Something to tide things over

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.

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Nichols Interchange at night

Passing Through

As I try to get settled in, I’ve rarely found the time to shoot, something which I hope to remedy in the coming weeks and months when everything’s more or less in place.

Up this time are some nightscapes from a popular nightscape spot, the Nichols Interchange in Taguig. Had to wait for a chance to have a couple of other shooters with me as the place is a bit dangerous is a bit dangerous when you’re shooting solo or even tandem. We were eight in all, so we went through the whole thing largely unmolested by anyone.

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Moon Train

Sunset at Payong Point

Well, it’s good to be back. Had to be away for awhile due to some personal matters like getting married and stuff, but here’s something to start the ball rolling – some images from Payong Point, Nasugbu, Batangas.

Lines in the Sea

Walking to the Sun

Night Parking

Nightscapes: Bonifacio Global City

More often than not, I find myself hankering to go out and shoot landscapes. Unfortunately, I do not always have the time and the means to go out on trips. Especially now that the big day is drawing near, I find myself with more and more things to do.

One of the ways I scratch that itch to shoot is to shoot nightscapes. Here’s one from Bonifacio Global City:

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An afternoon with Joey G.

I’ve been helluva busy these past few days – with the big day drawing near, well, suffice to say that things are becoming much more stressful and my hands are almost perpetually full all the time.

It’s also a bit frustrating that I haven’t been on a landscape safari these past few months, due to either uncooperative weather or just because I simply lack the time. I do plan to post a couple of my landscape shots in the future, so watch out for that.

Anyway, I did get to recently sit down with Joey Generoso, whom I’ve been a fan of since high school. While my other peers were listening to Backstreet Boys and Boyzone, I was either rocking out to Eraserheads and Mr. Big, or listening to Side A – which still remains to be one of my favorite bands of all time.

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Through the years, Side A has gone through a lot of changes, lineup included. From the original crew composed of Kelly Badon (lead guitar), Joey Benin (bass guitar), Naldy Gonzales (keyboards), Joey Generoso (vocals, rhythm / acoustic guitar) and Ernie Severino (drums), only Joey G., Naldy, and Ernie remain. And from the bluesy influences that shaped their sound more than a decade ago, they have had to evolve to cater to the mainstream audience now, which has obviously different tastes.

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Few bands live as long as Side A, and Joey is 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, Joey recounts, were learned under Tracy’s management. And as Side A continues to grow and 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 as well as serve as mentors to the new crop of Pinoy musicians.