Geri Barcelona Photography S3 2013

I haven’t done any serious photography lately so I’ll just post three of my not-so-recent serious photos ๐Ÿ˜€

Manila City Hall
Here is the Manila City Hall in pseudo-HDR and some lightning effects.

Manila High School
Another pseudo-HDR, this time, the Manila High School (Both images were taken at the roof deck of Bay Leaf Hotel)

EIGHTY SEVEN
This supposed to be a street photography only I failed on capturing emotions but successfully captured both plates ๐Ÿ˜€

Geri Barcelona Fotografix S7 2012

One gloomy Sunday. The sky is dark and there’s a slight drizzle all over town. I thought my photoshoot with a car will be postpone. Yup a car and not a person would be my photo subject for the day haha. Its a retro Mitsubishi Lancer Boxtype ย and yet it’s unlikely that the owner of the car who happens to be my kumpadre wouldn’t want to be included haha! I’m sure he’ll more than willing to be a model ๐Ÿ˜€

So we wait until the drizzle went out and the sun shines again. Luckily, the rain stops and the atmosphere were bright again. That’s my cue to grab my gears and went with my kumpare to a nearby school compound for some shootin. I’m really not prepared for it but I got some cool ideas running in my mind for the shoot. Here are some of my shots that day…

Bird’s eye view Shot

Its already in my plan to do this shot and luckily there’s a climbable tree near the road from where we do most of the shoots. As you can see I also use “framing” technique on this shot. (subject/s are framed inside tree branches)
simple2

 

Ant’s eye view Shot

Another difficult shot for me particularly that my camera doesn’t have an articulating screen like most of latest camera models. I almost crawl with belly to the ground just to have this angle haha!
park

 

Panning

Cars and panning shot has a common factor and that is motion or speed. Its been a while since my last panning shot with a motorcycle so its kinda rusty for me to do this shot. Although I nailed it after two tries haha! I just position myself and told my friend to drove the car just like he stole it and I’ll do the rest haha!
panning

 

HDR

My favorite post processing HDR or High Dynamic Range. I’m looking for some earth colors for this shot. So when I saw the brown soil at the background plus the trees and leaves I think it’ll be just perfect.
car and richard

 

Reflection

This technique is by far not too much abused by most camera users particularly newbie photograpers or just the norm. Its actually quite easy to do. Just focus on the glass until you can see on your screen what you wanted to see. (in this case, the car). ๐Ÿ˜€
shades

by the way my friend Richard is a member of Lancer Boxtype Pilipinasย and Team Orthodox Racing (TOR)

happy shootin! ๐Ÿ˜€

3rd place at dpreview photo challenge

Old Man HDR

Yipeee! I’m in 3rd place finally!!!! Its actually my first time being third at dpreview and I’m really very happy, although there’s regret that I missed 2nd place by two points only (3,464 and 3,646 points). Nevertheless, I’m still proud of my photo being on 3rd place out of 71 entries at the “Portrait shot using HDR” Photo Challenge at dpreview.com.

This again was a milestone for us point and shoot users, specially my club at PnSers.com! It just proves that its not the camera but the photographer! Or the tagline of our camera club, we say “its not the bow, its the Indian!

Some comment I have received from this photo is that he looks like Moses with a tablet on his hand. ย I haven’t thought of that, but hey, he sure do look like Moses. ๐Ÿ˜€

Kudos to all my friends and colleagues for their votes, and for inspiring me to shoot more quality photos! Maraming salamat po sa inyong lahat!ย  And lastly, thanks to the old man at Quezon Memorial Circle for letting me capture his portrait. Hope to see him again and thank him personally.

See the results here:ย http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=541395&View=Results&Rows=4