Love’s Fading Season

the Heart sees no reason

yet understands and answers

Life’s greatest puzzles;

Kindred spirits speak

a language that

goes beyond time and space…

Love's Fading Season...

We could have been

kindred spirits;

there was a time when

we were…

but you, just like the seasons,

have drifted away

into Winter…

Special Note about my photo: I was inspired to use this ‘photo failure’ of mine, a result of an out-of-focus shot…but seeing it still looked good , especially as a background, I decided to keep it in my files…and that was what I used for this post. I credit Photography 101 for all the creative tips I’ve learned from the team! Thanks and Cheers!

Through the Looking Glass…

It took me so long to come up with a response to this photography assignment: “incorporating glass into an image to add a layer of complexity.” Thus it was a blessing I and my family got to dine in a restaurant with this fascinating view of the outside…

Through a glass panel - The sharp lines and striking view of the buildings beyond, plus the soft twirls of the clouds in the sky, were made clearer by using more contrast and color saturation.
Through a glass panel 2 - same view but at a slightly different angle...
Through a glass panel 3 - I included more of the street below...
Through a glass panel 4 - stronger colors...

I never thought taking pictures through a looking glass can be interesting; now I’m hooked, thanks to The Daily Post’s Photography 101 course. Cheers!

Night Sky

Photography101: Mystery & Light

Here is my first attempt to edit a shot to present two versions of it. I am not as adept at using lights, but I hoped to create a sense of mystery with the darkened version of a shot I took of a clubhouse swimming pool that was ablazed with Christmas lights. I thought that darkening, and using a stronger contrast and higher saturation of colors would get the effect of mystery I wanted, at the same time hide the fact I wasn’t able to capture the glitter in those Christmas lights.

An air of mystery surrounds the clubhouse swimming pool...

Then, I lightened the shot by softening the contrast and brightening it more…the effect is indeed a dramatic contrast with the ‘air of mystery’ in the darkened version.

The lighter version somehow brought more life to the Christmas lights as they cast their dancing reflections onto the water...

The Natural World Thru An Amateur’s Lens

Here is my response to Photography 101: The Natural World

I thought it was just a leaf
Then the leaf moved and I saw a butterfly starting to flutter
The butterfly tried to flap its wings more, but rather weakly...
View of the morning sky from my yard...'twas a beautiful day...
One of my green plants - the roof from the neighboring house serves as backdrop...

 

A rustic scene: my green plant against an old structure...
My green plant from another angle
A closer view of my green plant still with the sky in sight
The leaves of the plant are in focus

 

Photography 101:Street View

On out of town trips, nothing gives me more pleasure than the ride itself for I get to admire the varying scenes of nature that we pass by, especially rustic landscapes of the countryside. Quiet roads and local street scenes fascinate me much, just like this street view leading to a modern subdivision down south of Manila, which is the subject of my post in response to Photography 101: Street

A quiet road along the way...