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Get Your Pink On Breast Cancer Awareness month

Puit your pink on

Puit your pink on October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. One of the local foundation that helps cancer patients and promote cancer awareness, Guam Cancer Care, have this wave your support event called “PUT YOUR PINK ON”.

My co-workers attended and supported the wave while I took pictures of this  event.

Showyour support, wave for cancer awareness

A wave may just be a wave but it means  lot for those who need our support.

Let's fight cancerThe young ones are aware of cancer and they are here to support.

all walks of life against cancer

Young or old are here to support the cause.

smile to fight cancer

Smile and the world will smile back at you!

Guam Cancer Care fights cancer

Guam Cancer Care leads the fight against cancer here in Guam.

Wave!

Wave for cancer free life.

 

Lets go!Lets fight cancer

All out support to the PUT YOUR PINK ON cause.

Biker moms unite against cancer

Biker moms support the fight against breast cancer.

Check all photos in gallery below:

 

 

On the other hand check out my co-workers as they participate and enjoy the event.

Resting after long wave

 

Supporting the cause

 

Doing a good job

 

Funny moments at the parking

 

Chilling out in the parking lot

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We can fly

You can fly

You can fly

A lazy afternoon is a good time for bird watching.

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SDA Fun Run at Lower Tumon

My employer was one of the sponsors(they are also our customer) to this fun run event by SDA Guam and as such we are given 5 slots of runners and if others would still like to run a fee will be available at venue.

Our sales rep who coordinated informed me that the run would start at 6:15 so I decided to go to the venue about 6:00 so that I can take a picture of the start. Yesterday was a gloomy day and I was wondering if today would be the same and somehow the weather cooperated.

I was a bit late and most of the runners are already half way so I decided to pull over and take any pictures in the way. I was contacting my co-workers but nobody was answering so I took as much as I can while I have time.

 

Check my shots below:

Not giving up

Like Father Like Daugther

Everyone runs a 5k

We can do this buddy!

Hip hip horray!!!

click below to view these photos as gallery

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What makes a good photo?

Sweet orange

Sweet orange It has been about 6 months now since I bought my first DSLR camera that got me into photography.

After much thought I bought my second lens for a better shot on far subjects. I did get a good shot but after that it made me think, what really makes a good shot.A lot of people would say a good camera with a high megapixel will surely generate a good clean looking image and others it is a natural talent to get crisp and awesome shots. I am new to really taking photos though taking a snapshot is long been in me since having a phone with a camera should do the trick.

It is no doubt that a good camera would surely deliver a good image. I was torn between a Nikon and a Canon DSLR for my first DSLR camera and after consulting people I ended up on a Canon T3i or as branded in Asia as the 600D. Since its my only camera I have to use my Nokia C3 to take photos of my T3i.

It's my very first DSLR camera

The lens in this image is my new Sigma Telephoto Zoom APO DG 70-300mm(images taken with this lens will be featured in the next bog post). In my opinion though the gear  is not enough to shot a great photograph. I remembered asking Jaypee David of Jaytograph how did he get awesome pictures in his travel blog and his answer really surprised me: you get to make one good shot after taking a thousand shots.

So taking a good image does not only require the best gear but also having the patience to make several shoots until you get the right one.But again others have a better perspective in taking a photograph. When I started learning how to take a good photo one lesson I learn is a bout good framing following the rule of thirds. It is simple putting your subject in a third of the frame focusing some features to fall on the imaginary intersection of vertical and horizontal lines that divides the frame into thirds.

At first people thought something is wrong with my hand or eye that instead of centering most of my images are off centered, and most people who take snapshots do, because that is how people know how to take a photograph(off course unless the intention is to put the subject in the center). Putting the subject a third into the frame artistically makes the image subject fall into the photo viewer’s line of sight thus creating a a focus into the beautiful in the image.

So what makes a good photo? I guess it boils down to three good gear, patience, and a good visualization of what you would life your photo be.

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The Sweets at Island Terrace at Hilton Guam Resort & Spa

Relaxing Koi pond
Had a rainy Sunday morning but the low energy was surely replaced by the sweets that we had at Island Terrace in Hilton Guam Resort and Spa.

Enjoy the treats!!!
check them out at Hilton Guam Resort & Spa

The view inside and out
The treats!!!
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Paint.Net Effects Project 1: Images at Hotel Nikko Guam

Effects using Paint.net
Photography is not only limited to the point and shoot results, there is a lot of post-processing to be done.

At first the very first thing I wanted to do before I share my images is to put a signature or watermark for two things: 1) promote your photography and  2) prevent people from using or claiming your photography and using it for personal gain, this is what we call copyright.

There are lots of editing software out there you might have tried using Microsoft’s Paint and Publisher which comes with any Windows PC,  the famous Adobe software like Lightroom and Photoshop, and others. Of those Photoshop is the well known and well use by professionals and it does have great editing capability but the downside is that it also cost a lot.

For hobbyist, enthusiast, and soon to be professional photographers it would be hard on the budget since we are still in the exploratory and developmental stage of our skills as a photographer. So why not use something that cost nothing but nearly works as good as Adobe Photoshop?

Yes there is such a thing and that one is  software is called Paint.Net

Check my photos below and see what Paint.Net can do.

Adding signature or watermark made easy
Smell the flowers

Lets go and conquer the ocean!
Warning be careful out there
Let's have a joyride
Crop your images and show only the best parts
Meow
Let's have a joyride
Yellow flower


Effects made easy
lomography effect in Paint.net
sde by side comparison
another example of lomography effect using Paint.Net
Vignette effect
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Food, Fun, and Sand at Nikko Hotel

September came and we have a brunch at Nikko Hotel in Tumon, Guam.

It was kinda cloudy and seems the rain would drop but we had fun both inside and outside with my niece and nephew. 

Enjoy the photos!

Smell the flowers at Nikko Hotel
the sweet smile
The view at Nikko Hotel
Relax in the greens at Nikko Hotel
enjoy the waters
The beach at Nikko Hotel
relax and feel the sand
want a horsey ride?
Go Kelly giddyyup!!!
Smile guys!
Let's go around the island of Guam


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Official Logo

Yes after some sketching and doodling I finally have my blog’s logo. The idea came from watching the history of Nikon camera at also by reading a photography blog suggested by my aspiring professional photographer sister (of course just like me) http://josephinesicadphotography.com

Simply the tool’s embodiment.

To photography!!!!

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Kelly Mariano’s 4th Birthday

Kelly Mariano’s Fourth birthday celebration.
Celebrated my niece’s 4th birthday just awhile ago at Capricciosa Pacific Place in Lower Tumon. We enjoyed pizza, seafood spaghetti, and combination of tiramisu and a squash base cake.

A birthday wish is made come true
What does it feel like to be photograph behind the camera?

Of all of us my niece, Kelly, was the happiest. It is so sweet to hear a word of appreciation from the mouth of the young one, “Thank you mommy for the party!”  
 

Happy fourth birthday Kelly!
We call this
Tiramisu for dessert
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Sta. Barbara Stained Glass & Old Town Chinese Restaurant

The Lord has risen
Some edited photos to bring out the best in them. Taken in Sta, Barbara Catholic Church in Dededo, Guam, USA and Old Town Chinese Restaurant at Guam Aurora Hotel in Tumon, Guam, USA.
Stained glass cathecism
The Light of the world
yummy treats
Yummy mint cookie ice cream
Rocks and plants garden
The chapel where weddings afre celebrated