Archive for the ‘History’ Category

International Anti-Apartheid Year

As My-Stamps project going on, here is a Stamp from Kuwait, this one issued in 1978 for the occasion of “International Anti-Apartheid Year“.
I used Nikon D90 with Nikon 35mm lens and normal room lights.

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From more photos of My-Stamps Collections go to: Menu> Pages> My Stamps [and select the country]


Tafelaufsalz Porzelian 1768

The Stamp of “Tafelaufsalz Porzelian 1768“(plate-tower china um1768) is one of my Germany stamps Collection issued in 19 October 1976..

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The Venus Transit

June 6, 2012 2 comments

This is the last Venus Transit against the sun in your life, the next Transit will be around the year 2117.
Today the 6th of june 2012 the Venus will pass in front of the sun and it will be visible from the earth.

My Location: Doha – Qatar, 25.3 N, 51.5 E
Local Time: GMT +3

First contact was @ 1:08am Local Time it takes 18minutes for Venus to be full inside the sun, the event start while the sun is Below the horizon, the sun rised @ 4:47am localtime and I start taking photos @ 5:17am localtime at that time Venus was at it’s halfway journey to leave the sun, the leaving time 7:37am and last contact was @ 7:54am.

عبور كوكب الزهره من امام الشمس

هذا الحدث لن يتكرر قبل سنة 2117 ميلادية وهو عبور كوكب الزهرة من امام الشمس، وسيتمكن سكان الارض من متابعه هذا الحدث الذي سوف يستغرق قرابة ال 6 ساعات ، ستبدا عند غروب الشمس في قارة امريكا يوم 5-6-2012 وسنتمكن في الشرق الاوسط من رؤية الحدث عند شروق الشمس يوم 6-6-2012 ويكون الكوكب قد قطع نصف المسافة تقريبا

الصورة التالية تم التقاطها فالساعه 5:17 دقيقه صباحا وتظهر فيها الزهرة وهي دائره مظلمه قي الجزء العلوي من قرص الشمس

My camera:
I use Nikon D90 with Sigma 500mm and 2x-Teleconverter mounted to a tripod with Home-Made filter

During the Transit session I take around 1000 pictures here are some of them..

First shot, @ 5:17am the sun just rise behind some buildings..

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Here is another photo @ 5:45am

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And here is the inside contact (The Black Drop) @ 7:39am localtime

Other Photos with Grid will be published on the Venus Transit 2012 section ..Here

More Photos of the Sun-Spots… Click Here

More photos for the MooN.. Click Here.

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STAMP Of: C. D. Friedrich – Die Lebensstufen

This stamp Issued in 21th of May 1974 in Germany presenting the Lebensstufen By: C.D. Friedrich

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Census Day 2010

In 2010 Qatar issued this stamp on the occasion of population and housing census 2010 kickoff.

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More photos of my stamps collections for Qatar, UAE, Oman and Germany and other countries on My-Stamps


The Olympisch Winterspiele 1976

April 29, 2012 Leave a comment

This is a stamp of the Twelve Olympic Winter Games in 1976 in Germany.

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More photos of the Germany stamps on Menu> Pages> MyStamps> Germany


Towers of Kuwait

April 21, 2012 Leave a comment

This is the 1KD Kuwait Diner [1US$ =3.7KD] the ART on it represent the Towers of Kuwait Designed by Swedish Engineers Sune Lindström and Malene Björn and built by Energoprojekt,the Towers was officially inaugurated in 1st March 1979.

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Blue and Green Instagram set

April 18, 2012 Leave a comment

Here are three of my photos after Instagram filters been applied, I create the filters under Adobe LightRoom V.2 and you can download them from the Download Section in my Blog, this set contain four files: Green, MoreGreen, Blue, MoreBlue and BlueGreen all are in ahradwani_Instagram_blueGreen.rar more files are available for free in the Download Section.

The photos are for Kuwait Towers I used my Sony T100, the first photo is the original one you can click the image to enlarge it.

The Original shot..
The MoreBlue filter..
The MoreGreen filter..
The BlueGreen filter..

You may need to a just the colors of your photos after a playing the effects.


Deutsche Demokratische Republik

April 17, 2012 Leave a comment

More stamps from Germany “Deutsche Demokratische Republik” I search the net for more information but could’t find any but I think they back to 1950’s.

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More photos about my Germany Stamps collection Click Here..


JAMBOREE Stamps in 1963

April 11, 2012 1 comment

This Stamp issued on 1963 in UAE on the occasion of the 11th JAMBOREE day. I am using my Nikon D90 with Nikon 35mm lens to take stamps photos.

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More photos of the UAE Stamps Here.