28 October 2007

TanMan Photographie

I just started experimenting on photoshop and illustrator effects and compositions and this is my first work with mixing medias. I'm happy about how it turned out because it was just like painting in a canvas with trial and errors, and a countless undos... haha!

27 October 2007

Yosemite Pine trees

I took this shots in Yosemite National Park. We drove out there for the day. The place was amazing! postcard beauty! haha! it wasn't snowing yet at the lower areas but it was definetly cold already.

We were suppose to go to a very high view point where you can see just about everyhting in Yosemite, but the road was slippery and icy already and our car didn't have snow wheels on. so we went around the park for a few hours instead, We saw bears, deers, chipmunks, squirrels, cayote, etc. Nature trip!

It was like being in the Grand Canyon all over again but the rock formations have trees in them unlike the grand canyon where you'll be lucky to get a shade from a tree.

26 October 2007

Portraits at the Beach, SF

Mariel took this shot. I was walking towards the shore where the sun was setting. Edited to Chiaroscuro effect. square cropped for the life series collages.

Kite Surfer at sunset, SF

I took this shot just before the kite surfer passed the glaring sun. its hard to focus the camera at very high lighting especially lights coming from the sun. it is blinding for the camera, I didn't even look in the view finder to take this photo.

I took alot of trial photos but eventually got a good one.

School of seagulls

I took this in a beach in San Francisco facing the Pacific Ocean. It was Breezy out there and it was amazing to see this flock of birds soring in one place because the wind is too strong.

They are stationary in one location for a few minutes gliding and enjoying the powerful breeze of the pacific ocean. it was almost sunset so it was great to take photos of the cear blueish sky turning into shades of red.

25 October 2007

The Golden Gate Bridge

We were blessed that the Golden Gate Bridge showed itself without fogs! Awesome day to take photographs. We took turns taking portraits infront of the bridge ofcourse!

I have a few collection photogrpahs of bridges, The Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Brooklyn Bridge, The Golden Gate, and some local bridges. I guess i can make it to a set now.

There are a few must have photos of bridges i know of like the Le Ponte De Normandie in France, the Clifton Suspension Bridge in England, and the Millau bridge in France which will take motorist to the sky! haha! its the tallest suspension bridge in the world. crazy frenchies!

The Best Clam Chowder in the world!

When in San Francisco, do not forget to visit and eat in CHOWDERS at Fisherman's wharf! Its to die for! absolutely the most delicious clam chowder in the world! I can't wait to go back!

18 October 2007

Golden Gate Leap

Absolutely KUDOS to my sister! I love this photo! Excellent timing and Composition! haha! Anyway, I did some post editing at Photoshop CS3. square cropped for my Life-Series Collages.

We took turns in taking photographs for the Golden Gate Leap. Everyone has the same photograph, My Dad, My Mom, my sister Mariel, and even a Dude from SF gave it a try to show off! haha I'll post the photo as well! haha! Careen was with us that day, I think She took the car close to the bridge where we're going to meet up with her.

Anyway awesome Photograph!

Oh, here is the dude I was telling you about! haha! funny looking guy!

Brooklyn Bridge

Took this shot at the Brooklyn bridge New York City. I was with kuya Alvin that night and we were experimenting on taking nightshots and nightscapes. We were on our way to Soho and the lower East side for a saturday night gimmick. We spent alot of time on the bridge and it was damn far from where we parked. It was chilly already this time of the year. late september. anyway, I wasn't able to take a photograph of the whole bridge but we took alot of photographs on the walkway, taking aim of the city skyline, light trails, etc.

Venus at the MET

The Goddess of Love and Beauty in Roman Times. Immortalize by this sculpture displayed in the Metropolitant Museum, New York City. I like Roman Sculpture because of the very romantic style of the Human Bodies, where everything is still somewhat rounded and natural, but still very sexy, like Rachel Weisz's Body profile.--very very sexy!

Anyway, I took alot of photo inside the MET and I have to say, MET is one of the TOP PLACES WHERE YOU CAN FIND THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMEN IN NY. Too bad, I just can't take photos of them. haha!

Portrait at Golden Gate

Another photograph taken by my sister Mariel. - Kudos to her for still including me in the intentionally offside composition. haha! very very good offside candid shot!

We took turns in taking photographs with the Bridge behind us. it was a good day to take photographs because there were no fog! great great day!

I tried a silver gelatin effect on the later image.

The Palace of Fine Arts

Too this shot at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. Awesome Architecture and Landscape Architecture combined.

It was awesome to be there because the Park was just absolutely breath taking. absolutely beautiful. and enormously grandeur.

NYC Skyline (light streaks)

Took this shot at the Brooklyn Bridge platform taking aim at the New York City Skyline. I tried the slow shutter speed and added some camera shake to get the light streaks of the buildings.

I love this shot because of the dynamic feel of the image. just like a visualization in itunes/winamp. awesome color display and movements.

I was with kuya Alvin when I took this, we were experimenting on nightshots with our cameras.

NYC Skyline

A view of the New York City Skyline with the famous Empire State Building towering over the little ones.

I took this shot from the New Jersey side of the river on our way home to Yacienda.

Took a couple of shots around the area with different focal lengths and post edited in Photoshop CS3.

Holland Tunnel Vision

Took this secretly inside the Holland tunnel en route to NJ from NYC, They don't allow people taking photographs inside the tunnel because of the terrorists threats in NYC. Anyway, I didn't find out until after i took a couple of shots, my cousin told me its not allowed to take photos inside the tunnel. haha!

I took this with a slow shutter speed to capture the light streaks and motion blurred movements of lights, cars, pavements, lanes, etc. Tunneling vision!

17 October 2007

The Statue of Liberty

Took these shots at Liberty Island, New York. Also a must have photo if you're in New York City--The Statue of Liberty should also get a portrait shot from everybody. The sky was clear and it was an awesome day for taking photographs, although you might have to look for a good angle with the sunlight to avoid shadows and glares. There were alot of view points for taking photographs at Liberty, too bad the twin towers weren't there anymore.--F@CKING TERRORISTS!
It would have been awesome to take a photo of the NYC skyline with them.

Oh and, ever wonder why is she colored pale green?!? its because she is made of copper. copper + oxidation = pale green.

I love the photo with the seagull at its flight, just a perfect angle with the Statue behind and a lens glare cast.

Family Portrait at Liberty

In this photo: beside me is Kuya Alvin, my Dad, my sister Mariel, and my Mom.

NYC TAXI (NYC Yellow Cab)

I took these set of photos while we were walking around Times Square. Iconic Yellow Taxi Cabs from New York City is a must have photo.

Anyway, I have a bucket of yellow cab photos with different styles and effects.--From on hand-held camera shakes, panning, zooming, slow shutter speeds, etc.

Did post editing on Photoshop CS3.

Portraits at The Grand Canyon West Rim

My sister took these set of photos, We were at the Skywalkers view point in Grand Canyon West Rim.

I love the way the colors blended and contrasted each other, it creates more depth and intensity.

I did the post-editing in Photoshop CS3, Chiaroscuro effect.

The Grand Canyon (West Rim)

Another view of the amazing rock formations of the Grand Canyon. In the photo is the pathwalk around the cliff. The pathwalk is literally on the edge of the cliff with no walls or barriers. You can jump off the cliff and drop 4000 feet in a heart beat.

It was amazing because of the thrill and excitement you'll feel going on the edge of the cliff and taking a photograph. Knee-whobbling experience! haha!

Anyway, It was Beautiful out there. Too bad we couldn't stay until sunset. Photos of Grand Canyon at sunset would be awesome. maybe next time?!

The Bellagio Water Show

I took this shot infornt of the Bellagio Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Awesome display of Waterworks, Lights, And Music.

I think they were playing "All that Jazz" a theme from the Chicago Movie.

This Water Feature was also made famous by the Ocean's Eleven Movie.

14 October 2007

The Grand Canyon

One of the most magnificent Natural Rock Formations I have ever seen. It's just awesome to be there. It was very scary to go to the edge because there were no safety nets or walls to keep you from getting sucked into a 4000 feet fall--still we did our best to take some good looking photos by the edge of the cliffs.

I took alot of photos from the view points and it was very hard to sort everything from a basket of hundreds of photos. anyway, I think this view point have an awesome appeal because of the contrasting colors.

I took this with the sun behind me to get the deeper blue in the skies and shadows on the rocks.

The Effiel Tower at Paris, Las Vegas. NV

I took this shot at the Las Vegas strip. We were for a late night walk around the strip watching shows on the way and taking bunch of photos. Las Vegas is Crazy! - People are just walking around with cocktails/beers/ anything with alcohol going from hotel to hotel. Drunks! haha!

I have yet to take a photo of the real Effiel tower and i was just practicing for the real thing. haha! hopefully soon!

Beverly Hills Palm Trees

Apart from the beautiful women scurrying around Rodeo Drive, palm tree-lined streets is one of the most distinctive feature of the Beverly Hills area in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Freeway Light Trails

I took this shot onboard Klar Pasilaban's SUV, took it with different long exposure modes to captures light trails of highway lamp posts, vehicles' head lights, tail lights, dash board gauges, etc.

I love this shot because of the randomness of the light trails coming from the Speedway going inside the SUV's windshield. The wind shield also gave it a nice wide angle border.

Portraits at The MET Rooftop (New York City)

Taken by my cousin Kuya Alvin at the Metropolitant Museum rooftop in New York City - overlooking the Central Park.

I was about to take a couple of shots of the Central Park skyline.

I love candid shots where you can make a couple of sets with different crops. makes a simple short story how a subject moved and reacted that moment.