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Weblog of Nazly Ahmed

Nazly Ahmed

Nazly Ahmed

Web Developer. PHP Addict. Wordpress Hacker. FOSS Enthusiast. (Micro)Blogger. Photo Hobbyist. Cricket Fanatic. Husband. Dad.

Festival of Lights

During Vesak where ever you go around Sri Lanka you will see very colorful lanterns, pandols and light decorations. I love to roam around and get a a good click coz light being the basics for Photography there is no better time you find so many combinations of colour and light. This Photo I posted to Flickr made it to Explore. Here are some of the other photos during Vesak which includes Photos from an event with Floating Lanterns. Read More >>

Posted 2 months ago

Wellawatte Beach at dusk

Wellawatte Beach in Colombo is a great place to spend your evening. It has a very lengthy beach strip occupied by people doing various sporting activities, joggers and families who want spend their evening. Random guys fishing with their fishing rods is a sight you won’t miss if you go there. Thankfully I was able to capture this with the mixture of the lovely sunsets we have been having in Colombo in the recent weeks. Read More >>

Posted 6 months ago

England Lions tour of Sri Lanka

The England Lions are in Sri Lanka right now. Couple of tour matches have been played already and three unofficial Test Matches are scheduled to be played during this month. The second Tour match ended today at Colts Cricket Ground and being an English Cricket fan I paid a visit. Jonny Bairstow the English Test batsman, Liam Plunkett who represented England previously, Scott Borthwick who played for England in the last Test of the recent Ashes series and James Taylor are the notable mentions during this tour. Read More >>

Posted 6 months ago

Love watching Trains

I grew up all my life watching trains pass by. Colombo Fort to Avissawella Railway track was right in front of our house. I never got fed up of watching them. As I grew older, I started recording them on Camera. As much as I love to go beyond my comfort zone, I have failed to do so in the recent past once I got a DSLR. The hill country route is very scenic. I used to travel a lot to Kandy five years back. But didn’t travel much recently. Now trying my best to plan an escape towards the hill capital and beyond. Read More >>

Posted 6 months ago

Colombo Night Races 2013

Colombo Night Races which happens during the midweek of December is a main attraction among the other events for Motorheads. The first CNR featured the Lamboghini Gallardo, Lotus Elise, Nissan 350z and the Porsche Carrera. That’s first time I saw a Lambo in the streets of Colombo. Last year in addition to the above we had the Aston Martin. Apart from the main event, the other racing categories featuring local talent also attract the crowd. Read More >>

Posted 7 months ago

Freefall – Behind the scenes

Last year during my short visit to the down South of Sri Lanka, I took a photo of a random guy jumping off a cliff near the Galle Fort. I submitted this photo to Mashable’s “10 Risky Photos That Will Inspire and Terrify You” and it was short listed in “Our 15 Favorite Photos of the 2012 Mashable Photo Challenge“. Getting featured on Mashable.com was truly motivating for what I do as a hobby in my spare time. While I was browsing through some of my old backups I found a series of photos I haven’t selected to upload which tells more about the story behind this shot and ended up compiling this blog post. Read More >>

Posted 1 year ago

It’s the time of the month you get Refreshed!

The November Meetup of Refresh Colombo is happening tomorrow at 5.30pm. I have been out of Refresh during the last couple of months, but back at it again. I can’t seem to get out of it. If you are into Information Technology and New Media, Refresh Colombo is where you meet like minded individuals to exchange ideas and knowledge.

Topics listed for tomorrow are pretty interesting. You can check out the event page for the topics.  Wela, Lee and Shehan are presenting on their expert areas.

If you are new to Refresh, we have been organizing the meetup since 2010 throughout, every month. Recorded videos of the previous talks are available on our YouTube channel. It’s free and open to everyone. We encourage you to bring along a friend or two, you can even bring your grandma. Don’t miss it. Looking forward to meet you all.


Life before and after a DSLR

My interest in photography dates back to 2006 when I first got my camera phone, a Nokia 6230i. My first compact digital camera was a Sony Cybershot W55 which I used for a good 4-5 years and with that fame I moved onto a Sony Cybershot W380. Yes, they say its not about the camera. But at some point you will realize even though you have a handful of automatic features with cool names associated with it, you need much more control.

I was desperate for a DSLR. But they aren’t cheap. Until recently where the costs have come down by a fair bit with manufacturers introducing entry level DSLRs. I finally fulfilled my 5 year old dream by buying a Canon EOS 550D, a camera that fit my needs and my budget. Why Canon, I don’t know. Why not Nikon. I really don’t know. Read More >>

Posted 2 years ago

Twenty Twelve

My blog is like 8 years old and in the recent past I have been updating WordPress more often than writing blog posts. Twitter is where most of the updates go. There are few posts left under Drafts which I have failed to complete.

Today, my blog gets a new theme, the all new Twenty Twelve released by WordPress which is a fully Responsive theme which should work across all types of screens including Smart Phones & Tabs.

There are so many hits I’m getting to the older posts I have written related to technology. There are posts which I still refer when I encounter an issue. Unless I get my act together and start documenting what I face now, I won’t have anything to refer in the future.

As always hoping to keep it alive!

Posted 2 years ago

WordPress for Android

Nothing much to say, but inspired by Himal‘s blogging from phone business, I just installed the official WordPress application for Android which is really cool.

Hopefully this will improve the rate of my blogging. Really hopeful..

Posted from WordPress for Android

Posted 3 years ago

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