Monday, October 26, 2009

Si edwink, nag portraits???

Yah, those were the words thrown at me.
Wala ba akong karapatang mag try ng glam and portraits? :D

Tested my two new, a 50mm f/1.8 and an old school 70-210 f/4!
Damn, ang sharp ng 70-210 f/4 ko! Sulit na sulit!

Here's a slideshow of the rest of the photos I took:

Thursday, October 22, 2009


I'm a certified panorama and vr addict. I have completed my setup. Now time for some practice... some shots from my recent trip to Ilocos with Abby...

Hoping to make something out of this new passion...
Geartalk :
1. Sold my D70s 700nm IR camera
2. Sold my Landscape filter set (CPL, ND400x, NDG, holders etc)
3. Sold my Benro B-0 ballhead
4. Bought a classic and rare Nikkor 70-210 f/4 zoom.
5. Bought, again for the xth time, a Nikon 50mm 1.8D - 2 yrs CDSC!
Never ending GAStos is bad for the wallet...

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Fishy fishy...

Nikon 10.5mm 2.8 on a Nikon D90
0.017 sec (1/60), f/2.8, ISO 500
I lab et!!!
My setup is now complete!
Can't wait to create my own virtual

Sunday, September 6, 2009

The lighthouse of Cape Bolinao

Bolinao, Pangasinan | D70s IR, 12-24 F4
IR cam sold. I'm sad. but I'm also happy. I now have a fishy!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Looong time no post...

Wow, it's been almost a month since my last post. Time does fly fast. Have been preoccupied lately with so many things going on.... Hahaha, I don't know what to write anymore! I know! Gear talk!

Sold my D70s IR converted just this afternoon. Though it was hard for me to let go of that camera, I just had too. Have to finance another project... tomorrow I will get it and will soon post samples! Can't wait. Hopefully that will end my GAS attacks... sa December na sana next.

I have completed my basic filter setup, Hitech NDG 0.9 SE, Kenko Pro1 CPL, and a Hoya NDX400, plus a cool Tamrac filter pouch to hold them! Finally was able to test them out seriously. So many to learn so much to develop. I have to admit, I am starting to love shooting long exposures (unlike before!).

August 2009 has been interesting. I was able to travel a lot. Climbed Mt. Arayat in Pampangga (of which I am yet to upload photos, went with some cool friends and of course my Abby to El Nido Palawan and last week had a quick trip to Bolinao where photos above where taken.

The incident last week was unforeseen. It drained me a lot, and I thought the Bolinao trip would help. Up to now, I feel "lowbat", dunno why.

Maybe I need a hug from my bebeh... Abbyko!!! mahal ko!!! san ka na???

Friday, July 17, 2009


Nikon D70s IR, 1/800 sec, F/8, ISO 200, -2/3EV
While the team was busy with the BPP activity, I went to the back of the house and saw this row of greens. I shot full manual, and prayed I got it right (exposure comp on IR cam is not accurate anymore due to IR blocking filter).

The mountains on the left is our exit point last June 08 coming from that 3 day long hike that brought us to Cambulo, Batad, and Naggor. Will never forget that moment on the waiting shed. Finally, a phone signal!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Going Infrared...

edwink goes IR!!!
Hope this leads me to somewhere...

BPP Project Aral Treks for June 2009 - Success!

Abby met the family. =)
New camera hehehe... D70s IR 700nm
Finally, my own pano head - Nodal Ninja III MKII
Still searching for that elusive telephoto
And still craving for that macbook...

Saturday, June 6, 2009

The cove's allure...

Nikon D90 + 12-24 F4 @ 14mm, 3 sec, F/8, NDG+ND8
I can still remember when I had the beach for myself. It was just the sea, the sand, the pines and myself. I would run to the woods and play on the river's edge. I would walk the long beach, leaving the only footprints on the stretch of sand. I would sit on top of the hill and gaze upon the beauty of this place. I would spend hours of doing nothing, thinking of nothing, just watching the waves break and listening to the rubbing of the pines.

Leaving paradise, I told myself... I have to go back. And that's what I've been doing for the last 3 years...

Friday, May 29, 2009

Bluer than blue Xth version

Don't you just love the blues?

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Sagada 2009
Abby, balik tayo Sagada!

Checking history

American War Memorial,
The Fort, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
January 13, 2007

Revisiting my archives.

In my 3 years in photography, these are the only photos I took with a Hoya IR (Thanks to Vernes for letting me use his R72). I just don't have the patience in shooting IR and don't know how to pp them properly. =)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Sunset @ Potipot

D90 w/ 12-24, 1/100 sec, F/8, ISO 200, ND8, ND Grad 0.6
If there's one thing in my life that's missing

It's the time that I spend alone
Sailing on the cool and bright clear water
It's kind of a special feeling
When you're out on the sea alone

Staring at the full moon, like a lover...

Monday, May 18, 2009

Lightning Crashes

Jammin at Ayuyang, Baguio City
Oh now feel it

Comin' back again
Like a rollin' thunder chasing the wind
Forces pullin' from the center of the Earth again
I can feel it

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Mt. Tabayoc, traverse to Mt. Pulag via Tawangan
May 1-3, 2009

It was so hard to wake up at 4:30AM, considering that the previous day we hiked for 10 hours straight the lematik-infested Tawangan trail to the saddle of Pulag. And previous to that, we did a day hike to rainy Mt. Tabayoc (2nd highest in Luzon after Pulag), and the night before that, the long agonizing 6 hour bus ride from Manila to Baguio seating on a not so comfy plastic stool.

Here's my second attempt to capture what Pulag has to offer...

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The love of my life

Abby with her zoolander pose!
Hehehe... Joke lang! Love you!

We were on top of the tower at Capones Island
in Zambales
. I was so afraid...
yes I am afraid of heights
. So what. Lolz...

I am out...

Cornfields at Alfonso Lista, Ifugao
December 1, 2008

No comment.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Balsa sa Sampaloc

Sampaloc Lake, San Pablo City, Laguna
April 18, 2009
D90 & 12-24, 0.3 sec., F/8, 15mm, ISO640, RAW
ND8 + 0.6 ND grad HE + tripod + shutter release

Thanks to my sweet Abby for bringing me there!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

When my day stood still...

Sad day today. I did not expect this.
I almost had my dream.

Guess that's why it's just a dream...

May kulay, walang kulay....

Trying a new workflow. Kapa-kapa. Hula-hula.
Read more, study more, practice more, shoot more!


Sunday, April 12, 2009


Nikon D90, 3 sec., F/16, 17mm, ISO 200
I'm happy your back Abby! Mwahugpit!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


Nikon D90, 1/320sec., F/9.0, 15mm, ISO 200
Vigan City, Ilocos Sur, Philippines

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Smiling Joseph

Nikon D90, 1/30sec, F/4.8, 55mm, ISO 400, +2/3EV
Cambulo Village, Banaue, Ifugao, 2/28/2009

This is my second time to see Joseph. As always, he approaches guests wearing his trademark... the biggest smile ever!

I wish I could be like him, no problems, no worries, no issues... just smiling all the time...

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Monochromatic Capones

Nikon D90, 1/320 sec., F/9.0, 12mm, ISO 200
Capones Island, Zambales
After a number of failed attempts,
finally I've landed at Capones Island.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Banaue wood carver

Nikon D90, 1/30 sec., F/4.8, 52mm, ISO 1600
Banaue, Ifugao Province, Philippines
I always see this wood carver whenever I am in Banaue. He sits silently in his small-makeshift art studio/store, working on his pieces, focused, naive of what's going on the outside world. He sells his masterpieces to tourists and visitors. I approached quietly, not wanting to disturb his deep state of concentration, and took this snap.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Patapat bridge

Nikon D90, 1/160 sec., F/6.3, 22mm, ISO 200, +1/3EV
This 12km viaduct connects Ilocos Norte & Cagayan Valley Province
. Patapat was under maintenance when I took this photo. Construction was on going. Workers fixing the foundation of bridge, adding huge boulders and sand. Such a nice place to see, too bad weather was not cooperating. Till next time I guess... who wants to travel 10 hours to Ilocos Norte?

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sa pag-ikot

Bangui Windmills, Ilocos Norte
Nikon D90, 1/2500 sec, F/7.1, 48mm, ISO 200

Friday, March 27, 2009

Walang gana...

Pencils up!
Camera down...

Need to shoot again...

Friday, March 20, 2009



Tuesday, March 3, 2009

BPP: Cambulo Art Workshop A Success!!!

Cambulo, Banaue, Ifugao
February 28 to March 1, 2009

Black Pencil Project would like to thank the men and women who found to join us and made everything possible as we returned to the village and pay tribute to the young ones that inspired the BPP advocacy.

Thursday, February 26, 2009


Sagada Rice Paddies
D90, 1 /200 sec, F/7.1, 18mm, ISO 400

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Bomod-ok Falls

The Bomod-ok Falls (Big Falls)
Sagada, Mountain Province

D90, 18-200vr @ 56mm, 0.3 sec, F/22, ISO 200, ND8

Monday, February 16, 2009


Taken at Baseco Compound, Manila 7/30/2006
Canon S3IS, 1/160 sec, f/5, 68mm,


Good things in life.
Simple ones.
One step at a time.
Good times.

Lapis at Crayola: BPP Art Workshop

Black Pencil Project will be doing an art workshop for the kids at Cambulo, Banaue end of the month. All Slots (volunteer teachers/ photographers) were already filled. However, should you wish to partake on this project in the future, you may wish donate art supplies (e.g. crayons, sketch pads, erasers, sharpeners) for the program.For pledges and donations, please email or you can send me SMS at 0928-5067002.

Maraming salamat po!


Thursday, February 12, 2009

"The best of Philippine Hot Air Balloon"

Pinoy Photography Organization Hot Air Balloon Photo Exhibit
a photographic collection of Philippine Hot Air Balloon from 2006 - 2008
SM City Clark Pampanga, Philippines
February 11 to 28 2009

Sponsored by: SM City Clark Pampanga
Layout by Mon Corpuz
Photo by: Dave Deluria


If you have time, please visit our exhibit at SM City Clark.
I have a couple of photos there.


Sunday, February 8, 2009

No man is an island...

D90, 12-24 F/4, 1/250 sec, F/8, 2, ISO200

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Slowly... moving... away...

D90, 12-24 F/4, on tripod
15 sec, F/8, 14mm, ISO200
w/ Hoya ND8 & Cokin ND8 Grad 0.9

Friday, February 6, 2009

2008 is over

December 2008
Vigan, Ilocos Norte
Crocodile Island
Palaui Island
Tuguegarao City

November 2008
Magat Dam
Bangaan, Banaue
Batad, Banaue
Mt. Tenglawan

October 2008
Tarak Ridge

September 2008
Mt. Tagapo

August 2008
Mt. Cristobal
Mt. Pico de Loro
Pagsanjan, Laguna

July 2008
Mt. Gulugod Baboy

June 2008
Mt. Maculot
Bangaan, Banaue
Batad, Banaue
Cambulo, Banaue

May 2008
Mt. Talamitam
Lucban, Quezon

April 2008

March 2008
Stampang Bato

February 2008
Sagada via Banaue

January 2008
Samal Island, Davao


Whats ahead this 2009?
It's starting... =)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

We are now an ORG!

Thanks kind-hearted soul for the domain registry. We are also accessible as
Now we need a hosting and a website design. Anyone? =)


Monday, February 2, 2009


And it's beautiful...

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Nagcarlan's Underground Cemetery

0.1 sec (1/10), f/4.0, 12 mm, ISO 800, 0 EV, No Flash