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…

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…