Vahida and I have recently filled our bare apartment walls with pictures and frames. One of them is this piece that we had made for us while we were in Istanbul, featuring one of our favourite lines from a surah in the Quran. When we were there, we came across a few people who did Arabic calligraphy all by hand. Watching them work was rather amazing, and we knew we had to bring something home. Vahida decided to get her bridesmaid’s gifts done and they turned out really fantastic. Before we left, we knew we wanted to get something for ourselves and then we remembered this line. In English it says:
In the name of Allah, the Lord of Mercy, the Giver of Mercy
And among His signs is this, that He created for you mates from among yourselves, that you may dwell in peace and tranquility with them, and He has put love and mercy between your hearts: Verily in that are signs for those who reflect (Quran 30:21)
The photo was taken on my Canon 7D with the 24-70mm F4 L lens, 70mm, at 1/200 of a second, F8 with an ISO of 100. It was night time when the shot was taken and I used a flash with a softbox to light the shot.