Colmar Tropicale, Berjaya, Malaysia

 

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

Angel Moon

It’s good vibes this morning 🙂 because my digitally-manipulated photo entry was picked as one of the recipients of the Editor’s Award at Photo One 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. 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 🙂 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  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 🙂 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 🙂 Wonderful! Am proud that I am part of it — a great cause.

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Diana’s Wings…

Diana's Wings...

MODEL: Diana Sunshine Rademann is a beauty pageant title holder who lives in Puerto Princesa City.

I’ve successfully downloaded cute brushes that are free online, and one of them creates cool moons like this one on my photo. I love to use them, especially if I’m practicing digital manipulation.

Of course, naysayers would say unprocessed photos are more appealing because they are what are real and true. And I agree. But I also want to learn many things — and that said, I always make it a point to set myself on the learning mode each day.

It’s fun to learn; it does not stagnate a person — it makes him/her proficient. I learned digital manipulation after attending a workshop in April with Maricris Fabi. Since then, I’ve been practicing a lot 🙂 

Daylight Fades…

IN A BID TO ignore that I have flu and to bust away the pressure of everything mundane and extraordinary, I went out late afternoon today to join my friend Van in a photo shoot in Barangay San Jose.

I had earlier begged off to actually join because aside from feeling below par, my mom too, doesn’t have any company since both OF THEM (our two hired girls) decided to request to go home to their families for the whole day.

The shoot was supposed to happen at 3 p.m., but it rained so we had to wait for a bit of light to show up. When it did, it only lingered for an hour — before daylight fades. Our models also took long having their make ups done because the one who did it… well, he perhaps thought the shoot would be next year so he took his pretty luxurious time.

 

Talk about mediocrity, right? I also feel nasty towards the MUA (make up artist) because he apparently doesn’t know the word “COLLABORATION,” which means his make up should be free in exchange of us promoting his services.

My goodness, he’s trying to collect P2,850.00 for a lousy job. Thank God, photos can already be edited today. What’s wrong can be made right. All three of them — and we all agreed — have heavy make ups, which we do not really need for the mood we wanted to shoot.

He’s a very expensive mediocrity.

Anyhow, here’s the result of the photo shoot. I like the location where we did it as it was quiet, plus the effects of the tall grasses and the sun coming down were superb!