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.

1/7
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
28/31
KM7D|ISO1600|1/50s|MinAF50/1.7@f2.2

October 27, 2008

Improvements
27/31
KM7D|ISO1600|1/100s|MinAF50/1.7@f2

October 26, 2008

I'm Down (Lennon/McCartney)
26/31
KM7D|ISO800|1/20s|MinAF50/1.7@f2.5

October 25, 2008

Loot Bags with Faces
25/31

October 24, 2008

Happy Birthday Coby!
24/31

October 23, 2008

Some Faves
23/31

The Deep
23/31alt

October 22, 2008

(Revolution) No. 9
22/31

October 21, 2008

A Peek @ Cassiopeia
21/31

October 20, 2008

Heightened Senses
20/31

October 19, 2008

Smoking Pleiades
19/31

October 18, 2008

Sunset Venus in Scorpius
18/31


October 17, 2008

October 16, 2008

Benjamin's Happy Buddy
16/31

October 15, 2008

October 14, 2008

October 13, 2008

Multiple Universe
13/31

October 12, 2008

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


October 11, 2008

October 10, 2008

Mickey Mouse Blues
10/31

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
8/31

postworthy
Something useful from sportshooter.com
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)
7/31
(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
6/31

October 05, 2008

October 04, 2008

October 03, 2008

A Messed Up Orion
3/31

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

Postworthy

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

Leakage
(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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