Out and about with the Nikon P300

I brought my camera with me when I went out this afternoon to do a couple of errands. I wasn’t planning to do anything big with it but take a couple of test shots inside the mall where low-light areas are plenty while having my snack. Heck, I didn’t have any intentions of staying longer than 30 minutes. Wait for it..

Lo and behold, when I was near the mall entrance, someone called my name.

Three of my friends from high school were hanging out just outside the mall entrance. Haha. I thought to myself, oh perfect timing! I’m glad I brought my camera with me.. I finally have subjects to take photos of! :))

We stayed at the mall’s food court from late afternoon to 7pm. We talked about all sorts of things from that time when someone threw a mayo container at Carlo cuz he kept annoying our classmate by singing Manson’s “Sweet Dreams” to her (always makes me laugh everytime this is brought up, this goes way back in freshman year!), up to weekend plans, and the most random topic was probably about sharing their love woes and problems. I won’t tell who shared their story here, of course. All I’m saying is I was the one who asked/started the topic. =)) What? I was curious. In a nutshell, the four of us were CATCHING UP. ;)

So here are a couple of photos from tonight w/ my friends. More photos under the cut.

Oh! Wait, I added something new to this.. since I was testing out the camera, I added before and after photos. Just hover over the image to view the original. Just so you know what the quality is like of the Nikon P300. :) I only have it enabled on some of the images though. A few didn’t need to be post processed so I leave it as is.

Fancy a scramble?

Fancy a scramble?

I was torn between posting the post-processed photos or just upload them straight from camera (after resizing and adding watermarks to them)… but I decided to just do both. At the end of this post, there’s a short conclusion about it. I think it’s enough to cover what I wanted to achieve in this test. Haha. Thanks for taking the time to read this, if ever. :D Read more…

New pick-ups!

I’m probably using the term ‘pick ups’ in the wrong context but I couldn’t think of anything right now. Yeah, obviously I didn’t buy shoes, you can cross that off the list. I thought it sounded cool tho, so.. :P

So okay, what a day. I was out from morning – afternoon doing errands and personal errands. My entire afternoon was spent roaming around SM Mall of Asia until the person I’m supposed to meet shows up on our agreed time so I can get these new gadgets I ordered this morning. I’m certain that I have went around the entire mall in that 3 hours of waiting.

Three hours later, I got a confirmation text saying that the guy is at the meeting place and just approach him so I can pay up and get my items.

Sounds sleazy, huh? That’s what I thought, too. Lol. When I met the person (probably just one of the assistants of the person who runs the business where I got my gadgets), he seemed harmless. Anywaaaay!

New toys!!!

New toys!!!

Can you guess which album this little birdy is from?

Can you guess which album this little birdy is from?

Aside from the obvious that I bought myself a new digicam and an external flash for my DSLR, can you guess what’s the other item that I bought? :P Read more…

On First Impressions and Meeting New Faces

So.. this happened last Sunday.

IDK why this is my favorite BTS photo of us. Yes, w/ the Enchong Dee.

IDK why this is my favorite BTS photo of us. Yes, w/ the Enchong Dee.

I was invited, ok more like told to go there because I’m required to (hehe), to Enchong Dee’s 23rd birthday party organized by an online fangroup called Only Enchong Dee (OED for short). I was hesitant at first because I didn’t know many people except for the heads, or “admins” as most of the members prefer to address them by, but I went ahead and I did not regret a single second of it when things started to unveil infront of my eyes. :)) (Warning: This is a very, very long entry) Read more…