Learning how to shoot

Yesterday, my dad took me along on his Manila skyline shoot. He talked the condominium administrator to let him take pictures from the helipad on the 42nd floor; him, and the ten other photographers he invited! I tagged along to bond with my dad and to carry equipment. It was fun.

That was the *best* view I'd ever seen. It was a clear day and we really could see forever, from the mountains and hills near Antipolo to the oceans beyond the bay. Because we were on a helipad, there was that feeling of nothing being between you and the rest of the world. Wow!

I shot people more than I shot landscapes, though. It's easier to tell stories with people. For example, I got a few good pictures of my dad telling people stories over halo-halo. What a place to eat halo-halo! With an unobstructed 360' view of the Manila skyline and everything...

So yesterday, I learned how to shoot with an SLR. I discovered the thrill of seeing a picture in your mind's eye and figuring out how to make it real. Today, my dad got me a point-and-shoot camera that's so much better than my current camera. I've been trying it out by taking pictures of my patient and long-suffering cat. I'm looking forward to using it for portraits...

Random Emacs symbol: tramp-smb-time-less-p - Function: Say whether time value T1 is less than time value T2.