Friday, March 28, 2008

FPC PoW!s -- Week 12, 2008

With the long vacation concomitant to Christendom's observance of the "Holy Week," we expect photos from the vacation of FPC members. My family enjoyed the countryside and the beaches of Ilocandia, with me being the full-time driver, part-time baby-sitter and full-time photographer. I enjoyed the landscape and the photo-journalistic images I took with my camera and I can't wait to share them.

Meanwhile, let's look at what our members want us to see in PoW! this week. I see the usual contributors and some infrequent ones. However, looking beyond the personalities, I concentrated on the images and found some gems, including one that is really relevant to the "Holy Week," i.e., "Penetencia 2008" by Eric. Other picks are Marvin's shot of Machi in flowing white dress during their Cagbalete trip. Marvin has the eye, but I can't understand why he doesn't title his images; he seem to be very visual, setting aside the rather encumbrance of exercising the mind by thinking of thought-provoking titles. Therefore, I just give his PoW! photo the title "Where's the Party?"

Ken's photo was nominated by Rey Nocum and gives a spice of action to our selection. "Jenny" by Don is a rather raw photo, considering the "as shoot" skin texture and a seemingly obligatory facial expression. On the other hand, it is a very good material for those wanting to learn studio lighting. He applies a subtle Rembrandt and backlighting that brought out the hair texture on the right side of Jenny and kicking her off the background.

Finally, Alex sends another one to PoW! with his self-portrait on a backlit wall, which I would say is rather creative. He uses 2 speedlights, one in ETTL and another in manual zoom and power. With that setup, Alex shows a substantial degree of mastery of Remote Lighting System or RLS.

This is NOT IN ANY WAY A PHOTO CONTEST. We just want to honor Photographic creativity :D

Here are our PoW!s for this week, in order of date taken:

November 18, 2007
Where's the Party by Marvin Maning
Untitled (suggested: "Where's the Party?")
by Marvin Llanos Maning
Shooting Information:
Camera: Sony DSC-R1
Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/1000)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 14.3 mm
ISO Speed: 160
Exposure Bias: 7/10 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire
Exposure Program: Portrait mode
Metering Mode: Spot

March 01, 2008
Surf's Up by Ken Tamayo
"Surf's Up"
by Ken Tamayo
Shooting Information:
Camera: Nikon D80
Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/800)
Aperture: f/1.8
Focal Length: 85 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: 5 EV
Exposure Program: Manual
Metering Mode: Pattern

March 17, 2008
Jenny by Don Garchitorena
by Don Garchitorena
No Shooting Information available.

March 21, 2008
Spiderman by Alex Atienza
by Alex Atienza
Shooting Information:
Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Exposure: 0.067 sec (1/15)
Aperture: f/11
Focal Length: 22 mm
ISO Speed: 320
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: Flash fired
Exposure Program: Manual

March 21, 2008
Penetencia 2008 by Eric Fernandez
"Penetencia 2008"
by Eric Fernandez
No Shooting Information available.


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