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January 18, 2017: Photowalk Recto, Sta. Cruz, Quiapo, Blumentritt, Retiro (Tokina 12-24/4)

January 18, 2017: Photowalk Recto, Sta. Cruz, Quiapo, Blumentritt, Retiro (Tokina 12-24/4)
January 18, 2017: Photowalk Recto, Sta. Cruz, Quiapo, Blumentritt, Retiro (Tokina 12-24/4)





January 18, 2017

Doing something with a noble goal was something I always dreamed about, even if I don't get paid or earn anything. I like the idea of using the medium of photography/videography to help promote a product, a cause, or a locality. 

It breaks my heart when people don't understand what I do and hastily dismiss my body of work as "walang naman kuwenta mga ginagawa niya" -- because it's easier to sit around and smash somebody's body of work to pieces than to be the one shelling out all the money and effort to create something, no matter how mundane or imperfect. People should reflect on the part that it's easier to criticize than to create, so I take it as a full time job to answer my critics.

Today, I dropped off a package over at JRS for shipping. That's the last that I see my Sigma 18-50/2.8 Macro HSM, farewell! Right after the drop off, the next thing to do was a video-jog in the area.

My goal here is to preserve and document some everyday things happening around the area. 20 years from now, I would look back at this video and have a feeling of nostalgia. The same way that I feel when seeing movies 20 years ago, and the scenes that feature common man and the normal surroundings...

"Oh, this was Manila 20 years ago, it looks so different back then..."
"I remember this place, it used to be like this and that..."
"There used to be an old building here, this used to be an empty lot, etc."
"Wow, I'm from the new generation. So this is what everyday life used to look like..."
et cetera...

I hope to achieve this kind of nostalgia through my humble body of work. Thank you to the reader for being understanding and for trying to see things from my point of view, even if I can be difficult and rebellious sometimes...


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TECHNICAL NOTE

Today, my plan was to focus solely on doing the video. But I still couldn't help but get a shot or two. All footage here are set to B/W, no edit as usual. What you see here i all that was shot today, minus 5 minutes that were cut out. The footage was taken one straight shot per scene, with no cuts. Most of the footage are shaky because they were all handheld and I was walking fast.

Only one lens for today: that's the Tokina AT-X Pro 12-24mm f/4, my favorite lens for photowalks and street/outdoor shots.

Nikon D5200 Settings
Photo Size - JPEG Basic/Small (= 6MP)
Video Size - 640 x 424p, 30fps
White Balance - Preset
Picture Profile - Monochrome, Orange Filter
HDR/ADL/Noise Reduction - Off

All photos/footage are unedited.

January 18, 2017: Photowalk Recto, Sta. Cruz, Quiapo, Blumentritt, Retiro (Tokina 12-24/4)
Farewell to my Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 Macro HSM!

January 18, 2017: Photowalk Recto, Sta. Cruz, Quiapo, Blumentritt, Retiro (Tokina 12-24/4)
Recto corner Rizal Avenue. There used to be more old buildings in the area. I miss that part of Recto, the nostalgia from the past. I remember yesterday as if it's still today.

January 18, 2017: Photowalk Recto, Sta. Cruz, Quiapo, Blumentritt, Retiro (Tokina 12-24/4)
Shot from the wings of LRT Carriedo. It's a beautiful sight, I love this place. Some of my fond memories were as a student, often getting stranded getting home because of the peak traffic hour. I feel at home here.






LINKS

Tokina AT-X Pro 12-24mm f/4 Photo Album
https://flic.kr/s/aHskLw5sBy

Tokina AT-X Pro 12-24mm f/4 Video Demo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcTxDaroPqc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_t6V44zEcek
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3E3fBnnXa0A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6ZGL_H3_AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfutAv9OcZ8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2x6oSrxAZXc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32Crd6c7SLk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngGiDDwrv5E

Sigma 18-50/2.8 Photo Album
https://flic.kr/s/aHskEguh8W

Sigma 18-50/2.8 Video Demo
www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzUN14omZg8

January 18, 2017: Gemei 1001 Arrival
www.photojournalbyrattusyu.com/2017/02/january-18-2017-arrival-gemei-1001-hair-clipper.html

January 11, 2017: LRT Ride from Blumentritt to Gil Puyat
www.photojournalbyrattusyu.com/2017/02/january-11-2017-lrt-ride-blumentritt-gil-puyat-more.html

December 29, 2016: Purchase Decision for the Sigma 18-200mm
www.photojournalbyrattusyu.com/2017/01/december-29-2016-sigma-18mm-200mm-purchase-decision.html

December 18 2016: LA Fashion Christmas Ball Party
www.photojournalbyrattusyu.com/2017/01/december-18-la-fashion-christmas-ball-party-aberdeen-court-great-eastern-hotel-makati.html



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