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Feather on the Water

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

One of my biggest fascinations when it comes to pictures are feathers. If you ask me why, I wouldn’t be able to answer you, because I don’t know myself.

I don’t like all feather pictures, mind. Say, if you give me a picture of a chicken with a lot of white feathers, I probably wouldn’t appreciate it as much (unless the chicken’s cute). I do like the ones taken artistically though, like the one I posted above. There’s something really dramatic about this solitary feather floating on water so still that it almost appears to be glass-like.

I didn’t take this picture though. I normally would cite what my sources are, but unfortunately, I saved this picture a long time ago and I can’t remember the website where this is from. I sincerely apologize to the owner of this photo for not recognizing him/her. If ever s/he, by some stroke of luck, happens upon my blog, I want to congratulate him/her for such an amazing job, and that I have no inentions of claiming this my own.

I hope you all like this as much as I do.

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Rain, Rain Go Away

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

There’s something about rain that always makes me feel gloomy. I don’t know what it is, but maybe because I was told when I was younger that the reason why it happens is because the angels in heaven are crying. I guess that thought never fully left my mind.

Sorry for the sudden gloominess. It’s raining outside, and I thought I would post a photo that would best reflect my emotions. This isn’t mine, by the way. Click on it to check where it’s originally from.

Flowery Life

Monday, June 25th, 2007

During my sister’s engagement party, she had this huge basket of flowers that we eventually took home. I thought it was really pretty and (being the shutterbug that I am) took pictures of it.


 This was my favorite photo of the bunch (pardon the pun). Sorry if it got a bit blurred, but I made it a bit bigger to make you all see it better. I love the shade of pink these roses had.:)


Lightning Strikes Once

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

Obviously, this photo isn’t mine. I wouldn’t risk taking something like this (something about risking personal safety doesn’t really appeal to me), but I do admire the people who do, if not for their shots, then for their guts.



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6:00 A.M. Morning Sun

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007


Here is one of the sunrise shots I’ve promised earlier. I took this on that retreat I mentioned earlier. I took this using VGA resolution from my digital camera. We were up the hill then, and I had to take quickie shots so I wouldn’t get caught. I was at first saddened that the plants didn’t look green in the image, but when I transferred it on my computer, I realized it made a pretty cool silhouette. What do you guys think of it?:)



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Dazzled Winners

Monday, June 18th, 2007

I was going through Sanrio town, and I stumbled upon this announcement proclaiming who won in the “A Dazzling Moment” contest. I completely forgot about it, and I only remembered when I saw this. I’m kind of saddened because I wasn’t able to submit an entry, but I’m happy for those who won.:) They’ve done a really good job, and I want to congratulate all of them for a job well done. This isn’t only for the contest winners and runners-up, but also for those who were able to submit an entry. After all, being a video maker myself, I know how hard it is to create one, so kudos to all of you.:)


I still want the camera though, although I’d want a blue one instead.:P



Sunrise (For Once)

Friday, June 15th, 2007


As the title says, I got this in the wee hours of the morning, and not my near-nighttime shots as I’m prone to do. Actually, this is like, a few seconds into the sunrise, so the picture isn’t that light yet, but it does hint a little color up there, which I think is pretty cool. I got this using my mom’s phone as we were traveling through this rural area, and this was a little fishpond we passed by. I’ve gotten some images of some ricefields, but I haven’t been able to save it to my computer yet. The dark area on the right side are some plants and trees, I believe. The quality isn’t great (it being taken with a camera phone, after all), but the mix of colors (shades of blue, the gray shadows of the clouds, and the hint of red from the sun) plus the reflections on the water still make it a pretty interesting photograph.


I also have some other sunrise pictures I might upload sometime soon (hopefully, I will remember to do so). These I got when I went on a retreat with some people. I woke up earlier than my roommate to take these shots, and I was so careful not to be seen traipsing about in my pyjamas by my elders in our Church community. That would’ve been a shock, to say the least.:P I really wanted to get nice shots, and while the weather that day (and the low resolution of my camera) didn’t really seem at par with what I had in mind, I got some interesting shots. Not great or really pretty, but alright, I guess.


Oh yeah, in case some of you are wondering, I don’t touch these photos using photoediting software, unless explicitly mentioned on the post. These are raw shots that I took, and the reason why I don’t edit these is because I think the natural ones look better, and its mistakes just add to their appeal.



White Umbrellas on the White Sand

Thursday, June 14th, 2007

I’m usually not a fan of places that have been manicured or man-made, because I prefer those that are natural.  I couldn’t resist taking this shot, though, because it was really pretty. It was a bit cloudy then (check the skies), but it was still bright enough to make it a bona fide beach scene.


This wasn’t really artificial, in the sense that this isn’t a man-made beach, but it’s located in a resort, so there have been renovations made on the shores (these umbrellas didn’t just sprout out of nowhere!) and on the resort itself.



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On Location: Pirates of the Caribbean

Wednesday, June 13th, 2007

Or not.:P Did I fool you? Sorry about that. This was the idea that popped in my head when I saw this place. I could almost imagine Jack Sparrow bursting out, running away from the cannibals of Pelegosto (Cannibal Island).

Or maybe that’s just wishful thinking.



The Lotus and Its Leaves

Thursday, June 7th, 2007

I’ve never really been a fan of flowers that are used as bouquets or corsages. For me, the beauty of these can be truly seen when they aren’t literally cut off from their roots and instead allowed to continue to grow instead of being snipped off and have it die in just a few days.

See this lotus? It’s prettier in its natural surroundings than if it was cut off and stuffed in a vase or something. Next to tulips, the lotus is my favorite flower.