Sunday, May 25, 2008

Mimi and Karl Blog

We're already blogging at Mimi and Karl blog.

Monday, May 29, 2006

When animals attack!

We're blogging now at Mimi and Karl. Check out my newest post about Attack of the Doves LOL!

Thursday, May 11, 2006

UP in the summer

You'll know that graduation time in UP is near when you see the sunflowers in bloom along University Ave. and you'll know that summer is about to end when the sunflowers start to die. This summer we shot 3 prenup pictorials in UP and during the shoots I got pretty nostalgic about spending summer in Diliman. During college, I usually took really lame classes during summer so that I would have reason to leave the house everyday. I'd attend one class and just spend the afternoon (getting drunk) at the ZS tambayan or play pickup tennis at the SC courts or watch a movie at SM City. I think I took hum2 and PE classes except for my first summer where I took Math 55 (I was still a diligent student back then hahaha!)

Anyway, we already shot a prenup with the sunflowers as background last year. So when we came back I had pretty much had a vision in mind of what I wanted.

Robin and Mabs

This was taken a week before graduation so the sunflowers were at their peak bloom. I passed by UP yesterday and most of the sunflowers have wilted.

Val and Arlene

The couple scheduled their prenup during graduation day, so we told them we could probably shoot in UP in the morning. The good thing was the ampitheater was being made up for the afternoon graduation. When we saw these rows and rows of empty white chairs we knew we just had to take this shot :)

Friday, April 21, 2006

Where's Superman?

Mimi's been teasing me that this blog is turning out to be a Rizal Province blog. So let's go back to our regualr wedding photographs.

The groom's suit. Shot at Fernwood Gardens.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Jala-Jala, Rizal's Wildlife

Last Black Saturday, I accompanied my Uncle to his farm in Jala-Jala, Rizal. I've always wanted to go there but haven't had the time to visit. He says I'm always welcome to do a shoot just as long as the models are nude. Hahaha. Anyway, I've been through the Rizal-Laguna route plenty of times but it was my first time to pass through Jala-Jala. The scenery can be a really nice background for a prenup pictorial. Anybody interested? Hehe

On his farm, I chanced upon a book entitled "A Frenchman in the Philippines". It basically is about the true adventures of a French physician as he colonized Jala-Jala around the 1820's. I scanned the more fascinating parts of the book and found interest in the modes of transporation back then. To reach Jala-Jala they basically set sail from Manila via the Pasig River and cross the Laguna Bay. It makes me wonder if this is faster than taking a car from Manila to Jala-Jala nowadays with the terrible traffic and all.

I also found interesting the stories about the wildlife around the area. You see the perks of being the only European in the area was all the game he could shoot. Animals range from wild pigeons, wild boar, deer, eagles, monitor lizards and giant bats. The more dangerous animals include man-eating crocodiles and the wild buffalos. He recounts an incident wherein he accompanied a European guest to go hunting for wild buffalos. He adviced the fellow to climb a tree when they spot a wild buffalo as they attack. Apparently his guest didn't heed his warning, the guest fired two shots to the charging buffalo, missed both and was gored to death by the animal.

Sadly, I don't think much of the wildlife he described in the book can still be found in the vicinity. The good news is the paragraphs above are just a segueway to the photographs I did manage to shoot at the farm. Jala-Jala's wildlife, the macro kind that is. Hehe.

This is the first time I've used my new macro lens for insect work and boy it won't be the last. This area of photography can really be addicting!

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Good Friday at Taytay, Rizal

We usually spend our Good Friday evenings at the house were my father grew up to watch the Catholic procession. The highlight of which is the image of the dead Christ being pulled by hundreds of men in barefoot. Their devotion is much like that of the Feast of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo.

Friday, April 14, 2006

An April Fool's Wedding

The groom at the St. James Alabang Church. On a previous wedding, I saw the reflection of the groom on the same glass door and was a tad bit late in getting my eye on the viewfinder. This time I waited hehe.

Dra. Belo sharing a laugh with another ninang. I love this shot because I'm so showbiz.


Hello blog, I'm back

I've tons of photos I want to share. Just haven't had time to post. Here's my favorite from Mike and Nette's wedding.