Tag : Canon 7D

Kalesa | San Agustin Church @ Intramuros

From wiki: A kalesa or calesa (sometimes called a karitela) is a horse-driven calash (carriage) used in the Philippines. The word, also spelled calesa, predates the Spanish conquest and descends ultimately from an Old Church Slavonic word meaning “wheels.” This was one of the modes of transportation introduced in the Philippines in the 18th century by the Spaniards that only nobles and high ranked officials could afford. They are rarely used in the streets nowadays except in tourist spots and […]

San Ignacio Church Ruins | The Five Religious Orders

There are a lot of old structures and ruins in Intramuros.  This particular one was one of the first we encountered during our photo walk.  The old San Ignacio Church ruins can be seen behind the statues.  The five statues symbolize the five religious orders to disembark in the Philippines.  They were the Augustinians, the Franciscans, the Jesuits, the Dominicans and the Recollects. Here is the view from the other side…. Here’s how I took this shot: Gears: Canon 7D […]

Intramuros Photo Walk

Wiki says: Intramuros, located along the southern bank of the Pasig River, was built by the Spaniards in the 16th century and is the oldest district of the city of Manila, the capital of the Philippines. Its name, in Latin, intramuros, literally “within the walls”, meaning within the wall enclosure of the city/fortress, also describes its structure as it is surrounded by thick, high walls and moats. During the Spanish colonial period, Intramuros was considered Manila itself. —— I had […]

My photo walk buddies | HDR Portraits

I’m back from a short 2 weeks vacation from the Philippines. During my stay, it was hard to find time to shoot.  There’s just tons of things to do back home, not to mention that I was paranoid about the security issues of walking on the streets with a DSLR camera by myself.  Well, maybe it’s just all in my head but, better to be safe than sorry.  I mean, we all know Christmas season is just around the corner […]

Dubai Marina in HDR

This was the same day I took the Dubai Marina picture I posted before.  Taken during sunset. Dubai Marina is a great place to shoot, a lot of interesting subjects and not a lot of security guards that freaks out everytime they see a tripod. Here is how I took this shot: Settings: f6.4 | 1/25 | -3,0,+3 AEB Gears: Canon 7D + Tamron 18-270mm VC Post processing: Stacked and aligned from Photomatix Digital blending in Photoshop, resized and watermarked. […]

Dubai Marina | Canon 7D

This is Dubai Marina.   Home of the rich folks with boats 🙂 These were during the early testing of Canon 7D.  (I still haven’t read the manual yet at this time.) How I took this shot: Settings: f8.0 | 25 secs. Gears: Canon EOS 7D Sigma 10-20mm Manfrotto 055XProB Manfrotto 468MGRC2 Ballhead Post Processing: Photoshop Curves Digital blending for the blown highlights Have a nice weekend 🙂 /Mike

Fujairah Beach | Canon 7D

From the same set of my Canon EOS 7D nature test. This is from the other side of the beach How I took this shot: Settings: F11.0 | 0.8 secs Gears: Canon EOS 7D Sigma 10-20mm Fader ND (ND2 to ND400 Variable ND Filter) Manfrotto 055XProB Manfrotto 468MGRC2 Ballhead Post processing: Adjusted curves and contrast Thanks for viewing. /Mike

Fujairah Al Aqah with Canon 7D

Taken the same day as my previous post.  Fujairah, is indeed amazing. We didn’t get clouds, we had a very overcast day… it’s even hazy at times.  But you know what, this place is still a beauty, look at it! Shot details: 10mm | f11.0 | 30 sec. Gears: Canon EOS 7D Sigma 10-20mm Fader ND (ND2 to ND400 Variable ND Filter) Manfrotto 055XProB Manfrotto 468MGRC2 Ballhead Post processing: Again, JPEG opened in ACR, adjusted clarity and vibrance (hopefully Adobe […]

Nature with Canon 7D

For those who have read my Canon EOS 7D review (found here), I haven’t tried the Canon 7D on nature shots yet, so last Saturday I did. Me and my friends Jason and Nino went to Fujairah, its around 2 hrs drive from Dubai.  I came there to test 2 things, first, my new 7D and second the Fader ND filter.  I’ll talk about Fader ND on my future blog post, I had some issues with it. I got splashed […]