Monday, June 22, 2009

the many faces of water ... as a seascape


I love how the early morning sun softly lights the sky and the still blue water in this photo.

I must admit that the sky was not that vivid when I took the photo. However, the polarizing filter helped to make it bluer. I also used Picassa's "I'm feeling lucky" mode for post processing and this is what came out. I like to use this mode of Picassa especially with landscapes or seascapes. You only need to click one basic button. The results always make me feel lucky! Ha ha.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Architectural Details

I love taking photos of architectural details in buildings. They always tell some intimate stories.
What story is being told to you by this architectural detail?

Thursday, June 18, 2009

the many faces of water ... as a mirror


Still water can serve as a mirror. Most of the time we look at a body of water and we see our own image reflected on it. However, sometimes, we are not aware that we may also leave a reflection of ourselves as we pass through someone's life during our journey through this world. This can be literally as shown in this photo or it can be figuratively in someone's memory.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

the many faces of water ... waterfalls2


Here is another photo of a waterfalls as I promised yesterday. This time, this is taken with 1/13 sec shutter speed. Notice that the water drops are no longer evident. This time the water has a silky appearance. So if you want water to appear silky, use a slower shutter speed.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

the many faces of water ... waterfalls


I love waterfalls but I have never taken their picture until we had a photo shoot where I took this photo. I just knew that since it is running water, I had to use a fast shutter speed if I wanted to catch the water in motion. If you take a closer look at this photo, you can almost see the individual water drops as they fall. I used a shutter speed of 1/1250 sec for this photo. Tomorrow, I will post another photo of a waterfalls using a slower shutter speed.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

the many faces of water ... low tide for wading


This is Boracay during low tide. The water is perfect for wading, playing and if you venture farther out to the sea then of course you can swim. But people also swim even in shallow water because everything is so clear, clean and sparkling.

I took this photo early in the morning and the light created this bluish green tint on the water. It was simply beautiful and these two boys could not resist playing in in.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

my canon 50D


I am taking a short break from my water photos today.

I am just eager to share a photo which I took with my new Canon 50D (a birthday gift from my husband).

One big improvement that I immediately saw with this camera is its performance in low light. I just tried the camera last night and got this clear, crisp night photo.

The camera is a little heavy, much heavier than my 350D and it has a rather weird placement for its "on - off" button. However, the photos are sharp and crisp even in low light. I am so happy with my new toy.

Monday, June 1, 2009

the many faces of water ... rain


I discovered that it's rather hard to take a picture of rain especially if there is not much contrast in the background. The best way is to take it from a slight angle from the source of light. I had to take dozens of photos before I was able to catch this stream of rain as it fell from the leaves. But I am happy with the results. I hope you enjoy this photo of rain.
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