Once Upon a Moonlit Night

Tonite, I caught sight of the passing MOON seemingly growing on my “Silver” plant at the backyard…

The Passing Moon

Peeking through the leaves of my plant…

The same passing moon, edited version

O moon, you cast your glow brighter, as the hours go deeper into the night…

A more subdued edited version of the passing moon...

’til only you oh moon reign supreme over the hushed, slumbering earth…

 

Moonlit Nite Collage
Moonlit Nite Collage 2

The Pavement: 3 Perfect Shots

Afternoon Scene #8 - I took this photo of a pavement inside a mall...

Same pavement, another shot…

Afternoon Scene #9
Afternoon Scene #10 - Interesting play of light and shadow on the pavement.

Overall, I wanted to capture a sense of motion when I took these shots one after the other. One pavement, three perfect shots, I hope.

Photo Collage: My Yellow Hibiscus

Yellow Hibiscus in My Garden

In my tiny garden stands a small bush abloom with yellow hibiscus warming up to the first rays of the morning sun…

My Yellow Hibiscus

Such refreshing sight greeting me each day lends a cozier ambience to my simple sacred space…

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!

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...