, by curiouskatrina
Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire, UK 2010In the Philippines we would call these mansions but since photography wasn't allowed inside the abbey, I took photos of their beautiful gardens - wasps and naked statues included. I also posted an earlier blog about it here.
Photos by Kit Pabiona
Post-processing by yours truly
Revisiting photos from last year. It was one of those rare moments that I was the one in front of the camera. It was a fun experience for me - though it was very awkward at first. But doing the shoot with my best friend Ameg made it a lot smoother for me. bahaha! sorry for the awkwardness.
To see the rest of the photos from this set, you may view them here
I've been idle from blogging for quite some time. If you're following my tumblr, you probably already know why. Your curious little Kat is currently expecting! We're due on Feburuary next year so I've been spending most of my time nursing myself while the hormones are raging mad. I'll be posting or rather reposting old photos from time to time to keep this blog running. So yeah, thanks for holding on.
Last year, we went to Boracay, Philippines for a much needed vacation. We have this pouch bag where you can put stuff inside like your camera and use it underwater. Our camera lens didn't fit good with the pouch so when we took these photos some parts of it appeared to be a little distorted. I think they still look good though. I somehow adds a little mystery and the photos look trippy! hahaha! We need a proper underwater camera though. Anyhow, here are some of the photos!
I got a
little very curious with digital painting recently that I got myself a cheap pen and tablet and here are the recent illustrations that I've done so far. Honestly, I really don't know how to sketch realistic faces like this. What I do is trace on photos - hahaha! Yes, I'm that noob - and modify elements like make the eyes bigger, change eye and lip colors, and give them different facial expressions. Right now, I'm still adjusting on my pen and tablet so hopefully I can draw fine lines to make hairs! :D
My first summer getaway for this year! The Province of Guimaras is a small island near Panay Island. I've been to the island for a dozen of times already but every trip is a different adventure. This year, instead of travelling from Iloilo, we tried commuting from Pulupandan (Negros Occidental, and an hour jeepney ride from Bacolod City) to the far end of Guimaras. I'd say the route was terribly inconvenient but for us who went out on a tight budget, it was an "okay" rather than spending extra bucks for the ferry to Iloilo.
The last time I went to Guimaras was sometime in 2011 when I went with my cousin to Guisi. This year the group decided to visit Alubihod. It is probably the most overrated place in the island. No kidding. People would sometimes think that it's the only beach to visit since Raymen's is the most popular resort in the area. But because most of us wanted to go island hopping, we chose to stay there.
The photo where I based my work. Got it as a stock from DA but I'm sorry I forgot to save the link of the user as I've saved lots of pictures for inspiration :(
2012 is a career-enhancement-year for me and since I've started being a nurse trainee, I've rarely updated my blogging sites. So to start my backlog of photos, here's a little preview of what we did last new year's eve.
Some of what we had for dinner! we cooked everything :) From top: fried tofu with pork slices, chopsuey, and my burnt lasagna :))