Friday, December 30, 2011

Random - 104

Pretty Hairy Situations

Once upon a time, I worked for a daily as a news photographer.  After 45 days, the daily fired me [to my relief]. News photography isn't my strong suite - it never was.  Cannot handle the risk involved.  In real news photojournalism, one has to work, occasionally, in extremely unfavorable conditions, sometimes under extreme duress [hostage crisis, floods, earthquakes, rallies and the like], and can get into some pretty hairy situations [lottsa crazies out there].
I'm very comfortable with Sports and Portraiture/Lifestyle, which is relatively safe but, mind you, in both fields I've gotten into some pretty hairy situations too.  Take a look at these random images from my files.

Krissie D
[Digital photo]

Bing Bing P
[35mm Kodak Black & White film used]

Ateneo vs UP -- UAAP Season 73 Football Tournament
[Digital photo]

Elia C
[35mm Fuji color negative film used]

Rachel Anne D
[Digital photo]

Alex G
[35mm Fuji Color Negative film used]

- Matt T -
[Digital photo]

- Jed M -
[Digital photo]

- CG -
[35mm Kodak Black & White film used]


A most significant image in this post.
[A Canon Asia Award Winner]
Used it for my First Ever post in this blog, last June 13.
[35mm Kodak Black & White film used]

- A photography beginner's portrait of a neighbor -
[Dianna Lynn Brown, from Dyess, Texas]
[taken w/ 35mm Fuji color negative film]
I made my first attempst at portraiture while I was working inside the biggest U.S. Air Force Military Facility in South East Asia, a long time ago. Then, I was employed by an Architectural Firm in Manila, which just happened to have a tie-up with the U.S. Military. [I worked with a Filipino and an American Architect and lived in the base for three months] Suffice it to say - it was at that stage of my "so-called architectural career" where I decided to pursue photography. 

 A decision that I have NEVER regretted. 

Have said that -
Let me post a JPEG of my favorite hairy cartoon character
 -> Yosemite Sam.


--*%3@ .!!=+<# "

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Black & White

Seeing & Shooting in Black & White
- in Low, Low [Really Low] Light

As far as the  local sports venues are concerned - been there, done that -
Araneta, Arena, Ynares, Cuneta, Rizal, Ninoy Aquino, Philsports, Ateneo, DLS Zobel, LS Greenhills, FEU R.Papa, Beda Alabang Hills, MOA, etc., etc -

[can't wait to shoot at MOA's new Arena come UAAP Season 75, though]

- so i tried something different and DIFFICULT, at that, this X'mas break -- basketball at the Village Park in South Bay Gardens [where I stay]at night, with barely manageable [poor, terrible lighting conditions] available light.

The guys playing, being my neighbors and friends who I used to play with [during  less busier times].

Redginald Gervacio, in white, tries to get past his defender.

- Redginald is blocked -
[photo above and below]

- Chirpy Molera -

- Cy Ramos -

Pahirapan para mapalabas ang imahen ??  OK lang.
Dislarte lang yan.

Chirpy gets inside the paint.

Mac Mac Escalante elevates for two.
[photo above and below]

Mac Mac hustles.

Redginald is doubled mid-air.

I'll probably take a few more soon [this time using my med telephoto lens] of these type of shots.  Despite the difficulty, it still hones my technique and makes me a better photog.

[watch out 4 my Best Photos {portraits & sports} of 2011 post soon]

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UAAP Ladies' Volley - December 21

December 21 - Wednesday
Arena, San Juan

Lady Falcons Prevail Over The Lady Bulldogs In Five Sets

                          AdU     18       25      21       25       15 
                          NU       25       18      25       10         9

 The Veteran - Pau Soriano [#2]
[photo above & next 2 below]

 has more experience

 than Luisa Mae Zapanta [below].

but this does not prevent Luisa Mae from
consistently leading the Lady Falcons in scoring.

The Lady Bulldogs have a less experienced crew and 
in the end the Lady Falcons prevail.

Angry Bird [Falcon] Mae Zapante shows us

 how it's done!

- With Feeling !! No Less !
Go Girl !

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Lady Eagles Finish The Lady Tamaraws in Four Sets

                    ADM       25       25       23       25
                          FEU        22       21       25       20

 - Swan Lake ? -

 - Tinikling ? -

 - Head Banging ? -

 - Square Dancing ? -

 - Pantomine ? -

 - Fandango ? -

- or Patintero ? -

No, it's just the Lady Eagles battling it out with the Lady Tamaraws.

Last December 3, during the DLSU-ADM UAAP Ladies' Volley match, which I missed due to the LA Galaxy vs Azkals Game at Rizal, Coach Ramil de Jesus'
Lady Archers disposed of Coach Roger Gorayeb's Lady Eagles in 4 Sets.

When Nes Pamilar's Lady Tams meet the Lady Archers weeks later, it takes the Girls in Green 5 sets to stay unbeaten.  Even though not as experienced as the Ateneans, Pamilars' girls know that if they can take the Archers to 5 Sets, they can surely do the same to Gorayeb's team , and even possibly score an upset.

FEU puts up a good fight but Ateneo prevails in four.

Some random photos follow:

Miss the PBA twinbills [Petron vs Meralco & Rain or Shine vs Ginebra] [which conveniently follow the ADM-FEU game, in Antipolo though] to attend to my birthday. The Ateneo-FEU Ladies Volley Match is the last official league match I end up shooting, as far as 2011 is concerned.  The PBA D-League matches on Tuesday, Jan.3, and the PBA twinbill on  Jan.4 [pare, pukpukan to] are next on my sports calendar.  Meantime, some non-sports posts follow. 

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