Wednesday, April 30, 2008 1 comments

Pink Santan

I have been watering the plants in the garden everyday, but it was just now that I realized there were some pink santan flowers in our garden! I don't know why my phone cannot take a good shot of this, but I hope this one will do:

Will post more pictures from the garden next time. Our orchids is about to give some flowers, too, and our hibiscus plant has some buds now. Sorry if this one's a bit blurred.

*** Jenn ***

Monday, April 28, 2008 0 comments

The Merlin Club Articles 042708

First time for the Shutter Happy Jenn to join the club!

Everyone is invited to join the club, just submit the link of your best article written this week to the Merlin Club hq in BacklineMedia. See you all there!

*** Jenn ***

Saturday, April 26, 2008 17 comments

PH - Funny / Unique Signs

My photo for this week wasn't really a photo taken by me, but my sister. Seriously, I was planning not to join this week, but this morning, while on our way to a resort in Bulacan, my sister borrowed my cell phone to capture a picture of this bus garage. She's very much into buses, and since we don't pass by this road everyday, she really wanted to have a picture of it taken from our vehicle.

It wasn't a timed shot, she just aimed and shoot - hoping that shot will do wonders for her. Surprisingly, the cell phone captured this one:

... a painted phrase on a block of cement that says, "Bawal ang Tamad!" - english translation: "being lazy is not allowed." Nice, eh? Actually, each town in the Philippines has a a different, unique phrase or slogan, I just wasn't able to take pictures of it. Glad the cell phone was able to take this one, not only do I have an entry this week, I also have a reminder not to be lazy everyday. This isn't picture perfect - which made it truly unique in its own way.

Happy weekends!

*** Jenn ***

Thursday, April 24, 2008 9 comments

LP - Hugis ay Pahaba

Ito ang unang beses kong sumali sa Litratong Pinoy. Noong una, medyo alangan akong sumali, kasi di naman ako talaga propesyunal na litratista, pero nakasaad naman sa panuntunan na di kailangang porpesyunal para makasali. Ang importante, nagkakasama ang mga mahihilig sa pagkuha ng litrato, kahit minsan sa isang linggo.

Ang tema ngayong linggo ay "hugis ay pahaba." Gabi na ng Huwebes, kaya wala na akong makitang pwede kong kunan ng litrato, kaya naghanap na lang ako sa mga "files" ko. Eto ang una kong nakita:

Kinuhanan ko ito noong Pebrero o Marso ata, sa aming munting hardin sa harap ng bahay. Sa ganitong panahon namumukadkad ang "orchid" na ito, at noong kuhanan ko ito ng litrato, ang plano ko ay kunan ng litrato ang lahat ng bulaklak sa hardin namin. Sa lahat ng nandoon, ito pa lang ang hindi pa talag bumubuka, pero isa-isa ring bumuka pagkaraan ng ilang araw.

Ang litratong ito ay kinunan gamit ang aking Sony Ericsson K800i Cell Phone, naka-auto at naka-set sa macro. Maraming salamat sa pagbisita sa aking litrato ngayong linggo. Nawa'y linggu-linggo akong makasali sa napakagandang palarong ito.

English Translation:
This is my first week to join "Litratong Pinoy." At first I was a bit hesitant if I will join or not because I am not a professional photographer, but then it was said in the guidelines that one must not really be a professional photographer in order to join. The important thing is, all photography aficionados can come together even just once a week. This week's theme is "elongated in shape." It's already Thursday night, and I cannot find anything interesting to take pictures of, so I just searched my files. Here's the first photo I've seen.

It was, I think, February or March when I took this photo in our little garden. It was this time of the year when this orchid bear flowers, and when I took this one, I was taking pictures of the different flowers in our garden. This was the only one that's still in the budding stage, but the flowers opened up one by one after a few days.

This picture was taken using my Sony Ericsson K8ooi cell phone in auto, set in macro mode. Thanks a lot for dropping by my post for this week, Hopefully I can join in the game weekly.

*** Jenn ***

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 6 comments

WW - Mr. Bean

I saw this one in Ali Mall, Cubao - when me and my friend Ahdz strolled around the mall. This one is from a shop that sell all sorts of accessories for cell phones. They also have a few stuffed toys for sale and when I saw this, I cannot help but laugh. There's something about Mr. Bean that's truly funny.

*** Jenn ***

Tuesday, April 22, 2008 1 comments

Water Drops

It rained this afternoon -- I guess too much heat made the clouds full with vapors, and I hoped to take a picture of the raindrops, but my cell phone cannot capture the rains as it pours. I remember I did have a picture taken months ago the has water drops in it.

This one I took December 2007, at that time rains to be pouring in the wee hours of the morning, so upon waking up, I was greeted with plants soaking wet. I was in the shutter mode that day so I took my cell phone and take some shots. This one is our neighbor's plant, by the way.

*** Jenn ***

Monday, April 21, 2008 2 comments

WS - Gone Bald

I was passing by the neighborhood when I saw this plant. It got me so interested because all the other plants are alive, yet this small tree looked like it's dead already. It's funny, isn't it? I had a hard time taking a picture because sun was so bright, and I forgot to change the settings in my cell phone. I wonder what happened to this tree. But I admit, I found it a bit cute!

*** Jenn ***

Sunday, April 20, 2008 3 comments

Restroom Vanities

I admire people who can take pictures in front of the mirror. Reason for that is because I can't take good pictures of myself looking in the mirror. I find my face a bit awkward - and I don't know where to look at!

We don't have a big mirror in the house, so the only way I can practice doing this when sister and I are in the mall, for most restrooms have big mirrors. When we were in Gateway Mall (Cubao, Quezon City), I asked sister if we can try take pictures in front of the mirror and here's the outcome:

This one's taken using my cell phone. Do note how my sister seem to have mastered this thing, and I definitely looked awkward.

This one was taken by my sister's cell phone - she's using Motorola RAZRV3X. In this picture, although I looked a bit okay, my phone was covering part of my face!

Which now leads me to these questions: how can I take a much better picture in front of the mirror? How should I hold the camera? I guess I have to go in a big mirrored place to practice more on this one.

*** Jenn ***

Friday, April 18, 2008 0 comments

Full Moon

Last Wednesday, my sister and I met up with a friend. She's originally from Bohol and she was just here in Metro Manila for a training/seminar. She was not that familiar with the place, so instead of meeting me in Glorietta, she asked me if I could just meet her by the fountain of the Peninsula Manila hotel. I saw no problem with that, after all, it was one cool landmark perfect for pictures.

My sister and I got to the place earlier than the proposed meeting time, so we busied ourselves in taking pictures. While trying to frame the building, I noticed that it was full moon that day, so I took a picture of that, too. I have always loved the moon (I find it really dramatic), and seeing it a little close really provided that touch that I wanted in the picture.

Thanks for dropping by.

*** Jenn ***
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