“The stamen gets its lusty dust onto the stigma”


The line is from the song "Reproduction" from the film Grease 2. It was the first thing that came to mind while cropping and applying digital filters to this photo.The second thing that flashed through my head is the joke going around about how … »

Sun, rain and the mating season


I was editing photos for a dessert recipe I'll post later when I looked out the window and saw raindrops glistening in the sunlight. My first thought was a house fly wedding. Our yaya (that's nanny for non-Filipino speakers) once said that when it … »

Coffee, cake and teak


No, there is no typo in the title. It is teak, as in teak wood. It's a story that starts with an art exhibit opening that Speedy and I went to. We had coffee afterwards to kill a little time to avoid the rush hour traffic and then we went to this … »

Pet photography or pet portraiture?


Pets sometimes become so much a part of the family that they get included in family portraits. They even get solo photos! I was wondering what the correct term is for pet portrait photography is considering how it has become quite a specialized niche … »

Unlighted lights at Ayala Triangle


It's assignment time once again. Sam's latest assignment was to shoot the Ayala Triangle Christmas lights which, according to press releases, was scheduled to open on Sunday, November 16. It's become a tradition these past couple of years. At the … »

iFilm on iTunes


Sam has a film photography class, she's loving it and she has this dream that we'd build a dark room for her. I told her we can give her a spare room but she will have to fill it with dark room equipment herself. I mean, gee, that's pretty expensive … »

Double exposure


It's a trick that analog photographers obsess with. You can make double exposure photos digitally with an app called Instablend. … »