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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Odaiba Revisited


This neophyte, unteacheable-but-still-trying-hard-to-learn "photographer" decided to join a small group of masters for some night shots of Odaiba. I knew I'll felt pressured by the urge to belong, but I honestly haven't seen much of the place, so I thought I could always claim that my primary purpose was just to gallivant around anyway.

True enough, I didn't know how to capture the essence of night photography. Everytime I see my companions' elegant produce, I can't help but drool in desperate envy. Theirs told stories, mine were mere scratches in a canvass. Add to the insult the fact that my camera threw tantrums - its auto focus feature seemed to have malfunctioned (or was it just me sour graping?). I wanted to auction off my camera right there and then. :-)


And since this is my site and I am convinced I still am entitled to litter it with the crap that evidence my futile attempts to join the major league, I am posting below some of the scenes I captured while waiting for dusk to fall. My apologies if they bore you and will lull you to sleep.

Okay, let me join you .....z z z z z z z z z z z....

30 comments:

Tornadoes28 said...

What is that guy doing on the box?

carlotta said...

i like the pinkish glow of the scene in the first pic =)

hehe, mala-coldman ang ating pose ah! :D

r-yo said...

tornadoes: he's balancing himself over the pipe and does some stunts.

r-yo said...

carlotta: di po ako yan. he he

TENTAY™ said...

ang galing nun lalaki may hoops. haha. =) thanks for the warm welcome. =)

Ely said...

like the second pic, pang postcard. and that boy balancing himself, i thought its a statue, too. LOL

JoShMaRie said...

I liked the first pic. :)

Sidney said...

I like your night shots... very nice.
And your street shots are funny. Always funny to look at photographers...

Pedestrian Observer GB said...

You actually did an excellent job.... imagine if you are using a film based camera instead of the digital camera. The digital medium is one that allows you to check right away what you took. You have to bracket your shots and experiment until you get your desired results.

dazedblu* said...

Whewm these shots has the nice feel XD

And wht is tht stunt? huh.. looks kewl.

totomai said...

nice seeing you the second time around attorney. haha sabi kong palitan na cam mo e, just kidding of course.

im not into night photography too. haha sabi ko nga, nauubos ang buhok ko sa exposure exposure na yan :-)

shoot uli? tsaka inuman uli? haha

r-yo said...

tentay: yun ang raket nya. agaw atensyon sa park he he.

r-yo said...

ely: naka tsamba yata ako sa shot na yun a. :-)

r-yo said...

josh: sure ka ha. di bola yan..:-)

r-yo said...

sidney: he he. sila na lang pinagtyagaan ko kunan.

r-yo said...

pedestrian observer: nakupo! film-based? mamumulubi na siguro ako sa gastos, wala pa rin akong matinong kuha. he he

r-yo said...

dazed: enx!

r-yo said...

totomai: ayan na po! nagsalita na ang isang master. pero pa humble pa rin yan kahit celebrity na yan sa among fotographers.

Abaniko said...

Beautiful pics just the same. Time for you to invest in a tripod for night photography. :)

r-yo said...

abaniko: tripod? ayan, alam mo na ireregalo mo sa akin sa pasko ha? he he

BlogusVox said...

Ano bang pinagsasabi mo? For me, ang ganda ng take mo sa langscape dun sa first 4 pictures. Kuha mo ang essense ng night life.

aajao said...

atty. kakainggit kayo, pramis!

enrico said...

nakaka pressure talga if you see great results from other people. but i think you're still doing a good job. practice lang naman katapat nyan.

although i think you might be doing this na, i might as well tell it pa rin. hehe. sabi mo nga, the other people from your group have really nice pictures. you might want to ask them paano nila ni-conceptualize yung shot. or bakit yun ang napili nilang angle. syempre tips na rin on when to prioritize yung aperture, depth of field or exposure. kahit naman mga pros they still learn new things, kya tanong lang nang tanong.

you might want to invest in a good photography book. yung hindi lang puro technicalities, meron din about concept. hehe

while trying to master your photography skills, shoot pa rin nang shoot. that's one advantage of a digital lsr.
hay, pag-iipunan ka yan. hehe. gusto ko rin bumili ng DSLR :9

JM Agreda said...

i think there's nothing wrong with your photos...they're great! BTW, the photos of lensmen (second to the last) look like they were surveyors surveying a piece of land with tripod and all...hehehe (dagat pala)

ScIoN said...

teka teka...

Parang may kulang sa blog post mo ah...

dapat isama na yung about sa hosto stint mo sa Pinoy restaurant!

=P

MakMak said...

UY! Ang ganda nung first four shots! :) I like how the lights soften the image. Ang serene tuloy ng dating.

Galing! Idol na kita! :P

the donG said...

really cool set. nice photos.

sarap mag photo shoot pag ganyan ka ganda ang lugar at oras.

Gina said...

zzzzzzz.....

uy, on the contrary, those are very interesting shots.

As they all say, practice makes perfect, and it looks like malapit nang ma-perpek =)

Dakilang Islander said...

ramdam ko rin yong mga hinaing mo kapatid! nainis ako sa camera ko pag pangit ang kuha compared sa mga kasamahan ko...hehehh
manual settings na ba gamit mo? pagmakuha mo na kasi ang tamang templa mas iba talaga ang dating compared sa auto..

caryn said...

loved your odaiba shots aryo ;-)