Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sample 87 - Last Week In Pictures

By 'Last Week' I mean September 15 - 21. These pictures were washed and rinsed this afternoon through Snapseed and Mextures; all shot and edited through the iPhone 4.

Picnic In Buyagan

Not Blooming Yet

Safe Indoors

Conference Call II

Elephant In The Distance



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May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord lift His countenance upon you and give you His Shalom. - Numbers 6:24-26

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Sample 86 - My September 14, 2013 In Photos

Chase Jarvis quoted, 'The best camera is the one you've got with you.' Here are today's shots from the 4. The iPhone 4. Enjoy. :D

A Selfie - One for the Road

No Petunias Here

Life Is Where Life Flows

Scumbag Bottle

Old Woman Patiently Waiting For A Jeepney

Good Guy Goat

A Message On Every Taxi

Young Lady Fixing Her Umbrella (While Waiting For A Jeepney)

Wires along the sky - There were people from the electric company checking out the poles

For an old guy this guy drove pretty fast. Taxi ride cost me 69 pesos.

A Vendor with fried snacks on his tray, walking along one of my favorite spots in Baguio

Tough guy walking a chihuahua along the Aegis building

These are signs you see as you turn towards the road behind the Laperal Building

Meet the Men of Good News (And Brother Chuck's hand)

Manang Anabel serving me coffee

Brother Chuck

Full Tank

Today's message - Grace makes us realize how prosperous we really are. The more prosperous we see we are, the more generous we are.

Silhouette of a lady walking into the Laperal Building

Trinket vendor reading a newspaper in front of a gadget shop

Stylin' and Profilin'

Not sure I want that

I have yet to see what it says

Graffiti and Opportuniti

Sumulong Road

Bonifacio Street

Rimando Road from the Trancoville Jeep

Yes.

The Banquet Hall, all set up, without chairs.

It looked so nice, I had to Photosynth it

Jardine couldn't stop playing the Keyboard

Harrison Road in the evening

On the walk home from the Bakakeng Jeep



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May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord lift His countenance upon you and give you His Shalom. - Numbers 6:24-26

Road Block 1


Night Shot From The 2nd Floor Of The Prime Hotel. Taken with the iPhone.



Lately I've been looking at the fujifilm x100s - it's a 16+ megapixel camera with retro looks and a fixed 23mm f2 lens. I've been checking it out, looking at sample shots online, in Flickr, Instagram, and from review after review. All this time I've been looking at it, again and again, thinking, thinking... Do I need it?

My current camera setup has been compromised to the point that all I have left is my tripod. Everything else, down to the bag - all that is gone, and I suppose I still feel hurt, but on the other hand, I was, in my opinion, long overdue for an upgrade.

I tried upgrading. But the last time I thought I was getting a good deal, I got scammed instead. The cash I withdrew at that time all went to some guy that I'm still praying for.

Now, I withdrew some more money. Thank God for my father and his foresight. However, the thing is I spent it on greater opportunities - that being an engagement ring, among other things which I regret I forgot about.

So here I am, reluctant to take any further from the hard earned money we have, but lacking. I have been found wanting, and even if I have a camera on my iPhone 4, as well as a Sony Cybershot placed in my trust, I still find myself looking at the x100s a lot.

Why is this the case? I'm not about to go forward with buying the x100s... Probably because I've spent too much in the name of photography already. I seem to enjoy taking pictures of scenery and landscapes, but at the same time I hate the thought that I'm doing any of this for attention or to have one over anyone else.

And the reason I'm writing all this is just to get my thoughts organized on the matter. Do I really need a camera like the x100s? Should I go back to owning a DSLR? Am I supposed to be content with what I currently have? As I asked myself that last question I almost hear a resounding 'NO!'

But shouldn't I be content with it? I haven't been around to shoot anything of value lately. And it's not like I have the time to go out and shoot the landscapes I love... Or do I?

Man... Lord Jesus Christ, thank You for wisdom in this matter... I want You to have all the glory in every shot I take, but I don't know if that's a path I want to take right now... Thank You for Paola, and my guitar and my family and my relationships... Show me what opportunities I have with what I already have... I know I am blessed in You, Lord, and I thank You for just reminding me of that.

I'm thinking right now that I shouldn't be too caught up I what I don't have that I don't even recognize what I do have. But what is making me look at the x100s again and again? Why am I still bothering to know the latest news in photography?


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May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord lift His countenance upon you and give you His Shalom. - Numbers 6:24-26

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