Oh well, I was thinking of something to do. Something out of the ordinary when I take photos. I then remembered that there's an old aquarium that is not being used lying around the house. I cleaned it and made experiment shots like these:
As a saying goes, there's a rainbow after the rain. Well, here's a rainbow I managed to capture before the fireworks display began. It was late in the afternoon and the drizzle just passed by, the was low and behind me, but there's more rain clouds over the horizon.
Just came from a fireworks competition (World Pryro Olympics 2009) that was held yesterday (Nov. 21). I don't have the best gear, actually just the kit lens of the 1000D. Luckily, I got some old school tripod that I was able to loan from my dad and my brother gave me a shutter release cable. Sounds that the gear is quite enough for a beginner.
When I heard about this, I immediately read posts and tips in the Internet and I was able to acquire more than I can imagine -- in short I prepared myself for the show. I got more determined to prepare myself when my wife surprised me with tickets for the show in front just beside the VIP's viewing area. I was excited for yesterday to come.
Then the day came. Arrived at our spot early enough and finding other photographers setting up their own tripods and cameras and all.
Alas! It started to drizzle, shower, rain an hour before the scheduled show from Germany. Yes, it started to shower then the rain came. The first show was postponed an hour later due to the unforeseen weather conditions. Anyway, it stopped raining hard but there's light drizzle and sometimes it will rain.
Oh well, to cut the story short.. I did my best of what I can of the situation and here are some of my keepers. Hope you didn't mind the short story above and that you enjoy the photos below as I did taking them. You may click on the photos for a larger view.
Thanks Kathleen, tried it myself when I read your blog.
You entered: Angelo Georgino Chiu
There are 18 letters in your name.
Those 18 letters total to 104
There are 9 vowels and 9 consonants in your name.
What your first name means:
Spanish Male Messenger. Biblical name for spirit messengers God sends men.
Shakespearean Male 'The Comedy of Errors' A goldsmith. 'Measure for Measure' The Deputy.
Portuguese Male Messenger. Biblical name for spirit messengers God sends men.
Italian Male Messenger of God; angel.
Greek Male Messenger.
Your number is: 5
The characteristics of #5 are: Expansiveness, visionary, adventure, the constructive use of freedom.
The expression or destiny for #5:
The number 5 Expression endows with the wonderful characteristic of multi-talents and versatility. You can do so many things well. The tone of the number 5 is constructive freedom, and in your drive to attain this freedom, you will likely be the master of adaptability and change. You are good at presenting ideas and knowing how to approach people to get what you want. Naturally, this gives you an edge in any sort of selling game and spells easy success when it comes to working with people in most jobs. Your popularity may lead you toward some form of entertainment or amusement. Whatever you do, you are clever, analytical, and a very quick thinker.
If there is too much of the 5 energy in your makeup, you may express some the negative attitudes of the number. Your restless and impatient attitude may keep you from staying with any project for too long. Sometimes you can be rather erratic and scatter yourself and your energies. You have a hard time keeping regular office hours and maintaining any sort of a routine. You tend to react strongly if you sense that your freedom of speech or action is being impaired or restricted in any way. As clever as you are, you may have a tendency to make the same mistakes over and over again because much of your response is glib reaction rather that thoughtful application. You are in a continuous state of flux brought by constantly changing interests.
Your Soul Urge number is: 5
A Soul Urge number of 5 means:
The 5 soul urge or motivation would like to follow a life of freedom, excitement, adventure and unexpected happening. The idea of travel and freedom to roam intrigues you. You are very much the adventurer at heart. Not particularly concerned about your future or about getting ahead, you can seem superficial and unmotivated.
In a positive sense, the energies of the number 5 make you very adaptable and versatile. You have a natural resourcefulness and enthusiasm that may mark you as a progressive with a good mind and active imagination. You seem to have a natural inclination to be a pace-setter. You are attracted to the unusual and the fast paced.
You may be overly restless and impatient at times. You may dislike the routine work that you are engaged in, and tend to jump from activity to activity, without ever finishing anything. You may have difficulty with responsibility. You don't want to be tied down to a relationship, and it may be hard to commit to one person.
Your Inner Dream number is: 9
An Inner Dream number of 9 means:
You dream of being creative, intellectual, and universal; the selfless humanitarian. You understand the needy and want to help them. You would love to be a person people count on for support and advice.
At last, I finally was able to claim my camera from service and the DSLR camera itch is over. Well, my pocket needs some stitching as this service has costed me dearly! Oh well, I'm just glad to have it back and of course, I went a little trigger happy over the weekend and played with the flash.
I am just happy to have the camera back and have atleast the flash capability when I'll need it (though not the ideal configuration but atleast).
I'm more glad to have it since this coming weekend will be the start of the World Pyro Olympics over at Fort Open Grounds, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
Here's an overview of the schedule:
Nov. 21 - Germany & China
Nov. 28 - Canada & Australia
Dec. 05 - Japan & Italy
Dec. 12 - South Korea & U.S.A.
Dec. 19 - Fellowship of Fire & Philippines' Exhibition