Thursday, October 21, 2010

It's An Honor

It's an honor to have a photo that I took (enclosed in red dashed-line) in Digital Photographer Philippines' 4th Year Anniversary celebration to be featured in Digital Photographer Philippines Issue 34 (Page 11 top-right corner). The best thing is that this photo contains six (6) of the best professional photographers in the Philippines (L-R): Jay Jallorina, Jay Tablante, Pilar Tuason, Jo Avila, Xander Angeles, and Raymund Isaac.

I'm glad I stayed until the very much awaited portion of the celebration -- the Live Judging. I got a chance to present the Live Judging portion 'entertainers'. It was also a good thing that we had good seats in the house.

Thank you DPP and more power to you! We enjoyed every moment during the event and surely learned a lot of things from the best in the industry.

See you again next year, right?

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Sand Tumblers

Again, I'm stuck at home and I found myself photographing these kids that are doing back flips on a pile of sand next door.

Here's my favorite from the rest of photos:

Actually the above photo is a bit edited to throw off the background and emphasize on the kid. I did this by putting a blurred on top of the original image and erased the part of the kid and sand which I wanted sharp. It was a quick and dirty edit. So, here's the original photo:

Technicals of the shot: 1000D + kit lens @ 55mm, f/5.6, 1/640, ISO 400, No flash, Hand-held, Crouching on the pavement.. :D

Here's the rest of the Sand Tumbler's gang... The last three are taken by using the kit lens..

Sand Tumblers

Monday, October 11, 2010

Our Laya Experience on 10-10-10

On the THE day: 10-10-10, My wife have reserved lunch at Laya. It was definitely a memorable treat for THE day! I'm  totally speechless on our dining experience. I guess you have to try it for yourself. Here's a peek of our own experience:

The palate teaser.. The Chef's treat! I still can remember the Chef's words.. " gift to you."

Trio Appetizer

Warm soup...

Salad! Can't believe there were "dilis" in them!

The invigorating sherbet.. I like this very much!

Pasta for the kids..

Kids enjoying the pasta.

My LUNCH!!! Salmon..

Karen's LUNCH... Steak...

Dessert! That's ginger on top! Caramelized I believe.

My best regards to Chef Ricci and Irene, staff and crew of Laya for the sumptuous THE day (10-10-10) birthday lunch and the personal touch on every dish served! See you soon Laya!!!

Laya: To reserve a table at LAYA, please call them at (02) 9947978 or (0917) 8464322 or e-mail them at or click on Laya to go to their website.

My 10-10-10 Day & Laya Experience

First and foremost, I'd like to thank the Lord for blessing me another year.

Thank you to my wife, Karen for doing all the planning and preparations. I'm sure you can excel in this. Thank you to my family, relatives, friends, colleagues, and acquaintances for being a part of the 10-10-10 celebration.

My 10-10-10 day started on 10-09-10. I'm a bit excited and wanted a sort of "salubong" (welcoming) celebration for 10-10-10. Started early by putting up the tents and arranging the tables and chairs. Was busy too figuring how to connect lights and fans to be used. While I was busy with these things, Karen was busy with the food preparations.

10-09-10's main menu:

Of course, there were appetizer, side-dishes, and dessert. Here are some of whom enjoyed the dishes (I believe)...

Thank you everyone for joining us!

Our Laya Experience... Click  HERE! :D