This is yet another very overwhelming post to compose. I look at other blogs’ submissions (Lucid Gypsy, Madhu, Adin) to this and I feel pitied, hesitant and dried up to even respond to this award. Look at one of the links and tell me that I’m overreacting! Plus, I wanted to include new/er pictures for this. Disappointingly, I have nothing new show you. This has been waaaaay overdue post so I’m just gonna let it out. I wanted it to be special, but what I only got are images that you, my followers, are already familiar of. Here are my 7 SUPER SHOTS!
A photo take took my breath away…
From a picture-taker’s end, there are these images that as soon as you took it and reviewed from your camera’s monitor, you know that other people are going to love it. I took this one in Virgin Island in Bohol, Philippines. The scenery speaks for itself. And that it presents itself making it easy for anybody to get good shot of it. I knew it, then and there, that this IS my winning shot.
From looking down the sand on the sightly low, clear blue water to looking afar the vast ocean that you can see an island miles away, and with the cotton candy clouds on the horizon, this truly is such an arresting view! It’s the most pristine spot in the world I’ve ever seen. Point Blank.
A photo that makes me laugh or smile …
There are pictures that might take a second look, or something that you have to broaden your perspectives before you appreciate it. Some you have to manipulate to get the best out of it. This picture I took wouldn’t be here if I had not turned it to Black and White.
I completely neglected this image at first. I stripped the colors, and ahoy! the colors no longer are stealing the main focus of the shot. After that, I got an acquired taste for my own Black and White photos. Note that this is taken from Venice Beach in California where skaters, segway riders, rollerbladders, biker, etc. come to roll. It’s a candid image seeing these these ladies spin their own wheels.
A photo that makes me dream …
I’m a big fan of rock formations. And this another breathtaking part of this world, The Rocky Intertidal Zone in San Diego, California, I truly admire and completely stunned by it. I was snapping away with my camera and I couldn’t believe my eyes what I was witnessing. I was smiling in disbelief that people must have thought I’m crazy. I’m sure they are astonished by these magnificent views as well that they understand the glow in my eyes. There’s a lot of people that just sit there and just absorb the views around them. Looking at the two couples seating there, it makes me long to have someone I love to be beside me again.
A photo that makes me think …
This is a no brainer. Animals, plants, flowers, mountains- nature in general makes you wonder. I think jellyfish is the epitome of that. They’re such a delight in your eyes. When you look at them, their movements, how you can see the parts of their body operate, their weightlessness, it gives you that polarizing effect. The way they float freely and gracefully, it makes you wanna be like them, or float with them. They really are wondrous and marvelous creatures.
Not to be confused, this one I took from Birch Aquarium in La Jolla, San Diego.
The Jelly Experience is from Monterey Bay Aquarium. I hope you read what I’ve written here.
A picture that tells a story…
How the boy takes care of the carabao. How he walks in the field every morning for a day’s work …with a dog as his company. How farmers create a smoke to make the trees healthier …not realizing how it immensely beautifies the surroundings. How people can be so poetic without even realizing it. How the sun lovely shines creating magnificent silhouettes. How ambient the image is and what effect it has on us. How the boy goes on to help in his family’s livelihood at a very young age. How he may considers it as his way of playing outdoor. And what separate us, people who travel far, from him who is blessed by this field everyday? One picture, different open routes to interpretations.
A picture that made my mouth water …
This one takes the cake, and brings home the bacon. This is a picture of a Gnocchi I got from Carpi, Italy. One who goes to Italy shall not let pass the opportunity of tasting this heavenly, mouthwatering culture food.
A picture that I am most proud of …
People may not agree but this one is my most accomplished shot for me. It took a tremendous toll on me capturing my concert images. I was wrestling with the crowds. I have to constantly change camera settings. My concert shots are action shots. The band moves a lot that it’s hard for me to capture a still image result. I was raising my arms trying to keep focus. There are stoners around that I have to have to avoid. Amidst it all, I was living the moment of appreciating the performances. Some shots, you really have to be patient or work hard just. And that oftentimes, it is be the most satisfying.
I’m reviving this old award. My 7 Super Recipients are
Debra of Bagni Di Lucca
LuAnn of Paint your Landscape
Sony Fugaban of Stories of my Wandering Feet and Mind
Allan of Modes of Flight
Amy of The World is a Book
Marianne of East of Malaga
Angelia Sims of Living, Loving, Laughing
Here’s to a blog where compositions is always well thought-through. This photography blog shows its followers what expert photography really is. Looking at Cardinal Guzman’s blog, you can tell that he varies his subjects from time to time. Street photography, nature, people, designs … you can eaily find a visual treat that suits your eyes. Do check out his Travels, Recipes!?, his History of Tattoo series, and his IMPRESSIVE list of movie recommendations to which we are in agreement to a lot of it. My favorite post – Morning at the Western Wall.
Last Call …
Some of your most commented photos …
By the way, I have collected 4 stars so far. Blog of the Year requires 6. 😀