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Flowers for my beloved fiancee

Flower for my fiancee, Krissy Domingo

I’m engaged to a beautiful woman, Krissy Domingo, and the distance between us prevents me from  courting her day-to-day. I’m here in Guam and she is in the Philippines. We have been planning the wedding but we have not yet nailed the date.  Soon will sort it out mommy Krissy and we will live the life we dream of.

But let me just send this photos of flowers I took here in Guam, they are as lovely as you are.

I love and miss you so much!

Flower for my fiancee, Krissy Domingo

Flower for my fiancee, Krissy Domingo

Flower for my fiancee, Krissy Domingo

Flower for my fiancee, Krissy Domingo

Flower for my fiancee, Krissy Domingo

Flower for my fiancee, Krissy Domingo

Flower for my fiancee, Krissy Domingo

Flower for my fiancee, Krissy Domingo

Flower for my fiancee, Krissy Domingo

Flower for my fiancee, Krissy Domingo

Flower for my fiancee, Krissy Domingo

Flower for my fiancee, Krissy Domingo

Check one of the images below to view all in a carousel.

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The Cute Things In The Office

a cute sandal metallize

As usual while waiting for my backup I go around the office to take photos of something new and cute in the office. Check out my shots below:

 

My co-workers trophy for getting second place in their volleyball tournament

The image in my mug

 

A cute give away

 

a cute sandal metallize

 

 

 

 

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Revisiting Two Lover’s Point

A promise of forever

When I first came to Guam I was able to do the traditional “round the island” joy ride. The very first stop we had before was Two Lover’s Point. After five years I find myself again in Two Lover’s Point but now with a better camera. I also first tested my Sigma Telephoto Lens. Check out some pictures below :

This is forever

A different perspective

This one has a funny story

A promise of forever

A Romeo & Juliet Story

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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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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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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
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An Apple A day

The tempter
Yes I have been, in a way, on apple diet for some time now. I bring to work about two medium size apples so that when I get hungry at work before lunch I can fill my stomach with a high fiber fruit.

But an apple just don’t do only that, it became my subject as well.
Apple

I usually buy my fruits at the nearest Payless store located at MicronesiaMall
I was about to make a second bite when this apple ask me to photograph it
 Could this be the apple that poison Snow White?
This apple just came form the refrigerator thus I dont need to add atomizer
This one is the apple that I bite, see my name is on it!
Why are apples red? Got any clue?

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Playing with my camera’s creative filter

Some of my latest photo shoots modified using my Canon T3i(600D) Creative filter effects. I know I have done the same with previous photos; will just add them here when I find them.

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Black & White Experiment

Tonight I tried taking black & white photos.

Some use Photoshop or Paint.net to convert a color photo into black & white but for me tonight it is a straight up Monochrome at B&W. After some few shots and adjusting my camera to Manual mode and increase ISO, wide Aperture and a slower shutter speed I got some pretty decent images.
Could have use my tripod but my shutter speed is not that slow so I still get a clean shot with minimal noise.  

Without further delays I present you my Black & White experiment:

a black & white photo of my phone and desk

seeing my room in black & white
illuminating my dark room


I like this experiment; it made me kinda master of light and darkness specially in my room.

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Children Portrait: My First Try

Was learning children portraiture thru Canon Australia’s videos below. One key lesson I learn when shooting children is to establish a connection with the subject. Kids are really hard to shoot and I have my first try last Sunday in Tiger Fisher’s Christening Party.

But before that I just wanted to share the video I was watching to learn children’s portraiture.
Check out my pictures below, comments are always welcome.