Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
Diogenes "Diony" Villanueva Baena
Loving husband to the late Belen Calumpang Montesa,
Father to Diogenes, Jr (Mary), Silverio, Imelda (Frederic), Federico (Evelyn), and Araceli (Neil)
Grandfather to Ben, Tomas, Liam, Chloe, Adrien, Mia, Anton, Alexander, and Isabelle
Godfather to scores of godchildren
Throughout his 50-year partnership and marriage to Belen, his long career as an engineer at Central Azucarera de Bais, his one-time record of 20 consecutive years as a Bais councillor, as well as his ventures in farming and small business, Diony touched and impacted on the lives of countless number of people.
Along with Belen, their decision to immigrate to Canada at his age of 50, forsaking the comfortable Baisanon life to start a new life in a new country, is a decision that his children and grandchildren will forever be grateful!
He will rest in peace!
Friday, June 10, 2011
It's 2 hours before the start of my very first wedding DSLR video shoot and these are very anxious moments. It's not because I fear not having a product to deliver, it's that I'm afraid the product won't be as good as what I'd like it to be. Overdosing on close to 200 videos by stillmotionblog on their vimeo site makes for an extreme case of inferiority complex. Hanging heavily on my mind is the fact that I am a one-camera shooter (literally) with the barest of equipment (see my blog entry: The Challenge: to shoot a wedding video...)
I guess I'll have to play to my strengths, and that is as a Stills photographer. Capture as many "stills-in-motion" as possible and cook up (edit) a decent meal from these ingredients.
Monday, June 6, 2011
Sunday, June 5, 2011
It's an oft-disturbed location, a nest built under the back-of-the-house deck, between a well-used clothesline and the backyard deck. We noticed the nest soon after the eggs were laid, and it's been an uneasy peace in the nest, esp. on the weekends when the grass is cut, the clothes are hung out to dry, and the deck is used for family activities.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Well, not really. It's just a joke (the sign changes on regular basis) by the owner of this establishment who fixes washers and dryers...
Kamal and Lamis' wedding on June 30th, in London, ON. This is the first wedding in years that I have attended as a guest. Througho...
a65 (a77 would be too big for this setup), HVLF43AM Flash (the 58AM would be too big for this setup), ThinkTank's CB Junior bracke...
by Mary, of non-Filipina heritage, using a cookbook recipe for adobo . March 23rd. Recipe by www.pepper.ph . In addition to the recipe,...
It's been an intense relationship and it will soon be over. It's not the Oly, (here's goes the proverbial...) it's me. A mon...
It seems to me that quite a few high quality video studios come from the Philippines. Lightshapers Photography Studios is one of them. They...
There has never been a free lunch with high ISO's. Using high ISOs (ISO1600 and higher) meant putting up with noise/grain, colour shift...
Fell in love with the 60D, sold my 5D2. I was an early advocate of full frame (FF) sensors (I had one of the first 5D1s in Canada, Oct 2005....
The twilight mode on the a65 has to be one of the most under-rated feature on this revolutionary feature-laden camera. Both photos shot ha...