Thursday, June 28, 2007

PoW! 34th Week

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

Rachelle Ann Go - Celebrity Singer
"Rachelle Ann Go - Celebrity Singer"
by: -Roy-
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT, 1/250, f/2.8, 140mm, ISO400

Editor's Comment: This photo has many good qualities but I will not go down the details with technicalities. What caught my eyes was that peak performance and great moment captured.

by: malacama
No Exifs Available

Editor's Comment: A perfectly well executed shot from concept to composition to post processing. Wonderful photo.

salbabida kid
"salbabida kid"
by: joanne curlah
Nikon D80, 1/125, f/8, 105mm, ISO100

Editor's Comment: This one silhouette beats me! A comical and solemn ambience in one composition! Reminds me that life, because it is God-given, is sacred and thus should not be taken for granted. At the same, this photo tells me that one should not lose his sense of humor, because it gets us through to many serious trials. "Life is a box of chocolates..."

Thursday, June 21, 2007

PoW! 33rd Week

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

She Aint Heavy
"She Ain't Heavy"
by: Julius
No Exifs Available

Member-Picker's Comment: Julius captured a powerful photo, and at the same time a strong message is being conveyed from the title, the facial expression and eyes of his subjects.

by: harley501
No Exifs Available

Editor's Comment: As the title of the photo goes.. "Patriotism" is a love of and loyalty to one's country. A patriot is someone who loves, supports, and is prepared to serve their country.

Kaya bilib ang lahat sa pinoy. Even with extreme poverty and hardship in life, pinoy stands up and raises their country's flag with dignity and honor. Go Pinoy! Art
" Art"
by: myklmabalay
No Exifs Available

Member-Picker's Comment: "From earth... to Art." The photo tells a deeper story in the life of a pot maker. Dark tones, in motion action, pot maker's expression add drama to the photo. One of those photos that tells a thousand words.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

FPC May Photo Contest Winners

Here are the entries and winners of the FPC May "BLUE" Theme Photo Contest

"The Entries"
May Theme - Blue

and here are the Top 3 Winners:

3rd Place Winner (A Tie)

Gown under Water
"Gown under Water"
by: Rastamarie

Lady in the Blue Water
"Lady in the Blue Water"
by: Hocchuan

2nd Place Winner

As Blue as It Can Be
"As Blue as It Can Be"
by: garion007ph

1st Place Winner

1 Tungsten World
"Tungsten World"
by: [2]rokbot[2]y

Congratulations to the Winners!

Watch out for our FPC June "H2O" Theme Photo Contest. Thanks for dropping by.

Friday, June 15, 2007

FPC's Bowling Fun

When this happened: Last April 21, 2007
Where this happened: SM Megamall Bowling Lanes 13 and 14

Here are some short stories on what can happen when a number of people gathers together just to have some cameraderie. :)

The cast who joined the fun: rareimages by shutterbugrer, Hocchuan, Ryuji23, erxkulotz, †whiteknight†, Tipoy, kael06, shutterglass, kamalayan, yakimika, dark_ghetto28.

Short Story #1 - The Bowler
Photos and Story by: Shutterglass

This guy instead of the usual throwing stance, sat on the edge and thought of how to make a strike.....
The Bowler

..... and he did the best he can do.... first try
The Bowler

.......second try.....
The Bowler

but to no avail....
The Bowler

life is short, play more!
The Bowler

-The End-

Short Story #2 - The Great Martial Artist
Photos and Story by: Shutterglass

It is now Pat's turn... but hey! someone is blocking the lane.......

its a bird...a plane... its RYUJI! Great Martial Artist!

Pat had been waiting for his moment... combing all his energy and KI...the ball began to lit up...
The Bowler

lets take a flash back of Master Ryujis skills... heyaaa!!! the flying V gasoline kick

Pat's bowling kungfu!
The Bowler

....back to the scene... he showed his mid air banana split.
The Bowler

Pat never gave him the chance.... strike as hard as he can
The Bowler

Pushing him further towards the dark side of the force..
The Bowler

Exerting much more energy with the right leg back technique
The Bowler

....pushing further
The Bowler

I have to end the photo here... its of highly graphic and disturbing nature =)

Guess who won?

-The End-

Here are some other fight scenes:

The Jump Shot - taken using the Creative Lighting System of nikon w/ 3 units of SB800
Play Time

So who won the fighting scene you ask? Here you go. :D

The Agony of Defeat - A Sweet Taste of Victory!
The Agony of Defeat! A Sweet Taste of Victory!

You can check out the rest of the photos HERE. Thanks for visiting. :)

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

PoW! 32nd Week

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

by: mtxtremist
No Exifs Available

Editor's Comment: I thought I might be disappointed by the scarcity of "street event" photos from 50 pages of the pool. Until I saw this recent one by Linus. Indeed, a professional photographer must be quick to the draw, especially with fast-paced events such as the "Padyad Pinoy" on May 28, 2007. Expecting something like this will happen in such an event with many participants is one thing. To actually catch one actually happening is another thing. Great capture Linus!

Forever Love
"Forever Love"
by: Julius
No Exifs Available

Editor's Comment: There’s no better way to relive your wedding memories than to create a scrapbook taking you through each moment of that special day. I'm 100% sure the photographer's Sister will cherish this photo forever, always reminding her of that very special day in her life. Wonderful work Julius.

by: edlinroguel
Canon EOS 30D, 1/125, f/9.5, 100mm, ISO100

Editor's Comment: best portrait... the skin tone is great. the artwork definitely made an awesome impact to the photo. the eyes are very expressive that compliments the facial expression of the model...

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

PoW! 31st Week

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

Fran of Final Fantasy XII
"Fran of Final Fantasy XII"
by: RUS_88
Nikon D200, 1/30, f/6.3, 130mm, ISO1000

Editor's Comment: Amidst the commotion among fellow photogs shooting the fashion show in the recently held 1st FPC Founding Anniversary at the Town and Country Gardenville clubhouse and pool, Richard shoots an "arrow" from his camera and got this one beautiful shot of Jerry Polence ( of Final Fantasy.

What makes this photo interesting is of course, the expression of the model's face. Next is her stance as she strikes a "shooting" stance. And amazingly, the peripheral lights of the swimming pool provides an interesting highlight.

"Basta Flickerian, Sweet Lover"
"Basta Flickerian, Sweet Lover"
by: julygarcia
Nikon D80, 1/2500, f/1.8, 50mm, ISO200

Editor's Comment: This really had me and i agree.

Disney Train Handgrip - G7DisneyTrain
"Disney Train Handgrip"
by: Daniel Y. Go
Canon PowerShot G7, 1/4, f/4, 25mm

Editor's Comment: There is always a kid in us. When I saw this photo, I immediately felt like going to Disneyland to get to see Mickey Mouse. :D Its very interesting how this kind of things makes us wanting to be kids again.

This made my day, it gave me a happy thought all throughout the day.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

The 1st FPC Anniversary Party

There are no people more tensed than the Admins of Flickers Photo Club (FPC, as the days wore out. They have been planning for this event since the start of the year, having experienced some snugs over the venue and other issues, arising obviously out of their want to make this event a big astounding one. In the end, they decided to make it as convenient and fun for all the members and thus, announced to hold the 1st Founding Anniversary of FPC within Metro Manila, not out-of-town as earlier planned.

Realizing that what really matter most are the "F", "P", and the "C" -- "Friends, Photos, and Cameraderie" (yup, that's spelled correctly: CAMERAderie). Therefore, they concentrated on giving the members a night of fun, friendship and lots of model shoot! Once everything was finalized, the invitations were sent out to the members via flickrmail, the venue was readied and the food and the models in the waiting.

Members responded and the invitations were answered, the registry filled up with member names. All is set by the end of the week. The big day came.

FPC's Party Teaser
Photo by: Hocchuan

The big day came and silence enveloped the online threads of FPC, except maybe punctuated by the far voices of members who are based outside of the Philippines and those in the provinces. However, at the clubhouse and pool part of Town and Country Gardenville where Anne Herschelle lives, there was commotion of people carrying cameras and models and makeup artists touching up on the art for the oncoming show. People with black (and also white) shirts with familiar words etched across the front and back start trickling into the clubhouse. There is no mistaking that the FPC anniversary party is well underway! The garroulous, host, JC, is at the microphone belting out Angela Bofill's"You Should Know by Now" (weird, he sounded like a real woman!) and Pat, Robert with his wife, Abby, busy on the counter registering in the people and doling out the shirts (for a price of course!).

Singing Kael and Mtxtremist
Ppaps and JC - Kael and Mtxtremist

Jepoy, JE and Lenard Po
Rey Nocum, Tuklaw, Shot-goon and lightroom - Jepoy, John Edwards and Lenard Po

Kael and julygarcia lenard.anne.jc
Kael and julygarcia - Lenard Po, Spiegelbild and JC

M&M LJ&Rabbitsfoot
Whiteknight and Mercedes - Lordjit and Rabbitsfoot

FPC Anniversary Party FPC Anniversary Party
Powerpee and Spiegelbild - Kamalayan, ten_paras and Whiteknight

The food came with the ensuing "round table discussions." Everyone has someone to talk to. Flickr names now with FPC faces, laughing together, singing together... and yeah, shooting each other -- "trigger-happy" as Ronnie would say. The program went on and lo and behold! Ronnie would thank Canon! Well, he spoke for the group, so that must be really sincere. Other Admins welcomed the members and basically, JC and Jen had the microphone to themselves all the time, talking incessantly. Robert presented the PoW!s (Photos of the Week!) from its start in November to the week of the Anniversary, and you could just see the photographers face light up when their photos came on the screen. With now itchy trigger fingers, the members are summoned to go feast their cameras on the waiting models by the pool. And from there they did not come back anymore!

KC, Dana, Me and Sharla FPC Anniversary Shoot: Three Piece

Fran of Final Fantasy XII Dreamy

Top Models Kimberly

There goes my hero velvet

maxi and clara Mercedes

It's Clara's Turn! Sharla

 Mercedes 3 Flickers Photo Club 1st Anniversary Photo Shoot

Until past 12 midnight, when Anne is already fidgety because of the overtime use of the facility. These photogs really are armed to the teeth! With wide angles and long lenses and Pat came with his P&S enclosed in an underwater gear (and he shot gorgeous underwater model poses)!

Underwater Beauty Beauty beneath the water

The Goddess of Water

Amidst the model shooting, there was raffle drawing and awarding of the prizes for the photo contest themed "Summer Lovin'". Ice Allen bagged the Canon printer while JC took home the HP for his entry in the photo contest (real cool jump shot; beats Diane's that time! LOL) Look up the thread to see who won the other prizes.

Look up the thread HERE to see who won the other prizes.

Unfortunately, the time passes by and the models have to rest too. Even the Flickerian photographers has to go home to share the beautiful photos that they took that night. Goodbyes were said, handshakes conclude another day of friendship, and those who still have the strength stayed on for the parting shots. Some models who really looked tired, gave satisfied smiles for the parting shots.

Parting Shot Parting Shot
These are the FPC peeps that were left minutes before the venue became silent once more and our models from aRTi Entertainment (di na rin kumpleto! hehe), with their fashion show director Rei Rana, and Co. Thanks to Erxkulotz :D

It's been a great and fun-filled anniversary party, no one could contest.

Write up by: rareimages by shutterbugrer

Fashion Show Direction by Rei Rana of aRTi Entertainment

Hair & Make up Artists : Karen Angelynne Leong & Amix Beltran
Assistant : Allen Ting

Gowns by Baro at Saya Houte Couture c/o Loraine Javier

Clara Castro - blue gown, white bikini
Sharla O'Hara - black/gold gown, violet bikini
Andrea Gregorio - white/pink gown
Dana Sarigumba - black gown, black bikini
Shella Hollon - the petite one, black bikini
Kimberly Panganiban - white gown, red bikini
Mercedes Cabral - old rose gown, black bikini

Jerry Polence - Fran from Final Fantasy XII

You can view the rest of the photos of the Anniversary Party HERE