Saturday, June 18, 2011

Two Nicoles

There are two Nicoles I have photographs of :
Nicole A.  and   Nicole M.

Here are some trivial comparisons between the two --

Nicole A.                                          Nicole M.
Asian                                                Caucasian
Loves Basketball                                Loves Milk
First Saw Her in a Stadium                   First Saw Her in a Sari-Sari Store
Resides In MManila                             Resides Outside MManila
In School                                           Out of School
Goes Out a Lot                                   Stays home A Lot
I Know a Friend of Hers                       I Know Her Dad
Have Seen Her Shed A Tear or Two        Haven't Seen Her Cry
  [after a big game loss]
She's a Hottie                                    She's a Doll

                                                Nicole A.

                                                Nicole M.

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The One

This is a JPEG file from a scanned album size hard copy print.

Lighting                 Available Sunlight
Camera                 Nikkormat
Lens                       Nikkor 135mm 3.5 Medium Telephoto Lens
Film                        35mm Kodak Black & White Tri-X Film, ASA 400
Film Processing   Extended Developing Time - pushed to 1 f-stop
Printing                 Straight Printing on Agfa Photo Paper

Post Printing Treatment
VERY FINE Application w/ a Cotton Swab of a
Hard-To-Find, Extremely Toxic, Not-Available-Over-The-Counter
[I think one needs papers to buy it, banned yata ito] 
POWDER, dissolved in water.  [FYI, color of the POWDER is FUSCHIA]
The end result was a Liquid Chemical still so toxic it corroded the tin tray I poured it on.

Trial & Error & Patience -- I used up around 10 prints 
before I got it just right.

Need I Say More ??

Her name is Cristina.
She WAS The Love of My Life.

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Panoramic Soccer

Photo shows the defending UAAP Champion Blue Eaglets [at that time] [the FEU Baby Tams are the New Champs] battling the Southridge School Admirals in a RIFA match at Ateneo, held last Aug.,2010.

Mikko Mabanag [a client of mine] is seen here executing a cross.  Along w/ Emilio Pelaez, Eric Figueroa, Carlos Monfort [his mom's my client], & Gino Clarino - formed the Core of that 2-peat Champion Squad which FEU dethroned last February, 2011. [Sweet Revenge] [In both Championship Triumphs by Ateneo the Baby Tams were Runners-Up]

Defending in this sequence are - Nace Gonzales [my nephew], Ryan Fermin, Jobo Bonoan, Tony Sunico, Gian Carlo Inacay, Julian Ferrer, & Ralph Suarez.  [There are 2 other players in the pic which I can't ID]

If my shot caught the ball in the upper middle portion of the frame [against a dark background] 'twould have been a better photo 10X over. My digital camera at that time - Single Frame Mode lang ang puwede, My lens - Manual Focus lang.   Decent shot, If I may say so.

Fortunately, I was able to get a new camera by November of 2010.

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