Wednesday, February 14, 2007

PoW! 16th Week - Valentines Day Special

What we are is not what is seen on the outside
There is more value to what lies hidden inside.
Whether it be a kiss or gestures of the hands,
Or a touch of one's being that tightens bonds,
People measure us by the caring we display,
Not by the camera gadgets we are able to pay.
Those that matter'll keep us in minds, in hearts,
Only if we show them what we hide in our innards.

Here are this week's FPC's PoW!s, in no order of preference:

Rastamarie and Shutterborg (2)
"Rastamarie and Shutterborg"
by: Rastamarie
Canon EOS 400D Digital, 1/32000, f4.5, 34mm, ISO 100

Editor's Comment: There is something about this photo that made me like it so much. I don't know, maybe it's the silhouette of Shutterborg and Rastamarie and their romantic pose, the way they look at each other, hold each other, the silhouette, faces in shadow yet distinctively themselves . . . . so romantic. Maybe it's the sunset, or the beach perhaps. Those have been known to be a deadly combination to spark romance. Something about this photo made me just wish me and my loved one has a picture like this.

Any criticism? Yes, there are a few but they don't matter here. No, this photo, to me, is beyond technical excellence. What it represents is a lot more than that. Love, romance, togetherness . . . . Valentine's Day. The list of what it could possibly represent just goes on and on.

Here's the truth. I've originally selected these for the 15th week PoW but then I realized that the next one falls exactly on February 14. So I decided to hold it for this special occasion.

Happy Valentine's everyone!!

Jonathan's Race 1
"Jonathan's Race"
by: wilfredo pascual
Canon EOS 30D, 1/125, f/7.1, 21mm, ISO 1250

Read all about it at Jonathan's Blog

Editor's Comment: The story behind this photo can be summed up into a single word.. LOVE

Each one of us has their own definition of Love but for me its not whether you Love this or that, Him or Her. For me what really matters is will you fight for your LOVE.

I always believe that life is not a Journey but a Battle.. We will be broken and bleed, but wounds will heal and even scars fades.. But our LOVE will never be weathered.

In the description, we read a rather long, sad and sobering account. Read it because it's worth more than your time. It boils us down to what we really are in the face of possible death--what we are is not what is seen, but how we are seen by the people we have come in contact with.

by: jayjay lo
No Exifs Available

Editor's Comment: I was searching for the perfect photo to symbolize love, affection and happiness. And this is just perfect. Very nice composition.

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace.
I love thee to the level of every day's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right.
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.

Hiding In The Dark
"Hiding in the Dark"
by: 'JC'
Canon EOS 30D, 1/125, f/16, 40mm, ISO 100

Editor's Comment: The pose, the expression of Rachel which was so natural and the BW mood perfectly worked well! This pic tells story like the man was trying to make it out with the girl after a fight...but since love was really there...the soft touch in Rachel's hips turned out as a peace flag....

Anne (2)
"Anne" (Suggest: "Crimson Elegance")
by: †whiteknight†
No Exifs Available

Editor's Comment: Pure fashion elegance. This capture by Maxi illustrates that the body language of the model is much more important than the amount of skin bared. Anne's face and hand placement exudes the formal elegance of a stately lady. And this is well accentuated by the appropriate dress.

This also hammers into mind that what goes on inside the dress is an equally important factor in capturing a full dress photo like this. Through the skirt, one can imagine the way Anne positioned her legs and feet, and that gesture added to the mode of this image. Of course the dress is up to the designer, but the photographer is the significant link to that fashion pleasure a viewer enjoys.

But, no! He may not send this as entry to the February 2007 Theme Photo Contest any more!


lenny k said...

hehe di pwede isali hehe

Linus said...

Very touching ang picture nina Yhan. Tinamaan ako...sana maranasan ko naman ma in love...huhuhuhu

wilfredo pascual said...

many thanks for the recognition. jonathan is back in the hospital as you can see from this image. we're still hoping for a full recovery.