Bottle gourd

Spotted at LNNAIS Main Campus, Agricrops lab/garden, Lagenaria siceraria gave curiosity as well as smiles to students, and farmers in Bualan, Tubod, Lanao del Norte. Farm aides of the school called this calabash “Shaolin”

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…

Photography 101: Triumph

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…

Photography 101: Double

These dirty twins are ready for their bath; Whopper (male) and Tootsie (female) are Shih Tzu puppies. This photo is edited with PicMonkey. This is the original photo

Photography 101: Glass

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:

Photography 101: Treasure

You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. ~Franklin P. Jones   Vanilla Bean is my first child. She inspires me to create beautiful dog accessories. Also, she is the reason I’m interested in photography and blogging. camera: Kodak M531 F-stop f/3.1 Exposure time: 1/30 sec. ISO speed: ISO-110…

Photography 101: Landscape

  My husband’s hometown is near a dormant volcano. He says that I need to stand in front of Beulah Land estate if I want to see the best view of Mount Kanlaon. He’s right; no human infrastructure blocks the natural scenery. I use PicMonkey to crop the image above. Here’s the original version: [Weather: partly cloudy;…

Photography 101: Swarm

Negrenses often swarm this almost hidden place to cool off and relax during the hot weekends and holidays. You can hear laughter, and happy voices as families of locals and tourists splash into the clear spring pool of Caduhada Spring Resort. The water emanating from the rocks is so cool even at high noon. [Cameraphone: Samsung…

Photography 101: Moment

There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again. ~Elizabeth Lawrence Clouds hover above the Menorias Garden around four in the afternoon when we drop by. We (JJ and I) tag along with my mom to the place of Madam Hermie, my mom’s…

Photography 101: Architecture

I’m not happy with the outcome of my snapshots in architecture so I take a walk to the park to photograph another building — Tubod Parish Church. This is a Catholic church located at the heart of the town. I sat on the park’s sidewalk across the street and took this photo at 7:37 this…

Photography 101: A Pop Of Color

    I choose Green for this assignment. The color is often associated with freshness and youth. Also, it gives a feeling of growth and positive vibes The green pair of Grosby shoes in the photo belongs to my teenage nephew EJ.  How many places has it been? The fresh dirt on the shoes gives hints what the…