The Sunrise Series

I love taking photos of sunrise. I love looking at the sky as it changes colors. I have yet to see a more beautiful thing in my life. To me, sunrise is the most beautiful thing.

I took these photos yesterday and I wanted to share it to the world. I hope you enjoy it.

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I don't know these people but I was too lazy to leave the tent so I took this photo instead.

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I may not know them but I would like to thank them for adding beauty to this photo.

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This is my favorite. I have never seen the sky in this color before.

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All photos were taken using Samsung S5 at Tingco Beach, Alcoy, Cebu. No edits were made and no filters added.

Posted via Mobile.

*I apologize for any spelling or grammatical errors. Proofreading via mobile is a challenge for me.*

A Little Crazy About Sunrise

I am a bit crazy about sunrise (and sunsets). In fact, I am a bit crazy about everything I find beautiful and fascinating.

Although I have a DSLR camera, I haven’t really been practicing lately. These photos were taken using Samsung S5 (no filters added). I must admit I am amazed by S5’s photo quality which I did not really expect. I still love Sony but S5 is starting to grow on me. ♡♡♡

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Here's the other photo. One thing I wish S5 has is the panorama shot (which my old Xperia has). I would love to take panorama shots on this phone but...

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Tañon strait. Taken between the Islands of Negros and Cebu. I was bored and noticed the sunrise so I decided to take photos instead.

I have a lot more to share if you’re not annoyed enough. If this app keeps up, I might finally be able to update this blog more. ☆♡☆♡☆

Where My Heart Is

I’m not a city girl and will probably never be one. This is something I have always known. The city and I coexist to benefit each other but ours is a relationship that will never get past the friendzone. Just friends with benefits, so they say.

My heart belongs to the mountain. It belongs to every slope, rock and hill that I must overcome to get to the top.
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I am not a mountaineer though I wish I have the stamina and strength to be one. I grew up with asthma and so my physical activities has always been limited. The mountain represents a lot of things for me. It stands for the many things I wish I could do; run marathons, climb the highest mountains, etc. It represents the challenge that I must face in my life.

The trek is always difficult but I like pushing myself. The long hours under the sun and the pain in my legs are worth it once I get to the end of the trek.
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When you get to the top and you look back to the trail behind you, you feel a sudden rush. All the difficult trails and the pain of climbing up and down the slopes disappear when you get there. The sense of accomplishment is something that no amount of money could buy. The feeling that you accomplished something by force of will, it is empowering.

I am cursed to live in a city and slave behind a computer. When I look out the window every day I see the mountains beckoning to me, calling me to explore. Every day the mountain calls for me and everyday I pretend not to hear its call. But some days, some days I just can’t ignore it and this happens…

Osmena Peak

Osmena Peak

The Snail Series

Recently, I’ve been practicing taking macro shots. I really think macro is cool. I love how it captures the most vivid details of a subject. I love how it emphasize texture and color. So every chance I get, I practice.

One cool saturday afternoon in April, I went camping with two other friends (details will be on a seperate post…promise!). We went to Cebu’s highest peak, Osmena and after lunch, the two decided to take a nap. I was left alone with my camera and with nothing to do. Then, I happened upon two snails, idly sitting on a rock. I took my camera and proceeded to do the most sensible thing I can think of, take photos.

Before we go to the snails though, let me give you a glimpse of where I went to…

This is Cebu’s highest peak. It’s still considered a minor climb for experienced mountaineers but it sure offers one hell of a hike and th view is beyond awesome! *obviously, i’m not a mountaineer coz any mountain is AWESOME for me*

This is Cebu’s highest peak. It’s still considered a minor climb for experienced mountaineers but it sure offers one hell of a hike and th view is beyond awesome!
*obviously, i’m not a mountaineer coz any mountain is AWESOME for me*

And now we get to business. Here are the snails I was talking about…

He was kind of shy at first.

He was kind of shy at first.

And then this…

As I have mentioned, this is one shy snail. But we’re getting there...

As I have mentioned, this is one shy snail. But we’re getting there…

If this snail has a facebook account, this will be the profile photo. Kind of reminds me of those girls with pseudo-demure profile photos.

I told tou, we’re getting there. This is the “i’m shy bit sure you can take my photo” look.

I told tou, we’re getting there. This is the “i’m shy bit sure you can take my photo” look.

…this one is like a mug/ID shot

I imagine him screaming at me, wondering why i’m putting him through this.

I imagine him screaming at me, wondering why i’m putting him through this.

The booby shot…you know, like those girls who pretend to take photos of their outfit but just really want to show off their boobs? This is basically it…

The body shot

The body shot

And i know you might be wondering why there is only one snail here when i mentioned “snails”. Well, here she is…

They just met and they are checking each other.

They just met and they are checking each other.

Busted! She seemed to think the camera cap is more interesting.

Busted! She seemed to think the camera cap is more interesting.

…So there. I spent the afternoon bothering two. I took a lot of photos actually…an overkill I know. But hey, practice makes perfect right?

So….what do you think? Any suggestion on how to better take macro shots?