Photography Elements and Application

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White Beach Sunset Puerto Galera

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8 Beautiful Photos of Blue Banded Bees

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Tali Beach Revisited

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Saud Beach Pagudpud

By on June 20, 2018

Here are some photos taken during my visit to Saud beach in Pagudpud Ilocos Norte, this is just one of the 22 attractions we’ve visited recently and these photos serves as my travel – souvenir from 7 day trip to Ilocos. I’ve managed to capture a handful scenes to show you, it might inspire you to visit the same place. Saud beach of Pagudpud is a among the  top five most visited beach because of its impressive rock formation on the background, it’s landscape paradise with a very captivating sunset.

With so many beautiful spots we visited, I really don’t know how to start which one comes first. So I just have to move on and lets get started. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Photography Elements and Application

By on May 28, 2018

Even the simplest things in life, we photographed the sunrise and sunset from the beginning of day to the end. Others in between, we also photographed landscape, people, events, site of natural disasters, wildlife, beauty spots, war photos and forensic matters, just to name a few..  

I would like to begin outdoors. Outdoor photography is so much fun, much more to take interesting subjects of life and nature as we observed much about what’s happening around, about people, places and things. Through photographs, it has the power to show us the real images much more to understand life itself.

Following my own photography assignment everyday, I cannot go out without my camera, (Smart phone as one good option) it’s already a part of long time ago up to the present. I’ve captured a handful scenes of summer indoor and outdoor photography, these pictures includes landscape, vacation scenes, wildlife snapshots done in  a bright and foggy condition. The result of each or the outcome depends upon the weather condition  and time of the day.

Of all images, one best memorable shot goes to the bearer, surely this would be the  best advantage to see full transformation. To document yourself as part of your own personal record, you may start it from the beginning of life up to aged and soon.. never to mention the end of time. If you have images from birth up to the present, all photographs serves as a personal history record of your transformation from day one to the end of time. I’m sure the long years of collecting pictures would be your long lived effort as you fade with the time.

Photography is a process in which an image is produced by the action of visible light and it is also a learning process as you go on with it. In the past, I’ve discovered something about insect behavior that wasn’t even written in any book, I can see by myself now the value of what I’m doing, it will give more understanding and information as it also serves as add on to the things I’ve already learned from the past.

Here are the images taken lately, I would like to begin with images done outdoors in a broad daylight followed by nightlight. Other photos, from dawn to dusk.

A wide freedom to choose the best subject to shoot. Whatever the subject, all photographs tends to create a different mood upon seeing it. May it be remarkable, beautiful, romantic, magnificent, lonely setting or a gloomy one. I don’t have gloomy images here but I’m 100% sure astronomer has it. A photo is not always at its best but to admire and appreciate is just a matter of personal taste.

Some photographs here fully done in horizontal format, holding the camera horizontally is much easier than vertical one, I’m sure we all know the basic functions. It all depends, horizontal format is good for landscape photos however, vertical format suggests high rise buildings and a tower.

Sports photography

Flyboarding Jumeirah Dubai ( Hydro water sports) an amazing water show but extremely a dangerous stunt. Picture above and my present featured image are the rarest to capture.

3-D Photography (Three-dimentional) the art and beauty appeared to be natural. Most feared photo but I admired.

Underwater Photography Puerto Galera Oriental Mindoro

Meet my model subject: the Snorkelers  HJ and GGG

The most challenging photography because you need to be a good diver and photographer at the same time. It’s very hard to keep camera steady underwater,You can only get successful pictures if the visibility is good. Points to consider;  clear water and sunny day is the most favorable from 10 am to 1 pm

Night Photography

Capturing beautiful fireworks exploding in night sky of Manila Bay. Photo taken during the  Philippine International Pyromusical Competition at SM Mall of Asia Complex.

Photography Above Ground

These 2 photos was actually captured from airplane window during a flight from Sydney Australia. It takes a great deal of luck to photograph from aircraft  as you know photographing through a plastic window degrades the quality. I’m lucky to have both the bright sky clouds and the sunset, cool!

Capturing the sunset through a plastic window of an aircraft. You can clearly see here the beautiful colors of the sun above dark clouds. A very rare chance to capture these 2 photos from above.

Landscape photography

Sydney Harbour Bridge is a wide steel arch bridge. Below Harbour Bridge is the Sydney Opera House and from the left is Luna Park, the 3 most popular Sydney attractions. Photo taken at Sydney, Australia

Beside the West Lake in Hangzhou, China. Famous West Lake is a man-made lake located in the city proper of Hangzhou,

St. Jerome Parish Church of  Morong, Rizal is a beautiful example of Baroque architecture. Photography to be the old traces of the past is very much alive!

Gigantic Monkey Statue of Isdaan Floating Restaurant Calauan, Laguna

Thailand scene in the Philippines, the Giant Statue of Isdaan Floating Restaurant Calauan, Laguna,

A good example of Chinese temple architecture. Hwa Chong Temple of Buddha is a Buddhist temple place of worship.

Reflections of the sunset through my pineapple juice is a very dramatic element at sunset time. Photo taken at Cloud Nine Antipolo city

Basilica de San Martin de Tours is Asia’s largest church and the oldest Church in Taal, Batangas. I took this aerial view of Basilica from the Bell Tower.

The beauty of Boracay, the most photographed beach in the Philippines and was awarded ”Traveler’s Choice 2011”  This photo of beautiful beach as shown with detailed effects, the shadow of the 2 girls from the clear water. Photo taken at Boracay Island, Aklan Philippines

Sunset photography

The beautiful Harbour view sunset Harbor view Roxas Boulevard Manila. Best spot to capture the sunset.

The lone fisherman sitting on a rock is a lonely feature as the background tends to be a gloomy atmosphere. The broad and lonely setting will change your mood.  Photo taken during our Manila Bay Cruise, Sun Cruises, Manila

Gondola ride at Venice Grand Canal Mall, McKinley Hill, Taguig City. Truly a grand and elegant mall.

The easiest to capture Marvel Super hero. If you are a fan of super heroes from the comic book, you will love this! This is an old parade standby platform. Picture taken during one of my morning visit to the Butterfly Garden of Rainforest Park.

What should I do when I get bored? Well, I will continue to pursue my hobby, I will shoot the carpenter bees, they are the easiest and nearest to home but if I’m busy, admittedly, I will miss the precise schedule of my daily routine.

After hot summer and here comes the rainy days,I’m running out of time to complete all images for publishing, need to maximize more time. My patience is being tested to do all these things. Doing all these things to give justice to all beautiful things in life, I’m recording it to preserve such moments. I’m sure, my efforts is no great deal goes to waste. I wish to show sharp edges and fine details, quality pictures is very important to document reality of life.

Drop a note to brighten my day!
Thank you! 

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White Beach Sunset Puerto Galera

By on May 17, 2018

White Beach Resort Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro

Another favorite island destination because of its flawless white sand with a crystal blue water, an outstanding dive spot, a gorgeous sunset, beautiful underwater delights and a haven for snorkelers and divers. Sunset attracting too many crowds, a truly memorable sunset scene of White Sand Beach Resort aim to bring everyone closer to his/her loved ones.

GGG standing in front of the beautiful sunset

The overhead cloudiness which is thick and low partly covered the right side of the sky, it’s partly cloudy at this moment but the sunset still remain gorgeous.

Romantic Love Scene

Sunset at dusk turns differently as it fades in the evening, we often see lovers holding hands together as the sun about to disappear in the horizon, details shows in black shadows that will create a warm glow. The location tends to convey a gentle mood in a very romantic setting. This is the best way to end the day…

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8 Beautiful Photos of Blue Banded Bees

By on May 15, 2018

Blue Banded bee is also known as Orchard Mason bee is found throughout Philippines. Just like the native honeybees, it is a common sight in the city. Blue Banded bee is a flying insect with a blue stripes across its black abdomen. I just love capturing interesting subjects inside our own territory. I have a handful photos of Blue Banded bees with the black Carpenter bees and honeybees on my camera, I’m taking too much pictures of these species and my file folder is already full. huh! It’s worth keeping it for educational purposes as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

More bees to come next posts..

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Tali Beach Revisited

By on May 10, 2018

Getting to know more what each and every place has to offer, this is another family destination increasing in popularity. With just 2 hours drive away from Manila, one point to consider, Tali beach as it is known as your nearest privacy getaway close to home, you don’t have to book overpriced tickets. In here, you can have wonderful choices with a travel time easier and much faster access to all resorts due to Kaybiang tunnel, a 300 meter tunnel connecting Ternate, Cavite to all resorts of Nasugbu, Batangas.

The source of happiness is always by choosing the best destination but for us, it is more on peaceful relaxation so no need to look further than Batangas, we are back to Tali beach for a 4 days vacation. Did you know that Tali Beach subdivision has 7 beaches? How cool is that!

For the adventurous and to those who want to experience a peaceful and enjoyable family vacation inside a prominent community.Take note,Tali beach subdivision is a private seaside community and not public resort. They are more on security, gate  guard house security personnel are strictly implementing policies, rules and regulations.

A walking tour inside the subdivision provides you the opportunity to see scenic view of the beautiful landscape around; Breathtaking cliff site and mountaintops,  amazing coastlines, European style houses and seaside villas, 7 beautiful beaches, magnificent sunset, wonderful singing birds and all stunning view above and below ground.

Sky overhead, clouds rise to great heights appeared like puffs of white cotton and the cool wind blows from the west.So much for this location, got many beautiful photos around. This is to record reality of life and to document places I’ve been to in a very meaningful way.. Now, let’s make a bit review.

List of Beaches inside Tali beachfront Nasugbu, Batangas

There are 7 beaches but only 4 are visited. One thing good about a private resort, less crowded beach, you don’t see any vendors roaming around, no restaurants and food establishments.

  1. Marina beach
  2. Main beach
  3. Sunset beach
  4. Secret beach
  5. Palm beach
  6. Barrier beach
  7. Coral garden beach

 

Marina beach – Sandy beach with a long stretch of sand attracts tourists and locals especially in summer. This is the most popular among all 7 beaches around. You’ll experience here all kinds of water sports; Jet Ski, Banana boat, Speed boat, Kayaking, beach volleyball to name a few..

Main Beach– A sandy beach with waves crashing against the cliff side. Sea arches which is a big rock formation from both sides provides a picturesque view for photography. Currents can be quiet strong late afternoon. Boat tours are available around, Jet Ski, Banana boat etc..

Sunset beach– A sandy and stony beach with a very romantic setting combining both the beauty of the sunset down to the deep blue sea. The presence of the small sized sea arches with birds perched on top is a special attraction. You can see here picture of people taking sunset on a rock just before sundown, this is a very stunning beach to take dramatic pictures and memorable as well.

Secret beach– Seems to be unexplored and isolated with no people around, that makes it very beautiful. With the presence of fan and cabbage corals scattered around definitely, this is a beach for hunting dry sea shells and corals. The water is clear that you can see fishes down there, if you want to enjoy your own privacy with no inhabitants can be seen around, this beach is all yours!

For the Palm, Barrier and Coral garden beach photos from previous visit last December>   { Click Link here..}

Special Attractions

Cliff Jump Site– Famous jumping spot. For the thrill seekers, you’ll witness superlative diving here. It is also the favorite photography spot to capture picturesque photos of the cliff by the sea.

Cliff Beachfront– A lovely spot to witness the most vibrant and dazzling sunset of Nasugbu and it is also a good spot where you can sit down on a cliff overlooking South China Sea.

Seaside cliff park– Astonishing site to view the beautiful coastlines. Down there, the breathtaking view of sunset beach from cliff view point.

Beautiful Sunset

All beaches good for swimming especially Marina, Main and Sunset beach. Snorkeling, cliff jumping, banana boat rides, coastline trails, scuba diving and sunset viewing. If you want to get on the water, there are tours getting around seaside or catch a big boat around Main beach.

Visiting Tali Beach for another experience, it offers something relaxing that will make you come back again and again. Back home, this would be an interesting travel tale to tell and share. Come visit and experience what Tali Beach has to offer, I’m sure you will love it!

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Cliff Jump Site Adventure

By on May 4, 2018

The view of the towering rock at the edge of the sea, a young girl sitting on a high rock by a Cliffside with a mobile phone on hand. Is this the perfect rock to sit on? It was windy but it seems freely and comforting sitting there.
Hidden behind is the most stunning beachfront residence within sunset Cliffside located inside Tali beach subdivision (Private resort) The Cliff Jump Site is the most photographed landmark here in Nasugbu. Don’t miss this place, this is the top must-see park here in Batangas.

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Watching the Beautiful Sunset, Family Relaxing Activity

By on April 13, 2018

Up high on a cliff provides picturesque charm to view the majestic sunset, this is the most relaxing and meaningful family moment watching the sun until it descend beneath the horizon.

Taking in the view from the Cliff Jump site admiring the coastline  of scenic seaside fronting South China Sea, the windswept the dry leaves of palm trees and stairs leading down to the beautiful ‘’Sunset beach. From the left, a spectacular rock dominating the higher range of mountains down to the deep blue sea.

Thanks God for the intimate and peaceful moment of serenity and togetherness inspired by nature. Balancing work and family home life was tough, this is the only time for me to refresh and we’re all here to remove the gravity of stress brought by urban life.This is the most fun we’ve ever had together and memorable way to end the day.

 

Communicating with the beauty of nature around Tali Beach, our 5-day summer vacation getaway is not enough and now, we are opting for one big vacation.

 

If you love sunset and other landscape scenery, If you are here in Nasugbu, Batangas, don’t miss the opportunity. Cliff Jump site among the best photography location to photograph the beautiful sunset!

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Fruit for the Butterflies

By on April 5, 2018

How to attract butterflies to your garden? One way to attract butterflies is to feed them with fruit scraps such as mangoes, overripe bananas, apples, plums,  watermelon to mention a few.. They love fruits with the most natural sugar in it. Got 2 kinds of butterflies feeding on mangoes, one of the world’s most popular tropical fruit.

Feeding Station for the butterflies. 2 butterflies; monarch and admiral butterfly  feasting a plate of mango slices.

Just like human, admiral butterflies love mangoes.

Monarch butterfly enjoying the natural sweetness from fruits.

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Dramatic Sunset Over Manila Bay

By on April 3, 2018

A very beautiful sun setting in the evening, the glowing radiance of orange, red, purple, pink, yellow and blue with the splashing sunlit reflections from the water brings interesting foreground and background details. Communicating with the beauty of nature and capturing sunset great moments as it descend below western horizon at the end of the day is truly perfection.

I have captured these photos at SM Mall of Asia bayside, it was the last Saturday of ”Philippine International Pyromusical Competition 2018, the whole area was jam-packed with people of all ages and different nationalities, the flow of noisy conversation from people around was so terrible but it’s all worth to be there. This is the only time for me to capture and enjoy two interesting subjects same day; the sunset beforehand and fireworks at the end.

More sunset photos taken before sundown

It’s summertime therefore it’s photography time so expect more beautiful sunset photos…

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