AGFA APX B&W ASA 400 Roll 1: Ziplining, Legazpi...
Last year was my first time to try out ziplining, in Legazpi no less. Would I consider this a sport? Probably not. Extreme? Maybe. I don’t necessarily have a fear of heights, but I was just worried about how it would feel to reach the other end of the line. You see, just before they let you go on the line, the caretakers will tell you that you literally have to bump into a makeshift stopper...
AGFA APX B&W ASA 400 Roll 1: The First
Using B&W film is expensive on all accounts. Firstly, each roll will cost you around PHP350 (around USD7). Secondly, the film processing alone (not including the negative scanning and film developing) will do about as much damage as buying the film. I must say though, that the saturation, grain and other “imperfections” more than make up for the expense. I used my first B&W...
Kodak Ultima Roll 1: Sundays with Dad
I used my second to the last shot on Dad taking a photo of my cubicle. I really like this photo because it just seems to peaceful, quite the opposite of what I felt during my first week at the new office, just because there was so much. going. on. I rarely get to go on “mini dates” with Dad anymore because our schedules are so hectic. But on the days that I do, they’re just...
Kodak Ultima Roll 1: [Under]Exposure #34
I can see this just by taking four steps from my office cubicle. This is the koi pond at the new office, the perfect way to get away from all the stress and pressure of work. Well, not really. I haven’t tried zoning out on that bench down there. But I have tried counting how many koi are in that pool - the last count was at 11. Imagine me doing that, all the way from the 8th floor. This...
Kodak Ultima Roll 1: Exposures #32 & #33
After going to the lab at 7 am to get some tests done, Dad and I drove to my new office last Sunday morning. Good thing I brought the Pentax because this cat was the first one to welcome me. I showed this photo to my Mom a few days back and she said the cat looks like it’s a male kitty. I agreed. Only alpha male cats can get away lazing around on top of the building air vents, with a...
i'd rather ask you these things in person. do you...
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Kodak Ultima Roll 1: Exposure #31
Now that’s better. I brought these flowers out to my room where the mid-morning light was relatively brighter. I loved how this photo turned out. Pindarti hand-delivered this bouquet to my office on the morning of our anniversary. For two years in a row, he has been surprising me with lovely flowers and they never fail to make me smile and make my day. For this bouquet, he chose five...
Kodak Ultima Roll 1: [Under]Exposure #29
This is what I meant when I said something about correct exposure being important when taking a photograph. I shot this indoors, relying on the light coming in from the window (it was mid-morning). Because I didn’t use any flash, you could hardly see the subject (the bouquet of flowers) much less its vibrant colors. Manila, Philippines (July 2010)
Kodak Ultima Roll 1: Bosom Buddiez
I was originally going to say “Boxing Buddiez” because Pindarti and Bugil have been boxing since forever (try close to 1.5 years) but for some reason, “Bosom Buddiez” seemed a bit more apt (ughk!). Here they are, yellowed (because I used a yellow gel filter with my Diana F+ flash) in a failed hiphop pose and tearing at a Sofia poster. Eastwood City, Libis, Quezon...
Kodak Ultima Roll 1: Meet Bugil
Meet Bugil, in his Justin Bieber-inspired hairdo. He swears this isn’t intentional. Do I believe him? My opinion doesn’t really matter. Check out what he has to say about everything entertainment here. Eastwood City, Libis, Quezon City, Philippines (July 2010)
Kodak Ultima Roll 1: Meet Yaya
Anouk’s Yaya is probably the most beloved and well-travelled yaya on earth. She has taken care of Anouk since she was in diapers, and can be considered Anouk’s second mother and confidante. Here they are, all smiles at Pasto. Eastwood City, Libis, Quezon City, Philippines (July 2010)
Kodak Ultima Roll 1: Meet Sofia
I first met Sofia through Anouk a few years back, when we were college seniors. All I knew back then that she was Anouk’s best friend, and that she played the guitar really well. Little did I know that Sofia (Sofie) would really make something great out of her talent (she sings, too!). This is a photo of her during her album’s Philippine launch a few weeks back. Oh, and she boxes,...
Kodak Ultima Roll 1: The problem with f/1.7
The problem of using f/1.7* when shooting moving people/objects is this - the slightest shift of position, the tiniest movement will produce a blurry photograph. When going analog, it is the film that always gets the last laugh. However, it is not the kind of laughter bordering on a heartless cackle. Rather, it’s just a surprised kind of “ha ha!” that shrugs and says: oh well,...
Kodak Ultima Roll 1: Exposures #2 &3
My mama approached me one Saturday morning and showed me the pretty glasses (albeit plastic ones) she bought at the mall the previous day. She has a penchant for buying themed glassware for the family (Dad is blue, Hers is Red, and Mine is green). It doesn’t matter if they’re floral or plain, as long as they fit within the “family colors”, (and have a wide mouth for easy...
are u in a relationship? ur art is so sexy i cant...
I am in a relationship, in fact, with this wonderful photographer: www.pindarti.tumblr.com This is the first time someone has described my art as “sexy.” I will take that as a compliment, I guess? Thank you! PS For all I know, this is a bogus question planted by one of my friendz, right? Hehe. Ask me anything
5 Things About the New Office
To really feel the new environment, I kinda dressed up in “proper” office attire: grey slacks, grey patent leather wedges, a long-sleeved, black cotton top and It feels like Siberia: The Return all over again, just because the a/c is so. freaking. cold. My office cubicle is almost next to a tall, glass window that overlooks the koi pond of the office complex. If I need to escape,...
5 Sucky Things
Getting sick in the middle of the week, amidst work and personal happenings. Freaking out every time you get a tummy ache, and fear that it will lead to a vomit fest. Receiving your credit card and cellphone bills and realizing you are once again, lacking funds to pay them off. Realizing that Bentley (my 3 year-old Canon EOS 400D) is already showing major signs of wear and tear (which means...
5 Events Last Week (12-18 July)
I got so sick in the stomach, I had to go on two types of medicines for at least a week, before having an ultrasound exam of my liver and kidneys. Because I was sick, I wrecked our original anniversary plans, forcing P to reschedule his meetings to accommodate the new plan. The anniversary celebration last Friday (originally Thursday afternoon) was worth the delay, primarily for three reasons:...
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President Noynoy arrives 40 minutes late at the AFP turnover ceremony because he got stuck in traffic and refused to counterflow and use sirens. Isn’t this refreshing? And I mean that in the most unsarcastic way possible. Kudos, Mr. President. Maybe you just need to wake up earlier next time.
YES to childhood movie marathon! I can contribute...
I totally remember us watching [and hating] 200 Cigarettes! When shall we have this awesome movie marathon and WHERE? :) Ask me anything
San Juan Bautista Church, Tabaco, Albay (May 2009) Check out the other churches in Albay here.