Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Best of Travel Photos: My 7 Super Shots

I am not a professional photographer but I aspire to become one. I started shooting photos back in December 2009 when my mother gave me an early Christmas present - a Sony Cybershot DSC-S930 camera. But last year, I switched to DSLR cameras (Canon EOS 1000D and Canon EOS 1100D) after I used up all possible functions of a point-and-shoot camera.




At first glance, I thought that this tag thing is as easy as 1-2-3. But no, it was really stressful to browse my hard drive, which contained more than 50,000+ photos. Nonetheless, I still had a great time picking some of my best shots. I do hope you enjoy this post.

Thanks Cat for tagging me!

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Mount Pinatubo Crater Lake (January 28, 2012)




It was one of the most spontaneous decisions I made this year. From my hometown, Davao City, I traveled all the way to Capas, Tarlac together with 30 travelers from different parts of the country. Climbing Mount Pinatubo wasn't really that easy, but the view was really worth it! I met new people from PTB and they were all awesome.


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Trail to Mother Falls (Ditumabo Falls) of San Luis, Aurora (March 16, 2012)




It was a bumpy tricycle ride to Ditumabo Falls of San Luis, Aurora. The road was filled with boulders and sharp gravels - I surmised that the road was once a river. But when we arrived at the jump-off point, the surrounding was surreal. There were colorful butterflies frolicking in the meadow and wild flowers beautifully decorated the surroundings. Parang fairy tale lang naman.


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Davao International Airport - Control Tower (April 22, 2012)




Since I was two, I have been passionate with anything related to aviation - from airlines, airports and aircraft models. Aviation was really my first love. I can't get enough of it! But due to some circumstances, I took BS Biology in UP four years ago, thinking that I'll be a successful medical doctor.   Right after graduation, I decided not to pursue a medical career because I didn't really like the idea; I was just pressured. My classmates were all passionate of becoming a doctor but me. For more than a year, I have traveled all over Philippines to have more time with myself and to know what my real passions are. Right now, I am slowly reaching my dream of becoming an Air Traffic Controller. Well, as the cliche goes, first love never dies.


M A K E S  M E  L A U G H  O R  S M I L E
Crocodile Park, Davao City (April 23, 2012)




I like big butts and I cannot lie! Woot!


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Piyesta Davao KTV and Resto Bar (May 6, 2012)




I was so fortunate that I became part of Davao's most sinful trip - the Davao Food Appreciation Tour. Among the restaurants that we have tried, Piyesta Davao and Resto Bar is my all-time favorite. Owned and managed by Gensan-based blogger, Donna Mae Congson, this resto bar offers mouthwatering Filipino dishes. Never miss their Sungka and Dama shots if you love drinking!


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Pre-departure area of Clark International Airport - Pampanga (April 13, 2012)




We ALL long for home. Just last April, hours before my flight to Clark, my travel buddy backed-out, leaving me all alone to do this particular trip. But I took it as a challenge. I've never EVER dreamed of solo traveling (yet). I traveled alone all the way from Clark to Dagupan to meet up with Josh and Mean then the day after, I traveled back to Clark to meet up with Brenna and Laken. Despite their company, I still feel lonely and anxious. Then, I miss home. Traveling solo is not really my thing. I was scheduled to leave Clark on April 15 but because of loneliness, I bought a new ticket and went home on April 13.


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N A T I O N A L   G E O G R A P H I C   S H O T
Boracay Island, Aklan (May 18, 2012)




I really love sunsets. It will always remind how awesome my day was. This may not be my best photo but I just loved the colors of the sky during that time.

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Wow, finally I am through! That was tough, but I really had a great time.

And I'm passing this curse to: Robbie, Brenna, Andrew, Chino and Kuya Olan.

53 comments:

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    1. Kapag di mo to nagawa within seven days, ma-hahack blog mo. LOLJK

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  2. Aw. I'm so proud of you kambal! (esp sa tell a story photo).
    beautiful photos!

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    1. Fave ko rin yung tell a story photo. Salamat kambal! Gawa ka dapat nito ha!

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  3. bagay na bagay tlga ung picture na nasa "makes me laugh or smile" xDD

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  4. OMG I love all the photos! Bravo!

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  5. beautiful!!! i love sunsets too! and true gusto ko ung tells a story din . actually lahat ahaha!

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  6. Stunning shots! Haven't done my super shots yet... Mainly because I don't think my shots are super at all :( Anyhoo, dami kong tawa sa "I like big butts...". LSS tuloy ako.

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    1. Thanks Gay! Naku, really had a hard time of choosing the "photo that makes you laugh/smile". Hahaha buti nalang everyone of you loves that particular photo. Hahaha

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  7. Nice collection... At 'yung solo travel mo sa Clark nakakarelate naman ako for missing home..

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  8. Waaah! Beautiful sunset. I miss Boracay!

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  9. Nyahaha! Kaw talaga. Nagawa ko na e bago mo pa ako itag hehe!

    Parehas tayo ng 1st photo and no wonder kase magkasama tayo nun.

    And almost parehas din tayong inlab sa sunsets. So much so that we made it our worthy of a Natgeo shot.

    Great job Renz :D

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    1. I was actually planning to blog the third day ng DFAT, eh kaso parang OA na. Hahaha. Gusto ko naman maiba. In fairness medyo mahirap tung tag na 'to! :D Thanks Drew!

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  10. Edmar and Marx: Maraming salamat! :D

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  11. Ganda ng pag ka shot yong sa Ditumabo Falls ng Aurora Renz....puede..Pag wallpaper. Akala ko nga dimotubo. (lol),

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  12. noice! I all your photographs...

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  13. ang photo sa "tell a story" just did it for me!
    love love love. ganda ng pagkakuha and ang ganda din ng colors :)
    looks beautifully nostalgic, kuya renz :)

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  14. ang gagagnda ng mga shots. some of my favorite shots are sunset, sky, trees and flowers.

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  15. All good photos. My favorite is the second one. The ostrich was funny indeed. The bird was even looking at you from the corner of its eye. :))

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  16. Your Photography is awesome--- i wish i could learn some tricks from u

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  17. great photos, on my first look I thought these are taken outside the country, you captured it beautifully

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  18. Great Places and Great Photos. It really captured the key elements of the place.

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  19. Pretty nice shots. I'm a purist though so hindi ko ganong peg ang edited but nice framing and subjects.

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  20. nagutom ako sa chicken!!!! love your photos! galing!

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  21. Awesome shots! Ang ganda nung pang National Geographic pero ang favorite ko ata eh yung ostrich. Katuwa. ^_^

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  22. Thanks everyone for your comments! My favorite is the 'Tell a Story' photo too! :D

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  23. Wonderful shots. :) Especially the falls. Sobrang kakarelax.

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  24. whoa! love those shots! the dimutabo falls looks sooo refreshing...

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  25. Great collection and fantastic shots! Made me miss Davao even more. I consider the place as my second hometown (studied College and worked there for years) but funny coz until now I haven't been to all the places you've mentioned here. Might give it a try ;)

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  26. i especially like the Pinatubo and Ditumabo Falls, both i haven't visited but would want to bec of those pics...

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  27. AWESOME shots, sir. And I am a proud Dabawenyo too. I miss our place.

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  28. Wow! great captures! Awesome shots, awesome places and awesome food : ).. Thumbs up!

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  29. did you post process these pictures? ang galing :)

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  30. breathtaking photos! no kidding.

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  31. awesome pictures.. teach me how to do this please.....

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  32. you took all these... wow. galing. Yahweh bless.

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  33. I'm sorry, but I don't think these are photos -- they are artworks, worthy of gallery display.

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  34. Nice photos. I hope to learn these too!

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  35. I hope I could make great photos like you do.

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  36. Wonderful shots! Loved the sunset shot! :)

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  37. nice photos!! i love No. 1, 2 and 7.

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  38. Fave ko din yun sa Tells a Story. So proud of you nak!

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