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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

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Greeting the Christmas and welcoming the New Year has never been this fun.

2007 Christmas day, I took this photo of the children around our compound somewhere in Angeles City. It’s really exciting to see these kids enjoy the day! Tradition would let these children visit every house and express homage to every elder, ninong and ninang (god parents) expecting an aguinaldo as a gift for Christmas.

It was my first Christmas with my Nikon D40.

Below is a recent version, but some of the kids in the first photo were not around. I just realize how astonished I am with the outcome and how speedy these children grow up.

See the differences? Several kids were out of the picture because they’ve gone elsewhere while the picture was taken. Although, some new and young faces have emerged, the 2 – one year olds. But the main difference I’d love for you to see is the variance of exposure and white balance. The first was obviously over-exposed and white balance just set to automatic. I’ve come to understand the two terms and the result is properly exposed image and a warmer look.

And what a better way to greet the new year with a first ever family picture!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone!


Written by Jervis

January 3, 2009 at 2:54 pm

Camera got itself a new home

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It’s the Keystone version of Crumpler. And it’s generously gifted to me by my girlfriend on my nth birthday ^_^

Quite heavy duty and ready for any amount of rugged travel and abuse, it packs a lot of features inside. The first thing I liked about Keystone is its ability to embrace a number of glass and accessories. Keystone, can carry the whole family of my own collection “vintage” film lenses — 55mm micro, 50mm f/1.4, 105mm f/2.5 and 200mm f/4 —  plus the only DX lens I have, the trusty 18-55mm kit. It still has room for the TC but it’s better left in the cabinet since I rarely used it nowadays.

My first bag and almost a year-old bag, the Velocity 7x by Tamrac, can only carry a maximum of 3 lenses, with one fixed on the body. It will still be used on occassions when I only need a couple of lenses. But the Keystone will be their new home when mode is sleeping.

Here are some photos to bat:


Missing Body by studio_juan on Flickr

"Missing Body"

Keystone by studio_juan on Flickr


Written by Jervis

September 27, 2008 at 1:31 am