Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Tribute to a Dear Friend

Alex is an Flickers Photo Club (FPC) member based in Doha, Qatar. Originally posted on his Flickr photo page. Reposting here with permission. The photo he captured for this post made it to FPC's PoW!s of Week 11, 2008. Here is the photo:

Tribute to a Dear Friend by Alex Atienza
"Tribute to a Dear Friend"
by Alex Atienza

Shooting Information:
Camera: Canon EOS 20D
Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 61 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Exposure Bias: 0/2 EV
Flash: Flash fired, red-eye reduction
Exposure Program: Normal
Metering Mode: Average

Here is Alex's story:
"Exactly 3 years ago today, my Canon EOS 20D and I met in the small town of Matawan, New Jersey and from then on went into a wonderful photographic journey. Oh man! we did took some beautiful pictures since then.

We went places -- East Coast USA, Egypt, Brunei, Philippines, and of course Doha, Qatar, my present city of residence. We attended some international sporting events -- Superbike Grand Prix, The 15th Asian Games, F1 Powerboat Races, and probably the best known of my photos, 3 seasons of WTA Qatar Total Open.

We photographed some of the most beautiful people in various occasions -- Maria Sharapova, Martina Hingis, Roger Federer, beautiful models, my colleagues, my friends, family and most beautiful of all, my wife.

And then we met some new friends here in Flickr and the name "alexdpx" was known by my viewers and contacts. More importantly, I've met fellow "photo addicts" in the Philippines, particularly those belonging to the "Philippines" and "Flickers Photo Club" group. Thank you guys. I'm looking forward to shooting with you again someday.

No, I'm not retiring the 20D but it now has to take the backseat in all of my future shooting. My new Canon EOS 40D is arriving soon and that will be my new main camera and the 20D will assume the role of backup. Although I hope I could use both of them in tandem.

It's been a wonderful three years and a beautiful friendship. Not even once has my 20D ever let me down. Thank you. Now it's time to pass on the torch."

A comment from fmtabora (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20594351@N02/) on the photo page:
"I'm a new Dad of a 3 month old baby. I've had sleepless nights because of Daddy stuff (changin' diapers & preparing milk). I guess you'll be having the same experience 'coz Mikee told me you didn't sleep enough last night clicking your baby 40D. Congratulations Tatay Alex!"

Indeed a nice friendship between man and machine! :D



GuiNeVeRe said...

congratulations on your new "baby"... = )

GuiNeVeRe said...

congratulations on your new "baby"... =)