Category Archives: Snapshots

My attempt at photography. This section showcases photos of anything that caught my eye.

Nightography Using a Samsung S22 Ultra

I have long wanted to upgrade my phones since I broke my Huawei P30 Pro last year and my Samsung S10+’s screen started being less responsive. And while the iPhone 13 did appeal to me, I patiently waited for the Samsung S22 when rumors started of this line having an S Pen.

Last February 09, Samsung’s unveiled its S22 lineup and true enough, the Ultra did have an S Pen. Moreover, its night shots are so impressive that they even have a dedicated video on Nightography in their YouTube channel.

I finally got my hands on my new phone last night, but since I arrived home late, I tested its camera only this morning.

The above was taken at around 5:30 AM when the skyline was still dark. I was immediately impressed by how noise-free my shot was.

Here’s another photo taken at around the same time and at the same spot.

And these night shots were taken just earlier. It was a very cloudy day today, so nighttime arrived earlier than usual. It’s darker, too.

Again, I was impressed at how well this phone takes good photos during low light, though I find the lighting too warm.

The above coconut-dotted beach was my favorite from this set because of the purple-hued skyline and the clear details of the coconut’s fringes.

All photos taken in Plantation Bay using a Samsung S22 Ultra.

Today’s Sunset, March 01, 2022

Summer’s here, and the predominantly orange-red skyline today heralded the hot and humid days that lie ahead.

Here’s a closer and non-wide shot of the same scenery.

All these were taken in Plantation Bay, specifically by the wooden bridge leading to Kilimanjaro Kafé, the resort’s main restaurant.

It would have been nice to take a dip because the water looked so calm and inviting, but I was already hungry, so I snapped this final shot of the darkening sky before having dinner.

All photos taken with a Samsung S10+.

Dusk

One of my favorite time of the day is dusk.  I love watching that moment when Day and Night meet and the departing sun seems to celebrate their union by painting the sky in hues of pink.  Alas, the time comes for Day to depart, and the Night mourns their loss by blanketing the night sky in grey and black.
 
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Photo taken at Les Maisons D’Itac using a Huawei P30 Pro.

Today’s Sunrise, May 17, 2017

sunrise - May 17, 2017

“The sunrise, of course, doesn’t care if we watch it or not.  It will keep on being beautiful even if no one bothers to look at it.” – Gene Amole

These are my thoughts as I made a detour from my morning walk to document today’s sunrise.  I didn’t want to leave, but I knew I also had to meet my Fitbit goal of walking at least an hour a day.  And as I looked back, the above quote couldn’t be any truer.

Shine on, my favorite sunrise, knowing that you’re beautiful just being yourself.

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Photo taken at Plantation Bay’s Galapagos Beach.

Sailing Out Into the Great Divide

sunrise - the great divide

I was immediately struck by the complementing yellow and purple colors when this scene unfolded before my eyes.  At the same time, the contrast between the two colors was just as palpable, and the boat was the perfect partition needed to separate them.

As golden as your promises
As dark as the uncertainties they bring
Still I dare to sail
For you have shown me all this time
That like my favorite sunrise,
You’ll shine through.

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Camera: Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Location: Plantation Bay Resort and Spa’s Galapagos Beach