Sharpness           |Normal

Components Configura|Y Cb Cr –
Exposure Bias       |0.00 EV
MaxApertureValue    |3.60 EV (f/3.5)
Metering Mode       |Pattern
Light Source        |0
Flash               |Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.
Focal Length        |18.0 mm
Maker Note          |9348 bytes undefined data
User Comment        |
SubsecTime          |50
SubSecTimeOriginal  |50
SubSecTimeDigitized |50
FlashPixVersion     |FlashPix Version 1.0
Color Space         |Uncalibrated
PixelXDimension     |640
PixelYDimension     |425
Sensing Method      |One-chip color area sensor
File Source         |DSC
Scene Type          |1
CFA Pattern         |8 bytes undefined data
Custom Rendered     |Normal process
Exposure Mode       |Auto exposure
White Balance       |Auto white balance
Digital Zoom Ratio  |1.00
Focal Length In 35mm|27
Scene Capture Type  |Landscape
Gain Control        |Low gain up
Contrast            |Normal
Saturation          |Normal
Sharpness           |Normal
Subject Distance Ran|Unknown
Image Unique ID     |ceff7e717727de1a9816a22551717372
InteroperabilityInde|R98
InteroperabilityVers|0100
RelatedImageWidth   |640
RelatedImageLength  |425
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Remove some path from the PATH variable temporarily.

How many times has it happened to you that you are working on some linux platform (like Fedora/Ubuntu/CentOS etc) and suddenly you see that you need to remove some path from the PATH variable so that a script is executed from some other path. It really difficult to do this if the path is too long and if you end up doing this couple of times. If that is the case, then the below script is for you ūüôā

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#!/bin/bash -
#===============================================================================
#
#          FILE:  remove_path.sh
#
#         USAGE:  ./remove_path.sh
#
#   DESCRIPTION:  Add a path from the $PATH variable
#
#       OPTIONS:  ---
#  REQUIREMENTS:  ---
#          BUGS:  ---
#         NOTES:  ---
#        AUTHOR:  <a class="zem_slink" title="Amit Agarwal" rel="me" href="http://amit-agarwal.co.in">Amit Agarwal</a> (AKA), amit.agarwal@amit-agarwal.co.in
#       COMPANY:  Individual
#       VERSION:  1.0
#       CREATED:  08/08/2010 02:26:16 PM IST
#      REVISION:  ---
#===============================================================================
if [[ $# < 1 ]]
then
echo "Not enough arguments"
exit -999
fi
unset PATH_ PATH1
export PATH_=($(echo $PATH|sed \'s/:/ /g\'))
for i in `seq 1 ${#PATH_}`
do
echo ${PATH_[$i]}
echo ${PATH_[$i]}|<a class="zem_slink" title="Grep" rel="wikipedia" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grep">grep</a> $1
if [ $? != 0 ]
then
PATH1=$PATH1:${PATH_[$i]}
PATH1=$(echo $PATH1|tr -d \'\\n\')
#echo $PATH1
else
echo "Not adding ${PATH_[$i]}"
fi
done
echo "old path saved in $PATH_"
export PATH=$PATH1

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Startup animation and theme for Fedora 12 onwards.

Since the release of Fedora 12, fedora is using plymouth. Plymouth kicks in just after grub and before the Xserver starts.

Description:

Plymouth provides an attractive graphical boot animation in
place of the text messages that normally get shown.  Text
messages are instead redirected to a log file for viewing
after boot.

Plymouth does support themes and there are couple of plymouth themes already in the repos:

plymouth-theme-spinfinity-0.8.2-3.fc13.i686
plymouth-system-theme-0.8.2-3.fc13.i686
plymouth-theme-charge-0.8.2-3.fc13.i686
plymouth-theme-fade-in-0.8.2-3.fc13.i686
plymouth-theme-solar-0.8.2-3.fc13.i686

To use one of these you need to do the following and see the effects after a reboot:

sudo /usr/sbin/plymouth-set-default-theme <theme name>
sudo /usr/libexec/plymouth/plymouth-update-initrd

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