Monthly Archives: December 2011

A Portrait of a Son

A couple of months ago while we are preparing to go out and hang out in the city to have a break from hectic schedule at work, our son was trying to pose for a portrait of his own (actually was forced to pose so I could practice). Below are the samples of him trying his best on how to pose probably for posterity sake?

The hip-hop side of him.                                                                     Yehey..! I got what I wanted.

Isn’t he adorable? Not to mention a drop-dead young man…!

A Trip to the West Coast

Five days ago, we took a trip to the west coast by car. It was past eight in the morning when we started our journey. We travelled more than 80 km by road that went well without any accident despite a foggy weather at that time. It was a five-car convoy but because of the harsh condition, three of us were left behind. I’m glad that when we arrived the fog disappears and I have a good sight of the surroundings. I’ve been here in Qatar for 8 years already but it was my first time to be in the west coast.The first thing that I noticed is the mountains surrounding the area which I did not expect and that I did not saw also in the south-east side. More photos below for a landscape snapshot and the mountain (barren actually). Continue reading

DSLR Camera Bag (Case Logic)

Two months ago, that was several weeks after I got my Canon 600D, I was planning of buying a camera case that progressed into something bigger… a camera bag. Earlier last week, at last I was able to have a camera bag so that my camera would have some protection and also to bring the necessary gadgets and accessories for the camera all the same bag. This is not a review or a paid post and probably I will open up my thoughts and give my view/s regarding Case Logic if it fits and suits my needs in the near future when I am able to use it extensively. For now it is still too earlier to tell what this stuff can boast but as of the moment I like the bag and the way the segregation was done.

Front View

Take a closer look of the inside and the rest of the sides of the Case Logic DSLR bag below. And don’t miss the new tripod I have also. Continue reading

Snapshots as They Happen

Had a lazy week recently not from being burn-out in the blogging world but because of the pain from the infection in my left finger that’s affecting my mobility in general. So it took me awhile to write something about the makeover of this travel photolog.  I tried my luck many times to hire someone to do the makeover but it was only early this month that it was able to move a step forward and then the rest was history.

So here it is…! Way back September of this year I won a FREE domain name of my choice in one of the online giveaway/contest that I joined. It was one of the lucky days that I have this year since it’s the second time that I won bigger prizes (at least to me). And then I started this to document our travel and my obsession in learning photography. But at first it was a confusing time of what niche I will have because I think it would be hard to maintain three blogs while having a day job and a 1 year old boy in the house. It was only near the end of this month that the decision to become a travel photography blog is very evident when my wife bought a new Canon 600D DSLR.

Snapshots as They Happen

Then fast forward at present, the image above is the new banner I have for this travel photography blog. It is already pretty obvious who designed it so let me take you where I got the idea and how I arrived with the concept. It was taken from, wait a minute… hmm, this could be a good way to run a contest or a giveaway.

What do you think?

Something like treasure hunting, digging around my blog to come up where it came from and what’s the original concept is. But the mechanics on how to go about it is still fuzzy and I seems don’t have any idea how. Although I like the concept of sharkbytes in one of her contest but the thing is, that one too needs some digging. I will try to contact her some time at the weekend.