Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
A Muslim couple waiting for the start of a mass wedding ceremony for both Catholic and non-catholic couples
Tech Notes: This was shot using an expired kodak Tri-X film rated at ISO 400 and processed with Parodinal at a dilution of 1:25. From what I remember in the past, Shooting in situations like this where there is a great difference in light meter readings inside this shaded area and outside where the sun is at it's peak, I used to rate my film at half the ISO rating which is at ISO 200 and then reduce the film developing time by 25 percent which effectively is shooting an overexposed but underdeveloped film to reduce the contrast .
I also re-learned that the Parodinal solution is better with a dilution of 1:100 to reduce film grain. Everybody should have a refresher course in film developing if possible because digital shooting makes you forget thr beauty of film's behavior.
Monday, March 26, 2007
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Saturday, March 24, 2007
it's been a very long time since I last saw a real live farmer toiling on his ricefiels and it's a relief to know that they still exist.
n some parts of Cavite south of Manila, the ricefields are fast disappearing.The farmlands are being swallowed up by residential subdivisions.
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Saturday, March 10, 2007
Friday, March 09, 2007
A newborn premature baby being cared for kangaroo-style at a public Maternity hospital in Manila. Babies less than 2000 gms. at birth gets the body heat of their mother 24/7 through this style of caring due to the lack of incubators at the maternity hospital.
On a normal day the hospital churns out about 75-100 lovely babies daily
Sunday, March 04, 2007
Happy land... I have passed this small parch of land a dozen times already. Located a few hundred meters away from the old Smoky mountain but it was my first time to venture into this community housed in old warehouses converted into tenement styles housing. You can see a lot of kids hounding my camera while the older youth sniff their glue and solvent nonchalantly in small plastic bags.
This is uncharted territoty for me.