Manila's first real oceanarium. A spectacular acrylic tunnel boasts of great marine life found in Philippine waters.
The Philippines is part of the world’s coral triangle. That is the area which has been blessed with the most diverse marine environment on the planet. We are a top choice when it comes to our dive sites because of the marine life and wrecks. I was delighted to hear of the opening of the first true oceanarium in our country. Located behind the country’s Kilometer Zero Marker. Manila Ocean Park is only half way done but by the end of construction it will house a mall, a hotel, and an open water marine habitat where guests can go experience the sea firsthand by diving and snorkeling.
We hit the steps leading up to the Park a little after lunch. I activated the GPS Receiver but apparently I didn’t install it properly. I was expecting a landfill of people queuing up for tickets but fortunately it only took us about 4 minutes to get our passes. Upon entering the complex, You’ll notice a very imposing dome high above you which I would imagine, filter the daylight quite nicely if only it wasn’t overcast during that our visit. We walk around the complex and spot a handful of nice places to eat later in the day.
We entered the Oceanarium and were greeted by a cluster of kids gathering around the Starfish tank. The man-made waterfall wasn’t anything to write home about but it wasn’t the reason I was at the park anyway. I came to shoot fish. I approached the Starfish Tank after the swarm fell victim to their short attention span . Brought out the Krab and saw curious stares as I submerged the camera into the tank. They let us pet the pink and blue starfish as well as the sea cucumber. We continued to venture inside to explore the seven areas of the oceanarium. We saw this huge crab inside that was used to a very cold environment, you could feel its perfectly chilled tank that would have made for reasonably cooled beer temperature. We breezed through the other sections till we landed the part that they called “the living ocean” that housed a acrylic tunnel similar to that of Sentosa’s and Hongkong’s Sea World. The 220 degree curved tunnel gave the visitors a spectacular sight with all the gliding rays and swimming fish. A few steps from the tunnel was the overhead tanks of graceful rays and sharks. After all the walking, you caught our breath at the Fish Spa where some fresh water fish will nibble on your feet and legs eating. They are called Dr. Fish and come from China and Turkey where they are used to treat wounds and skin disease. I felt a bit ticklish at the start but soon warmed up to the sensation. I dipped my feet as well as the Krab and thanked them with a photo of their own.
What makes travel a great experience is the newness of things. The environment, people and culture tend to be different from customs back home. Coming from the Philippines, I found a lot of novel things in the United Kingdom, especially in the city of London.
This article is written as a tribute to a great American photojournalist in occasion of the 50th anniversary of his reportage on LIFE Magazine about the skateboarding fever that had infected so many American boys in the '60s. A joyful fever, in the streets as in the public parks.
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In case you missed it, Lomography has just unveiled the latest member of its Art Lens family: the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 Art Lens, which boasts of the same optics that the legendary LC-A camera has and brings the classic Lomographic style not only to analog but also to the digital platform. Over the next few days we'll be sharing with you the first impressions of and photographs taken by members of the Lomography team, who had gone out and put the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 to the test. First up is graphic designer Andrea Cislaghi, who coupled this lens with the Bessa R2 and Sony Alpha 7.
In 1958 the great photographer Robert Frank took a series of images of New York's street life with a Leica camera from a bus window, as in these series of photos that I took in my city Como with my trusty Lomo LC-A loaded with a Kodak Tri-X film. This is a tribute to a great camera and to a great photographer! Read more after the jump!
Need a break from a hot day walking around the city in Budapest? Why don't you visit the Széchenyi baths situated at the City Park and enjoy the warm thermal waters in beautiful surroundings? If you are up for it, you can play a game of chess, too, while enjoying yourself at one of the outdoor pools.
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This is a tribute to a founding father of photography, the American photographer Paul Strand. In 1955, he released a book about Luzzara, a small town in central Italy, in collaboration with the famous neo-realist screenwriter Cesare Zavattini. To pay homage to this great artist, this summer I personally went to Luzzara to take a series of photos that shows the changes in this little town 60 years after the work of Strand was published.
I'm Nick Page, a graphic designer based in the UK. After 20 years of working in advertising, I returned to film photography five years ago and found that the analogue life was just what I needed to get away from the "pixel perfect" images I deal with every day in my job.
It was the Amazon which I had longed for my whole life. And when it was finally a set deal that I will travel to Brazil with two of my best friends for the Copa do Mundo (World Cup), we really had to start our adventure in the Amazon. I had known about this magical place deep in the rainforest. There was a lodge run by local people of indigenous background, with wooden houses that float on the water and a limited number of visitors. It was eco-tourism as how it should be. To preserve and to celebrate one of the most impressive locations I have seen so far.
I bought the LomoKino years ago, and since then I've been having great times with it. I will continue documenting my daily life with the LomoKino, which is Lomography in motion! You can see the movements and facial expressions of people - it’s priceless! Documenting life in moving pictures, the Lomokino can be used as a camera that not only shoots moving pictures but also works like the multi-frame wonder camera, Supersampler!
This August, we bring you back to your roots and explore the wonders of nature! First, we cook up a storm with a film soup experiment. Followed by nature photowalks at beautiful scenic parks in Singapore to unearth the tips & tricks of trouble exposure, as well as the unique methods to perfect our macro shots. To cap off the learning month, we'll gather on a cozy Friday night for a new special sharing series by the Lomography Community -- with Sharing Session #1: Nature.
When a truly fascinating photograph hits you, it’s powerful enough to transport you to the story that is being told in that image. Such is what happens when one sees Suji Park's work for the first time. It’s as if you can actually hear and feel the details of each snapshot — the warmth of a late afternoon sun, the complex silence of nature or a dry and nostalgic solitude.