Saturday, February 5, 2011

Half Moon Bay, California

Photos taken along Highway 1 overlooking the Pacific Ocean

Monday, September 20, 2010

Classic Camera takes photos of Classic Automobiles

The local Home Depot (in my neighborhood of Westlake in Daly City) had an auto show in their parking lot just yesterday. My dad and I decided to check it out. With Holga in hand, I was able to capture these pictures. It was fun doing something with my dad. He enjoyed the seeing cars and the memories they brought of his childhood. It was great listening to his stories and snipets of his past.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Endless Summer

My good friend was kind enough to give us some hand-me-downs--a slide and a scooter at that! My son and niece had a blast (and continue to do so, given our current "heat wave" of three days).
Scooter Boy

Slide Gal

Monday, August 16, 2010

Remembering the 10 Golden Rules of Lomography

Already while browsing through some other blogs, I have come across folks saying that there are "too many Holgas around" and that "what you see in the frame may not necessarily mean art."

I think people are taking lomography way too seriously. I mean, really, who cares if there are too many Holgas around? So what if a lot of people want to use a Holga. It's all relative anyway. I'm sure professional DSLR users out there are out to say the same thing about digital cameras.

I wish to remind these folks that there's an artist in every one of us. Lomography (even photography for that matter) should be fun and mainly done for oneself. Really, in both cases, one must be satisfied with the end result. And usually, it's an end result that one is proud of. Proud enough to put on a blog or on Flickr.

So, I post a link to the 10 Golden Rules of Lomography to remind people out there--it's a free world. Beautiful art is in the eyes of the beholder.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Bye-bye Jelly-Lens!

My two dollar fisheye jelly-lens is no more. I had it on my cell for all 30 hours and well, the "jelly part" that serves as the detachable adhesive attracted all sorts of lint in my pocket that it just gave out, stuck onto another part of my cell and just doesn't look like it will work properly again. I've taken it off my cell, put it away for another day.

Besides, I've already got my Lomo Fisheye 2 that is my newest toy camera... :)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Fisheye Diversion

I'm going to divert a bit from my Holga, only because I'm been amused lately with the fisheye effect. Here, I have an example of a photo taken with my "digital toy cam that fits in my pocket" (a.k.a. my cellphone!). I ordered the fisheye jelly-lens (from a cheap re-distributor from Amazon) for a mere $2.00 with a $3.50 shipping! Not bad for a toy attachment, I guess...

Fisheye Charlie

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Gloomy Day No More

Of course, now that I have my handy-dandy flash, I did not need to use it on my Holga 135 BC on my second trip to South Park. I thought it would be a good idea to go again and take some photoes on yet another gloomy day to see the difference, but that was not to be. Miraculously, mid-morning, the sun came out and it was a beautiful day in San Francisco today!
South Park Street Sign

Entrance to South Park
with green color filter on

Potted Plants
used the flash here, but don't see much of a difference...

Sunny Day at the Park

Swing Set
can't recall if I used the flash here