Rodel Joselito B. Manabat

Biñan, Philippines

Professional Electrical Engineer / Landscape Photographer / Architecture and Interiors Photographer / Sports and Events Photographer

Journal

Contest Results : Express Your Art Photo Contest

The result of the recent Photo Contest sponsored by Thunderbird Resorts came out last December 23, 2009. The photo contest aims to promote Thunderbird Resorts in the Philippines through the eyes of different professional and amateur photographers and draw potential clients to the resorts thru the good visuals produced by invited photographers.

Click here to see the results.

IS IT JUST ME? Forgive me for being blunt, but I don’t feel that the chosen judges were fitted in this competition and neither are the chosen winners. One of the winning entries failed to represent Thunderbird Resort and comply with the contest objectives. I am surprised that not even one of my entries made it to the 6-consolation prizes.

My Entries

Express Your Art Photo Contest

I recently participated in the “Express Your Art Photo Contest” sponsored by Thunderbird Resort in the Philippines. The photo contest aims to promote Thunderbird Resorts in the Philippines through the eyes of different professional and amateur photographers and draw potential clients to the resorts thru the good visuals produced by invited photographers.

Refer to the competition mechanics.

Thunderbird has two resorts in the Philippines – Rizal and Ilocos (Poro Point).

HDR Tutorial

Also seen in Flickr.

A few contacts have been asking about my HDRI workflow and so I have decided to prepare this quite lengthy presentation. Feel free to ask questions. This was taken during my last day in Camiguin Island. It was a very dull morning but luckily the sun showed quite a bit so I was able to snap a few shots.

Exposing Bracketed Shots
Top Photo = EV 0
Middle Photo = EV -1 (Expose Highlight Details i.e. sky, clouds, etc.)
Bottom Photo = EV +1 (Expose Shadow Details i.e. rocks, algae, etc.)

Tonemapped Using Photomatix Details Enhancer

Adobe Camera Raw
Top Photo – Histogram adjustments to reduce shadows and highlights clipping.
Bottom Photo – Noise reduction

Photoshop
1 – Rotate to align horizon
2 – Sharpen image using either unsharp mask or smart sharpen
3 – Adjustment layer levels (ad

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