Gripped by a sudden feeling of nostalgia, I decided to take a break from the Quezon seascapes for a bit and share something from way, way, back.
I took this for a college photography class, and developed it using old-fashioned darkroom techniques. It’s from a print I scanned, and you’ll have to excuse it for being a bit yellowed – it’s because of age. I have yet to discover how (if it is possible at all) to have my black and white negatives scanned and reprinted.
Watermark was added digitally, of course.
Sharing another from my maiden foray into the world of landscape photography. A big shoutout goes to masters Dinno Sandoval, Jon Aguirre, JC Enriquez, Bong Malong, and Monte Corpuz for answered queries, tips and various loaned equipment.
Ayaw ko ilabas ng sabay-sabay yung lahat ng litratong nakunan ko sa Quezon para naman hindi ako maubusan ng material para dito. After all, I wanted to make this a photo blog of sorts, so here’s my first share of my newbie takes of Real’s wonderful seascapes along with the sunrise.
I’ve long been a fan of good books – a voracious devourer of them. In fact, the last one I read – Shutter Island – yes, the one that’s going to be shown as a movie with Leonardo de Caprio soon, and yes, I got the one with the movie cover because it was cheap and there was no other copy – I finished in a day. I think it took me more or less five hours to finish the whole thing.
All in all, it was okay, no money wasted. I actually like the premise – if you hate spoilers though, don’t Wiki it, because knowing the ending will spoil the whole experience of reading it. Suffice to say that if you’re looking for a psychological thriller, and don’t want to just watch the movie when it comes out, then Shutter Island might just be the thing for you.
Today I went out on a limb and got two books from Powerbooks – Ian McEwan’s ‘First Love, Last Rites’ and Thomas Pynchon’s ‘Gravity’s Rainbow’. Both have got me pretty excited, since I’m a big fan of McEwan’s writing style, and Gravity’s Rainbow is one of Time Magazine’s 100 Best Novels of All Time.
The short story collection I will probably finish quite easily. The novel, on the other hand, looks and feels massive – not to mention weighs like it too. It’s literally a damn heavy book.
That being said, I hope I find the time to read them.
Again, a big thank you to the ever-gracious Guy Upstairs for these new additions to my book collection.