Sunday, June 29, 2008


Xier P. My very cute nephew --- first nephew actually. Isn't he adorable? Born December of last year, Xier is six months old, yet he is still very tiny. He is our miracle baby, born just barely 27 weeks. The odds of surviving was a 50-50% chance. He has a twin, Xavier, but unfortunately he didn't make it. Just survived around 2 weeks I think. He had pneumonia and wasn't strong enough to fight it. They were so little when they were born and they weighed around one kilogram each. Thank God Xier made it and is now a growing healthy baby boy. I took shots of him at my friend's house. Sorry if the pictures are a bit grainy. The room was dimly lit at the time and I had to boost the ISO to 800. I didn't want to use flash because he gets startled easily. It's quite difficult to shoot babies without proper lighting. They move around a lot, thus some blur in my pictures. It's good practice though, keeping yourself as steady as possible. Tweaked it with photoshop to enhance the color and the tone.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Cloud 9

Cloud 9. It's been a while since my last post. I have been quite busy with stuff lately. I got back from a trip barely 2 weeks ago and I haven't finished arranging my pictures yet. Anyway, I also can't remember the last time I posted nature pictures so here's one. I went through my Batangas photos and I found this shot focusing mostly on clouds. I remember playing with the aperture on this one to get the desired effect on the clouds. I used 18mm, ISO-400, f/22, 1/320s. I used a smaller aperture to be able to get detail from the clouds. I've been trying to shoot with a wider aperture but sometimes all I get is plain white background. This has been my problem especially when shooting during cloudy days. When it's cloudy, my shots tend to have clear white background (bald sky) even if there are distinct clouds in the sky. Still working on it though. Tips and comments are very much appreciated.


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