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Tag Archives: Panasonic G3

Featured Photo: The Hunger to Win

Featured Photo: The Hunger to Win The Hunger to Win Photographer’s note: F/2.8, 1/500, ISO 200, Panasonic G3, Panasonic 35-100mm 2.8 Feel free to interact with my blog articles, either by adding a comment below this article, or drop me anView full post »

Size Comparison between Micro 4/3s and DSLR

Here’a s quick size comparison between Micro 4/3s and DSLR. The photo below shows a Panasonic G3 and a Panasonic 12-35mm 2.8 (24-70 equivalent on full-frame) side-by-side with a Nikon D3 and a Nikkor AFS 24-70mm 2.8. Just imagine theView full post »

Featured Photo: Roller Coaster

Featured Photo: Roller Coaster Roller Coaster Photographer’s note: F/5.6, 1/2500, ISO 160, Panasonic G3, Panasonic 7-14mm 4 Feel free to interact with my blog articles, either by adding a comment below this article, or drop me an email.View full post »

Think Tank Retrospective 5 Bag Review

My Think Tank Retrospective 5 Bag Review. Hey guys, I have been so busy lately with a lot of stuffs… but finally I have the time to write. I wanted to make a blog article about my search for the “perfect” everyday cameraView full post »

Featured Photo: Clown

Featured Photo: Clown Clown Photographer’s note: F/2.8, 1/1250, ISO 200, Panasonic G3, Olympus 45mm 1.8 Feel free to interact with my blog articles, either by adding a comment below this article, or drop me an email. Thanks for reading!View full post »

Batu Caves, Malaysia

Batu Caves, Malaysia – featuring 272-steps to climb up to the cave, 13 kilometers north of Kuala Lumpur. A gigantic statue of Lord Murugan hovers in front of the cave. One of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, it isView full post »

San Antonio de Padua Church in Sulangan, Samar 2

San Antonio de Padua Church in Sulangan, Samar is a pilgrim site. It has thousands of devotees to its patron saint – “San Antonio de Padua”, who has probably performed a lot of miraculous intercessions that made thisView full post »

San Antonio de Padua Church in Sulangan, Samar

I got the opportunity to go back recently to hear mass at the San Antonio de Padua Church in Sulangan, Samar. I brought along my 2 Micro 4/3s camera – it is indeed unobtrusive compared to a DSLR – I actually got more keepersView full post »

Featured Photo: Petronas Towers at Night

Featured Photo: Petronas Towers at Night An icon of the Malaysian’s distinct culture and economic strength, an 88 storey twin towers hovering the skies of Kuala Lumpur surely makes a strong statement.  I have taken some shots duringView full post »

Ultra Wide Angle Lens for Travel Photography?

Do we need an ultra wide angle lens for travel photography? When travelling especially if it is not a photographic trip, saving every ounce of weight is a must. That is why we always bring the least number of photographic equipment asView full post »

Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame de Paris (French for “Our Lady of Paris“), also known as Notre Dame Cathedral or simply Notre Dame, is a historic Roman Catholic Marian cathedral on the eastern half of the Île de la Cité in the fourth arrondissementView full post »

Panasonic GX1

Well I’m here sharing my thoughts on the Panasonic GX1. Why just now? Yes it took me a while to get this. This was a natural path upgrade from the coveted Panasonic GF1, my first Micro 4/3s camera. My upgrade was halted a bit becauseView full post »

Misadventure: Manila Floods

My misadventures continue… This time it was the Manila floods last August 2012. Am I blessed? Hahahaha. Yes, I think so. I was in Manila when the relentless rains were storming the metropolis. I was stranded, two times! First I wasView full post »

Balyuan Rites

Balyuan Rites is a tradition done yearly a week before the Tacloban fiesta celebration. The ritual is the exchange of the sacred images of Senior Santo Niño between the town of Basey and Tacloban City. Historically, Basey used to be theView full post »

Film or Digital?

One of the aging questions is – Film or Digital? I’m not here to go into the technical advantages and disadvantages of either, but I will just say my piece… There’s no absolute way to go, even if digital has maturedView full post »

Lumen’s Pastillas in Carigara

You want the best pastillas? Answer: Lumen’s Pastillas in Carigara. “Mana Lumen” is what I used to address the owner, is one of the traditional pastillas makers in Carigara that offers honest-to-goodness goodness, usingView full post »

Rendering Bokeh with Micro Four Thirds

Rendering Bokeh with Micro Four Thirds? Most probably, if you are/were looking for your first mirrorless camera, you might have considered this factor: the ability to render beautiful and creamy bokeh. Though there are many factors thatView full post »

Slow shutter speed

I’m still like a young boy when it comes to shooting in slow shutter speed. I’m still fascinated with those interesting effects like light trails. The Sangyaw Carnival at the Tacloban Astrodome was just screaming for me toView full post »

Micro Four Thirds is stealth

What do I mean by Micro Four Thirds is stealth? I’ll share a little experience from shooting the Sangyaw Carnival at the Tacloban Astrodome. I went there two times, the first one I brought along my Nikon D800E with Nikkor AFS 24mmView full post »

Micro Four Thirds strikes back?

Micro Four Thirds strikes back? Yes. Micro Four Thirds might not have seen much action lately, but I think whenever I pull one around my neck, it gets the job done. The last few pages of my site were filled with Nikon DSLR shots, partlyView full post »

Belgian Chocolates

What is it in Belgian chocolates huh? Reminds me of photographers (like me) when new toys arrive, it’s like a kid in a chocolate store, yeah! At least that’s a fair comparison isn’t it?   Belgian ChocolateView full post »

Seine River

The Seine River is a 776 km (482 mi)-long river and an important commercial waterway within the Paris Basin in the north of France. It rises at Source-Seine, 30 kilometres (19 mi) northwest of Dijon in northeastern France in the LangresView full post »

Geometric Lines and Patterns

It’s interesting at times to spot for architectural patterns – the fusion of redundancy, repetitions and shapes of objects can create unique and fresh photos…   Dubai International Airport Photographer’s note: F/5.6,View full post »

Made in China

It’s quite interesting to know that almost all of our stuffs are “Made in China”… a lot of them right? From a struggling developing country of the third world a few decades ago, it has now become a world economicView full post »