Nov 122011
 

This one was taken  in Philippines in an island near Bohol, its rare one find such clarity. So I thought turning the sea into an icy look was the best setting for this, therefore I had to make sure my shutter speed was very low to get that effect, thus I used a GND filter with 3 Stops stronger. Click image for better quality

Camera: Nikon D3Sm Aperture: 22, Shutter: 22 seconds, ISO: 100

Nov 102011
 

As you all know I am into Flash Photography, I particularly love Fine Arts. Below is a photo of my daughter. Basically I wanted to send a message that girls these days want to become adult as they mimic their mothers by putting on make up and lipsticks. Little do they know that they need to enjoy their childhood and adulthood would come eventually. Hence I titled it “LOST SOUL”

Settings:

On the left of the camera, Umbrella, on the right of the camera I used a reflector. Camera used was Nikon D90 at Aperture of 8, ISO 100 and Shutter of 200 as per the lightmeter.


Nov 082011
 

This creepy place, is located in Philippines, Bohol Island to be specific. Its man-made mahogany forest stretching in a two-kilometer stretch of densely planted Mahogany trees located in the border of Loboc and Bilar town. The man-made forest stands out because of the uniformity in height of the big trees, the spread of its branches, thickness and design of leaves. Seedlings abound around the older trees. Trunks, some thick and others just a few months old, grow resplendently straight up towards the sky which is obscured by the branches and the thick leaves

Camera: Nikon D3S, Lens: 14mm 2.8, Aperture: 8, Shutter: 1/50, ISO: 100

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Nov 072011
 

Sometime all it takes is to look, and I gaurntee you, there will always be a scene where its worth taking a photos of. Today for example, I went to my mothers farm in Saham. So I decide to go around the near farms and I saw these beautiful greenish field of something and I thought with the right angle, I can make something out of it. I guess I wasnt too far out. And here was the outcome. Hope you like it, and this is my today photo of the day.

Camera: Leica M9, Lens: 35mm Summicron, Aperture: 4.0, Shutter: 1/350, ISO: 160

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Oct 242011
 

This was taken in the last Muscat Festival during the Sohar Tradition day. I like their attire and not to mention their facial expression. Dont you agree?.

 

Camera: Canon 5D Mark II, Aperture: 7.1, Shutter: 1/125, ISO: 800

 

Oct 202011
 

Today my wife wanted some fertilizers and garden equipment for the farm. You know us men, well atleast me, I am not into garden and all, but for some reason my wife managed to convince me to go with her and luckily I had my trusted Lieca M9 and the 50mm Summilux. So why not, I may as well make a photoshoot and photowalk out of it. And here are the results. Let me know what you think?.

PS/ All the shot were taken wide open at Aperture of 1.4, ISO of 160 and Shutter ranging between 1/4000 to 1/1500 depending on the light

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oct 172011
 

Well I guess it was a matter of time until it came my turn to have a go on photographing this new amazing building. The one and only Royal Opera House Muscat. Many photographers had a go with it, and I have seen several of them floating around facebook and what not. Anyway below are my versions. Firstly, let me know what you think by commenting below. Secondly I am thinking of conducting a workshop at this place in particular, so let me know if you are interested?.

First thing first, a quick history lesson.The Royal Opera House Muscat (ROHM) is Oman’s premier venue for musical arts and culture. It is scheduled to open on October 14th, 2011, with a production of the opera Turandot, conducted by Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo[1]. The opera house is located in Shati Al-Qurm district of Muscat, Oman. Built on the royal orders of Sultan Qaboos of Oman, the Royal Opera House reflects contemporary Omani architecture, and has a capacity to accommodate maximum of 1,100 people. This opera house is first in the world equipped with Radio Marconi’s multimedia interactive display seatback system, Mode23.[2] The opera house complex consists of a concert theatre, auditorium, formal landscaped gardens, cultural market with retail, luxury restaurants and an art centre for musical, theatrical and operatic productions.

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Oct 092011
 

Here are the last of the photos from Manila in a city could intramuros. Intramuros is the oldest district in the present day city of Manila, the capital of the Republic of the Philippines. Nicknamed the “Walled City”, Intramuros is the historic fortified city of Manila during the Spanish Colonial Period located then along Manila Bay and south of the Pasig River entrance, before 20th-century reclamations obscured the city from the bay. Guarding the city is Fort Santiago, a citadel located at the mouth of the river. Construction of its thick defensive walls were started by the Spaniards in the late 16th century to protect the seat of the Spanish government from foreign invasions (most notably British and Dutch) and raiding Chinese sea pirates. Its name in Spanish, intramuros, literally means “within the walls”.

If you ever in Philippines, make sure you visit this district, its different, tons of photo opportunity and most of all its different and interesting. Once you are in the wall, you will notice guards in the old spanish outfit. They are serious, but very happy to pose for you for  a photo shot such as the photos below

 

 

 

 

Something will never miss while you are inside the walls, in the district intramuros are the hours carrige, they represent as a form of transportation inside the city. And the best way to visit every inch is to ride on one of them, its cheap and yet very joyful

 

 

 

And ofcourse, even though its touristic city,  people do live in intramuros, going about with their daily routine

 

 

 

 

 

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Oct 042011
 

 

Camera: D90, A:8, Shutter:1/100, ISO:200

This photo means alot to me, its one of my favorite actually. This was taken in Philippines, Bohol to be specific. I think the photo speaks for itself. And for this reason I titled ” Heal the World”. What do you think?

 

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