December 28, 2007

The lens is mightier than the pen is mightier than the sword.

December 27, 2007

Technique: SSSEFL or 1/fl.
Again, here's a very good read:
Heavy Lenses, Steady Shots! by Joseph LaQuiere

Leverage and Carbohydrates:
means I have to eat more and learn how to wield this beast properly to get good results.
Nothing comes free anymore. I have to do my homework!

December 26, 2007

Bigma - this lens needs TLC
and Carbohydrates!

December 23, 2007

Drove around with Bigma today

It was the winter solstice today at 1409H and I was stuck in the traffic :P

The monkeys showed up at SBMA

Birding fulfilled :P
Lucky shot?

December 21, 2007

Bigma+low light+little luck

FF (w/PP) 100%crop

FF(w/PP) 100%crop

It is heavy
...but it's very promising!

December 20, 2007

Hiro was right.

Images are not borrowed.

December 19, 2007

Image borrowed from the-digital-picture

Hiro: My name is Hiro Nakamura and I have a message for dogears.
Tell him he will meet Bigma tomorrow.

Bigma @

Heavy Lenses, Steady Shots! @ creationview

December 18, 2007

Spiderboy requested me to take a pic of Hercules and I obliged...

December 17, 2007

ConvergenceMinolta Maxxum 7 with Super Takumar 28/3.5
The sky is wonderfully blue on Decembers :)

December 16, 2007

Early morning drizzle... could have been some snow :D

December 15, 2007

Geminids Meteor Shower
It's like a lottery, 127 shots and I only got this very minor consolation prize :D
^just right there.......

December 14, 2007

The Early Morning Venus Show
week50prime 5/7

December 13, 2007

First time for me... two pics in one issue :))
Week50Prime 4/7
DPP 17 Reader's Gallery: Water

December 12, 2007

Decisions... headache... decisions...
Tamron 28-75/2.8
overall ratings: 4,59
sharpness rating: 4,63
color rating: 4,80
build rating: 4,27
distortion rating: 4,60
flare control: 4,67
total: 15 reviews

it was hard to let go of this fast constant aperture FF lens...
but I have to... in chess, it's called a sacrifice...
and you don't get a migraine from a chess sacrifice.
[week50prime 3/7]
what should be gained from this gambit:
CZ 16-80/3.5-4.5DT
overall ratings: 4,68
sharpness rating: 4,90
color rating: 4,97
build rating: 4,26
distortion rating: 4,40
flare control: 4,89
total: 35 reviews

the future should look brighter...

December 11, 2007

Good thing my youngest son woke us up early today :)day2/7

December 10, 2007

Week50Prime is onnoPP|noCrop|drat!:D

December 05, 2007

Helios 44M-5 58mm/f2 Zenit MC
[taken with MinAF24-50(O)]

December 04, 2007

On a recent trip to the local camera gear shops, a guy offered me Helios 44M-5 58/2 for only P500|USD12. After checking the glass, I said to myself - what the heck (yes, in English :D)

Sample|No PP

November 13, 2007

Just search [Google] for 'Comet Holmes' and you will be rewarded with info on how to spot it. It should be fairly "up" by 10pm.
here are some shots I took
It's on constellation Perseus and you can use Cassiopeia or Pleiades for guides:

It looks like a fuzzy ball comet and I believe the recent news is that it's growing a tail

News from Baltimore Sun

October 31, 2007

'Rocking Chair'

'Thru the Rail'

I'm done! :P

October 30, 2007

Trick or Treat activity in the office and I brought the two boys here :) But I will not post their pics here anymore :D
Our office building

A neighbour bulding
both bldgs shot from the driver side in stealth mode.

Some people waiting for the lift|elevator

October 29, 2007

Can't really decide which one should be my official:
Guava Tree


Sure alternate :P
Was a Sunny Day

October 28, 2007

Was on the road again today...

'Bad Smoke'
Shooting while driving. This one was already behind me, took it with my right arm pointing outside from the passenger's side :p

Tricycles waiting for passengers. Missed the top portion, another 'stealth shooting'.

"Barangay" election tommorow and campaign period is over. That guy 'Manny' is my parents' neighbour. He's running for Barangay Captain.
Barangay=Town I think.

October 27, 2007

'One Prime Full Moon'

'Haircut Day'
Gave the kids a haircut today

October 26, 2007

Current Moon Phase