Imagination Is More Important Than Knowledge :::Albert Einstein:::

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

The Canon 40D

Just got my new cam the canon40D, i used the canon400d for almost an year when i decided to move to this camera. Actually the 40D is an upgrade of the canon30D SLR camera.
I am still discovering the new features on this camera as it is so different to the 400d's features. these are the first things you will notice the minute you hold the 40D
* weight & size (it's a tiny bit bigger than the canon 30D but a lot more bigger than the 400d, don't know if this maybe good or bad to u but it sure feels great in my hands)
* The giant LCD screen
* 6.5 frames per second
* it feels very proffessional (unlike the plastic body on the 400d)

I didn't really notice a huge difference with the image quality (compared to the 400d) but i am sure there must be.

all in all this is a great choice if you are a 400d or the 350D user already and you don't mind the additional coupla hundred bucks. Otherwise i would suggest keep the 400D but invest the money on better optics (lenses)

If you are buying the 40D i would suggest that you buy the body only and select a different lens insted of the 18-55 kit lens.

ps: I am no pro, this is only how i feel and what i think about this camera. i wrote this cause some flickr friends/contacts are asking me about the differences of the 2 camera's.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Do u believe in love at first sight?

MALDIVES....the romantic side of life

Sunday, June 10, 2007


Unplugged, originally uploaded by maapu.

A broken light bulb washed on the beach...

Come away with me...

Come away with me..., originally uploaded by maapu.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Flickr Maldives meet 25 May at Central Hotel

The 2nd Flickr meetup was a huge success... the minister of informations attended the meeting as well. certificates and goodies were handed to the winners by the minister.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007


Blue, originally uploaded by maapu.

The perfect place for the holiday maker.
Some call it Paradise......Some call it Heaven.....Some call it Hell...

But i call it my home

Friday, May 11, 2007


maapu in action, originally uploaded by masaaidhs.

thanks to "masaaidhs"

i didn't realize i was this handsome.....(LMAO!!!)

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Sunny Side Of Life

Sunny Side Of Life, originally uploaded by maapu.

This is another shot of the beautiful beaches from the Hilton Maldives @rangali island.
what u see is what i caught on my canon 400D
It was a very hot day and this was shot at noon (mid day)
i did used a polariser filter on this one :)

Children of a thousand isles

Children of a thousand isles, originally uploaded by maapu.

Travelling to many residential islands throughout the Maldives, one thing all have in common are the children...with their inquisitive innocent nature, its wonderful to be able to capture these images.


Sundowner, originally uploaded by maapu.

The security guard at the Sundowner bar @Bandos Island Resort (Maldives)
This guy must be on the photo album of many tourists that visited Bandos Island Resort.

Take me to the Hilton (wide)

Take me to the Hilton (wide), originally uploaded by maapu.

The Hilton Maldives Is one of the most beautiful resorts/beaches i've visited here in the maldives.
The staff were extreamly nice and friendly and i like the equality policy the resort has between the foreign (europeon) staff and the local staff unlike many of the resorts here in the maldives.
We had a lovely time... :)


Storm, originally uploaded by maapu.

this shots taken from my 18-55 lens before switching to my zoom lens. / you can see the baby tornado in the back (this is when i saw it first)
although this looks like a really horrible day Its not it was perfect blue skies after 30min. This is actually a fine example of how unpredictable the weather in the maldives is. This giant cloud brought a baby tornado along with it
One of the most spectacular moments of my life.
i am so glad i had my camera with me.

Just hangin...

Just hangin..., originally uploaded by maapu.

One of the most important past times in the Maldives "the art of doing nothing!"

This shot was taken at Hilton Maldives (Rangali), the view across the water is the spa retreat wing of the island.