Friday, November 19, 2010

Missed Shooting

After the recent Canon Photomarathon 2010, I felt so drained and wasn't able to take photos. I then got sick last weekend. Literally, I spent my weekend and a couple of weekdays at home in bed.

The last day that I rested, I went outside to get some fresh air and feel the warm sun which I took advantage since it also showered/rained the past few days.

I also took the time to ponder on my entry for National Geographic's Great Migration Photo Contest. I'll start with my entry for the photo contest and show other photos along the way:

I missed taking photos of flowers too..

And more insects..

It was nice to take photos again.

Canon Photomarathon 2010

I've just been a part of one of Canon's big events and that is the Canon Photomarathon 2010 (Manila Leg). This was just recently concluded on November 6, 2010 at the SMX Convention Center in Mall of Asia complex in Pasay City. I've been wanting to join this since last year once I heard of it but didn't made the registration. That's why this year, I made sure to be able to register and participate.

So, I made the registration and was very excited. Then the day came. Slept early the night before, woke up early, headed early to the venue. I found out that there's more people excited than me... :)

The confirmation of registration on the day itself went on smoothly and was able to meet up with some photography club members from Quezon City. I tagged along one of my friends from where I work to join the event.

Photo courtesy of Eugene Martinez

The experience was truly worthwhile as I have learned to somehow squeeze those creative juices under pressure. I also realized that I still do have a lot to learn in terms of having that eye to get that "wow" effect on a photo I take. I did enjoy the event most especially with the freebies Canon gave away. Didn't went home empty-handed.

Anyway, here are my entries just in case you're wondering what I entered into the contest. Armed with my 1000D/XS, 18-55mm, 50mm, and dad's tripod, I was determined to push myself with what I only have.

Theme 1: Deep and wide, peaks and valleys go inside or outside, all the places you know. Near or far, it doesn't matter, It's the view that counts to the photographer

Theme 2: Big or small, we come in different sizes. Short or tall. we grow in spurts and phases, Round and round the circle of life goes, When we stop, only God knows

Theme 3: Happy, mad - sometimes we feel the blues, Angry, glad - our moods are changing hues, Up and down our lows and highs, We close our eyes and then... Surprise!

I also entered the best in print where in you're given a free print service when you enter this special contest and here's my entry:

There's next year to try and I've got the whole year to practice. See you next year Canon!