Shot this beautifully lit Bull at the Hotel Cox’s Today in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
Aviation technology has always fascinated me. From booking a flight that can happen from a million different places to how a flight is tracked all over the world, it has never failed to amaze me. Recently, I discovered this cool site where you can track the live status of any flight that’s currently airborne. As my brother headed for Germany, his first flight from Bangladesh did not have a tracker it in, but his second flight did have a tracker. As a result, as you can see above, I was able to view the live position of his flight just like he was able to view it on his personal monitor for the in-flight entertainment system.
One of the perks — not that there are many — of getting a City Bank American Express Credit Card (Gold) is that when you’re leaving the country, you can enjoy a somewhat luxurious lounge at the Shahjalal International Airport.
The lounge is pretty calm and beautiful. It has a good selection of free food that you can eat before you start your journey. There’s free WiFi with adequate speed to do some heavy browsing.
The lounge is accessible after you cross the immigration point, so you will likely not be spending a lot of time in there as you can only cross immigration after you’ve checked in, which is no more than a couple of hours before the departure time.
Why did I say that there aren’t many perks of getting an Amex card? Well, turns out, in Bangladesh, most merchants accept either Visa or MasterCard. American Express is not accepted as widely as Visa and MasterCard. Not that you can live without carrying cash in Bangladesh, but those places that do accept card transaction, they usually don’t support Amex cards, which is a bummer.
Gaming on a three-monitor set up has always been on my wishlist. However, the fact that I don’t really need three monitors for anything else has always kept me from purchasing three monitors. Then I stumbled upon a friend’s office where he had the three monitor setup. It’s not perfect because I think you at least need 27-inch monitors to get the proper eyefinity feel. But it’s something. (Plus he didn’t have any of the mainstream games like NFS or Dirt series, and Asphalt didn’t do justice to the setup.)
Shot with 35mm f/2 on Fujifilm X-T10 in Classic Chrome settings. Shot at Cox’s Bazar sea beach in Bangladesh.
Can you tell what the irony is in this picture?
I have been using OnePlus 5, the flagship model from one of the most reputed yet smallest companies that produce Android phones, for the past week. This phone makes me want to go back to Android. It is extremely snappy, the customized Android called OxygenOS is properly optimized to take advantage of the ridiculous hardware configuration of Octa-core processor and 8 GB RAM.
The result? I got a phone that never lags, is literally snappier than my iPhone 6s to take photos, and is faster than Touch ID to unlock using my fingerprint. As you can tell, there are a lot of good things I have to say about this phone. For the upcoming full review, subscribe to ais.blog today.
Shot while boarding the aircraft in Cox’s Bazar airport bound to Dhaka.
There’s something about rain that brings out the inner photographer in a lot of people. Just look at your Facebook newsfeed after a rainy day (may not be applicable for people living in the likes of London, if you know what I mean), and you will see tons of pictures of the rain coming out of people who otherwise don’t take photos that much.
Outdoor photographers usually don’t like the rainy days because the lighting condition is not the best at that time. Only the people who have studied and tried photography will know how important lighting is and how rainy weather leads to a considerable lack of natural light. However, if one can manage to go out and take some pictures, the results are always rewarding.
Having said that, none of my phones or cameras are weather-sealed, and the road condition is so bad that going out during or after the rain is not ideal. That’s why when you can get a picture like this that conveys the vibe of rain without you having to leave the room, you know that you must put it online for the world to see!
The last day before you leave when you’re out traveling is always the saddest. It was no different for me. Coming from an unbearably hot and humid weather, the cloudy and drizzling weather in Whistler on the day before I was going to leave made me miss the calm and beautiful place even more. The photo wasn’t even taken in early morning. I believe it was about 8-9 in the morning when I took this shot.
One look at all that cloud and you could tell that the rain was coming. (And it did indeed come later in the day.)
But the most surprising part for me was the fact that the weather forecast 7 days earlier so darn accurate. In Dhaka, the forecast can be hit and miss. But every time I travel to the west, I’m surprised by the accuracy of the forecast. I wish we had that here too.
(And as a side note, I’ve been playing with Affinity Photo on my new iPad Pro and edited the picture above. Here’s the original photo for reference.)
Given that I wasn’t shooting RAW and it was shot on an iPhone 6s, the transformation was really cool to see. I’m not even expert at Affinity Photo yet, so imagine what the possibilities are if you know the ins-and-outs of this app!