Lost Steps

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These pair-less slippers were collected by paid hands while cleaning the mountain of debris washed ashore in a beach in Batangas during a recent typhoon.

Some of the pair-less slippers are well worn. Some are even damaged already. But quite a few seem to be new and slightly used. They are mostly, if not all, kids’ slippers.

I could not help but wonder about the previous owners of these slippers. Where are they? How did they get to lose one of their slippers?

Graceful wings in an amber morning sky

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Having been shot using a 135mm telephoto lens at maximum zoom setting, these two photos are quite grainy. It didn’t help that I didn’t have my tripod with me so the “shake” of my hands added to the fussiness of the image.

2-IMG_2991But my camera managed to capture the beautifully hued morning sky in the coastal town of San Juan, Batangas. What an awesome explosion of orange, red and purple! God is indeed the Greatest Artist and nature is His canvas.

Do you remember 35mm Slide Photography?

I UNEARTHED these 35mm slides from my boxes of junks at home. I never really realized how many of these I accumulated and I am now amazed that I have lots of them – maybe a couple of hundreds.

I no longer have a 35mm projector so I had to squint through each slide against the light bulb on the ceiling. I was pleased to see that almost all of them are still in very good condition.

I remember that I experimented with 35mm film when I acquired my very first SLR camera – a Canon EOS100 SLR – during my “tour of duty” in Bangkok as an Analyst-Programmer of IBM. 35mms are also known as “positives” as opposed to the “negatives” from the regular films.

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Graceful wings in an amber morning sky

Having been shot using a 135mm telephoto lens at maximum zoom setting, these two photos are quite grainy. It didn’t help that I didn’t have my tripod with me so the “shake” of my hands added to the fussiness of the image.

But my camera managed to capture the beautifully hued morning sky in the coastal town of San Juan, Batangas. What an awesome explosion of orange, red and purple. God is indeed the Greatest Artist and nature is His canvas.

Camera: Canon EOS 550D

Around Sentosa, part 3 of 3

OH BOY, it’s been more than three months since our Singapore Family Holiday and I am still blogging about it. We’ve simply had too many wonderful experiences from the many great places we’ve visited in Singapore and it would be a real shame if I don’t get to share them through my blog. So please bear with me.

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MAY 30, 2011, SINGAPORE – On the 3rd day of our Singapore Family vacation we explored the many attractions of Sentosa (exclusive of Universal Studios Singapore and Resort World Sentosa). Several years ago I used to tell friends that Singapore is so small you can visit all its attractions in just two days. That’s not true anymore (and I am eating my words!). Now you need a full week, maybe even 10 days, to explore all that Singapore has to offer. The people running tourism in Singapore are amazing. They are able to offer more with whatever little piece of real estate they have. I hope I can say the same for the Philippines in the not so distant future. Read more

Cool Art Project: Tennis Ball Island

Cool Art Project:  Tennis Ball Island

I AM REALLY impressed with the creativity and imagination of the artist who did this. 

Look at how tiny the miniature couple and the coconut tree are in the third photo.

The artist apparently considers his work a sculpture.  I think it is more than that.  It is a miniature diorama showcased through great photography.

I can’t wait to make my “imitation” of this cool art project.

 

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Animal Photography Tip: Eye Contact

These two photos of an ordinary house cat were taken by my colleague and fellow amateur photography enthusiast, Sherwin De Jesus, using my Canon 550D DSLR camera.  With a little “post processing” by me using Picasa 3 on my Mac, I think we managed to produce decent two enough animal portraits.

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An accidental great photo

Professional snappers may sneer at me for saying this but I find this photo amazing — photographically, that is.  It won’t help that I took this photo myself.

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Amateurish as it may seem, I am really very impressed by how this photo turned out as it is.  It is just a decorative ceiling-attached light, by the way.  I snapped a photo of the light itself because I found it very nice. Read more