September 3, 2009
Aquino Funeral Cortege Stereo Pair
I promised some of my readers that I’d post a 3D shot of the Aquino funeral cortege minus the epilepsy-inducing animation. So, I’ve prepared two versions of my favorite shot. The first (above this paragraph) is a stereo pair, which you can view using the cross-eyed technique or, if you print it out, with a stereo pair viewer. The second is a red-cyan anaglyph which you can view in 3D if you wear them funky 3D glasses.
Aquino Funeral Cortege Anaglyph
I actually prefer these two methods of rendering 2D photos into 3D over my sleight-of-eye animated shots. Using the proper gear or technique, your brain actually sees the image in stereo, just like you’d see in real life (if you have the use of both your eyes, that is).
August 25, 2009
Aquino Casket and Honor Guard
On August 5, we bade goodbye to a remarkable woman named Corazon Aquino. Before she emerged as the first female president of the Philippines and the first female president in Asia after the 1986 People Power Revolution which saw the overthrow of dictator Ferdinand Marcos, “Cory” was a housewife and widow of the assassinated Senator Benigno Aquino.
While her presidency may have had its share of problems as well as triumphs, Aquino showed the world and, in particular, a nation that a people united can achieve great things.
She died on August 1, following a losing battle with colon cancer. On August 5, her body was brought from the Manila Cathedral to her resting place beside her husband Ninoy at the Aquino family mausoleum at Manila Memorial Park. The funeral procession took almost eight hours, with hundreds of thousands of Filipinos crowding the entire route to say a final farewell.
Here are a few 3D scenes taken along the South Superhighway as we waited for the funeral cortege to pass by.
Riders in Yellow
Bikers in Yellow
Yellow and Black
Flashing the LABAN Sign
May 3, 2009
Chalk it up to surfers to name a place after a confection. Cloud 9, possibly the best, most consistent surf break in the Philippines is named after a local chocolate bar (which you can buy in the small stores smattered about Cloud 9 and General Luna). Located in Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte in the Philippines, Cloud 9 gained a faithful surf following in the late 80s and continues to lure surfers from around the world.
I shot these with two Superheadz 110 cameras, the fisheye Demekin and the standard Noah’s Cam. Unfortunately these cameras don’t come with telephoto, so no photos of surfers.
Cloud 9 @Superheadz Demekin ©Karlo Samson
Cloud 9 with the Family@Superheadz Demekin ©Karlo Samson
Long Walk @Superheadz Demekin ©Karlo Samson
Mrs. Travelomo @Superheadz Demekin ©Karlo Samson
Long Walk @Superheadz Noah's Cam ©Karlo Samson
Mrs. Travelomo Again @Superheadz Demekin ©Karlo Samson
Travelomo Feets @Superheadz Noah's Cam ©Karlo Samson
February 2, 2009
When work becomes dreary and you find yourself befuddled and bored behind your desk, it’s time to take a break. Late last year, my wife and I took time off from the daily grind to recharge our creative energies at the beach. The resort we picked was La Luz, located in San Juan, Batangas, on the southwest tip of Luzon. While the beach itself doesn’t come close to the powdery goodness in Palawan or Boracay, the resort is charming and inexpensive, provides cabana masseuses and offers a relaxing atmosphere that’s hard to beat.
As with any trip, I came packing, with a Canon AE-1 and 350D, an LSI Actionsampler, a vintage Yashica Rookie, and a Holga CFN. Here are some of the shots from the Holga and Yashica.
Duo in Yellow @Holga CFN
Dusky @Holga CFN
Vintage Beach @Yashica Rookie
Curtains @Yashica Rookie
Recline @Yashica Rookie
January 26, 2009
So, I took the Demekin
out for a spin last week, taking photos of the office compound and nearby Eastwood City mall. Here’s what I learned:
1. The Demekin needs a lot, and I do mean A LOT, of light for it to take a decent shot. Bright day, strong, direct sun.
2. The fisheye lens means I have to get closer to my subjects.
3. Don’t wind the film until you are ready to shoot. The shutter button is unprotected and easy to press accidentally.
4. Stand still while shooting. No drive by snapshots. The shutter is relatively slow.
5. People like the Demekin and will invariably ask you about it. Be prepared for a short chat.
Here are some of my test shots:
More photos are posted on my multiply account: here
. Do let me know what you think. Cheerios!
January 23, 2009
Posted by travelomo under Gear
| Tags: cross processing
, fuji provia 100F
, golden half
, ilocos norte
, slide film
| Leave a Comment
On my recent trip to Hong Kong, I was faced with a difficult purchasing choice: to get a Superheadz Demekin (see previous entry) or a Superheadz Golden Half. The Golden Half is an interesting little thing, so named because it shoots 35mm film but at half frame, meaning for a 36 shot roll you get 72. It’s got two aperture settings, f/8 and f/11 as well as a hotshoe for fun strobist action. While I may have bought the Demekin, the Golden Half remains on my must-have camera list.
This means that my favorite pop culture girl has one up on me. Genie Ranada is no stranger to gadgets. She is the lifestyle editor for the tech magazine T3 and is one of the few people I know who’ve been featured on Boingboing.net (no I am not saying why or what for). She has BOTH a Demekin and a Golden Half. She takes great pictures, to boot! Here are some of her Golden Half shots, all taken during the Dec 08 holidays in Laoag, Ilocos Norte in the Philippines. Fuji Provia 100F slide film was used and cross-processed. Enjoy!
If you want to see more of Genie’s Golden Half photographs, do visit her multiply site.
Oh, and this is what the Superheadz Golden Half looks like. If you want one of your own, Oh Shoot! sells them, too.
December 10, 2008
Posted by travelomo under Photography
| Tags: beach
, palm trees
, puerto princesa
| 1 Comment
There’s a special place in the cockles of my heart for Puerto Princesa, the capital city of Palawan. I first visited the place in 1995 just before graduating from college and have since called it my escape, my island oasis, my second home. Those who’ve visited the island have similar things to say, calling it an island paradise, the last frontier, an ecological sanctuary. The seafood is fresh and tasty, the beaches are gorgeous (even though you DO have to go out of the city to get to the best spots), and the folks are friendly. Prices aren’t bad either. I haven’t been back in a few years, so these shots from Gay Somera really hit the spot, making me feel nostalgic, envious and beach-bum-lazy at the same time.
Enjoy these as I have.