The most well picture of the moon (i.e., Qatar Moon) I got so far…
Also, my first take on flowers…
Both taken with the Canon EOS 30D and Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM, handheld and the IS on.
On the 109th anniversary of Philippine independence, a competition was started to design a logo that one can brag in their website.
If you are a web/logo designer, you might want to join this contest. Winner-takes-all prize of PhP10,000 awaits the winner. Deadline for submission of entries is on 11 July 2007.
Head over at their website, proudlypinoy.org, and pick your favorites. For me, my favorite so far is number 16 by POLLENDALE. I’m still waiting for an animated logo, though, to be submitted.
In as much as I would like to already feature my favorites and post it here, I can’t because the organizers explicitly says so.
But, anyway, which logo ever wins, I’ll be willing carry it here in deuts.net, ‘coz I’m proud to be Pinoy.
Let me walk you through the reasons why I love photography. Let me count the grounds at why I’m hooked into it.
Wikipedia defines photography as follows:
Photography is the process of recording pictures by means of capturing light on a light-sensitive medium, such as a film or sensor. Light patterns reflected or emitted from objects expose a sensitive chemical or electronic medium during a timed exposure, usually through a photographic lens in a device known as a camera that also stores the resulting information chemically or electronically.
Oops, that’s quite too technical, huh.
Anyway, in an effort to dissuade me, Erwin asked me why I’m so fond of photography, what will I do with my photos after I took them?
For me, I find it an inner satisfaction to document everything around me in clear and crisp pictures.
I find it the simplest way at which I can express my creativity, and uphold its status as an art.
While looking at the pictures in magazines, books, billboards, etc., I want to replicate them in my own simple way.
In everything that’s happening around me, I wanted to capture that decisive moment:
Or freeze the action, as if stopping time itself:
Or maybe even convey the emotion in that particular moment. To document the face of:
You might have also already received emails from unknown persons just like this one I received not too long ago:
AS THE LAWYER OF THE EXECUTED EX-PRESIDENT SADDAM HUSSIEN, I WOULD WANT THIS PIECE OF INFO REMAIN CONFIDENTIAL BECAUSE OF THE POWERS THAT BE.
ACTUALLY I WOULD WANT TO INVEST SOME OF THIS MY LATE CLIENT’S LARGE FUND THAT IS STATCHED AWAY OUTSIDE IRAQ HAVING LOST HIS TWO SONS WHO ARE AUTOMATIC HEIR APPARENT TO THE FUND.
ENDEVIOUR TO GET BACK TO ME FOR DETAILS IF YOU ARE A GOOD INVESTOR OR HAVE A COMPANY WE CAN INVEST ON THAT CAN CONTAIN THE FUND WITHOUT THE FUND RAISING EYEBROW BECAUSE AS AM WRITING YOU THIS PIECE,AM IN OUTSIDE IRAQ AT COSY PLACE IN AFRICA WHERE AM FREE.
AS I HAVE PERFECTED THIS TO BE 100% RISK FREE, YOU CAN SEND ME REPLY TO;
firstname.lastname@example.org FOR SECURITY REASONS.
Of course, for the likely victim who would bite into this bait, they will be requested to send money to the scammers to process whatever needs to be processed, and eventually the money will be gone.
But, behold, at what this genius guy done to “Scam the Scammers” over at
PWiT (Philippine Week in Tech). I’ll assure you a hilarious read:
Update: PWiT has been down for decades.
I got this one from a Digital Photographer Philippines forum topic. I just thought anyone might be interested.
Should I had rather put together my arsenal with this sale, I should have saved 27% from my purchases (at PhP 12.50 per 1 QAR), and that is on top of my bringing home the extra EF 50mm f/1.8 II USM.
Hmmmm, pity me!
I actually wonder, do I still need a macro lens if I already have the reach of a long zoom (300mm)?
Above is the picture of my favorite lens, EF 85mm f/1.8 USM, taken using my second favorite lens, EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM.
It was a late night in December 2002 when a very good friend, Wilson Justo, and I, while waiting for a bus ride home, made a resolution that five years from then, by December 1, 2007, we should be driving our own car.
Fast forward to the present, it seems like Wilson has fulfilled that dream way before that deadline:
For me, I didn’t really intend to break that dream. It just so happened that I needed to re-channel my priorities.
To Wilson, congratulations!
The following video (youtube) is a humorous flick on the rise of a professional photographer. He started with a disposal film camera until he got his DSLR Nikon camera and various lenses, some are even long ones.
The main character worked out with his gear, and I mean worked out like in the gym. The soundtrack, if I’m not mistaken, I think is the soundtrack in the movie Rocky Balboa while he was as well working out preparing for his bout against the current champion.
Anyways, here’s the video:
I can’t take this anymore. I couldn’t help myself anymore from denouncing the fact that photo.net is blocked in the internet here in Qatar. Can you believe it? Qtel, the sole internet provider in the State of Qatar, is blocking a very useful and informative site (at least to a photographer or enthusiast)? This is definitely ridiculous.
Pictures of the Ernst & Young – Doha 2007 Annual Party at the InterContinental Hotel Doha can be found in my flickr account here.