December 26, 2008

6/7 Perigee @ Full Moon
taken last 13Dec
It may be late but Merry Christmas everyone! :)
and last but not the least,
finally got my birthday gift this year

It's a great photographic tool that can make ordinary things like an ETS look like this:
I'll be using this lens w/ the A700 for the January Prime Challenge 2009.
Stay tuned!

December 23, 2008

Another Lame Attempt

But here's a lens that's far from being lame :P
Minolta 300mm

December 20, 2008

4/7 Biometrics
another lame subject :P

December 18, 2008

3/7 Curtain
Was just going for the details :P

December 17, 2008

December 16, 2008

Sorry folks.
Was busy for the past few weeks practicing for our department's band's first ever gig :D
Some said it went well \m/

Back to regular programming, over at dyxum we just finished our week 50 (a week of prime challenge using only a 50mm) and it was a good time to use my recently purchased Min50/3.5.
It's really a very fine piece of optics.

Local Airport
I decided to do a no PP|no Crop set

December 04, 2008

It's already December :)

Last Monday was a spectacular conjunction of
Venus, Jupiter and the Moon sporting an Earthshine.
Here's what I call 'Portrait' :)

October 31, 2008

October 28, 2008

Soap Tray

October 27, 2008


October 26, 2008

I'm Down (Lennon/McCartney)

October 25, 2008

Loot Bags with Faces

October 24, 2008

Happy Birthday Coby!

October 23, 2008

Some Faves

The Deep

October 22, 2008

(Revolution) No. 9

October 21, 2008

A Peek @ Cassiopeia

October 20, 2008

Heightened Senses

October 19, 2008

Smoking Pleiades

October 18, 2008

Sunset Venus in Scorpius

October 17, 2008

October 16, 2008

Benjamin's Happy Buddy

October 15, 2008

October 14, 2008

October 13, 2008

Multiple Universe

October 12, 2008

Can't decide for 12/31...
The Atis
Early Moon

October 11, 2008

October 10, 2008

Mickey Mouse Blues

October 09, 2008

October 08, 2008

(darn, running out of material for oktoberfestII :P will shoot something tonight...)

edit: got lucky with a lightning cloud when I got home that night
Doom's Day Cloud

Something useful from
the lens should have a built in collar that lets you switch between vert and horz.
found it when I was googling (darn, that word should be a dictionary entry by now) about monopods and heads.

October 07, 2008

The Wall Along the Staircase on an Early Morning
(old stuff newly installed)
(posted 01 to 06 today :P)

OktoberFestII is on @ dyxum
and I'm doing it with the Minolta 50/1.7AF in B&W
I'll try not to crop :D

October 06, 2008

That Familiar Sight

October 05, 2008

October 04, 2008

October 03, 2008

A Messed Up Orion

October 02, 2008

October 01, 2008

September 16, 2008

A Different Perspective :))

September 11, 2008

fear high ISO no more :))
Shot taken with NR OFF
really love that GRAIN now :D

Luminance and Color Noise reduced 100% in LR1.3

September 10, 2008

Never fear noise again :D
Impromptu test shots after I upgraded my firmware to V4
ISO6400 with NR switched OFF
Love the grain - makes me want to print them to check how will they look on paper

I shall never fear going past ISO1600 again :D
Thanks $ony for breathing new life to a not so old cam :)

September 09, 2008

Just a few days to Sony's much awaited announcement of its FF DSLR (A900),
a firmware update for the A700 leaked.

Confirmed 'fixes':
NR OFF option
Better High ISO NR
2steps EV exposure bracketing
plus I'm hoping it will address the 'noisy blue sky' syndrome :P

waiting patiently for SAL70400G's price O_o

September 08, 2008

Canadian Geese


post: [images with watermark]
wanted to reply: Hi, looks like your images won't be needing any watermark yet
[with that calibre - no one will snatch it from you yet. Heehee.]

September 05, 2008

(photo borrowed from the Net)

Exciting times specially for the Minolta die hard fans... not so for the 'can't afford' ones - haha!

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