Colmar Tropicale, Berjaya, Malaysia

 

“Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.” — Rabindranath Tagore

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Ice Bucket Challenge

Got challenged to do the ALS Ice Bucket… brrrrr… just thinking about the cold water and the ice cubes ๐Ÿ™‚ yay!

Man! I accepted, but I’m thinking FLOUR. No way, I’d do the cold water and the ice cubes because I just had cough and colds. And yes, I will donate ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyway, here are some more photos from my recent trip in Siem Reap, Cambodia. More photos hereย https://www.facebook.com/PalawenyaPhotographybyTRFormoso

Rural Scenes

 

Except for one, which is that of three boys having fun in the river (thanks, Arnold Alcala, for the raw file!), the rest of the photos were taken during my last trip to Southern Palawan. All of them are my own shots of rural scenes, turned to have painting-like effects, or Amorsoloesque.

I love the effect of Amorsoloesque, particularly on rural scenes.

Angel Moon

It’s good vibes this morning ๐Ÿ™‚ because my digitally-manipulated photo entry was picked as one of the recipients of the Editor’s Award at Photo Oneย http://www.photoone.org/editors-award-honorable/editor-award-honorable-june-2013-3413.html/attachment/24-06-2013-photo-by-teng-r-formoso

It’s so difficult to nail the award for Photo of the Day (where a photo gets to be the cover of at its FB site), but I am positive that one of these days, I’m gonna take that hammer and ram the nail in.

 

My model here is Diana Sunshine Rademann. She’s a former beauty queen, and a pretty one at that. What I did was I lifted her photo out of the one I took at Marina de Bay and manipulated it on another photo from DeviantArt.ย For the moon effect, I used a Photoshop brush that’s given free online.

Beautiful Women Addiction

 

Pardon for posting more portraits and model shoot photos ๐Ÿ™‚ I just have a lot lately, and I’m also basically learning more editing techniques and applying them on those that I like. This is still part of my lifelong commitment to be always on the LEARNING MODE.

It’s the rainy season already in the Philippines; we’ve just had a typhoon buzzed us by so it’ll take a long time again to go out ย and find a model who would give free services so we can shoot her in a good location.

One of my models, Cynthia Sumagaysay-Del Rosario, is a woman of so many lovely characteristics. She’s a former beauty queen, she’s very talented, she’s a whole lot more, I may not give her justice by only mentioning a few. One thing I truly love about Cynthia is her natural tendency to provide support to little things her friends love to do.

Her support for my love for photography is so immense that sometimes, I am so overwhelmed, I don’t know whether to cry or just be plain happy ๐Ÿ™‚ I love the fact that she’s so accommodating, so rich in her ability to provide support to whatever she sees that need her.

Isn’t it nice to have a friend like that?

Only recently, she opened her home to kids living nearby as a library called “The Book Bridge.” The idea is for her to help bridge the gap in the reading skills of children these days. She has friends from all over donate books to her library so the children can read during their free time, and expand their knowledge horizons.

I sort of helped name her project, and since then, it’s been doing well ๐Ÿ™‚ Wonderful! Am proud that I am part of it — a great cause.