Monday, April 27, 2009

More Flowers

It was a great day, I'm glad that we made this trip. I give credit to my wife for the nagging to take this trip. It's sort of a stone hitting two birds at the same time. Actually, it can be considered to be three birds -- my wife's aunt's tour, our kids' out of town trip, and my time with these gorgeous flowers. All photos taken hand-held, no tripod or whatsoever. Just my stance. You may click on the picture for a bigger and better view.

Below is a budding bougainvillea - trying to get only the center in focus while the foreground and background blurred. Needing a lot more practice or a tripod could have helped. You may click on the picture for a bigger and better view.

A couple of yellow flowers. You may click on the picture for a bigger and better view.

Here's a bed of orange flowers. Just keeping the foreground focused and the rest blurred towards to the end. You may click on the picture for a bigger and better view.

I took this photo towards the end of our stay in this beautiful garden. This was the best I can get. Somewhat in a hurry and just fired away. Got lucky I still have this. You may click on the picture for a bigger and better view.

Actually, there's a lot more of this set and can be seen in my Flickr and Picasa Web pages.

Monday, April 20, 2009

It's Green

It looks refreshing.. Cool to the eyes.. Color of youth.. That would be green.

Did a little something on Photoshop after I took a photo of this clover with three leaves only... Wished it was four so I could have been lucky as one of the beliefs says that having a four-leaf clover is a lucky charm.

I guess I would be spending sometime on the lawn and look for these green stuff and hopefully I could also get some "green" on my hands for a macro lens. That would be really nice.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

See what I see...

Literally, see what I see... Do you see what I see? I see a sunny day by the pool.

It's one of those days experimenting with the camera... Actually, it's a video camera I am holding. It's one of my gadgets that I have invested on.

Hmm.. I should bring it out again and do some videos to share.

I'll be busy again with my toys -- video camera, digital camera, and laptop.

A parting quote to go with the photo: "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder"

Real Success

Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
-- David McCullough

I read this quote about a week ago and also this morning while I was waiting for the elevator on my way to office. In fact, I have heard several similar quotes or statements with the one above. It made me think if what I am doing now is what I love doing -- to be honest I don't. Somehow it also made me think if I am right for this job.

I might say that I'm one of those who are working for the sake of working to earn. I envy those who are "working" because they enjoy or love what they do. Making work more a lot like play. Though I understand that even playing is not easy but it sure does take a little stress out of it because playing should be an enjoyable activity.

It made me think, not just now, of switching careers. By the way, right now I do technical support and applications programming. Somewhere deep inside me is screaming something else.

Here's what it is screaming out: My Flickr Photos

Slowly I'm working my way to that one day I'll be playing at work too.

Monday, April 13, 2009

My Favorite Flower Photo

I have been taking a lot of pictures since I bought myself a digital camera. It's one of the good models at the time I purchased it and this is one photo I love the best that I took a photo using it.

I was able to take this photo during one of the weekends I was spending time at the garden of our dorm in Japan.

I love flowers, roses especially, and I guess that's why I took a photo of this beautiful red rose. This photo has further gave me inspiration in taking more photos.

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A Man Of Few Words

Hmmm... What should I say if I believe that I'm a man of few words? Are these words enough or too much to be considered few? Few -- it's really relative in my opinion.