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Flair Candy’s Imagination – Inspired September 16, 2008

Filed under: Photography — hannaherika @ 6:42 pm

I have started this photoblog a few months before and it’s entitled Flair Candy’s Imagination.

I just opened it now, and I received 2 appreciative comments. 2 comments that to some might seem immaterial, to me, it meant to be my whole inspiration!

Well then with a humble start I indulge…


Random Pictures from my TZ5 June 26, 2008

Filed under: philippines,Photography — hannaherika @ 1:54 pm
I just love my compact camera and I’m obsessed with it. I thought at first I should buy a DSLR. But then I thought I needed a compact first! I’ll buy the new 1000D hopefully within the year. But for now… I love my Leica Lens Panasonic Lumix TZ5.
Walking along the busy ave

I love my job. I love where I work.

random stuff in my desk

night time before I sleep view outside my place

view outside my office – Fort Bonifacioand Makati Skyline


Canon 1000D DSLR announced June 11, 2008

Filed under: gadget chic,Photography — hannaherika @ 10:34 am

This new entry level to the 1000d series has just been announced by Canon last June 10, 2008. Well, I wasn’t there on the press release but Photography bay was. Release date is not yet announced but I’ll keep my eye on this one. My love for photography has been brought much closer to me for this beauty is cheap but is comparable to the 450D DSLR. Here are the major specs:

* 10.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor
* 7-point wide-area AF system
* Up to 3 frames per second
* 2.5″ LCD with Live View shooting
* Ultra-compact and lightweight body
* Compatible with SD and SDHC memory cards


Day 4: Dumaguete City June 7, 2008

Filed under: philippines,Photography,travel — hannaherika @ 1:02 am
June 3, 2008

We all felt that our time was cut short. This is the day we’re going back to Manila. Sadly, we packed our things so that we could leave by 12 noon. Despite the harsh sun, I managed to walk outside and get some last-minute shots.

I saw these kids playing around and swinging from the tree to have a freefall by the sea. It took me a while to capture the kid on air. It took patience…

A slant coconut tree nearby.

Zoe’s garden.

I thought I might have a heatstroke because the heat is intense so I went inside and ate this Fried Ice Cream. It’s really delicious! I wonder where I could buy something like this in Manila.

Then, we had lunch here. Their sylvannas and sans rival are really delicious, plus, it’s cheap!

This is the view outside the restaurant. It’s like Manila’s Baywalk.

I captured the sunset while the plane is preparing for its landing in NAIA Airport.

More Day 4 pictures and my Multiply album.


Day 3: Balanan Lake June 5, 2008

Filed under: philippines,Photography,travel — hannaherika @ 3:09 pm
June 2, 2008

We had to endure waking up early in the morning to enjoy the rest of the day. After we had breakfast at 6:30 am, we had to get ready for the 1.5 hour drive to Balanan Lake.

We were greeted by this beautiful road bridge after we entered the resort’s premises.

It had beautiful man-made step falls linking the river so that it would continuously fall from this mountainous terrain to the plains.

We rented “bankas” (small boat) so that we could go to the other side of the lake.

We were told that the depth of this lake is about 70ft -100ft.

After 30 minuits of boat riding, we arrived at the other side of the lake. We hiked for about 15 minuites to arrive at the waterfalls. I took a picture of some wildlife animals I found interesting while we hiked:

This is a “wild boar.” I don’t know if you should still call it “wild” though because it’s already in captive. If you don’t know what it is it’s kind of sort of like a crazy, black-colored pig which is much more aggressive than the normal pig and can even aggressively bite human beings if provoked.

The water spider and it’s shadow.

I don’t know if this is a worm or a snake. But, if anyone of you recognizes what it is, please let me know.

I failed to ask our local tour guides what this waterfall is called. Its top-flat rock formation is a beauty.

And of course, I have more creative shots. This lake also has the lots and lots of flowers.

Beauty below

The baby preying mantis

Queen bee
I had a hard time capturing this because I’m afraid that the bee might sting me.

Scent of yellow

Pink Rosy Cloud

I have more day 3 pictures at my multiply album.


Day 2: Apo Island

Filed under: philippines,Photography,travel — hannaherika @ 1:12 am
June 1, 2008

This was the most tiring day of the trip. From Private Residence Resort, we rode a “banka” going to Apo Island. I have motion sickness so I just stood still during the one-hour boat trip.
The weather was sweet during our trip and the waters are calm.
We were greeted by this very nice rock formation when we parked along the shores of Apo Island. It is said that this rock is cursed though. If you scream by its presence, something bad will happen to you, like an accident perhaps.
Apo Island has a marine sanctuary and we went snorkelling. I wished I had an underwater camera because the reef is really a beauty. I wish I could have capture it. It was full of corals, fishes and many more.
After diving the reef we went up to the viewing deck. We didn’t regret the 15-minuite hiking with the harsh sun above our heads. The view is breathtaking enough and worthy of the walk.
Of course, my trip to this Island wouldn’t be complete without my creative nature shots.

With bare hands

Jelly dish (fish’s dinner)

itch much

little orange poison

red seduction

no sands in my beach

rock on

I have more day 2 pictures at my multiply album.


Day 1: Dumaguete, Zamboangita, Private Residence VIP Resort June 4, 2008

Filed under: philippines,Photography,travel — hannaherika @ 12:55 pm
May 31, 2008

It’s early on a sunday morning. We left 7am in the morning via Cebu Pacific airlines and arrived at exactly 8am in Sibulan, Dumaguete. We didn’t stroll around Dumaguete but instead, we drove all the way to a nearby town called Zamboangita. There we checked in at Private Residence VIP resort. Yes, you’d have to be “invited” to stay there.

While our boys went scuba diving, I used my time to swim in the pool and take nature shots instead.

I have more day 1 pictures in my Multiply album.


Macro Shots May 21, 2008

Filed under: Photography — hannaherika @ 2:12 pm

I had boring nights waiting for Vinz to finish his job in finance. In the meantime, I make the most out of every situation. I borrowed his Sony Ericsson K800i cybershot and let my creative juices run. Here are my products: