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Get Enchanted With The Wonders Of Daranak Falls

Loving couple Sherman and Reina shot taken from my Fujifilm XT1 10-24mm at f4 in Daranak Falls.

TANAY, Rizal – FAST becoming known by venturesome tourists both local as well as foreign, more popular destination for day hikers and nature lovers is the nearby province of Rizal in the eastern part of Metro Manila. It is because the nearby province is home to such amazing natural wonders including the country’s alluring and enigmatic and easily accessible waterfalls, like the Daranak Falls in the town of Tanay.

Tanay is a first class municipality in the province of Rizal. It can be reach via public van as well as public utility jeepney with a station located in Star Mall EDSA corner Shaw Boulevard in Mandaluyong City and way up to Tanay local market in Barangay Sampaloc and take a ride of a tricyle to take you to Daranak Falls, all 57 kilometers can be achieve at around two-three hours of travel depending upon traffic conditions.

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Life’s Freezing Cold Up Here Eating Yakiniku At Its Best.

OSAKA-SHIOsakaJapan – Now shifting to a more powerful gear as I went up high above freezing cold clouds off to Japan. In fact, I’m the kind of individual who doesn’t mind working during holidays. While everybody else is on Christmas party mode, merrily drinking and sumptuously dining, here I was cooking yet another great something work related, up here in Osaka.

After a successful wedding engagement in Iloilo, I varoom up high to Japan for another yet best thing to come. As a wedding photographer, I have long accepted the fact that this holidays are working days for me (and yes, no time for sweety-cutie-pahootie love life). This is my reality after all, and I embrace it with so much gratefulness. Today, something big is cooking here in Japan and of course with my ever dependable, with my travel body, my partner and my soulmate, my love of my life – Fujifilm XT1 graphite silver. And I am all revved up and just waiting for the best thing to get into real great full swing.

Tomorrow, after the “something” best thing come to its full conformity, I shall drink and dine the whole day! Just like having first dinner in Osaka. Having yakiniku in one of the small restaurant fronting my hotel stay at Swissotel Nankai Osaka and it’s freezing cold out here at 3 degrees. Thanks to my good friend who accompanied me last time, Mr. Allan Ty.

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Anyway, really love eating yakiniku, it’s the “grilled meat“, in Japanese which, in its wide sense, refers to grilled meat dishes. Yakiniku originally referred to the “barbecue” of western food, which was given by Japanese writer, Robun Kanagaki. Nowadays, yakiniku is commonly known in the world as the Japanese style of cooking bite-sized meat usually best with vegetables on grilled over flame of charcoals be it done by dried out distillation or electric grill.

Nevertheless, I enjoy life freezing cold up here in Osaka and really love eating yakiniku at its best, with typical ingredients including beef slices of loin and chuck (rōsu), beef tounge served with crushed onion, salt and lemon juice and beef liver (rebā), also lip smacking  with bell pepper, carrots, shiitake and mushrooms. どうぞお召し上がりください Dōzo omeshi agari-kudasai. Happy yakiniku eating and happy holidays, as well!

And There Goes The Drama Of The Light

PHOTOGRAPHY is all about the light and its dramatic sensitivity. We all know that photography derived from the Greek words phōtos and graphos, the light and representation of drawing, together meaning drawing with the light.

You have to find the great light first, because the quality and drama of light is so much important and vital in every concept of your subject. Essentially, if the light is great, a great subject follows consequently. But sometimes in creating your images, a nice subject concept pop out in your head, lights are unsatisfactory. Hence, try to innovate and create your own light in a very dramatic ways. In short, it’s all about the light. Once you get on that ideas, everything else falls into places. Thus, photography will never be that far beyond yonder without its light and drama.

Anyway, keep on looking for that great light or perhaps try to experiment more of the given source and the artificial lighting when making a difference in any genre of your photography.

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It was during the Yeo and Dy Wedding at the Marriot’s Manila Hotel , I did captured the best of the lighting and its drama using my Fujifilm cameras, the X-T1 graphite, and I think the best camera ever in capturing great movement and behaviour of the light. Shown here are some of the shining moment of Tim & Hazel wedding coordinated by Eugene & Vangie Go of Wedding Treasures, hair and make up done by Cherry Pacheco, more of it can be viewed at the https://vimeo.com/m/112363577.

Anyway, congratulations to the newest couple and more great lighting moments ahead with my X-T1 Fujifilm.