Monthly Archives: June 2010

During the weekend we were supposed to camp with a group of friends in Janne – Kartaba (Qartaba), but after big plan changes we ended up on the banks of Ibrahim’s River, in Jbeil, Lebanon

Small Waterfall - Nahr el Ibrahim

Small Waterfall - Nahr el Ibrahim

First shot I’m sharing with the new camera!!

Hope you like it.

A Sunset for Two

A Sunset for Two

Baysour Busted

Yup, it is!!

My first post I had on this blog was about Baysour, the place with great waterfalls, lakes, ponds…  the photos of which we all got in our emails (and still do) & couldn’t really find it.

This year I was determined to find it. My info said that there are four Baysours in Lebanon. The main being the one next to Aley, where we did go last year & where my search was going to start.

Around Baysour there are 4 rivers that join each other, so I knew it was going to be a hard search. Right before I meet with a friend & decide how/when to go for the “baysour hunt”, I did a google search “Baysour is it true / hoax” (or something in this term) & I found out a blog that has the definite answer! It was a hoax, a big one!

So There is no beautiful waterfalls, lakes & ponds in Baysour – Lebanon, don’t bother & look for it! The max you will see is already on this blog. If you want to see those, go to the nearest Croatian embassy & apply for a visa (if you need it) cause those pics are actually in Plitvice Lakes National Park – Croatia

If you came across this blog looking for the location/more photos (cause a lot of people do),  I’m sorry,  no Baysour here…

Less than a week ago I got a BIG, I mean really BIG, upgrade to the gear I was using to shoot.

So far, all the photos that were posted on this site were taken with a 3Mp, yes just 3, camera! the mighty Minolta Z1.

Last Saturday I got my first Digital SLR (Single Lens Reflex) camera! The amazing Canon 500D (T1i / Kiss X3 Digital).

Here is the pic of old meets new, shot by Nokia E72, which by the way, has a 5MP sensor.

Minolta Z1 Meets Canon 500D - Shot By Nokia E72

Minolta Z1 Meets Canon 500D - Shot By Nokia E72

Some Basic Info

Minolta Z1 Canon 500D
Pixels 3.2MP 15.1MP
Max Resolution 2048 x 1536 4752 x 3168
Sensor Size 5.27 x 3.96 mm (0.2 cm²) 22.3 x 14.9 mm (3.32 cm²)
ISO Rating Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400 Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200

(6400 – 12800 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              6400 – 12800      end_of_the_skype_highlighting with boost)

Optical Zoom 10x
Movies 640 x 480 @30/15fps Full HD 1920 x 1080 @ 20fps
Accessories Lenses
-.45 Wide Angle
– 2x Zoom

– UV / Pol / FD

– Canon 18-55mm IS (Kit)
– Canon 55-200mm IS

– UV

Remote Shutter Release

I used to look at the Z1 as a big (in size) camera, but after handling the 500D for a few day, it now does look small, very small!!

I’ll post some pics shot with the new camera soon!

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