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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.

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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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PRIVATE HAWK MOTH

By on March 26, 2014

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Private hawk moth

The kind of moth that will come as something of a surprise, it’s another night flyer, a private hawk moth  found  near the garden decorative light. Just like other moths, I guess this moth was attracted to the garden lights. I’ve observed that  hindwing is more attractive and colorful than the forewing.  I’ve never seen one like this before. You can only see the color of the hindwings while flying. That makes it completely different to that of the butterfly, the butterfly forewing and hindwing colors are the same. I simply believed, our garden here is a natural one housing all different kinds of insects. Perhaps, without these insects, it wouldn’t be a garden anymore.

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The private hawk moth hindwing is partly hidden. You can see the dark pink and light pink dotted combination of the hindwings.

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The natural color of the forewings.

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NEW YEAR 2014

By on January 8, 2014

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New year countdown to 2014, Eastwood Mall Open Park

December 31, 2013, Thousands of spectators waiting for the fireworks show, waving white and purple balloons to celebrate the New Year 2014. Of course, I was one of the crowd to witness how the year ends. We are again facing new challenges and if we know how to handle it the right way,it would be without difficulties. I just hope 2014 is a good year for all of us. ”Happy New Year Everyone!

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New Year Countdown to 2014 – Eastwood City

By on January 5, 2014

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December 31, 2013, New Year Countdown to 2014 at Eastwood City  

People in the Philippines set-off fireworks to mark the end of the year and to welcome the new start. The noisier, the merrier it is. Night sky was alive with the crackling noises of whistles, honking of car horns, ringing of bells, flashing of cellphone lights is done traditionally every year to drive away evil spirits.

Crowd gathered at Eastwood to witness the 2014 countdown. It was a midnight noise to wake up everyone and be merry for the New year 2014. Tourists from all over the world came to celebrate and witness how the year ends. American Idol Jessica Sanchez is back in the city to perform and lead the New year countdown to 2014 with other local performers; Bamboo, Mitoy to name a few.  Fireworks display draws thousands of people from different nationalities; Koreans,Indians, Turkish and many more. I was there to document the whole event. With the loud sounds and noises, I’m sure no bad spirit will stay alive, only good would be left around.

 Here’s some shots taken during the countdown to 2014

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Lots of people taking pictures of the delightful and sparkling fireworks display that filled the night sky.

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Beautiful hands upward! Full of people taking pictures.

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Flying balloons! Clusters of white balloons set off above the sky.

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Fireworks showering to brighten the night sky.

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It’s year 2015 now and again, looking forward to another loud noises soon to end the existing year. ”Happy New Year Everyone! 

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MERALCO VISIT

By on December 19, 2013

DSC03392 What a glorious night! We arrived home late last night. Me and my sister visited Meralco compound to check what’s new for this year 2013. Everything was totally the same as last years presentation, only half of the compound was lighted, the only ones present;  Giant Christmas tree, the Chapel, Native houses, 3 Wise kings, Tsu-tsu train, Holy family (Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus) to name a few.  That means, I can only document what was there at present. I realized, I feel comfortable to capture what was there, not too many people around unlike during Christmas eve, it  was jam-packed with people. According to the guard, they will light everything this Christmas eve. Oh! I would be missing half of it. I need to come back again in days time until completion is done.

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PASKOTITAP 2013- CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AND SOUNDS FLOAT PARADE

By on December 17, 2013

My 3rd year to witness and follow the annual parade, Paskotitap Christmas Lights and Sounds Float Parade last Sunday at the same venue, in front of SM Hypermarket. From here, parading all the way going Pasig City Hall for the dance competition. I missed these part, I was already tired after photographing all the floats. The entire venue filled with too many people and overcrowded. I can’t control the flow of crowd to move a little bit. They took time appreciating every float.

Just like the past years 2011 and 2012, 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. All floats represented 13 different movie theme Disneyland such as; Hello Kitty, Esmeralda, Puss in Boots, Tinkerbell, Despicable me, Cinderella, Rio, Turbo, Iron Man, Bug’s Life and Turbo. What a superb choice for other floats ! They have a good choice to pick up feminine side on ”Cinderella and Tinkerbell. Those lovely ladies portraying the roles of the said theme were amazingly beautiful. The costume was so glamorous and it was almost perfect! I guess, the costume was costly, huh!

Let’s check all 13 floats and see the result of the event last Sunday! Of course ! it’s gonna be Night Photography shots. The parade started to move around 6 pm.

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”Hello Kitty” Float

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”Esmeralda” float

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”Puss in Boots” float

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”Rio” float

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”Tinkerbell” float

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”Turbo” float

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”Bugs life” float

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”Cinderella” float

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”Aladdin” float

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”Iron Man” float

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The night event was well-organized.The Rotarians and sponsors really worked hard lending surprises and for the students to participate and show their hidden talent in dancing.

In the Philippines, you can just imagine, after the super typhoon ”Yolanda” and the destruction. How about the negative issues about our country? The gossip about here and there, non- stop everywhere. We are certain not to lose Christmas spirit, we still continue to focus to what we are doing for the goodness of life, no matter how many ”Yolandas” and ”Ondoys” come to our lives, we got a positive outlook and believe to continue with our hopes and dreams especially Christmas time is a season of sharing and entertaining. So far, I’m online to share a bit of entertainment for you. Click all photos to forget the burdens of life. LOL!

My Holiday greetings to everyone! Merry, Merry Christmas to all !

Note: I forgot the name of the last 3 floats. I’m sorry…

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Paskotitap 2012-Christmas Lights and Sounds Float Parade

By on May 24, 2013

Every year,event takes place at the same venue. It was recognized as one of the most glamorous parade of floats carrying favorite movie themes. Just like the past years, it become an integral part of the holiday season every December.The Christmas Lights and Sounds Float Parade was a project of the Rotary Club of Mutya ng Pasig and Ortigas group of companies with the help of School teachers, Barangay and City officials.

All floats was represented in a unique way carrying distinctive  characters with different movie theme.The big vehicle carrying a huge generator,the entire  platform was fabulously decorated following their own theme and it  shines remarkably vivid at night with the multi-colored lights attached to the whole surface of the float.

For me, all floats appeared to be very creative and remarkable to the eyes of the passers around. First glimpse,you’ll surely stop and park. All floats lining up the side street beside the SM Hypermarket. I was having a night fun photographing all the floats but, having a hard time looking for the best spot to shoot, it was full of people around every corners of the street. What a popular attraction.It was for the masses to enjoy.

For floats previously published. > Paskotitap 2011 Christmas Lights and Sounds Float Parade

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The dragon dance troupe carrying their piece. Floats starts moving early in the evening. Young boys and girls followed the way.The photographers and videographers getting ready.

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For me, it was the best theme of the night, The Avatar float.Photographing the scene will take up the entire float. These float carrying the movie theme,”Avatar,”It represents the flying dragon with the two main major characters.Earlier,I’ve published the Avatar float. I’ve completed all the scenes,which includes the Avatar dancers and other props like the prayer tree.

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lavish display and very pretty Avatar dancers.

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Hand crafted stuffs and figure of a huge dragon. Just wondering,how many workers get involved and how long to finish one huge float.

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Creating a float like this would be a lengthy process considering all the lights,characters and some props added.I’m sure,it was the work of art of Filipino talented artist making interpretative figuresto make appear like the original one.

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Pretty girls with props and wearing their glamorous costumes.

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A huge octopus float !

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” Finding Nemo” theme.

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Representing the movie theme,”The Cars.”

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The evening was quite fun. I was so tired upon reaching home. I was very anxious to upload all these photos taken during the night parade and of course, I was so excited to view some beautiful pieces of my own photography. My effort was all worth it. I’m looking forward again for next year’s Christmas light and sound float parade. Merry Christmas everyone!

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