01. Long Exposure
This prompt made me love my camera more. If I am still using my old point and shoot camera (Canon Powershot A1000is), there is no way I can pull off this shot... but since my camera now (Canon Powershot SX130is) has manual settings, I was able to produce a picture for this prompt. This was my first attempt at long exposure, and because I don't know anything about it, I consulted (the ever reliable) YouTube for tutorials.
Taking cue from the video I embedded, I first attempted doing the infinity symbol then later on tried to do a star... which was uber cool in itself, but when I let my sister try it and she just did letter "J," I experimented if I can actually write my name. The result wasn't that clear, but readable, I guess. I only did "Jen" instead of "Jenn" because writing the letter "n" can be a bit tricky. What I did was to start with "J" then with "e" then with "n" and tracing back the motion I did for "n" then to "e" then to "J" and doing it all over again. I set my camera to 10 seconds, so imagine how many times I had to write my name using the LED flash light.
I first thought to buying some chicken nuggets in fun shapes, but I wasn't able to see one at the supermarket (only available were the regular rectangular shapes as well as those in letter forms), so when sister and I walked along Serendra in Bonifacio Global City this morning and saw these cube concrete seats as well as the concrete balls under the concrete bench, I decided to make a quick snapshot.
My amplaya (momordica charantia) plant.
I was able to take a picture of walnuts at the weekend market this morning, but my cousin told me it's a kind of a nut and not a fruit. When we got home, I opened a can of corn kernels and took a picture, but I thought corn is more of a grain than a fruit, so I just took out our lemons in the fridge and used it as my subject.
There are many memories from my childhood, but while doing the grocery shopping yesterday, I saw a pack of jellies in cups, so I thought I'd use it instead. For the full story about my childhood and jellies, please click HERE.
...oh, before I close this post, here's a picture of me and my brother:
This was taken the day I was baptized, November 1980. It was also my brother's second birthday - parents decided to do a 2 in 1 celebration to save money.
Hope your weekend has been fruitful. Cheers to new knowledge learned and cheers to some awesome memories from the past.