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Saturday, December 24, 2011

December 23, 2011 is something that we would want to spend our night outdoors this is the time of the year that people at city of naga celebrate dagitab festival... well dagitab means electricity... so you have an idea why they have such festival... the city has two coal powered power plant (it's not that environmental friendly) which is located at brangay colon... the two power plants are just adjacent to each other... the other is at the mountain side while the other is at the sea side they are both separated my the provincial road... so basically they are neighbors...

Monday, November 28, 2011

nature and all

on the day that the sun goes out i wish i could be with nature. in the mids of the birds singing i want to be out there watching them. i love the wind that blows hard and i want to catch the falling leave to the ground. and on this day i set out to be with mother nature while the sun is still out.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

rain and rains

the day is a bit grumpy, it rained again. may be the real rainy season has started... i love the rain but i hate the cold winds that it brings... it may be rainy but it doesn't mean i can't take photographs...

Monday, November 07, 2011

flower photos

i don't know if flowers is my thing... i have allergies and flowers doesn't help it... but what i love about the flowers as a subjects is that they are too colorful and has that vivid colors... life!

Friday, November 04, 2011

i went out for tricksters





i when out to see what other kids are up to during trick or treat... found some kinds lighting candles and some kind of jack'o lantern.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

undas: trick or treat


this is the time of the year when having a bad hair day isn't that bad after all. you don't have to worry if you look ugly for people are trying to look ugly this time of the year.

this tradition can be trace back to the medieval times (just like the souling). before poor people go door to door to offer prayers in exchange for food. but now its candies and the prayer part has gone. if we say trick or treat this tradition is made in united states, but other countries celebrate similar customs too, like europe, mixico, canada, asia and africa.

in the philippines we have undas, its close to the day of the dead in mexico (considering spanish influence). if trick or treat has jack-o-lanters, witch costumes and broomsticks, undas has flower and food offirings to the dead.

flowers and candles are place on the tombstones and sometimes food too. most of those who place the food has chinese ancestry, most of them leave it on the tombstone. but traditional filipino believe is that food and drinks are place on the altar at home. during a novena (prayer) candles are lighted up on the doorstep to invite the dead relative's souls. to come inside.

the food is place on the altar and nobody is allowed to touch the food. you can't take your dinner if the novena has started, the souls might join you. if the souls will join you in a meal and you ate their leaf-overs you will lose all of your teeth. after the novena will end the food is leaf at the alter untouch. you will have to wait till all the candles that you lighted up in the house will melt before you can touch the food and placed it in a bag that later will be burred in a pit.

undas is more like a fiesta, and is one of the most celebrated holiday next to christmas and holy week. if trick or treat is just for one night undas is officially celebrated in two days but it really last for a week.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

photography thoughts 1

camera phone: nokia 6630
camera phone: nokia 6630
camera: KODAK DX7590 ZOOM DIGITAL
camera: KODAK DX7590 ZOOM DIGITAL
Most newbies want to take good photographs, but who wouldn’t want to? The first thing that they would think is to grab the latest camera out in the market (they can afford). They miss a lot like reading the fundamentals on how to take a good photograph (compositions). They have no idea what they are doing and what is in their head is having a kick-ass camera that has the biggest pixels in the world. What is the importance of composition? Basically everything! It’s how you compose your image. It’s how you arrange different object and make a subject stand out making it work with all other elements in your photograph. Photography is not about having the latest thing in the world of photography but how to make an image into an art that has a kick-ass statement. If you have books about photography then start reading. Dig a little in the place where they call World Wide Web (google it down), it’s like hitting a goldmine. Reading is very important so that you will know what in the world you are doing. It’s like saying before you take a dive for it make sure that there are no rock below. And if you can afford to go to a photography class then get your butt in there. You need to work with what you’ve got, meaning start with what you have. So if you have a point and shoot then go out and start shooting something that interest you. But before you do it you need to understand your camera. Know its limitations and its functions. So it’s very important to read the manuals of your camera. Well you don’t want to ruin it, right? When I started digital photography I use a cell phone to take my photographs. And then I was hook with it. I just can’t stop thinking about it. I did buy a point and shoot after a year. Do I have a kick ass DSLR? Nope! I don’t. But I have used a Sony Alpha 330 that my brother buys for himself. He let me use if for he wants to be photograph and not the other way around. All I am saying is that it’s not really a big deal if you don’t have the gadget right now but how you will improvise to have that wonderful photograph. If you don’t have a camera, even a point and shoot you can still use a camera phone or borrow camera from a friend or family. Having less doesn’t mean that you stop yourself learning the art of photography.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

wave to move it move it

after a long time touring the region i finally have the chance to go to the one of the most holy places in cebu, simala. simala is very famous of its miraculous virgin that every year people just flood the place to pray for a miracle. though i have no evidence that these miracles happened but i love to watch these believers spend some time to thank and ask to their GOD. in a world that most would catch up time, its really out of the ordinary that they are here praying. like there is nothing in the world maters at this moment. they do spend at least a year for this. and the first hand experience did somehow proves that most Filipinos are deeply religious. this picture reminds me of the black Nazarene and the sto. nino acts. its like they have a particular steps (dance) for the whole thing. waving of a white handkerchief or towel. September 8 is when they wave to move it... move it!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

sorry


hey guys!

i am always away but this time i am preparing for my new photo project i just hope that i will be back soon to post it for the world to see.

and to all of you cross fingers.....