Ask me anything
I just gotta let this out.
I’m someone you could call an explorer. I really love experimenting on things. I’ve always been the curious type. Since I was kid, I’ve always been opening up(and most of the time destroying them cuz I can’t put it back lol) and seeing what makes my toys tick. From clockwork cars, to Tamiyas, and to even just the weird transforming Power Rangers toys. My curiousity has led me to a lot of insights and that’s why I’m still as curious as I was when I was a kid.
Fast forward to the current me,
The thing that’s been keeping me busy and happy is Photography. I’ve been wandering from Macro, to Portraits, to Landscapes, to Long Exposures, to Street and I still haven’t actually found something I’m really good at. Although, I have to say I really like long exposures because it seems really mystical and fantasy like. Problem is, where I am right now… You wouldn’t be able to set up a tripod and do a lot of Long Exposure shots without attracting a lot of negative attention.(There’s a lot of hoodlums here sadly). You would only be able to do that when you’re in a group or when you’re really far away from civilization(like a Private Beach Resort perhaps).
What I really wanna say is… I wanna do more! I wanna go out and experiment! I miss going on roadtrips!
So, here’s my to do list
1. A proper startrail shot( I’ve done one before in one of our team buildings.. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thefourteenthday/8178170553/in/set-72157632720168579)
2. A proper milky way shot(same scenario as above http://www.flickr.com/photos/thefourteenthday/8178170897/in/set-72157632720168579)
3. Street Photography using a Film SLR( to lessen unwanted attention)
4. Make use of the Blue Hour!(sadly it’s hard to achieve this one cuz I’m in the city, maybe when I get a car)
5. A good Magic Hour Portrait photo
6. Travel inside the Philippines for some awesome Travel Photography
7. Travel outside the Philippines too!
8. etc. etc. (There’s more to discover out there!)
Wild Flower under the Milky Way
“This flower is called Primula Denticulata and is located at 1500-3000m above sea lelvel in northern part of Yunnan, China. I had strong desire to take a macro image of these flowers and it took me an hour hour to find them. Putting the camera on the slope, focusing, composition and lightning were all very difficult but the worst thing is shortness of time to moonrise. I had to leave soon.” — Jeff Dai
One thing that is really hard for me is thinking of titles and descriptions(as seen in the title above lol) and I feel that it’s one of those things that I should really be learning. I’ve always been fascinated when I browse photography sites like Flickr and see how great photos become even better with just a few words in the title and description. The story inside the photo becomes much more alive with a good title.
It’s something I’ve been really lacking in, most of the titles of my photos are just descriptive things of what you can already see. These might work for some shots, but I think that it’s a skill I should start honing.
I think I should go back to the habit of reading Fantasy books. :D
In the heart of the mythical Elqui Valley in Pisco, surrounded by the Andes Mountains, 500km north of Santiago in central Chile, lies a magical place that allows for star-spangled dreams beneath the clear pure sky. Combining stargazing and specialized astronomic tours with night-time horseback riding, meditation and even tarot readings, Elqui Domos is a hotel quite like no other.
It was completed in 2005 to fulfil its owners’ desire to observe and enjoy the grandeur of the one of the world’s most star-filled skies. It is one of only seven astronomic hotels around the world and the only one in the Southern Hemisphere, offering breathtaking views of the magic skies draped over the Elqui Valley (the valley is renowned for its sharp, clear skies, as it happens to sit under one of the clearest atmospheres in the world). The lack of rain and pleasant weather all year round set the perfect conditions for astronomic tourism, where guests can gather to enjoy a unique chance to liaise with the stars.
Wow, what a magical place. I wanna visit this~
My first try out in a Studio Shoot. It was an invitation by a photography teacher who I really look up to. He invited me over to play around with the lights set up in his home because of another project he had. It was a big honor for me to have had that opportunity. :D.
On the subject of Studio Lighting, It felt really great having the control of the lights and the feel of the photo. Although, there were a lot of awkward moments where there were dead time because mostly I wasn’t sure of what I was doing. lol. It was a really fun learning experience for me and I hope to try this again soon. More photos after I’m done processing them. Thanks Sir Bong. ^_^
NYK’s Miss Paraguay on Flickr.
one of the earliest best photos i had.. =D. i think it was a month into owning my Pentax K-r and I was playing around with a SMC M 50 1.4
Mid-Autumn Festival on Flickr.
A Mid Autumn Festival in Singapore