Thursday, January 31, 2008

Jungle Trail

This is a photo I took way back last May 2007, again at the beautiful island of Palawan. We took a hike at a forest in an island before going to Sabang River. It's a little off-beat since it was at an awkward angle. I guess I was trying to make it more abstract with emphasis on the winding trail. Don't know if I accomplished it fully though, but I guess it turned out well.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Lamps in Black and White

Hanging lamps (below) in black and white. I was thinking about it and decided to post the black and white version as well. I found the shapes interesting, so I leave it up to you to decide whether the colored or the black and white photo is much better.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Hanging lamps. The lighted lamps are only reflections as seen on the glass separating the lighted lamps from the closed, unlighted ones. I was having dinner at an all-American Restaurant (Burgoo) when I noticed this. I thought it was cool. Glad to have my camera with me at that time. I actually brought along my camera with me to look for good stills to capture and bingo! There it was and then called it a night. I also took a black and white photo of this exact scene.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Car Wheel

Took this picture at Los Banos, Laguna while waiting for my thesis partner. I was quite bored so I decided to take out my camera and took a shot. This wheel is about three years old, when finally two months ago it gave out and I had the flat tire. Turns out that there a was 5-inch nail bore into it. It was the second time I change a flat tire on my own (wow, achievement). Had to buy a new tire though. The wheel was "unsaveable".

Friday, January 25, 2008

Jar of Oil

It's been three days since my last post and it feels like ages. Anyway, this is a shot that I took I think last week at a New Orleans restaurant at the SM Mall of Asia, named Gumbo. They have good food there, pasta, pizza and lots of seafood. Ambiance was also great. This is an attempt to shoot a semi-macro photo of the jar.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Afternoon by the River

A shot I took while I was relaxing at a hut (like the one in the picture) along Balsahan River in Palawan. We were supposed to study the organisms that can be found in the river as part of our field work for my field biology subject, but I couldn't resist the urge to just stop, sit back, relax, enjoying the view and just commune with nature.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Sky Fair

Was sifting through some of my old photos and I found this. I realized that I have several photos from last year that are worth sharing. So, here's one of them. This is the Sky Fair hot air balloon ride at Ocean Park in Hong Kong. Just loved the colors of the balloon matching the almost clear blue skies.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Picnic Table

Picnic table. Took this picture at the picnic area of Camp John Hay in Baguio. The park was beautiful, almost like a remnant of what Baguio was --- a little America (that's what most people used to call Baguio). That's what they used to call it since the city center is more of like a little Quiapo or little Recto these days. I am not saying Baguio is ugly over-all, but from what I've heard from the people who went there in the 90s, Baguio was really something back then, clean, unpolluted and less crowded. But hey, I didn't mind, 'coz I loved the weather.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Fork in the Road

This photo was taken outside Iwahig Penal Colony in Palawan. We were actually on a jeepney ride going back to the city when I took this shot. To the right is the way going into the penal colony and to the left, well I can only surmise (I have no idea). I remember I took at least 6 shots to get this right. It was quite difficult taking this, since the road was so bumpy and I couldn't stabilize myself inside the jeepney, but at least I manage to take a good one out of it.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Sea Lions

The sea lions of Ocean Park, in Hong Kong. Took this shot at the viewing area of the Pacific Pier aquarium inside Ocean Park. The sea lions are so huge and quite playful too. They're fun to watch. I'd love to go back there soon.

Monday, January 14, 2008


This is a photo of my best friend's cousin enjoying the sea and the sunset. Actually took this picture the same day I took the picture of the Manila Bay sunset.

Sometimes its refreshing to just stare and look out at the horizon, thinking of nothing else. Your mind blank, oblivious to the sound of the world, hearing nothing but the waves crashing onto the rocks. It's relaxing to be one with nature --- as soothing as taking a simple, yet breath-taking photograph.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Street Photography: Junk for Cash

Man, it's been ages since I last posted. I had a problem with by internet connection. Apparently, my wireless antenna allegedly had a virus infection, so, I wasn't able to connect to the net for 5 days now. Anyway, had my antenna replaced (hope they don't charge me for that), so now here I am photoblogging again.

I was driving around Manila when I came across this huge tricycle "pedicab" (almost 1/3 the length of my car) filled with recyclable, "re-sellable", materials. Took this again with my N95. This time I tried taking a black and white photo. I think this is my first attempt in street photography. It's quite exciting. You just never know what kind of emotions, scenes you can capture on the street.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Glass of Cold Water

Nothing is more refereshing than a glass of icy, cold water. I love cold drinks. Anyway, took this photo with a Nokia N95. It's almost as good as a digital camera shot, although, to get the desired light, color and texture you really have to adjust the setting manually and cannot rely on the auto-focus function of its camera. I edited this photo a bit though, just to correct the sharpness of the picture. Softened it a bit.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Tiger Encounter

No, I did not just take this photo right in front of that tiger, without any protective gear that would prevent that tiger to just rip my head off. This photo was taken at the Zoobic Safari Tiger Encounter @ Subic, wherein you ride a jeepney surrounded with metal grills and you will drive thru a trail where tigers are free to roam around. Tigers are adorable, but definitely not something you would want to keep as a pet at home.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Old, Worn-Out Shoes

This is a photo of my friend's old pair of shoes. It's a little bit worn out though. I experimented in using the flash. Took this with 1/1000s, f-2.5, e-2, with flash.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Sea Port

This shot was taken at a sea port in Palawan before we went to the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park (Sabang Underground River). If I can remember it right, this was taken at around 11am last May 2007. Palawan is really a Philippine paradise, even a simple shore can be so beautiful.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Juicy Ham

I love food. I am still experimenting on how to take good pictures of it though. This is a "pinapple" holiday ham. We ate this during our media noche (New Year's Eve meal) celebration. Yummy, so juicy..

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Coron Sunrise

I took this picture when our ship made a stopover at the Port of Coron in Palawan. Since, its the start of a brand new year, I thought I'd post a picture of a sunrise. A sunrise may symbolize hope of a brand new day or a start of a new beginning maybe. A Happy New Year to All!!!


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