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How to take picture of object covered with bubbles

Hi I was trying to shoot fruits with bubbles around it. After couple of try I came up with following result.

Lemon with bubbles

Orange with bubbles












To achieve the above result you need following items.

1) 7up or any type of sparkling water.

2) Toothpick

3) Slice of fruit

4) Light

5) Micro Lens (I used Nikkor 105mm)

6) Colorful papers

7) Square shape glass (I don’t have one I used drinking glass. To get better result use square glass)

8) Optional you can use tripod


Below is my setup

Lemon Bubbles Setup

Lemon Bubbles Setup









First hang up the slice with toothpick and then fill up the glass with sparkling water(7up etc..). Becareful don’t put cold water as it will make vapor outside of the glass and picture won’t be clear enough. And after that wait for sometime for the bubbles appear on top of the fruit slice.

You need to setup your camera in Aperture priority and use f9 – 15 to make the bubbles edges sharper.

You might need to use some photo editing software to remove the noise if any. Enjoy …. 🙂

Job Sites of Saudi / Gulf / Middle East

Some people posting or asking for jobs. And some or most of us don’t know where to search job in Saudi. So that’s why I tried to share some popular job site links in saudi. If you know more sites please try to write it in comments. I will put it here.

1. http://www.expatriates.com // Good for quick reply and quick job

2. http://www.bayt.com/en/saudi-arabia // One of the most popular job site for Middle East

3. http://mihnati.com

4. http://www.naukrigulf.com/

5. http://www.gulftalent.com/home/index.php

Searching for a job you need patience and confidence. Go to google and search for job in saudi in your field. You might find the company list of your field in Saudi. Take their email address or contact info then post your CV there. If they have a vacancy they will call you. Keep posting your
CV until you got a call. If you got a small offer go for it and gain some experience. If you have good experience and you didn’t changed your track inshallah you will get a good job offer. Best of luck.

N.B. I got all my jobs only by Google search. Without any circular or any job sites. I just posted my CV to the email address.

Obtaining a Driving License in KSA (Jeddah)

After long run Alhamdulillah I passed the exam of driving license on (16-02-2010). I struggled to pass it.  I don’t want anyone to struggle like me.  If you are planning to get a driving license in Jeddah then this is the post for you. I will try to write the procedure you should follow for applying and obtaining a driving license.

Applying Procedure

1. You need 1 set of photocopy of your passport.

2. You need 1 photocopy of your IQAMA (ID card).

3. You need 6 passport size pictures.

4. You need to make a file with all this document and fill the application

form. You need 400 SR for the license which you have to pay in Bank or you pay to dalal 50 SR they will do the payment for you.

Best way to do this you should give 10 SR to a dalal there they


will fill the form for you and make the file ready.


5. Those guys will tell where should you go. After that each counter of the dallah will give you all the direction of which counter you go.

6. After that they will take a small test of reverse parking. Note: Remember to put seat belt and check the mirrors. Those car is new Camry Car. So careful about the accelerator. It’s so soft.  Most of the people mistakes car starts goes off. This is really bad luck.

7. After the test they will give you a mark from four (أ,ب,ض,ج).

أ =  1 day class

ب = 5 days class

ض = 15 days class

30 days = ج 1 month class

8. After that you have to pay for the class which is 435 SR.

9. Then they will give you the class and all the instructions you need.

Passing Tips

1. Don’t be afraid in front of police. Most of the people they afraid and there leg shakes. And then they failed.

2. For signal test in the class they will tell you the same questions which

will appear in the exam. They will tell you the first 10 questions which

will appear in the exam. So try to note those questions and buy a signal paper.

You cant do a mistake in first 10 questions. You have choice of 5 mistakes after

The 10 question but not the first 10 questions. So don’t do any mistake that time.

Best of luck for your exam. If you need any information just post a comment.


Note: New Updates by Syed Yahya Jamal


I would like to give you the update information to facilitate you for any innconveniance/bother. All above information is very unique what my brothers noted in this blog but now a days some of them have changed.

when intend to take admission for license you should take Passport, Iqama Photo copy and six pictures. as you reached to Dallah there are many dalal will follow you but I inform the educated people who can fill their forms by self that don’t go with them enter directly to Office by yourself and also help other if they meet you there.

you take forms from the information counter (the 1st one) and fill it by yourself there is notthing difficult if not possible then then check a arabic person sit in the waiting chairs and request him to fill your forms. then they give you another form and send you for medical room but it will be good if you know your Blood Group you only tell him you blood group and then you will be check by eye doctors then go back to this information counter and then enter to initial Driving test ground they will check you driving that how many days will be fit for you (in this case you should be careful when you get down to car fasten your belt and arrange side and midle miror) when they write training days on your form.
Then you will be refer to driving fee counter, you submit only your school fees by your self not by dalal bcz they charge extra 50 riyal and not submit the license fee bcz the dalal charge 50 riyal more for the license. when you submitt your school fee then go to Al Raji bank or Al Riyadh bank but 1st check your friends who have ATM Card of the mentioned bank and submitt your fees direct (80 Riyal for 2 years, 200 Riyal for 5 years and 400 Riyal for 10 year license).

This is very easy to pass driving test but it depend on your confidence. you must keep your confidence up. after finishing driving school you will be advised to come this date.

you should reach at 7 O’clock bcz after 7 they close the gate and start some dua if you remember and pray to Allah to pass you easily and bring this exam easy for you. when you sit with police for try, recite 4 last sura and blow it to police and gurented say that you will be sucess but with this you should follow the below points:
1. Fasten your belt
2. arrange all miror according your choice
3. Your set adjustment.
4. check hand break.
5. give small accelator to conform that car is switch on or not.
6. be careful when you pass the signs. you should stop if necessary when you see signs.

After pass the drivinig test you will be inform to go Room No.8 this the computer signals room. when you stand in frot of computer you must recite some quran verses or surat or dua and start with name of Allah. I assure you that you will must pass when you start with name of Allah and dua. now a days they changed the computer procedures. you have to allowed 5 mistak and you can do mistake any where i.e in 1st step or after 10 now no problem. but you will have only 30 minutes and you should salove 15 question in this time. therefore when you sure on your answer click the right answer bcz you have alot of time. I finish my computer with in 8 minutes. don’t be affraid.

I wish you best of luck with acquiring your driving license.

Latest information regarding driving licensehttp://www.saudi-driving-license.info/procedure.php

How to get a driving license in Riyadh,Saudi Arabia?

You need to go to Dallah driving school which is near Dallah Hospital on King Fahad Highway. Take any taxi and ask him to take you there.

Before going to the License Office you need following things:

1. Original Iqamah.
2. Photocopy of Iqama.
3. Photocopy of Passport.
4. Driving License of your country
5. If expatriate, translation of foreign driving license in Arabic from an approved translation institute.
6. Passport size photographs
7. Medical report (Blood Group Test)
8. License Fee (400 SR pay it Riyadh bank/ATM for your iqama id and keep the voucher)

Once you have above mentioned things, just take a taxi and ask him to take you to Old Dallah Driving School. Taxi will take 15-20 Saudi Riyals. You are suggested to go there earlier in the morning (reach by 7 am).

Now go to shop next to the entrance gate. (You will be approached by persons for license payment in bank. They will asking 430 SR or 450 SR as fees for bank payment. Dont turn to them as you had already completed that in Item #8)

From shop, you will get application form which will be filled for you in Arabic then and enclosed in file cover . Total cost for you is 15 riyals

Now go to Room number 2 in the license office. The person on extreme left will do Eye-sight test. The person on extreme right counter will check your forms, stamp and send you to “License Check” counter. Here one more person will put a stamp on your application and send you for “first try”. This trial place is behind the building where you are standing.

There will be a car or more and person will be sitting inside. He will ask you to drive the car a little ahead and then reverse a little. Don’t worry it is just to see whether you have ever touched the car or not. The person inside will make his comments on your application.

Now come back to room # 2 and deposit SR 100. He will take your file and ask you to attend a 3 hour class. There will be a three hour class in which you will be taught the basics and after that there will be a computer test. Attend the class very carefully and also read all the things written on front and backside of the chart they give you during the class.

The questions will be mainly Identification of different signals and general driving rules. Signals & Traffic Rules can be viewed from Riyadh Traffic Site

The questions that are going to be asked for the touch screen computer test, will be mentioned during the class by the training instructor. After class they will take you to a room where you will wait for the test to start.

There would be 20 questions and you have to answer them in 30 minutes. If you make any mistake in the first ten questions, then you are failed. In next 10 questions you have to give only five correct answers.

If you clear the computer test then they will test your driving. Congratulations, if you clear the test. By the way, it is very easy test. You just have to drive the car for some meters or you might have to do some simple reverse etc. Cars are of model “Cadillac Custom/Camry 2006”. Cars are with gears; not automatic.

Go to room number 1 (main room) and just on your left there is a place where “License Delivery” is written. Get your counter number from here and the go to the counter. Now wait until they deliver you the New Driving License.

Congratulations!!! You can drive the car in Kingdom for the next 10 years from Now.

Total Expenses

Taxi fare (1 day) = 30 SR
Photo Pictures = 15 SR
Blood Group Test = 15 SR
File Cover, Application form filling = 8 SR
Photocopies = 2 SR
Training Fee = 100 SR
License Fee = 400 SR
Foreign License Translation = 20 SR
Total License Expenses = 590 SR
Your license is valid for 10 years