Monday, September 26, 2011

The Mabuhay Manor: Still Life Photography (Picture Set #2)

Here are the rest of my shots taken inside The Mabuhay Manor:

Bamboo Blinds by {israelv}
Bamboo Blinds, a photo by {israelv} on Flickr.
Inukit by {israelv}
Inukit, a photo by {israelv} on Flickr.
Dama (Filipino Checkers) by {israelv}
Dama (Filipino Checkers), a photo by {israelv} on Flickr.
When the wind blows... by {israelv}
When the wind blows..., a photo by {israelv} on Flickr.
Shell on Straw by {israelv}
Shell on Straw, a photo by {israelv} on Flickr.
Wooden Bird by {israelv}
Wooden Bird, a photo by {israelv} on Flickr.
That's all folks! My wife and I just can't wait to get back to The Mabuhay Manor!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Mabuhay Manor: Still Life Photography (Picture Set #1)

After a sumptuous and a FREE buffet breakfast which Lei & I won during last April's photoshoot at The Mabuhay Manor, we hung out in the lobby while we waited for the food to settle down. In the meantime, I took out my handy Nikon COOLPIX P300 and took shots of assorted subjects throughout the lobby and also in the Sutukil area.

Here are some of them:

King & Queen by {israelv}
King & Queen, a photo by {israelv} on Flickr.
Tansan (Pato sa Dama) by {israelv}
Tansan (Pato sa Dama), a photo by {israelv} on Flickr.
Sungka by {israelv}
Sungka, a photo by {israelv} on Flickr.
Beyond the bend... by {israelv}
Beyond the bend..., a photo by {israelv} on Flickr.
Hanging Headlines by {israelv}
Hanging Headlines, a photo by {israelv} on Flickr.
Scrapbooks by {israelv}
Scrapbooks, a photo by {israelv} on Flickr.
Kid's Play by {israelv}
Kid's Play, a photo by {israelv} on Flickr.
More pix in the next post! :)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Instagram: R2-D2's Less-Famous Cousin

I was preparing to go home from the office last Friday when I chanced upon this vacuum cleaner lying around near the pantry.  I suddenly remembered R2-D2 and that inspired me to take this shot :)

R2-D2's less-famous cousin by israelv
R2-D2's less-famous cousin, a photo by israelv on Flickr.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Instagram: Droplets for Windows

I just love this App for my iPod touch.  It's simple to use, it has nice effects, it has a great community of users and best of all, it's free!  Actually, I've got the 3G version of the iPod touch so it doesn't have a camera.  So I'm doing a little workaround.  I will first take pictures on my Android phone.  Then I will upload these pictures to Dropbox.  I will download these pix to my iPod touch, again via Dropbox.  Finally, I can now share them via Instagram.  BTW, my iPod touch is wirelessly tethered to my Android phone so I get the best of both worlds :)

I've been using Instagram for some time now and I'm really happy with the results.  Some are griping that the pix are low-res, but I still like it.  Simple yet effective.  I'll be now sharing some of my Instagram pix here as well.  Here's a shot I took of our pantry window while it's raining hard outside:

Droplets for Windows by israelv
Droplets for Windows, a photo by israelv on Flickr.
If you use Instagram you can follow me at @israelv and I'll follow you back :)

Instagram: Coming Soon!

If you haven't already done so, download this free app to your iDevice now! :)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Boracay Revisited

It has been a year already since we last strolled along the white sands of Boracay.  It was during this vacation that I realized that I could take some nice landscape pictures, well at least IMO :) and that has inspired me to pursue this hobby seriously.

Here are some shots that I took from last year:
Short & Winding Road by israelv
Short & Winding Road, a photo by israelv on Flickr.
Much-needed Shade by israelv
Much-needed Shade, a photo by israelv on Flickr.
Anchor Away by israelv
Anchor Away, a photo by israelv on Flickr.
Glorious Sunset by israelv
Glorious Sunset, a photo by israelv on Flickr.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

#1 on the "THREE” OTS NCP 3rd Anniversary Photo Contest

First of all I wanted to thank all of our friends who supported us during this competition!!!  We wouldn't have reached #1 if not for all of you :)

BTW, here are the rest of the rankings (My wife reached #11, #14 & #15):

Thanks again to everyone especially to the NCP officers and the organizers of this contest!
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