Thursday, March 15, 2012


Classic Kiefer

Way back Sept.16, 2010, during the UAAP Juniors Basketball Finals Series [Game #2] I was focusing on Kiefer Ravena as he was trying to make a move from the right shoulder [as in the 5 o'clock position facing the goal] whilst being defended by a UST Tiger Cub.  He then faked a jumpshot, his defender bit the fake and lunged towards him - so Kiefer simply waited for his defender [now out of position]  to start going down and then made his move -  I pressed my shutter [no motor drive] - a well timed unmolested J with a good look, perfect body control, controlled release - straight and true - Swak !! Nothing but net !!  2 points!

Used an old second-hand 105mm 2.4 fixed Nikkor Manual Lens to take this image.  The SLR body I used was a D60 [now a piece of junk - it's shutter stopped working after a year and a half - Lemon!!]

I say, if you're a REAL photographer, you should  be able to take great shots with manual focus, and not get too dependent on AF lenses.  As I've been repeatedly stating in posts previous - Learning to shoot with Film with all its limits  [Yeah baby - The School of Hard Knocks] and Manual Focus Lenses trained me in a way today's digital hardware [with all it's almost limitless features] can never do.

Months after this image was taken, I showed it to Ken Ti of Rebound Magazine.  Suffice it it to say, he was not impressed - he felt it was not printworthy - so nothing came of it.  He also stated that there were so many other photogs who were more than willing to have their choice photos printed by Rebound for free
That's his opinion - gotta respect it

How unprofessional can ya get ?
I say - Cheapskate.  That's my opinion - Gotta respect that too.

FYI, The Blue Eaglets won that 3-Peat in the game that followed the Sept.16 match.

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Weekend # 5 - Part 4

UAAP Women's Football Tourbament
2nd Round
February 5, Sunday
Ateneo Campus
Defending Champs Lady Tams Pull Through vs the Lady Eagles
 Gely Tiu and Cecilia Dayrit [#26] defend Emarie Solano [#17]

 - Marked  Tamaraw -
Inez Achacoso [#20] bodies up on Frea Fado [#19].
[3 photos below]

 FEU's Frea Fado on the offensive, with Barbie Sobredo [#8] in support as 
Inez Achacoso keeps apace.

 Despite her best efforts, it's another scoreless game for Trinidad [#14].

 Mae Sullano [#2] holds fort time and again.
[above & below]

 That's Lady Tamaraw Mea Bernal [#14] heading the ball.

 FEU Keeper Mae Sullano [#2] - always quick to react.
[above & below]

 - Strong Arm Tactics -
Lady Eagle Alicia de la Pena [#21] tries to protect the ball
 from Emarie Solano [#17.
[2 photos below]

 In the first place, the Ateneo D shouldn't even allow the Lady Tamaraws to get good looks. Ateneo Keeper Gely Tiu's work is cut out for her all afternoon long.  Eagle Inez Achacoso [#20] is way behind Tamaraw Loreta Ladero [#5]
 in this bit of action.
[3 frame sequence]

 Karen Grace Ladero [#10] comes from behind to clear the ball from 
Leah Patricia Cruz [#11].
[3 images below]

 Trinidad attempts  but Lady Tams Krista Sabanal [#15] 
and Mae Sullano [#2] are in position.

- No Words -

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Weekend # 5 - Part 3

UAAP Men's Football Tournament
2nd Round
February 5, Sunday

Fighting Maroons Repeat Over the Blue Eagles

Stay just a few minutes in the start of the match to take a few sequences before directing my energy to shooting the Ladies' match on the field beside.

 Justin Depano [#19] and Nathan Octavio [#11] control.

 Deo Segunial [#22] takes on James Arco [#9-blue].

 This time, it's Depano vs Arco.

Segunial makes life miserable for Anton Amistoso [#1][5 frame sequence]

 Mikko Mabang [#19] tries to outhustle Ayi, Nii Aryee [#6]
[4 frame sequence]

 - As expected - Segunial defending Amistoso -

 - Miguel Tuazon [#2] for the Blue Eagles -

 - Amistoso vs Segunial - again -

Yup - All game long -

While shooting the ladies match, I just happen to hear the commotion coming from the UP-Ateneo side and learn that UP is being awarded a penalty kick.  
I rush, just in time, to catch Ayii's conversion of the penalty kick.
 Tho goal seals the deal for the Fighting Maroons.
[3 frame sequence below]


Final  [UP-1   ADM-0]

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Weekend # 5 - Part 2

UAAP Women's Footaball Tournament
Round 2
February 5, Sunday
Ateneo Campus

Lady Archers Score Two - Blank  Lady Maroons 

Totally miss the 1st half of the match, plus the two goals of DLSU !, but was able manage some decent action shots in the 2nd.  Below is an 8 frame sequence with Kaira Dimatulac [#10-maroon] trying to control the ball while being harassed by Tasha Alquiros [#17-white].

 The girls' locks bouncing in mid-air make for great elements in the photos.
Who you rooting for ? - The braided one or the spiked one ??

 Yeah !!, nothing quite exciting as Girl-on-Girl Action ! [of the football variety, that is].  With the likes of exotic looking Tasha A. and fair skinned-freckle-faced Kaira D. -  Just gotta capture it dudes.  

Tricia Espino joins the party ,makes it a threesome, 
and clears the ball away from Dimatulac.

More Girl-on-Girl Action - 
Katherine Orsolino [#5-maroon] is challenged by Pia Bravo [#12-white].
[5 frame sequence follows]

Rookie of the Year Cristina de los reyes [#6-maroon] is doubled by
Pia Bravo [#12] and Tricia Espino [#18].
[5 frame sequence below]

 - Clear !!! -
The UP phalanx of Clara Poblador [#18], Monica Manalansan [#9], 
Hope Solis [#2], Katherine Orsolino [#5], and an unidentified Maroon 
make sure scoring threat Cha Guancia [#11-white]doesn't score.

 Dominique "Nicky" Scott [#14] clashes with Kaira Dimatulac [#10]
[above & below]

 - Ooomphh !! -
Miel Ampil regains control as Cristina de los Reyes eats dirt.

 Team Captain Sam Nierras [#7]  is confronted by Stellina Cataluna [#3]

Meryll Mae Ledesma [#3] faces of with the UP keeper.

- Captain Down -

Geia Barrido [#13] has a few words of encouragement
for her shaken Captain - Kaira D.

Feet-Check, Shind-Check, Knee-Check, Hips-Check,
Torso-Check, Hands-Check, Elbows-Check, Shoulders-Check, Neck-Check
- Lastly - - Head, still in place - Check !

[5-photo sequence follows below]

 Aauws - Sigh ! tsk - tsk  How sweet naman.  
No Disgruntled Coaches - Hair Pulling - Dagger looks-
 Bad Blood - Shouting of Unprintables - Throwing of Gatorade Bottles??
What The  ?!*6%=+@":><?^!)# $(}

Two of the seven images below [this is the complete mini-photo shoot] have already been posted in a previous entry. Choose Tasha and Pia  because they scored a goal apiece for DLSU.

I manage to make time, literally a few seconds, for Tasha Alquiros and Pia Bravo [both in their last playing year] just before having to rush to the adjacent field to shoot the other ongoing football match that Sunday.

 - Winning Smiles -

To Tasha and Pia - Thanks for the few secs.

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