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Thursday, November 02, 2006

Im back !!!!

fresh from the mountains of Quezon province..
Im a little busy for now, fixing these schedules for a photoshoot, magazine interview, tv interview and also some parts for school and possible job for me. hmmmm

and il post our photos from the cemetery.. was a very tiring day running up to the mountains..getting wet by rain and buying some bargained clothes to replace our wet clothes..
and shoes... we bought sandals ofourse! hahhah.

right now! Im enjoying a minute of internet surfing here in Netopia. haahahha
I've used my membership card for the very 1st time.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Halloween Theme Bloggers

Lets have a Halloween Theme activity for bloggers

Post your own true story or any scary halloween story or halloween costume
and then share it to us by posting your blog link in the comments box below.

the best halloween theme post will receive a trick or treat goodie from me

:) hahhhaa post now!! and make sure that it can scare all the readers
trick or treat !!!!!

bloggers, multiply, LJ etc can join.

Monday, October 30, 2006


For immediate release
by: rosscapili


Thousands submitted but only 12 were chosen.

The above line may somehow be a parody of that cliché we utter to emphasize excellence
when talking about that thing called `calling.' But the `bests' of Epson Photo Imaging
eXposition 2006 are no parodies at all. The photographers behind them were called and
chosen because of the beauty, originality and soulfulness that their images show.

EPSON, a leading name in digital imaging technology, has certainly made the right
decision to turn its photo competition into an annual affair, following last year's successful
debut launch. A great number of participants from all over the country, both professionals
and enthusiasts, have joined in this year's EPix challenge, pouring in entries for the two
categories: `Vanishing Scenes' and `The Filipino Achievers.'

Organized by One Workshop, Inc., a coffeetable art book was produced to showcase the
top 200 photographs from among the thousands that competed. Twelve of these were
adjudged winners. But the fact that all 200 photos are appearing in alphabetical order
(based on the entrants' surnames) is stressing the point that their inclusion means they're
no longer just entries vying for honors… they are themselves honored.

Over all, the judges were unanimous in their view that art of photography in the country is
very much alive and vibrant. "I must say that they really upped the ante for this year",
Randy Kanapi, Marketing Head of EPSON opines, "They really took advantage of this years
themes—Vanishing Scenes and The Filipino Achiever—and produced works that made the
judging process more difficult for all of us." Ed Santiago, Chairman of the Board of Judges,
nods in agreement. "I've been a photojournalist for many years now and indeed, the works
of the enthusiasts are already of professional grade."


Professional Division:

Filipino Achiever:

1st Place Artemio Layno
"Asin ng Buhay!"
Metro Manila

A reflection of a man harvesting salt.

2nd Place Jesus "Susing" Tinapay
" Gearing Up!"
Davao City

With his old friend the carabao and the old worn out farm attire. Oh! … You guess right!
It's planting season again!

3rd Place Bien S. Bautista
" Taho"
Metro Manila


Vanishing Scenes:

1st Place Carlito Felicen
" Vanishing Fan"
Cebu City

This photo of a vintage fan, to me, signifies a life cycle. The more the blades turn, the
more things appear to remain the same. As if nothing changes.

2nd Place Richard Larrios
" Bahay Kubo"
Metro Manila

A native house, unique to the Filipinos. Taken in an Island located in Baler, Aurora. This
place, after a typhoon hit the area in 2004 is gone already.

3rd Place Rolando L. Jumawan
" Vintage Windows"
Davao City

A mother and a child, peering thru a vintage window in Liberty Dinagat Island, Surigao del

Enthusiast Division:

Filipino Achiever:

1st Place Samuel P. De Leon
" Young Bontoc Weaver"
Metro Manila

A young lass working on a local textile called "bahag" which is one of the primary
customary highlander garment.

2nd Place Pacita Tiong
" Productivity in Fishing Industries"
Metro Manila

Fishing is one of our major industries that help our country economy.

3rd Place Leah M. Castillo
" Follow the Teacher"
Antipolo City

Our Teachers are multi-tasking fellows. Aside from teaching, they also perform other jobs
such as voting registrars.

Vanishing Scenes:

1st Place Joaquin Babes Ruste
" The Ancient house"
Bacolod City

One of the most Ancient houses in Negros with roman architectural design is located in
Talisay City, beongs to the Lacson Clan. The native setting against which such a structure
exists is quite an interesting sight when the shot was taken very early in the morning.

2nd Place Ma. Louisa C. Lopez
" Reflection of the Past"
Metro Manila

An Old Spanish Colonial house reflected on a puddle of water along the wobbled stone
Crisologo Street of Vigan, ilocos Sur.

3rd Place Christian John B. Pascual
" Catdan Ku (Tinitirhan ko) "
Metro Manila

An ivatan stone house typical in Batanes. Modernization is steadily replacing the
traditional materials being used for construction.

As the summation of a successful project, this annual photo competition hopes to
continuously encourage the new breed of photographers to come up with something
admirably competitive, while inspire even the deans of photography that no matter how
prolific and experienced they are, possibilities always flow into an endless stream of
beauty for them to still capture.

EPix06 Best 200 Images exhibit will run until November 15 at OWG G/Level 2241 La
Fuerza Plaza II Don Chino Roces Avenue corner Sabio St Makati City.
For details please contact Ross Capili at 09176273193 , 8192074 , email


Sunday, October 29, 2006

Photoshoot day out and Comic-Illustration Course

yesterday was a photo shoot day out for me, going with Lace in her work for a photo shoot in CSB. Above is an experimental shoot for the set and lighting before proceeding to the real shoot with models. I did some saturation and auto levels settings so that the photo will be lively in colors.

Also thanks to Don Villaluz for volunteering to be one of the photographer and helping me around the photo project. He also introduced me to this photography community of Digital Photo Enthusiasts in our country. check out

Every I need to know are all in there. especially the one on how to DIY your own Studio that you can get and use the materials seen in ACE HARDWARE. its a one cool learning website for photography.

Benjie and Azrael

During the photo shoot, one of their model is Benjie Marasigan, a professor for animation in DLS-CSB. We know each other during the old years of 1999 when he was still in Art Farm Asia and I was there helping around in promoting the first animation crash course organized by Art Farm Asia. On the following year, we organized the AnimeXplosion 2000. Benjie told me about this new course that they are waiting to be approved in DLS-CSB. And every comic creator and illustrator and also those who want to learn drawing will be happy to hear this news.

They are waiting for the approval of a new course - I think it was called Comics and Illustration.
its a course with diploma, I forgot to ask how many semester of that course, but Benjie said that the course focuses on comics, illustrations and caricatures. I'm not sure when it will be the launch of this course, but they said that they are targeting June 2007.

Also that day I met the creators of the animation short film Doodle of Doom, Nelson Caliguia Jr and Jason Confessor. Which won the grand prize for the Nicktoons Network Animation Festival. Its funny to meet again with Nelson coz the last time I saw him with his family was the day when he wears a grade school shorts and sando, but now I was surprised that he greeted me and he still remembers me, and oh boy! Im getting old already and everyone around me grows up fast.

Its cool to see him follow his parents footsteps and might soon be one of the handler of the animation industry in our country, I joked on him yesterday about the old days that I hanged out in her parents studio, Art Farm Asia. I told him too that Im arranging a animation festy for next year and also invited them for a special exhibition of their work. I heard that they are making another big animation project. and he said that it will be completed on June 2007. Wow! I wanna see that first before it hits another award.
Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, Philippine Bloggers Network, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. Azrael's Merryland Blog is included in a list of top 50 Blogs in the Philippines , ranked 65th in Top 100 Blogs that Matter , 49 must read lifestyle blog in the Philippines. and rank 40th in 100 Top Philippine Blogs by Feedspot.
He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collect Transformers toys.
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