Well i had a a simple evening and a fun day today at the PhotoWalk in Barrio Barreto, Olongapo, Subic Bay Zambales Philippines. Last night was mostly restful at the Blue Rock Hotel on the Beach. I chose it because I had some Expedia Travel Points I had to use by November or lose them and they covered most of the cost of the room. Before dinner I got out for a long beach walk for exercise and grabbed a few photos while walking then some sunsets after dinner.
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The next morning I was up very early, about 5 AM to get ready. The PhotoWalk was scheduled to start at 7:00 AM, and I needed to check out of the Blue Rock Hotel before leaving. Of course I forgot about the classic “late arrivals” that are so Filipino. The coordinator was there, and I was there. It took a while before the rest all showed up. That aside it was a beautiful sunny day, though hot. This was an independent walk where everyone just kind of went and shot whatever they wanted. I started out on the beach and ended up in town. I was in a sharp edges, shapes, patterns and signs mood it seemed. Lots of normal in the images but also pushed the visual detail and colors quite a bit. So just know that if you were to walk the same places tomorrow, you would not see what I saw. But what I photographed is representative of Barrio Barreto, even if exaggerated a bit. I had a fun and great time. After the PhotoWalk we met up at the Coffee shop at the Rooftop Hotel, had lunch, and discussed the day and all things photography. Come to find out I was with some special company. Several of the people there had won some impressive photographic awards in competitions. There are a bunch of photos following and you can see what I meant about pushing the detail, lines, shapes and color. That was just the mood I was in. For technical purposes I shot with my Olympus OMD-EM5-II, Panasonic FZ1000 and my iPhone using a mix of HDR, Low Noise and Super Resolution “apps” I have acquired that help deliver higher quality then expected from most cell phones.
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