Shot taken at Hacienda Isabel, Tagaytay
Two years ago, I saw this picturesque scene in Tagaytay that I knew would create a stirring photograph. However, because I was limited with the gear I had, I did not even dare attempt to bring out the camera because I could tell that I would only be disappointed with the results. I actually already knew exactly how I wanted to frame the shot. I also knew that the answer to creating the vision I had was through long-exposure. I needed the movement of the clouds to add drama to an otherwise plain 'house on a hill' cliche.
Fast forward to our latest trip and armed with my newly acquired ND filter, I finally had the opportunity to create the vision I had all those years ago.
This was the result.
On the way back to the hotel after a great day of exploring Subic, my wife and I were witnesses to this glorious sunset over the port of what was once the epicenter of American military operations in Manila. Would I let that opportunity to shoot pass? Of course not! :) So we parked by the curbside and as I was setting up the tripod, it became obvious that we were not the only ones mesmerized by the sea of blue and orange hues in the sky as soon after, other people followed our lead and parked beside us to enjoy the sun's daily dance with the horizon.
A few weeks ago, we had a client that needed us to shoot Manila's most well known landmarks in time lapse style.
I'm sharing one of my favorite photos out of the thousands we took during that week. It's a long exposure shot of about, if I recall correctly, 25 seconds, hence the dream like quality of the water and clouds. Can you guess where this is? :)
Haven't updated my blog in awhile. A ton of stuff happened between my last post and this one - the most exciting thing being... wait for it.... I GOT MARRIED!!! Yes! :)
We had the dream wedding we wanted. Everything was perfect... just the way we envisioned it. I'll post the photos when our official photographers, Mark Ouano and Josh Villanueva are done with the editing.
For now, I'll leave you with a preview of our Coron honeymoon experience.
Four days in Boracay and counting. Haven't had much time to shoot for myself but it's all good! Work is work :)
I saw this scene while I was documenting the Ingress stage setup of the Nescafe Soundskool 2010 Grand Finals here.
In Cagayan De Oro, this is what I saw from my window. Was kiiinda wishing for something more picturesque but hey turns out, I like it all the same :)
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