Category Archives: Fine Arts

Happy Holidays, everyone!

So, what Tumblr people gave to me this Christmas season is no other than…

Answer: The most number of likes in “Raspberry Cheesecake” deviation posted in Tumblr.

Alright, so here are the three deviations with the most likes… and faves in deviantArt

1.) Shore on the Horizon


Statistics: 53 views, 11 favorites

2.) Nikon D5100


Statistics: 41 notes (Tumblr); 197 views, 4 favorites

3.) Raspberry Cheesecake


Statistics: 16 notes (Tumblr); 58 views, 4 favorites

This is the best Christmas present I ever received

Alright, my photography style is becoming too generic, from a lot of faves to a few ones, good thing that there’s Tumblr. Yep, I may have two photography porfolios here in the Internet, but never mind, at least I made everyone tulo-laway with Food Photography (one of the specializations that I want for the future haha!), impressed everyone with my first photo with the most likes (Shore on the Horizon) and of course, pleased and impressed anyone by taking a pic of the Nikon D5100, Canon 600D’s mate, haha.

Alright, brace yourselves as I plan for a new lens (EF 50mm f/1.4 USM)

The reason why I chose this lens (read the prospective review of this lens) is because, sayang naman ang 58mm filters na binili ko sa SM. Yep, that’s right. This time, I won’t let anyone get through my way on my decisions. In the end, sino naman ang gagamit, ‘di ba AKO ‘yun? So, yeah. Well, since it’s Weinachten, nobody should be a tool of pestilence for Christmas!

Next entry: Do you think I’m a tool of pestilence? (kung ano lang mapag-isipan noh lawl)

It’s really no, no joke to create digital collages


Wikipedia.org|Do you call this job, easy?

I am serious about this. If someone is laughing here right now, please you have to understand. Doing photomanipulation is a very serious job. It really makes your head become stiff, thinking “which of the following things should be placed?”

I really do not know how to respond to this, but seriously, doing a job which really makes your head ache, will not lead you to something. If you are still not responding to the requests of some people, you really have to do it, whether you like it or, else.

I am not joking about this. If you are to record my style of creating collages, I’m telling you: It’s TOO LAME to be a collage, that is. I am still a novice when it comes to professional jobs in photo editing.

I won’t post my collage works unless you want the spoiler. I don’t want to bring out the spoiler unless our project’s already finished.

Using stock photos as a start-up

Better get your ass working. It’s time for everyone to know the basics of… creating a digital collage.

First of all, selection. This is the most rigid but the most important of creating a collage. Selecting a specific object is really… a type of medium as if you’re copy-pasting a photo.

Accuracy and precision is compulsorily applicable here. Once you fail, everything’s like a failed cut-out.

Finishing touches are really damn hard! Rushing it too bad will make you disappointed. It’s really NOT ideal to create a collage during rush hours. Do it in advanced.

I really don’t like to teach you how HARD it is to create a collage, but I hope you’ll learn something.

Thank you for the 41 notes!


Check out my photography portfolio.

This is the photo that they “liked” and/or “reblogged.”


Nikon D5100 as seen in both Tumblr and in deviantArt.

Description

It’s really an honor to have followers (even though only a handful of them would follow) and to have a post liked and reblogged by many people.

I did an effort to screenshot the notes and I am very glad to see these people like and reblog my post. They really love the camera. Although I’m not a Nikon fan/user/owner, at least I made everyone happy.

Anyways, I love to take photographs of gadgets, for some who still do not know this fact.

This is not the only photo that everyone “liked” or reblogged

You might as well check this out.

The photo “Shore on the Horizon” had the most likes, this time in deviantArt. Like, whoa. I have many photos around there but it seems that most people are not interested in looking or even bother to fave it, though I do not force people to do so.

To be honest, I only have 10 watchers so far in deviantArt. I really don’t get why most people didn’t even bother to comment back on my artworks. Only those who appreciate my work are those who are experienced professionals.

Despite being unnoticed, again, I thank all those who supported me in both deviantArt and in Tumblr

I am not a hypocrite when it comes to thanking people. Just so you know, I appreciate it when people love my artworks/photographs not because it looks eye-candy or something; they look what’s IN that photo. A photograph is a thousand words, and people figure out what’s in a photo.

Everyone really appreciated how I experiment in Photoshop. AT LEAST I do my best to get the right angle, the exactness of y’know, the lomo techniques and so on, so forth.

Here are some other photographs from deviantArt which received zero (as in null) favorites…


Angry Bird in Technicolor by ~molybdenumstudios

This is so far my “Coloratura” photo which I only edited in Photoshop. It’s like this: I only faked KOLA color filter, but this type of “coloratography” is accomplished by putting anything colorful into the flash, then voila! You got THIS.

The only thing is, the frame sucked since this was the first time I was making a customised frame of lomography or medium-format film. It IS really a work of a noob, actually.


Cloudy Morning by ~molybdenumstudios

To my critics and those who really think I am doing this just because I seek for attention, NO, I am NOT.

This is my photo about my vacation in Boracay, where there are many people having a vacation. Vacation, like you see a lot of Chinese, Koreans, Russians, or anyone foreign. Promise, you’ll really love this place since it is real white sand that will cure your dead skin cells.


Key and Padlock by ~molybdenumstudios

This is my most valuable photo EVER. Here’s a trivia: I only took this photo while waiting for our professor in Anthropology. Unfortunately, no one even bothered to fave it. Does this photo really have NO meaning to you?

So, yeah. This would only be the first and the last time I’ll spoonfeed those who really can’t understand what the photo is all about.

You know what a padlock and a key means, right? This is a symbol of secrets, where the only thing to reveal it is to hold a key and unlock the padlock.

That seems too easy.

Just feel the photo. Where do you think are you when you see this photo?


Disasterland by ~molybdenumstudios

Guess where this photo this time was taken.

Look at the diagonal landscape. Does it seem familiar to you?

If you really see the landscape THIS diagonal, what do you think happens?

However, the strong structures are still intact, that is.



Antique Memories by ~molybdenumstudios

Sorry for that. I was only shooting bullets to those false critics. True critics, for me, comment back on mistakes and they even put some REAL advice. I know that some of you here support me and thank you for that.

Back to the RAW thing.

I only started to use RAW not because it is flexible, but it is also helpful if you are in-demand in the professional world. One-shot .jpg’s aren’t enough. You really have to use RAW (or CR2) format only to shoot the best things in your environment.

Poured my heart out after the notes came out of a sudden

Again, thank you for the likes and reblogs. I appreciate those who were really pleased to see my photos once more.

For art aficionados out there…

I bring you…


Shore on the Horizon by ~molybdenumstudios

Click the featured photo to be redirected to the raw version (watermarks are responsible by deviantArt).

This is only available to deviants. Non-deviants should create an account in deviantArt so that it would be… activated.

Photo description

As far as I remember, I didn’t EVER used the RAW mode. This was the time I was really new in photography and I only used Landscape (but it shows Standard!) PictureStyle to capture this wonderful scene is Pagudpud. It was also, I think shot in the WB of Daylight. I really do not know since this photo was taken in the Christmas season. Oh, that time I didn’t use Manual Mode.

This is actually edited with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3, so yeah.

It’s a Christmas promo

If you really want to go to Pagudpud, this is the scene that you’re about to see… this exact angle, that is.

Who was Summer Dawn Ravenson?

Do you want to know who she is/was?

So, yeah. That was the old me before I started to blog like a pro. 😀 Kidding.

Summer Dawn Ravenson is one of the most mysterious people you’ll ever know. Through this blog, you’ll actually know how she lived… as an author.

That was me during the identity crisis period. Well, I’ll use the third-person point of view…

Summer Dawn Ravenson is one of the most mysterious people you’ll never ever know. She disappeared after knowing that she had sought her true identity. She doesn’t explain much of herself since y’know, in the Identity Crisis period, self-introduction is really the hardest thing to do. It’s where you have to ask who you really are.

I don’t know why her name was like that. Maybe because summer was her favorite time of year, and dawn means, the time before morning comes. Ravenson? Well, there’s such thing as Robinson, so why not choose Ravenson rather? So, there. Anyways, the Summer Dawn Ravenson that you knew before is not the person whom you think she is right now.

Everytime she wants to write something, she is always been hindered by very high expectations. All the things she learned from where she come from actually didn’t help her start a new life. If you just notice most of her blog posts, you’ll really know that she’s quite introverted and as a result, she can’t create a decent blog entry, making her left behind from other well-known bloggers.

She tried to do everything, but these high expectations really hindered her… until one time came and she started to disappear…

Just so you know, this is a fiction story… based on a true story. xD

She usually writes a lot of fiction stories she could never ever tell to everybody. Because of identity crisis, it hindered her from accessing new things, etc. She can’t be just like those who are the most successful. Because of that, she wrote something that would help her release her emotions. It did work. It did.

Now you know how much she suffered, but now she knew how to release her anger towards those detractors. It actually worked, it was a therapy. It was all thanks to her thoughts which made her shout her feelings towards her… yeah, detractors.

Now you know why.

It was really hard for her to kick people’s butt, actually. Most people did ridicule her for her isolation since she doesn’t mingle with fake people. She wanted to be a somebody. She wanted to prove anyone that she’s not going to be below standards. She would porve everyone wrong.

Someday.

It’s true. She did prove everyone wrong. She lambasted the admin who used to govern her home that insulted her. As a result, she had her revenge, this time, not in the name that she was using. She’s now… you know who it is, right? ;D

Her admirer’s grudges

He called her a nab.

Seriously, you can’t call her a nab. She’s gone, btw. You can’t find her anymore. She’s not a part of your life anymore since she decided to think independently without your help. It worked. She is the type of person whom you really can’t mess up with. She’s not in an identity crisis period anymore, actually. She’s gone.

You just have to know more about her here. She’s here. You’ll feel her presence. You’ll feel that she has changed. You won’t feel anything against her. It’s all about how you interpret things.

She is. Mysterious.

My Reaction about Bjork’s Biophilia Album


Credits from resistconformity.com

This is the album where most of her songs are partially recorded in iPad. Alright, please don’t take this personally but I know there are some Bjork fans who are waiting for her new album, Biophilia.

She may be underrated in the Philippines, but her most famous songs during her time are really awesome! Yep, I really love her style of music, but Biophilia really… didn’t impress me at all. The lyrics are quite descriptive and yes, it was predictable. Unlike her songs “Bachelorette,” “Joga,” “Oceania,” “Declare Independence,” “Isobel,” etc., they were as cool as how most Scandinavian artists promote their own music. But now, this album didn’t impress me at all. I don’t know why, but I think it’s way far from artistic, or maybe her own unique style is fading out. But the music of Cosmogony’s okay, good.

I love Bjork when it comes to her own unique style. Compared to Lady GaGa, parang lagi siyang bihis na hindi parang naka-bikini lagi. That’s how I love Bjork in terms of costume. Not revealing at all, actually.

Bjork’s unique beauty isn’t about the face value. She doesn’t age, actually. Whatever you see her on TV, she still doesn’t change, until now. Actually, I want her to collaborate with Amy Winehouse before since when I was in sophomore high school, they were both my idols in music and yes, they both live in London. Sayang talaga. They would’ve been a good collaboration since Bjork is an experimental singer while Amy Winehouse is more of jazz, soul and R&B. It would’ve been much better if Bjork did have a collaboration with Amy Winehouse.

Yes, if you think ‘di sila bagay, take note: Their voices are unique. No one could ever have a natural voice like Amy Winehouse nor the powerful vocals of Bjork. Eh, kung ngayon lang siguro na puro sigaw lang si Bjork, kung dati ok pa ‘yun. Yep, I think Bjork’s singing style is starting to fade. I didn’t like the album, actually. 😦

Anything at Random II

The game is still on the go, but people are too lazy to join! Nah, don’t be shy! It’s a challenge, remember?

Blogger Profile: Miho

The half-Japanese, half-Filipina tourism student is one of the many famous bloggers not only in my former second home, but she keeps a deviantArt account that has many followers. If she wasn’t that good then as a photographer, at least she has improved. Siya nang maraming followers/watchers sa deviantArt xD. She is well-admired for her friendliness and most of all, the way she shows her kawaii side. Although being Japanese in looks, her heart belongs to the Philippines.

She has other blogs since she loves blogging a lot. I think I could almost relate with her since she was blogging about who she was before until her blog entries are starting to be like that of a real blogger. I really do not know if she has a new blog, but anyway, I think she has a lot of things to share, at least.

Typing in just one shutter click away

Photo blogs, or we call it, “PH-logs.” This term is coined by Andrew Pamorada, a proud Lasallian photographer who currently works for The LaSallian. Yep, that’s what most bloggers do. Aside from Kuya Andrew or “Andoy,” of course, who doesn’t even know Tricia Gosingtian, a fashion photographer and at the same time, a blogger? HA! She’s listed in “Interesting People” and you know how to find her there, right?

Creating a photo blog isn’t just blogging and taking pictures. It’s actually something that you want to express yourself… through pictures, that is. To express yourself in that way, there should be creativity. Aside from that, there should be aesthetics. This may sound technical, but y’know what I mean. Having a good photograph should speak a thousand words in it. So, yeah.

My Interest in Photography Timeline


Shot taken in October 2. 🙂

I really had an interest in photography. Being the artistic person that I am, I usually envy those people who have digital cameras… not until I have my first one in 2005. Yes, I really fell in love in photography and I started to transfer photos in computer. HAHA, yes I’m really a techie… and my dream as a computer scientist started… there.

What is really my interest? The arts, or technology? It was only then I realized that photography is really my passion, despite having a course that belongs to the general Liberal Arts, not in the Fine Arts, that is.

My interest in photography was only evident when I came to college. I wasn’t the type of person who would be obsessed with specific type of technology, but there is something in photography that I wanted best, and that is all about… being a passionate one, someone who gets noticed.

It all became true in deviantArt.com… I receive the appreciation that I truly deserve.

I was really very happy as I post more photos in my other Tumblr account (you can find it there… Molybdenum Studios Everywhere), just so you know that most people reblog and like interesting photos. Right now, I am using RAW format just to edit my photos. Indeed, the discipline is still there although I use RAW. It’s simply because I want to make my pictures “vintaged.” The vintage effect in that photo brings a new type of emotion that you’ll feel… and that was those destinations years ago… even before you went to high school, that is. There’s something in vintage photos that… I dunno.

On the Spotlight: Bloggers Wanted

Want to start this game right now?

YES, and it would be a great pleasure if your blog gets noticed HERE in WordPress.com. I am very pleased to introduce you to everyone who are famous bloggers and those who receive genuine comments from real people.

Everyone deserves a chance to get noticed, so if you receive any pingback regarding your blog mentioned here, then you are featured here in this blog. I’ll tell you why you deserve to get noticed in this blooooog. xD

That’s all I could think for now, ok?