Sunday, July 8, 2012

My 7 Super Shots

I already heard about the #7SUPERSHOTS trending a few months ago. So this made me want to join right after seeing the compilations from some of the blogs that I followed. But in order to participate in this super fun activity, one must actually be tagged first. Well, as for me.. no one was tagging me! *LOL* But when a fellow travel blogger (Francis of PALA-LAGAW) finally asked if I wanted to join, of course, I immediately said "YES"! Oh, and if I may add.. fellow blogger Edmar of Edmaration.com also tagged me sometime ago! So thank you Edmar! :P

Anyhow, to continue on with my excitement to finally be a part of this game, let's start with...

Makes Me Think...
Window of the World, Shenzhen, China (April 2010)

A few months ago, I wrote something about 'turning my rejections into a positive'. It was about getting rejected for the third time. If you must know, I applied countless times for a US Visa, yet I got denied over and over. I actually thought about visiting Canada instead, since friends advised that it was easier to get a visa from that country. Just maybe, it can be my first time to fly via Air Canada when given the chance to travel in North America. Anyway, this specific photo made me think if I'll ever get the opportunity to see this part of the world. I was already excited when I saw this miniature structure of the Statue of Liberty in Shenzhen's Window of the World park. But of course, I wanted to see the actual one in New York City! 

Takes My Breath Away...
Kayangan Bay, Coron, Palawan (January 2012)

This would have to be the most perfect view of Kayangan Bay. I already saw different versions of it from other people's photos. But to see it in actual, was remarkably mind-blowing! 

Makes Me Smile...
Boracay (May 2012)

I've already mastered the art of timing 'jumpshots'. So I was confident that I would be able to take plenty of photos without tiring-out my 'models'. Given that, I asked my siblings to jump into the water. This photo of them in Boracay, never fails to make me smile.

Makes Me Dream... 
At Jeonju International Film Festival - Jeonju, Korea (May 2011)

This photo of these cute belly dancers performing at the Jeonju International Film Festival brought me back to my childhood. I've actually dreamt about becoming a professional dancer back in the day. Now, I can't remember why I failed to pursue it. But once in a while, I dance in wild abandon --- inside the confines of my room! :P

Makes My Mouth Water...
Emohruo Beach Restobar, Saud, Pagudpud (June 2012)

The Buffalo Chicken Salad was one of the highlights of our dinner at Evangeline's Emohruo Beach Restobar. My beau and I loved the flavor of the boneless chicken, especially when we dipped it with the vegetables in the ranch dressing. 

Tells A Story...
My Starbucks Global Icon Series Mugs helps document my travels. :)
I've been traveling since I was a kid. But I've only traveled extensively in 2007. Although it was only in 2010 when I started collecting these Starbucks' Global Icon Series Mugs. So instead of bringing home different kinds of souvenirs from all of the places that I've been to, I buy these instead. Now, I've already been to these local and international destinations (except for Malaysia and New York City). But I'm still missing quite a few cities from my previous trips.

I Am Most Proud Of (a.k.a. my worthy of National Geographic shot!)
Calatagan, Batangas (May 2010)

I took this photo of my niece, Teyt during her morning swim at Ronco Beach, Batangas. This would have to be one of those priceless moments, when your niece (who was just 3 years old then) finally decides to no longer be afraid of a tiny sea creature - a gray Starfish.

***It took me quite some time to really go through all of my photos, as I wanted to share 7 of the best ones that I've captured. I may not be a professional photographer. But I can say that I am proud for having taken these '7 SUPER SHOTS!'. 

Anyhow, here's where I'm tagging Photography and Travel Bloggers to share their 7 Super Shots:

Franc of FrancRamon.com, Marie of Vienna and Beyond, Shugah of Wander Shugah and Irene of Inspiration from the little things and Joanna  of My Daily Mooosings in the Netherlands to take part in the HostelBookers 7 Super Shots.  #7SuperShots

How about you -- where's your 7 Super Shots? :)

Explore & Be Free!
Mai

43 comments:

Pinay Thrillseeker said...

Yey you're done na rin. I love your last photo. Your niece is super cute, and brave enough to hold that starfish! ^_^

Irene said...

enjoyed your photos, sis!!! your niece is soo cute! and i love the jump shot! it made me smile how much fun they're having! :-)

naku, i have to dig into my photo archives for my post! thanks so much for tagging me again! <3 :-)

Mai_Flores said...

Thanks Cris!!! I know, right? :) She was really brave. And I love your compilation too.. nahirapan ka ba mamili for your #7SuperShots? :)

Mai_Flores said...

Hehehe.. Thanks sis! And keri mo yan sis!! I'm sure you've plenty of Super Shots waiting to be shared. :) 

Pinay Thrillseeker said...

Hmm, hindi naman kasi ganun karami yung "super shots" ko kaya hindi masyadong mahirap. :D Medyo challenging lang yung pag-match sa description.:) Pero nakakaaliw talaga gawin. :)

Mai_Flores said...

Ay totoo yan! I was so OC, gumawa muna ako ng doc.file with my photo choices.. yung pinaka swak sa "lines", yung ang ginamit ko..hehe!

Francis Balgos said...

I love the jumpshot! It would really make you smile. There's a trick needed to master jumpshot! You did ur home work very well! Nice collection!

Francis Balgos said...

I love the jumpshot! It would really make you smile. There's a trick needed to master jumpshot! You did ur home work very well! Nice collection!

Ageofthediary said...

Awesome! I love the photos!

WANDER SHUGAH said...

omg. lovely compilation sis! I love it! :)
Will do mine later after work. lol geeez! Love the first photo, the jumpshot and the photo of your niece. <3 <3

Lance Romel bucoy said...

wohooo .. picture perfect, my appetite for good photos  this morning is so complete. I wanna see more  from you, your travel and your story :) I love photos with travel memories. 

Mai_Flores said...

Thanks! :)

Mai_Flores said...

Hope you can follow Budget Biyahera from here on! Safe travels your way, Lance. Thanks again! :P

dimaks said...

Ah, super shots indeed. That line of mugs up there is just fantastic. At some point, it is full of reflections and meaning :) Keep posting amazing photos!

joysflair said...

perfect photo shoots, i like them all, the girls in the third picture really dances well, as you captured their amazing belly movement :) 

Iam Herbert said...

I love the first photo .. beauty perfectly captured around 90% .. kung wala lang ang kahoy :D

Mai_Flores said...

Thank you for noticing, Dimaks!!! :)

Mai_Flores said...

Thanks for mentioning that, Ms. Joy! :)

Mai_Flores said...

I know, right? And you are the first person to notice the glitch in the matrix! Hahaha.. Kunwari, effect na lang. :D

Adeline Yuboco said...

Love the jumpshot picture. Looks like you really had fun there, and that Buffalo Chicken salad shot really does look yummy. Thanks for sharing them.

Fred Hawson said...

I liked your reflections on the "Makes You Think" picture.  You will get that visa one day.  And if you make on to Liberty Island, don't miss the opportunity to go all the way up her crown.  (Nice idea, this Supershots.  I am not known enough to get tagged though, hehe.)

AXL Powerhouse Prod. said...

ilike your version.. panalo!!
and i like the Makes My Mouth Water, kakagutom!!

Mai_Flores said...

Thanks for the compliment, Adeline! :)

Mai_Flores said...

Hi Fred! Thank your for those words of encouragement. I don't have plans of applying yet again since my wounds haven't healed yet.. lol! And totally...despite my fear of heights, I will gladly climb the Statue of Liberty all the way up! :) 

As for this game.. if only I knew that you were interested, I would have tagged you..hehe :)

Mai_Flores said...

Thanks AXL! :)

Iam Herbert said...

 hehehe... sorry if vocal masyado :P napansin din siguro ng iba pero d lang sinabi :P

Cai said...

Nice photos, galing! What camera do you use?

Love Mindanao said...

wow...want to join too :)

Mai_Flores said...

Hi Cai! Photos #1, 5 and 6 were captured using my point-and-shoot Nikon P300. The rest, I took using my (then) Nikon D40. :) 

Mai_Flores said...

Hi! You can check the mechanics here: http://blog.hostelbookers.com/travel/7-super-shots/ :)

Franc Ramon said...

Thanks for the tag here.  It was really a fun experience in selecting just 7 photos out of a thousands of photos.  Your photos did give me more pressure in finding great camera shots but in the end its really the experience of going back to the photos and seeing the story or the attribute to each of the photo. =>

Cris | Pinay Thrillseeker said...

Mai! I have a surprise for you...Hope you like it. :) 
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Patricia Tan said...

I like your post and all of the photos has it's own memories! ♥

Mai_Flores said...

You're right about that, Franc! it's always the story behind the photos -- nevermind the quality or how it was taken. The story is always much more interesting! :) Glad you loved the selection process! :)

Mai_Flores said...

Thanks! :)

Joy Jin said...

Love the pics you chose! Great post!

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Mai_Flores said...

Thanks! :)

Marie said...

I especially like the photo of those little girls dancing, makes me dream too! And your niece is so brave and pretty! Thanks for the tag...mine's (finally) up! :D

Mai_Flores said...

Thanks so much Marie! :) And yes... I super love your compilation!!! Awesome selection. :)

Edmaration said...

Wow! All photos are well-deserved Mai! Congratulations for this fantastic compilation!

Mai_Flores said...

Thanks Edmar, my friend! Hehehe..

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Mai Flores said...

Awesome shots, photo # 4 caught my attention. You dream to be pala to be a dancer but why nga hindi mo itinuloy?