Nightime, Right Time

A quick follow-up to this morning’s Reminder… Here’s the same view, shot moments apart, by 3 different cameras, at 30, 45, and 60 seconds (all manually counted, and so probably not accurate…). On the left, the Cosina CX-2; in the middle, the Lomo LC-A; on the right, the Sears 35 R|F (Ricoh 500 G). All […]

Kosmo Foto Mono at the Neighborhood Picnic

The weekend before Ramadan, the neighborhood got together for a picnic. Fun! About 5 minutes after it was supposed to start, I received a frantic call from brother Riyaz, one of the organizers. He was breathless. “Brother James… we need a photographer here… hurry.” I was happy to oblige, and, interestingly, I had just received […]

signs, signs

  وَمِنْ آيَاتِهِ خَلْقُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَاخْتِلَافُ أَلْسِنَتِكُمْ وَأَلْوَانِكُمْ ۚ إِنَّ فِي ذَٰلِكَ لَآيَاتٍ لِّلْعَالِمِينَ And of His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth and the diversity of your languages and your colors. Indeed in that are signs for those of knowledge.

barbecue cookoff: LC-A vs. CX-2

A couple of weeks ago, a few of the Sylheti families got together at a park on Grapevine lake for a bit of a brisket cookoff: my sister-in-law’s excellent crock pot barbecue vs. a friend’s superlative 15 hour smoked brisket… tl;dr: everyone was a winner, though I wound up with some meat sweats later in […]

the best sign

وَمِنْ آيَاتِهِ أَنْ خَلَقَ لَكُم مِّنْ أَنفُسِكُمْ أَزْوَاجًا لِّتَسْكُنُوا إِلَيْهَا وَجَعَلَ بَيْنَكُم مَّوَدَّةً وَرَحْمَةً ۚ إِنَّ فِي ذَٰلِكَ لَآيَاتٍ لِّقَوْمٍ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ And of His signs is that He created for you from yourselves mates that you may find tranquillity in them; and He placed between you affection and mercy. Indeed in that are signs for […]