Batanes Day 1

After waiting in the airport for 7 long hours “Due to technical problems, Sea Air said”.. finally we touched down to Batanes, Island paradise of the Philippines.

1st destination is at the “Marlboro Country”.  We ate lunch and was introduced to the magnificent view of Batanes.

Left and right you see spectacular views! I missed the place now.

The weather was quite fair, cool breeze but no blue skies. Its ok il definitely return to this beautiful province. 😉

See more shots here

more stories soon, il just need to attend to my studio backlogs.

Batanes…6 hrs to go…

Im pretty excited, but my wife is more excited than me.

I need to travel light since Il be the daddy-husband-yayo photographer.. as always 😉

Ok heres the first ever travel light gear.

Lowepro Computrekker

  • Canon EOS 5D w/o battery grip
  • EF 17-40 f4L
  • EF 50mm f1.4
  • 580 EX1
  • Nodal Ninja 3II
  • Giottos Rocket blower (medium)
  • Apple 15″ MacBook Pro
  • Total of 28GB compact flash
  • 320GB Western Digital Passport
  • 2 Blank DVD -R
  • 2 Blank CD-R
  • Sandisk FW 800 Compact Flash Reader
  • Compact 61 in 1 USB reader
  • 1 extra BP-511
  • 1 extra LX3 battery
  • 1 ND4 filter
  • 1 ND8 filter
  • 1 NGD4 square filter
  • 1 NGD8 square filter
  • 1 Circular Polarizer
  • 1 80N3 Remote shutter
  • 1 BP-511 travel charger
  • 1 LX3 travel battery charger
  • 1 MBP charger
  • 1 Nokia e71 charger
  • 1 set of flash waves RF trigger
  • 1 optech rainsleeve
  • 1 black bag
  • 1 plastic as raincoat
  • 1 set of medicine
  • 1 multi-purpose knife (victorinox)
  • Lenspen
  • Soft cloth
  • Parker ballpen
  • Small notebook

Lowepro Inverse 200

  • EF 70-200 f2.8 L IS

Think Tank Strobe Skin

Giottos 8241 Ultra light tripod (Thanks to Uncle Shooter)

Panasonic Lumix LX3

This is what i meant by travelling light! 😀

Sea Air’s hand carry limit is only 3kg.. I think these weighs almost..

Im bringing my Lowepro inverse 200 so that i can leave the computrekker at the hotel

What I left in the studio are:

Canon EOS 40D

Tamron 28-75

EF 100mm macro

and lotsa nifty accessories..

Hope weather will be GREAT!

Last tuesday, i judged a photo contest in Ortigas for the WESM – PEMC (Philippines Electricity Market Corporation) photo contest. Entries were taken by PEMC employees. I was invited by a good award winning fellow PiPho Org member Orlee Ninon.

the conference table full of 8×12 prints

I judged the contest together with Mrs. Huang, Wawi Navarozza and another fellow PiPho Org and past president Raffy Yllana. The other team of Judges were from PEMC President Mr Holapainen & VP Mr. Pangilinan.

I was impressed by some photographs since they maximized all what they have, note mentioning some decent point and shoot shots.