Panguil Bay – Fisherman

texting while waiting for a school of fish

texting while waiting for a school of fish

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. ~Lao Tzu


Panguil Bay – Mukas Mangroove

Panguil Bay - Mukas Mangroove

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more.
~George Gordon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage

Photography 101: Weekend Four – Get out and Explore

I had so much fun with this course despite my hectic schedule. The lessons on perspective, the rule of thirds, light, etc. help to improve my snapshots. Here’s the gallery of my favorite photos this November:

The Water element intrigues me. In tandem with our current weather (it’s been raining since morning this Saturday), I choose something subtle in the form of water-droplets. I’m intruding in the private lives of the plants in my porch to capture water droplets with my cameraphone… keeping in mind the light, color, and composition.  I used PicMonkey to edit the best photo with water droplets.

water droplets on Phalaenopsis orchid

Photography 101: Triumph

Panguil Bay sunset

I planned to take my son JJ for a late afternoon walk on Roxas Street. My nephew Kenji dropped by and he suggested that we go to the Friday “tabu-an” near the seawall. I rarely went there; just twice a year.  (The tabu-an is the Cebuano term for a makeshift market place where farmers and vendors sell the local produce.)

It’s past five o’clock when we got there. The sky was partly cloudy when we saw the November sun went down on the other side of the Panguil Bay. The sunset was so lovely that my son shriek in glee. I felt triumphant when I captured this moment.

The photo above was edited using PicMonkey. To emphasize the light and darkness, I used the Orton effect to tweak the image. Also, I used the basic edit Rotate to straighten it. Here’s the original version:

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Photography 101: Double

Photography 101: Edge

Photography 101: Glass

looking through

My pets look through a half open sliding door. (cameraphone)

looking in-between the colored arches

Blurred Phalaenopsis flowers can be seen between the colored arches of a decorative glass (Kodak camera)

glass in a dish garden

glass in a succulent dish garden (shot with cameraphone flash)

glass Christmas tree in a dish garden

glass Christmas tree and glass pebbles in a dish garden (shot without flash)

I placed a red-colored decorative glass against a white fabric background. I used natural light, camera flash, and a flashlight in this experiment. Here are the outcome:

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