Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Portrait Photo Shoot

Last weekend I had a chance to do a portrait photo shoot. It was more of a cramming photo shoot. I wanted to enter a photo contest in Digital Photographer Philippines for their anniversary event. The deadline was set on June 27, 2010 at 5:00 PM. Unfortunately, that week my work schedule was from 12:00 NN until 8:00 PM equals busy.

But fortunately, was able to talk to one of my wife's cousin on Friday (June 25) and asked her if she could be my model. She declined but asked her other cousin if she wanted to be one. This other cousin wanted it but had some trouble with the schedule as this was sort of unplanned thing. It was very fortunate that we were able to agree on a time and place the next day, Saturday (June 26).

I was very fortunate that the weather was great -- not too sunny and not too cloudy. It was just right. Anyway, to cut the story short.. I had a wonderful photo shoot and was able to submit photos for the contest. It's too bad that I can't post my entries here but I can still share some of the other photos that I didn't select as  entry.

Your comments will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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Portraits: Arisse: Slideshow

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Spring Time

It felt like it was spring time this morning. Looking at the lawn filled with weeds reaching at most 5 inches due to the onset of rainy afternoons. Not only the weeds are thriving but also our flowering plants in the lawn. Though I think the flowers are a bit struggling due to the weeds.

Despite of this situation, the flowers are in bloom. The leaves are green and the flowers are bright.

The photo looks like a field of wild flowers. Some are yellow, white, orange, and even red. Add to that the tall weeds that makes it really a field of wild flowers. I guess what's lacking is the bright blue sky.

What made more feel like spring time is that the lawn had several visitors taking advantage of the flowers in bloom. There were several butterflies frequenting the lawn. I guess about three of this specie presented below.
Another specie of butterfly was also in the garden but wasn't able to take a photo of it as didn't rest much on the blooms long enough and it/they was/were relatively small than the ones in the photo.

The edges of the wings of this butterfly are jagged. It looks like strong winds or something else damaged the wings.

Even this butterfly have jagged wings, it's still beautiful and it's not always that these lawn visitors let me take a photo of them enjoying the wonderful blooms.

I think I would like to have a butterfly garden but I'm not sure if it's the right time as I feel the rainy season is just around the corner.

Well, I guess that gives me some time to research and get to know more about having these beautiful winged creatures that enjoy the blossoms.

I have sighted a couple of dragonflies too but didn't have the patience to follow them around in the hot sun. I think I had enough chasing with the butterflies.

That's it for my spring time -- or I should say my spring day!