The sky had a pinkish-salmon tinge to it yesterday. No post-processing, believe it or not haha :)
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“Woman, transgress not beyond the limits of Heaven’s mercy…”
- The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne
This is part of a series I’m doing based on several classics I’ve read and have considered as my literary favorites.
PS: Can you guess the symbolism in the photos?
Today I celebrate my photoblog’s first year. In the one year I’ve started blogging seriously through photos, I’ve experienced a lot: I learned techniques, switched gears, had my taste of photowalks, met new people and most important of all, gained a lot of new friends.
Here are some highlights in the one year I’ve been (photo)blogging:
I covered the University’s Variety Show for the U-Week with Ivy. The above shot was the last one I got to take before the camera’s battery gave up on me.
Joined my first photowalk, Jaywalking, which was organized by Alexis Lim AKA LitratoNiJuan. Had tons of fun since I got to meet a lot of the people I look up to during the event. And, if I may add, a lot of the future Jaywalkers met each other there for the first time :)
Joined the Regional Press Conference, competing in the English divisions of Dev Comm Writing and Photojournalism. I didn’t place in Photojourn but managed to snag the 2nd place in Dev Comm :)
Joined the Chinese New Year photowalk, organized again, by Alexis. It was my first time to see an actual Chinese New Year celebration and once again, I had a lot of fun during the walk, though I had to take my asthma meds when I got home.
Competed in the Luzon-wide press conference in Bataan and managed to garner 3rd place overall in my division :3
PedXing. The third photowalk I joined in and prolly the most memorable since it was then that the Jaywalkers as a group was created.
Got my first camera as a birthday present. Plus, I got to help the DOT and the Leyte provincial government’s TV Show, GO Leyte in scouting new tourist destinations in our province. ‘twas an exciting experience, climbing up mountains and whatnot haha.
Shot my cousins for their portfolios and promotional spreads. It was a good experience, having to do a fashion shoot seriously for the first time.
FTS. The Jaywalkers’ 2nd photowalk after OTW. I wasn’t able to come to the first one since I was still in Leyte at that time haha. It was quite an experience since a lot of people came to the event, chalking up another positive outcome for the JWPH :)
Shot footage for my senior thesis’ documentary. I basically became a one-man media team. I was the writer, director, cinematographer and currently, am the editor. Talk about multi-tasking.
JuanderingMNL. Prolly the most exciting and successful event the JWPH had organized. It was an insane day filled with running, guessing and ultimately, shooting all around Manila’s culture-filled districts.
And thus I conclude my first year as a photoblogger. I’m hoping I’d get to experience more within the coming years and I’m hoping all my newfound friends would be in for the ride with me as well :)
The first photo was captured merely minutes before the second one.
My Week In Photos:
- Had prints made from some of my favorite photos :3
- Bought archival copies of National Geographic Magazine circa 1960-1970
- Went to JuanderingMNL as Station/Challenge Master with my co-Jaywalkers :))
- Pigged out with JWPH at Shakey’s :))
- Crammed three days’ worth of academic work into a single day :((
This is what you get after reading too much National Geographic. Wait, scratch that. There’s no such thing as reading too much National Geographic :)
And once again, I’ve put my old, trusty tabletop studio to good use. I must admit though, you can only really do so much with a kit lens :((
A shot from the event earlier today. Wasn’t able to shoot much since kuya Niki and I were busy manning the 5th Station,
bullying guiding the participants who went there haha.
Will post the other photos tomorrow :))
I build my castles on clouds, that I’m more than sure of. But then, you say, building them on clouds ain’t gonna work, as I could not be able to reach them, try as I might. Maybe, maybe not. But let me tell you this: I’ve always adhered to the thought that our dreams exist for reasons beyond reasoning, that they were put there in our hearts, for a purpose. Depending on what your faith is, you might say it’s God who put those in your heart, or Destiny.
I’ve always looked to the heavens since I was a child, and in a way, I still am. The sight of clouds moving across a cerulean sky is one that best epitomizes one’s dreams: fleeting yet substantial. The thing is, dreams are more than just fictional figments residing in the nooks of our brains: they function, not just as aesthetic accouterments but rather, as reminders. Reminders that there is a higher being who put those in our hearts just to let us know that we have also been given the skills, nay, talent to reach them: the tools to build our own castles, not just in the sky, but in the ground we stand on.
(And A Messy Desk)
I spent my day looking at some of my
hoarded recently bought copies (back issues only. I’m poor right now) of Allure and Lonely Planet, hoping to get some visual inspiration from them, as I’ve felt that I need more than just a prod to get me to shoot something.
I bought this copy of Allure because of their editorial, which featured not just models, but rather some of the newest movers and shakers of the fashion industry. In particular, the portraits of Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough (of the Proenza Schouler house) stood out for me, since they projected a lot of personality into their environmental portrait (which I am weak at).
Lonely Planet, on the other hand, served as a counterpoint to the *fashion-ness* of Allure, as it focuses on travel and documentary photography which I also want to learn. In particular, the spread on the Egyptian deserts was my favorite since the photographer captured a lot of stories on his images.
I also worked on some illustrations for the student magazine, as well as some studies for an upcoming painting competition which I will be competing in next Friday.
PS: The whole world now knows how much of a slob I can be with regards to my desk. Haha.