Saturday, April 7, 2012

Archive Pic

Army  vs  Arirang
- Ready Or Not Here I Come -

- Keeper pointing / Attacker dribbling / Ball in play /
Referee keeping pace /  Background clear -
Well crafted image - If I may say so

Took this photo at the Ateneo High School Football Fields [I can't even remember what league it was I was shooting at that time, anymore] using a Nikon D-60 DSLR [what a disappointment] complemented by a manual focus 300mm telephoto lens.  One can say, I was a "wanting to become a real sports photojournalist" when this image was taken [late 2008].

 Fourtunately, Now, I can say that I AM indeed a bona fide / legit / honest-to-goodness sports photojournalist. Have earned a few stripes here and there - and continue to do so - but it is never enough - one simply has to keep at it relentlessy.  That's the only was to succeed.

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Portraits of Marga

From Alabang to Ateneo to Al-Jazeera

{JSYK [Just so you'll know], between Ateneo and Al-Jazeera
 there should be GMA-7 and PROBE, but hey, 
it'll disrupt the flow of the three As in the title}

Met young Marga Ortigas way back when she was in Woodrose High [she was a friend of a first cousin of mine].  From Woodrose High she went on to finish a Comm Course at the Ateneo  and moved on to do news for GMA-7, and also became a member of the PROBE Team [headed by CheChe Lazo].  Never really kept track or touch with her [actually never got close to her] so I was just pleasantly surprised, one day, to find out that she was with Al-Jazeera.

No matter, that was just some trivia to help transition into these portraits - which I took of her at her res in  Ayala Alabang.  Things is , I did eventualy have 2 portrait shoots with her. The first was a one-on-one/solo shoot - the second was with her friends Patricia Evangelista and Leah Caringal.

That's her good friend, Patricia Evangelista, standing [who also finished a
 Comm Course at Ateneo - last I heard she was in New York].
Patricia's the type to dye her hair fuschia, aqua blue or whatever 
color fancies her - wouldn't be surprised if she has body piercings now.


 Marga loved M & Ms.

Marga was still with GMA-7 when I had the two portrait shoots. I was in-house photographer for a weekly then [I was provided a dark room where I got to process and print ALL my Black & White Film work].

During those "Film Days", I'd usually take at least a hundred shots  [Color & Black & White versions combined] [per session] of my subjects  - and it did reach as much as 150 upwards [depending on the situation].  Yes, those were the days - "Talagang Babad" ako sa portraiture.  BTW, the shots with Marga were personal shoots, NOT an assignments.

JPEGs above are from scanned [3x5] analogue prints - surface imperfections and scratches left as is.  Have a lot more angles of Marga - seated/barefoot/full body shots etc. - but at present can't find them [so I can scan them] - Well, maybe when I get to sort out my archives again.

Soon Enough
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Baseball Thursday

UAAP Baseball
Final Four Matches 
#1-NU    vs    #4-UST
#2-ADM    vs    #3-DLS

February 16, Thursday
Rizal Memorial

UST Tigers force a rubber match

 Oops !!
- An interesting sequence caught by my DSLR -

At the bottom of the 9th play is halted due to a heavy downpour.
After due deliberation, the game officials hand the win over to the
 Blue Eagles,  considering Ateneo's huge lead.
This Ateneo W eliminates the Green Archers,
 as the Eagles claim the first Finals Slot.

Will update this post with more JPEGs after 
I purchase more blog space from Google in the next few days.

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Step Ladder

UAAP Women's Volleyball
Step Ladder Match

#3-UST    vs    #4-FEU
February 15, Wednesday
Arena, San Juan

UST Tigresses Eliminate FEU Lady Tamaraws in Four
25-22    23-25    25-27    25-21

- Still Paying Their Dues -
Leading 19-16 in Set #4, the young, less experienced FEU Lady Tamaraws
choke under the pressure, allow UST to rally and eventually beat them.

Will be updated w lots of JPEGs after I purchase
 more space from Google in the next few days
[I used up ALL of my storage, says blogspot,
 cause of too many posted pictures - What The ??]

The funny thing is, when posting, the blogspot advisory telling me I can't add any more images comes out occasionally, at times it doesn't appear at all
-- that's just weird.

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