National Motocross Cup Round 8

Last Sunday, I shoot in the National Motocross Cup Round 8 at San Jose del Monte, Bulacan. At last for the longest time, i’ve been wanting shooting in this kind of sporting event.

I didnt know that my kababayan Kenneth San Andres is outrageously fast driving his 2 wheeled monster! WOW he flies! He even beat the old time champion Jovie Saulog!

Thanks to my Ninong Nick Fernando for letting me know of this event, his construction company was the one who developed the Internationally designed race track together with Archt. Yuson.

Kenneth in action

Jovie showing his deadly moves

Kenneth & Jovie racing in mid-air

More photos here

Miss Earth 2008 Press Presentation Photos…

Here it is the 70-200 f2.8 L IS lens test shots gallery 😀

Ooops what the hell am i thinking?..

Again…

Here it is the Miss Earth 2008 Press Presentation photos in their swimsuit at the poolside of Traders Hotel Manila. October 28, 2008 😉

Karla Henry from the Philippines

One of the beautiful face I saw yesterday

Grigoria Antoniou from Greece

and for the perfect body…

I think Jamie Lee William of Wales wins over this category

(too bad I dont have a whole body shot)

The entire gallery here

..well seriously this is the 2nd time I was able to use this new lens.. Sharpie and contrasty!

IS wins..

I sold my Sigma 70-200 f2.8 lens last week. I have no telephoto lens to use and was really contemplating on what lens to get. Canon 70-200 f2.8 L or 70-200 f2.8 L IS? With all that research and sleepless nights I bought a new one last Monday, the Canon EF 70-200 f2.8 L IS version. I closed my eyes signed the check and bought the lens…Whoa! Goodbye good earned moolah!

Well, the Sigma served me well! Very well! It is true that its not the equipment nor the technology but after using this bazooka lens, I kinda disagree. This lens is a remarkable one, it is sharp at f2.8 wide end (70mm) and especially on the long end (200mm). The Image Stabilizer really helps and it will give you sharper images. The output photos are more punchier because of the better contrast from its glass. And yo-yeah its Bokehlicious among the Canon 70-200 family. Almost No CA (Chromatic Aberration). These are the image characteristics that I’ve been longing from my Sigma since 2003.

Watch out for my Miss Earth 2008 press presentation pics soon. Images are from the lovely 70-200 2.8 IS without PP only cropping on some.

Thanks to Jan Tan of JT Photo World for reserving me the last one.

north shoot tom.. on location

We already finished the photo to be used for the billboard and poster (have you seen the teaser? 😀 ). Tomorrow we will take the photos for brochure and etc.. mostly portraits and situational shots. I need to wakeup as early as 4am wheew!

So much for the LX3 for the meantime and back to my real cam again 😉