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.

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...

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...