I’m still in the process of repopulating the blog and putting back as much of the old posts as I can salvage, but I hope to get into the regular swing of things as far as this blog is concerned, sometime in the next couple of weeks. I’ve a lot of new stuff to put up including travelogues from Singapore, Baguio and Coron.
In the meantime, here’s something from the 2011 Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Festival.
Up this time around are some nightscapes from a popular spot, the Nichols Interchange in Taguig. Had to wait for a chance to have a couple of other hobbyists shoot the spot with me, as the place is a bit dangerous when you’re shooting solo – or even in tandem, for that matter. We were eight in all, a number of whom were pretty big and imposing, so nobody bothered us that night. Whew.
It’s good to be back.
Had to be away due to some personal matters that I had to attend to, but here’s something to start the ball rolling – some images from Payong Point in Nasugbu, Batangas.
More often than not, I find myself hankering to go out and shoot landscapes. Unfortunately, I do not always have the time and / or the resources to go out on trips and capture sunrises and sunsets. Especially now that my big day is drawing near, I find myself with more and more important things to do, so naturally, my desire to take landscapes has to take the backseat for awhile.
One of the things I use to tide things over in the meantime though, are nightscapes. Here’s one taken at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.
I’ve been helluva busy these past few days – with the big day drawing near, well, suffice to say that things are becoming much, much more stressful and I find my hands perpetually tied most days. It’s a bit frustrating that I haven’t been on a landscape trip these past few months, due to either uncooperative weather or just simply a lack of time to go out. But that’s life for ‘ya.
Anyway, I did get the chance to take some photos of Joey Generoso, whom I have been a fan of for a long, long time. While my peers in high school were listening to the Backstreet Boys and Boyzone, I was either rocking out to the Eraserheads or Mr. Big, or listening to Side A.
Through the years, Side A has gone though a lot of changes, line up included. From the original band consisting of Kelly Badon (lead guitar), Joey Benin (bass guitar), Naldy Gonzales (keyboards), Joey Generoso (lead vocals, rhythm and acoustic guitar) and Ernie Severino (drums), only Joey, Naldy and Ernie remain, with the others moving on to other things, and the gaps in the band filled by new blood. And from the bluesy-slash-pop-slash-ballad sound they were known for before, they have had to evolve to cater to the mainstream audience now, whose tastes are now obviously different.
Few bands live as long as Side A, and Joey has been grateful that time has been kind to them. And he is always quick to credit their former manager, the late Wyngard Tracy, as a major factor in shaping what the band has become. A lot of good habits they have, said Joey, were learned under his guidance back in the day. And as Side A continues to develop, playing side by side with newer, fresher talents in the music industry in the Philippines, Joey is confident that they will continue to entertain audiences and music lovers as well as serve as mentors to the new crop of Pinoy musicians.