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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Cafe Macro (Cappuccino Version)




Once a Upon a Time, I was on a cafe shop in Bacolod City called Cafe Bobs. I was having a conversation with some friends when two men entered the cafe that paved a way to this image called Cafe Macro. Those guys are Photography enthusiasts Jimbo Araneta and Harold Aujero. Jimbo, an ace macro photographer, signaled me to go to them for Harold is selling his Tokina telephoto lens (if you check out the photo there are camera bags and gears in sight). Well, to make the story short, I went home with that dear lens.
Months and months after, upon searching for some images on my harddisk, I stumbled on a shot which I took on that fateful night and I figured out what if we have met on a Macro cafe. This idea would simply relate to photography enthusiasts especially those who are into macro photography. So, here it is... the Cappuccino version and I have another version still on my mind. Maybe this time Jimbo would lend some of his superb macro shots.:)
Soon, maybe I'll do a Macro restaurant, Macro Mall or Macro School to name a few. Remember there's a hidden world within our world.So, Adios amigos! I'm off to see my pretty lady bug. :) Click the photos to enlarge...

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Crouching Laundry and the Hidden Panty (The Making)




Now, it's time for some humor with a martial art twist.
I had so much fun doing Crouching Laundry and the Hidden Panty (sorry if the title offends you). For one, it tested my creativity to the hilt especially in creating a fun yet photo-realistic image. It's hard to achieve a breezy feel to it especially photos aren't moving so it's really a challenge for me to create something windy.
The models are great too since they really put some good acting. Kudos my brothers.
Adding some elements also gave me some pointblank decisions. So as not to clutter the whole photo, I deleted some minor stuff like the birds, for example, which take some attention from the three subjects. The clouds are enough to give some free spirited touch to the windstruck photo manipulation. :) Hope you like this one. :) (click the images to enlarge)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Force Field (The Jumper series) The 7-minute Photoshop Manipulation



What does it take to make one wake up very early in the morning. One answer is that the early morning sun heats up around 5:00 am in the middle east during springtime. This could hinder photography adventure especially in Saudi Arabia's Hidden Valley. Good thing it was a sandstormy plus rainy day that we were able to have a picturesque sky and clouds over a gigantic boulders of rock formation. Hidden Valley was our second stop and this is where we had our respite and the site of one of my Jumper series. With Juhn Abutal giving out energy through his jumping skills, I was able to capture dramatic motion shots with just two takes. Whew! We went home as the sun heated up and as the rain bade farewell following a blinding sandstorm. And on the computer, I challenged myself with a very short time limit... And that is, do a not-more-than 7 minutes photoshop manipulation with powerful result. Hope you like this part one of my The Jumper Series..More soon (Click the images to enlarge)