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Giant Christmas Trees

By on September 28, 2017

 Christmas countdown 2017 – 87 Days more to go,Christmas is fast approaching

I just want to show you the different faces of Giant Christmas trees, no matter if its natural or artificial, no matter what they are made-off but still appeared to be attractive and fascinating. The good assortment of Christmas decoration makes you feel and smell that a holiday is coming very soon.These giant Christmas trees is a reminder to everyone that Christmas is fast approaching and  the spirit of Christmas is now in our hearts…

20 Photos of Giant Christmas trees

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The Best Viewpoint of Rizal Monument

By on September 7, 2016

The monument was constructed made of bronze and granite (1912) by Swiss Sculptor Richard Kissling. The Philippine National Hero Monument is the most photographed and visited monument. Taken at Rizal Park, Luneta Manila August 1,2016.

Dr. Jose Rizal Monument 1913

From the best viewpoint must be at  frontal view but I’ve spotted something unpleasant upon taking few snapshots, the building behind the monument at the right side (Torre De Manila) is completely ruining the landmark itself. To compare 2 photos taken at the same scene and the same subject. Of course I want it to come out at its best to achieve a good result.

Check the photos from above and below, you can spot the difference . My problem here is on how to hide the building behind it? Nevermind about some amount of controversy about the construction of the building, it was already there. Here’s I’m pointing the best location and convenient position to get a good viewpoint, different position at the same scene.

From the first photo above, thriving on such photography challenge, I’ve avoided to snap it in front,  getting to the right side with a bit distance will give a good result even though taken at dusk and you can see the black clouds at the background.

To get the precise effect I’ve been looking for, sooner, I get back to the same location at different time of the day to shoot again.  Whew ! Right time of the day simply offers more stunning scenes and photographic opportunities.

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Ferrero Rocher Christmas Tree

By on January 1, 2016

Ferrero Rocher Christmas Tree

The shining example of beautiful chocolate theme Christmas tree. It’s for public viewing and photos taken at Robinson’s Galleria Supermarket before New Year.What a gracious expression of Christmas decoration. It’s incredibly beautiful! Ferrero Rocher chocolates are stunning partners for a Christmas garland. I don’t know how many pieces were attached but it seems around 5 yards of garland, good enough to cover the whole Christmas tree. The gold color of Ferrero Rocher is equally elegant and splendid, the lavish and expensive effect of decorating tradition of chocolates, color and theme features a good blitz.

 

 

 

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Paskotitap Float Festival 2015

By on December 16, 2015

One of the most awaited event is the Paskotitap Christmas Lights and Sound Parade or Paskotitap Festival. It is an annual parade held every December in the city of Pasig. Paskotitap is a beautiful exhibition of electronic floats  sponsored by participating institutions and schools.The event will also showcased all beautiful designed floats and performances of dance troupes from each school. It was a project of the Rotary Club of Mutya ng Pasig and Ortigas group of Companies with the help of Participating schools, Barangay and City officials.

It was truly was a beautiful Christmas evening last Sunday (December 13,2015). It was a magical night! This year’s Paskotitap Christmas Lights and Sounds presented 14 popular animated themed floats from action, epic, fantasy and adventure movies. Superp floats to represent reastically all the 14 movie-themed concept in distinctive characters; Dragon Ball, Sponge Bob,Pokemon,One Piece, Minion, Star Wars, Avengers, Fantastic Four, Jurassic World, Lord of the Rings, Scoobie Doo, Doraemon and Transformers. It was fun- filled excitement to see all floats colorful decorations, set up with eccentric lights, beautiful music that goes well with the float theme and participating students with elegant and ravishing outfits.

The float designs and artistry is quiet astonishing. A friend behind said, It’s spectacular! People beside me keeps on roaring, cheering and dancing. This parade attracted thousands of people  and visitors around Pasig eventually rising to more this year.

This is already my 5th consecutive year of covering the Paskotitap.I had published the 4 other coverage in the past. I started way back –year 2011 during the Power Puff Girls, Kitty, and Avatar time. For the first 3 years, I’ve published only the evening coverage and all images done by night photography but last year 2014 and up the present, I’ve made double effort to photograph all details ahead of time, that was done at midday and be back again in the evening for my night details. It was a double pressure to do it twice but indeed with pleasure as well. At midday, the colorful features of the float will come out but not as vivid during the night. That’s the difference.

Initially, the event due to start at 6:oo pm but this year, it was delayed to some issues, a float generator is not working and there’s a quick rush to catch up the limited time for installation.

As originally planned to follow the parade directly all the way to Pasig City Hall for the performances and awarding of winners for Group dance contest, Best float and costume design but as expected, traffic has exploded out of proportion, I was caught in a traffic jam for hours because major roads are fully congested.

You can see here all the themed floats creative design and decorations have been brought together in almost perfect coordination possible. I’m here to share the excitement.

Mayor Maribel Eusebio of Pasig with Mark Sambrano

The parade started after the live interview of GMA-7 and ABS CBN with Mayor Maribel Eusebio.

No amount of happiness can compensate for documenting this Paskotitap event so i can share it with you. My particular thanks to all Paskotitap organizers, float creators, designers, participating students, Schools, All sponsors, Rotary Club of Pasig and to Mayor Maribel EusebioHere are some photos taken last Sunday- Paskotitap 2015

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The Jurassic World Float

It represents the spirit of Jurassic dinosaurs in the Mesozoic era. As you approach to see the images, it will change your mood and transformed everything bringing you back in time.

Beautiful exhibition of electronic floats

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This model is one of its kind.

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High school students wearing carnival costumes to match with the float animated theme.

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The Star Wars Float

The float dramatically illustrates the war in the universe. Scene appeared to be dynamic and alive.

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The Jedi Knights

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Main Characters, Darth Vader and com.

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The Dragon Ball Float

 

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The Fantastic Four Float

 

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The Lord of the Rings Float

 

 

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The One Piece Float

 

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The Sponge Bob Float

 

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The Pokémon float

 

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Impressive! What a beautiful make-up.The shading of different tones is very artistic. Thanks to the make-up artist,you deserve a recognition.

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She volunteered for a single snapshot! Awesome! Looks like a real glittering fairy flapping and spreading her wings like a butterfly.

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The Minions Float

 

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The Avengers Float

 

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The Scooby Doo Float

 

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The Gurimon Float

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The transformers float

Most picturesque movie themed float. Transformers float is the best loved by the kids around.

 

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MineCraft Float

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Thank you to the good record and service projects. Thank you, thank you Rotary Club of Mutya ng Pasig. Ang babait ninyo!

 

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Paskotitap Christmas Lights and Sounds Parade 2014

By on November 25, 2015

Paskotitap Christmas Lights and Sounds Parade 2014 is a beautiful
exhibition of electronic floats sponsored by participating institutions and schools.

What an extraordinary works of art regarding the tertiary colors of their choice was even more emphasized. It was just the right time to be there because images will show details that it’s worth it! Right? It was completely beautiful, you can view all the real colors of floats at daytime.

All floats are dazzling but what an effort! it was a long daylight exposure for me battling the intense heat from the sun. Paskotitap parade was scheduled at 6:00 pm, I went to check all the floats 3 hours earlier and this is my first time to cover it at daytime. I was just curious to see the accurate colors of all floats and the real images of the movie characters. It was more easier for me because there’s no rushing to snap unlike at night that you move to catch the speed that sometimes it shows blurry images.

You can already distinguished the difference to view all floats at day, if you can see the real colors at daytime, nigh photography shows good special effects, you usually see the bright neon colors are brilliant and vibrant because the light.

Note: To view it larger and better,don’t forget to click on all images below.

To see the Night Photography of Paskotitap Christmas Lights and Sounds float, Click this link>  and this image

Here ‘s to present all amazing floats of the year 2014, all photos taken before sundown definitely, it’s a daytime photography

 Egypt Float

 

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Beautiful girls

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Alaska Float

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Maleficent Float

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Spiderman Float

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Tinkerbell Float

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Nativity Float

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Mickey Mouse Float

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Christmas Float

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Little Mermaid

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Paskotitap Christmas Lights and Sounds Float Parade 2014

By on February 10, 2015

I’ve started covering the Paskotitap Christmas Lights and Sounds Float Parade way back year 2011 and up the the present, it was already my fourth year of following the parade. I’ve already published 3 others in the past.As usual, it is done at the same time(6:00 pm) and venue(in front of Sm HyperMart ) It was a project of the Rotary Club of Mutya ng Pasig and Ortigas group of Companies with the help of Participating schools, Barangay and City officials.

In the past,they presented different electrical float design, a movie-themed float well-structured and gracefully made with soundtrack. For this year 2014, Floats featured popular Disney characters from animated movies with live performers wearing elegant costumes. Just like the fairy tale stories, you’ll see the interpretation of your favorite Disney characters.Hundreds of watchers and passers turned to see the float.Full of people screaming with wide eyes admiration, simply, the shouts of joy.

Paskotitap Parade for this year is quiet different from the rest.There’s a quick change of set up to present the multi-colored shades particularly, the natural and exact color of the float.I can only get that view during daytime. How about that? I guess, better photos would be taken at right time,I was able to take close-up photos of all floats during the day followed by more shots at night. Indeed, photography would be easier with the absence of the crowd.

From the dark and bright sky, you’ll see the difference between ”Day photography” and the”Night photography”. So here, you’ll the difference between the two if you view photos taken by day and night.You can see the natural color of the float during the day but it’s more wonderful to see the glitzy glow of floats at night. Here ‘s to present not only day photos but, night photos as well.

Note: My night photography. Let’s get started

Alaska Float

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Egypt Float

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Micky Mouse Float

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Nativity Float

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Spiderman Float

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 Tinkerbell Float

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Paskotitap Christmas Lights and Sounds Float Parade Year 2011-2014

By on January 28, 2015

You’ve probably heard Paskotitap Christmas Lights and Sounds Float Parade before, it’s an annual parade done at the same time and venue ( in front of SM Hypermarket) It was a project of the Rotary Club of Mutya ng Pasig and Ortigas group of Companies with the help of Participating schools, Barangay and City officials.

Following the parade for 4 years since year 2011 up to the present,I’ve already published 3 others in the past.Adding to the excitement, I’ve collected beautiful photos as well, it’s a good subject of ”Night Photography”

Let me make a brief review of the past year’s ”Paskotitap Christmas Lights and Sounds Float Parade” 

Paskotitap Christmas Lights and Sounds Float-Year 2011 

 

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Angry Birds Float

Paskotitap Christmas Lights and Sounds Float-Year 2012

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The Avatars

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Avatar Float

Paskotitap Christmas Lights and Sounds Float-Year 2013

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Students with their unique costumes

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 Hello Kitty Float

Paskotitap Christmas Lights and Sounds Float-Year 2014

In the past years, photography is always done at night because it’s an electronic float but year 2014, I was able to do both day and night photography at the same day.I went to SM Hyper  Mart midday and luckily all floats was already there for light fixings and finishing touches. You can see here from the photos itself the difference between night and day shots. For me, daytime, you can clearly see the original colors of the float, it was attractive but bit dry. Of course, night photography looks more attractive because of it’s vibrant colors and flashing lights.

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Spider-man Float (Day Photography)

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Spider-man Float (Night Photography)

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Ice Castle

By on January 20, 2015

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Ice Castle

Along the way going to Tagaytay City, we made a quick stop because I saw this towering ice castle across the street. Over-looking from afar, it was beautiful and Translucent.The Ice Castle is a magical winter tale of Valenza by Crown Asia. The Valenza -Crown Asia in Sta. Rosa Laguna  is a popular subdivisions with Italian architectural features.

Approaching from behind is the vivid reflections of the sunset that made the landscape more radiant and flashy.This is a serious Holiday landscape dressing up for the season followed with street signs. You can see the presence of frozen lake, polar bears, Santa  with Carousel, winter deer, Christmas trees  and Ice castle.The outfit of the landscape is a winter zone setting that happens to be in the flat farmlands of the city.

It would be more nicer if the aerial view was taken. From a far distance, it was almost perfect! I can just describe it as a traffic stopping landscape because of number of people taking pictures in front of the castle.

Let me show you a few of my snapshots

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 The winter deer. it looks like sled deer.

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 The Towering Ice Castle

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Santa with carousel

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Street Sign

Furthermore, the charms despite the southern woodland address spreads the cheer for the for the holiday spirit.

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