Sunday, October 9, 2011

2011 Worldwide Photowalk

It was another first for me.  

Last October 1, 2011 Pat and I joined the Worldwide Photowalk of Scott Kelby.  For every area of a photowalk, only 50 participants are accepted in the online registration.  When the registrants reach 50, the rest would be in the Waiting List, in case someone unregisters two days before the event.  The registered participants were then able to participate in the worldwide photo contest.   In Iligan, Robert Booc, owner of Kodak Express/X-Sight Imaging, was the Walk Organizer.  And of course, with many professional and amateur photographers in Iligan, there were more than 50 registrants.   

The group met at Chicken Ati-Atihan at 3 o'clock in the afternoon.   Most of the participants really have that photographer look and get-up. While I was like, a joker - just tagging along. hehehe...   Anyway, I actually didn't mind because I joined the event not to compete with them but to have fun and at the same time practice using my camera in Manual mode.  I have always been using the Program or Smart Auto mode only, hehe..

A brief orientation before starting the walk

Group photo of the Photowalk participants, courtesy of Bobby Timonera

We started our walk at Mugna in Barangay Tubod, passed by coastline at Barangay Tambacan for a sunset shoot and ended at Rizal Park in Barangay Poblacion.  

As it was my first photowalk, I didn't know at first what subjects I would take.  So, instead of taking pictures of things and people in Mugna that interest me, I took photos of the photographers.  It sort of became a documentation of the photowalk.  :-D

 Bobby Timonera, Photojournalist

 Pat D. Noel, my ever supportive husband, hehe

Some of the photowalk participants with a military personnel escorting us during the photowalk
I was laughing at my pictures.   I told myself, if I don't concentrate I'd end up with a photowalk documentation. hehehe...  But as I got the hang of taking photos, I finally started finding subjects that caught my attention.

A confused kid eating popcorn.

In yellow and pink Ferris wheel passenger car 

 A boy at the sidewalk.  
He was trying to peel the lollipop covering using his teeth and this is what I caught on cam.   :-D

But the subject I liked the best was when we reached the coastline of Barangay Tambacan.  And the sunset started to unfold before my very eyes.   And I was sure glad I brought my tripod with me.  :-)

 Just when the sun was beginning to set.

 The orange color became stronger already but I also adjusted my camera setting to get the effect. :-) 
Though I cannot anymore remember the technical adjustments I made.  I was just concerned of how the sunset would look when I view on the LCD display of my camera.  hehehe...
 There are also many children in the area who are very eager to pose for the camera. 

My favorite sunset photo of all the sunset photos I have taken.   
Why?  The silhouette is Pat's.  :-D

Souvenir photo with the sunset, using Pat's camera on tripod.
From left :  Richard, Jam, me and Pat

I would have love to stay and keep on watching the sunset turning more beautiful.  I have always been so awed by the beauty of a sunset unfold before my very eyes.  And to think that no two sunsets are ever the same, I never get tired of watching it whenever I have the chance.   However, it's sad to say, that we have to leave and hurry up as the rest of the group is already in Rizal Park.  

I really enjoyed very much the photowalk.   In fact, it got me addicted, hehehe.   Pat and I planned on doing it again with the other members of the Iligan Bloggers Society. 

Till the next photowalk...

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