Sunday, February 28, 2010

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Very Strawberry

This a post-valentine entry for me as I had a chance to have some strawberries -- a handful of it, for my disposal. I believe it was nice to have a handful of strawberries that I can take photos of unlike my first attempt which I had only two pieces to work with. After I have processed my new strawberry photos, I believe I have improved in my photo taking. Okay, that's only my opinion.

Here's my first attempt on strawberries:

And here are some of my new strawberry photos:

I think the new photos look tastier than my first attempt. What do you think?

By the way, you can take a look at more strawberry photos in my Food (Fruits, Veggies, Etc.) album but they are towards the end of the album:

Food (Fruits, Veggies, Etc.)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

1st Philippine International Pyromusical Competition (2010)

Well, the Pyromusical at The Fort was cancelled last year and now it's back but it will be held at MOA. Most probabaly by the bay. So mark your calendars for this series of events starting this weekend (02/14/2010) and onwards until March 14, 2010.

Here are some details of the events:

Feb. 14 Australia
Feb. 21 United Kingdom & China
Feb. 28 France & Japan
Mar. 07 Singapore & Malaysia
Mar. 14 United States of America & Philippines

Ticket Prices:

GA - 100 Php
Silver - 200 Php
Gold - 300 Php
VIP - 500 Php
VIP w/ dinner - 1,500 Php

For further details, you may check this link:
Here are some fireworks I was able to snap during the first day of the pyromusical competition at The Fort:

Great way to celebrate the Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day all in one day/night!

Monday, February 08, 2010

White Hearts

So, I was in experiment mode again but not a totally new experiment as I have done this before in my previous entry: Bokeh - Out Of Focus (DIY). I just wanted to perform this experiment again with Canon's EF 50mm f/1.8 II or the so-called nifty-fifty.

I'm sure this is nice to use for this experiment as this lens has a large aperture.

Here are some white hearts for the month of February.

And here's more of it: (Just Bokeh)

Just Bokeh
By the way, those lights are LED lights. It's actually, a little USB desk lamp.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Day 3: Signs Of Life

A few days ago, I tilled a small portion of the lawn and planted some flower seeds -- Mexican Sunflower and Cosmos. I really don't know much about gardening but just the basics. I love taking photos of flowers and I guess this is one way to take more photos of them.

Well, I read quite a few from the Internet about growing Mexican Sunflower and Cosmos. They say they're one of the most easiest flowers to grow even from seeds. They're able to tolerate the warm/hot climate and are not choosy on soil type. Once they have started growing, they need not much care. A little water here and there in awhile just to moisten up the soil and they'll thrive.

So, when I woke up this morning and checked the little lot of tilled soil and checked for signs of life from the seeds that I have sown. I found cracks on the top soil something similar to these.

I wondered if those cracks were made by the ants that were grazing over the top soil the other day. By looking closer into the cracks, there I found signs of life from the Cosmos seeds but none yet from the Mexican Sunflower (being optimistic that in a few days they will show some signs of life too). Here's a little closer view of one of the cracks:

Now, that's a very wonderful sight!

Friday, February 05, 2010

Shining Pearl

Can't sleep last night as I was recovering from a two-day third-shift (22:00 - 06:00) workday (hehehehe..) I went back on my "Water Drop Project" and try to get some water drop photos again but this time was better prepared than the first time.

It's recommended that a fast lens and a (remote) shutter release (cable) should be used. Well, I just recently got the Canon EF 50mm 1.8 II as a gift. I also was able to receive a shutter release cable last year. With new arms I went on again to shoot water drops.

So far so good. I've had a higher success rate in getting "real" water drops than my previous attempts. Though I had a higher success rate, I had some difficulty getting sharp photos as I was working on very shallow depth-of-field (DOF).

I was lucky enough to get this one shot and I feel it's the best of all the other keeper photos I've got. The other water drops were quite common-looking and nothing very special except this one I'm sharing here:

Shining Pearl

You may also check the other "Water Drop Project" photos here:

Water Drop Project