In the Holy Quran, Allah azza wa jall tells us وَسِيقَ الَّذِينَ اتَّقَوْا رَبَّهُمْ إِلَى الْجَنَّةِ زُمَرًا ۖ حَتَّىٰ إِذَا جَاءُوهَا وَفُتِحَتْ أَبْوَابُهَا وَقَالَ لَهُمْ خَزَنَتُهَا سَلَامٌ عَلَيْكُمْ طِبْتُمْ فَادْخُلُوهَا خَالِدِينَ But those who feared their Lord will be driven to Paradise in groups until, when they reach it while its gates have been opened […]
Today, on a rainy, cool Sunday, I’m thankful for rainy, cool, lazy Sundays, with not much in the way of chores or tasks ahead, time to sleep in, reflect on the week just past and the week ahead, and spend quality time with family. Alhamdulillah!
Twas the day before that major December holiday, and the Hanabibti and I were out rummaging around a new for-profit thrift store that opened down the street, when I dug deep into a jumbled mass of old electronic components and pulled out the Nikon One Touch 100. Sure, the front was scratched up a bit and the neck […]
When I first wrote about the Pentax Espio, I mentioned “unpromising results,” kvetched a bit about Walgreens mailing off and then keeping my negatives, and then promised to write up a proper review once I put another roll through. Well, I did put another roll through it, a year ago, back when I first started developing my […]
Cariari (part 3) Indeed, mankind was created impatient. But we only live for 80 or 100 years, at most. All living things die: that’s the way Allah azza wa jall created us. While we’re here, we build all manner of things. And to build those things, we tear down other things. We show little disregard […]
Cariari (part 2) Other than that Saturday at Irazu and around Cartago, most of the photographs I took were on photowalks around Cariari. Today, we’ll wrap up the first roll I shot through. First up: manmade Cariari…