Monday, March 29, 2010

black and white ain't traditional...

... an excerpt from the Lomography Film Competition:

Black and white film is an exciting way to give your photos a look and feel that ranges from raw and emotional to pretty and delicate – and you proved it!


... where the rain gets in
and stops my mind from wandering
where it will go

[fixing a hole, lennon-mccartney]

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

One Morning at the Beach

rose and I decided to chill with mimi one morning at laguna beach... nothing deep here about these images... just observations... enjoying God's handiwork...

[5 seconds exposure taken with pinhole blender 35mm mini... looks like a tea can... might have been used as tea can]

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

lmperfect Solitude

I was feeling melancholic when I happen to read George Orwell’s 1984, “To hang on from day to day and from week to week, spinning out a present that had no future, seemed an unconquerable instinct, just as one’s lungs will always draw the next breath so long as there is air available.” Sorry, this is my state of mind right now.

Here are my latest exploits in black and white, self-developed, using pinhole plastic camera. I don’t usually do landscape because there are so much images out there that are far superior. And I’m always thinking, what am I trying to convey here? It does not come easy. I’m more into abstraction than realism.
The first was taken one morning at the cafeteria. It’s more of a still life than landscape but I was enjoying my quiet time in solitude and I saw the tree silhouette outside. I guess I can pass it as landscape. The rest were taken during one lunch break (I have to get out of here that day or I would go insane). These were captured at Sycamore Park-- just a couple of miles from the Diamond Bar office – doesn’t look like the images are local, huh? Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that we don’t have to look far to see God’s handiwork. Hope you enjoy.

See update version of image (July 11, 2011).
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Monday, March 15, 2010

the Lights never Die...

i didn't like the way the daylight shot came out so i decided to print this as a negative. cool, huh?

Big Boss Man...

... here he comes. Traffic was on and off heavy... so i had this chance... Jet lagged and protected by the van i was in, I was able to to capture this dude while our van was moving slowly. Somewhere between Kalibo and San Antonio -- on the way to the island she loved.

Saturday, March 13, 2010


as photo op after church service, I layered the original picture with heavy textures to create the final image. The result?