Raining ….

distant rain at rawal dam, originally uploaded by umayr masud.

14 Comments so far

  1. wkhang on April 5th, 2008 @ 7:31 pm

    Amazing !!


  2. kabirdas on April 6th, 2008 @ 1:04 am

    It is a good picture but there is something about this picture which made me feel bit depressed. I can’t really figure it out. Could the reason be that there is vast expanse of water, mountains at a distance and dark clouds over it with no activity of any kind makes it look all dead. Say if the boat was in motion or there were waves in the lake it might not have looked that dead and therefore depressing. Or could it be that a single stationary boat is portraying the image of lonliness which again is a depressing thought.
    Anyway whatever. The picture is a good otherwise.


  3. baraka on April 8th, 2008 @ 2:19 pm

    Lovely photo!

    The Olympic Torch relay will be stopping in Islamabad (scroll down for map) – any news on its route?


  4. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on April 8th, 2008 @ 9:30 pm

    WK: Nicely taken by photographer indeed.

    Kabirdas: To me the boat appears to be in motion :) Probably its the hues and shades of gray and blue in picture thats making it depressive.

    Baraka: Thanks for coming by sister :)

    Will surely see if any reports on it come and will publish here ~~ Thanks for the ping :)


  5. kabirdas on April 8th, 2008 @ 11:00 pm

    Ref: A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) April 8th, 2008 9:30 pm

    You have hit the nail on the head. It ineed is combination of dark and grey shades of colours which makes the picture somewhat depressing. This thing ocuured to me as well when I gave this matter some more thought later.
    One can’t be too sure about the boat whether it is in motion or not. There is an object close to the boat which seems to be a buoy to which the boat is most likey to be tied up. Being an ex-sailor have an eye for this kind of thing :-)
    I have only recently discovered Islamabad Metblogs. I find it rather slow moving. Isn’t there much happening in town or you are slow at reporting events?
    Long time back an American diplomat said about Islamabad: It is half the size of Arlington cemetry ( which a huge cemetry in Washington) and twice as dead.
    Well that was long time back when he said say. Now Isalamabad with the grace of God is as big as the Arlington cemetry and as dead:-)
    If you don’t find much to write about you can ask your readers to help you out.
    Do get in touch with me via my email to give you some ideas if you so desire. I think some kind of participation by readers is a must to make this kind of blog interesting and useful.
    I think there should be a provision in the blog itself for readers to submit their suggestions beside commenting on the posts. I have seen ‘All Things Pakistan’ has such a provision for submission of suggestions.


  6. imrrran on April 11th, 2008 @ 10:32 am

    love the pic. though the shades of grey are a bit depressing but the green grass at the bottom (if noticed) neutralizes the effect for me. it seems that there is a little bit of sharpening on the image but I could not see the larger version even on flickr so I cant verify.


  7. crazymonkey on April 13th, 2008 @ 9:52 am

    I don’t find the picture depressing at all. In fact, I’d call it a picture of the magnificence of nature. Things like these make us wonder how tiny we are as compared to the wonders that surround us, yet we are able to reshape those wonders to our liking. There is so much to be seen an explored out there in the universe, things which would blow our minds away. And the more we learn about the universe, the more humble we will become.


  8. kabirdas on April 14th, 2008 @ 1:10 am

    Ref: crazymonkey April 13th, 2008 9:52 am
    Yes, we indeed seem to be insignificant living on a small plannet of a solar system at the outer edge of a galaxy which is part of a cluster of such galaxies which are part of the whole universe. There are billions of galaxies and billion of stars in each galaxy. The distances between the stars and galaxies are measured in light years which run into million of light years. The next star after sun nearest to us is about 4 light years away. Light travel at about 186,000 miles per second.
    Whether we have bacome humble or not I am not quite sure of. One thing that we learned is that we are no longer the centre of this universe as we once thought and punished those who thought otherwise (recall Galileoo’s case).
    Most of us still think that this whole universe has been created for us. This is something I find hard to believe. In this respect we are perhaps still not humble.


  9. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on April 14th, 2008 @ 1:12 am

    WooHooo … Three Cheers to Pakistani intellect :)


  10. kabirdas on April 14th, 2008 @ 2:41 am

    Ref: A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) April 14th, 2008 1:12 am
    Now what does that suppose to mean? I am a simple soul. Can’t really discern sarcasm from complement. The use of word ‘Pakistani’ before intellect is meaningful in either case; be it sarcasm or complement. Pray explain your comment.


  11. kabirdas on April 14th, 2008 @ 2:51 am

    Will it be incorrect to assume on my part that your above referenced remark is perhaps supercilious??


  12. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on April 14th, 2008 @ 10:42 am

    Actually it was a complement :)

    And supercilious, no way … complement all in all, by and large one !!

    Honestly I just posted a pic ~ a marvel work by the photographer ~ never thought about all these angles ~ Thanks for it :)


  13. kabirdas on April 14th, 2008 @ 7:35 pm

    Ref: A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) April 14th, 2008 10:42 am

    The picture was no doubt good and so are you for complementing me for my intellect indigenous though it was. I am really flattered. BTW for past 10 years I have been reading extensively about the working of ‘life’ and the ‘universe’ in which we live. The end result seems to be no different from what Ommar Khyyam described many centuries ago in one of his Rubai as follows:

    Up from Earths’s Centre through the seventh Gate
    I rose, and on the Throne of Saturn sate,
    And many Knots unravele’d by the Road;
    But not the Knot of Human Death and Fate.


  14. hin33 on May 1st, 2008 @ 11:10 pm

    ill see it in person in august :) inshallah



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