My entry placed 6th in the Nikon Club Philippines Photo of the Month for Mar. 2012!!!

Finally the winning entries for March PotM has been posted in the official Nikon Club Phil. forum and I now know which of my entry made it to 6th place 🙂

  • NCP PotM February Theme: Happy Pinoy

It was actually my wife, Lei, who spotted these children during our field service. Their smiles really captured the essence of the theme for March. Well, except maybe for that one little frowning kid at the corner 🙂

For the other winners, you can check it out here:

Next month’s theme: Creative Shadows


Sunday Surprise: My entry made it to 6th Place on NCP PotM for March 2012!

Last Sunday, as my wife and I were having coffee at Brownies Unlimited, I checked my fb on my iPod touch. I then read a post from Nikon Club Philippines on the results of the Photo of the Month for March 2012. I clicked the link to the official forum and I was so happy with the results. One of my picture entries made it to 6th place!!! The only catch is I don’t know which of my entries was selected. I guess they would publish it after the Photo World Cup judging this coming weekend.


My entries placed 12th & 14th in the Nikon Club Philippines Photo of the Month for Feb. 2012!!!

The race is on for NCP’s PotY 2012! All internal club turmoil aside, I’m still having a blast in the monthly photo contests. And I’m especially happy since two of my entries made it to the Top 20! 🙂

  • NCP PotM February Theme: Silya

Here’s my entry which placed 12th:

It was actually Lei’s (my wife’s) idea to shoot this picture at this angle.  We were waiting for my D40x to be repaired at Hidalgo so we went to check out SM Carriedo. We saw these people sitting on the stairs and my wife told me that it was a great subject for the February theme. I agreed!
Here’s my other entry which placed 14th:
My subject here is a gift given by my sister Maan to our parents during their Wedding Anniversary more than 10 years ago! And in the background is one of the toy houses of Thea, my niece.
Next month’s theme: Happy Pinoy

I placed 12th in the Nikon Club Philippines Photo of the Month for November 2011

I could not believe that the Nikon Club Philippines Photo of the Month photo contest had concluded and a friend of ours had already made it as the Photographer of the Year (Congrats Annidy!).

I can still remember last February like it was yesterday as I nervously sent my first three entries to the photo contest. During that time I was happy just to be able to participate since it was my first time to participate in any photo contests. But I never made it to the Top 10 until June when I placed 3rd for my Oblation picture entry. I was happy and getting confident about my photography! 🙂

Then in July two of my entries placed 5th and 16th. Not bad. August was not a good month for me since none of my entries made it to the Top 20.  In September, I’m back in the Top 10 as my Flaming Chef picture entry made it to 7th place. Last month in October I was back among the top when my Identical Notebooks picture entry made it to 3rd place and my Identical Spam Meals picture entry made it to 18th place. My last entry for the year didn’t finish as strong as I wanted to but at least I still made it to the top 20 🙂

Here’s the theme for November:

November Theme: Sound of Silence
Description: none

And that’s a wrap. I would work more on my photography and who knows, I might be able to win that elusive first prize next year! 🙂

Thanks again to Nikon Club Philippines and congratulations on a successful year!

I placed 3rd in the Nikon Club Philippines Photo of the Month for October 2011

I’m happy and surprised to have placed 3rd in the NCP PotM last October. This is a picture I took of scrapbooks that I placed on top of each other in the lobby of The Mabuhay Manor. My wife and I just had our free breakfast and while resting I took some shots of several items in the lobby.

Here’s the theme for October:

October Theme: Seeing double
Description: Photo of two identical subjects.

BTW, in addition to placing 3rd, I was again glad to learn that another entry of mine made it to the Top 20. This is a picture of two orders of our favorite dish at the Manila Grand Opera Hotel branch of Mr. Donuts — the Spam combo meal. So my wife and I were able to eat our favorite meal plus its picture placed 18th as well. Not bad! 🙂

NCP PotM Oct. 2011 - 18th Place by israelv

Thanks again to Nikon Club Philippines for hosting this photo contest!

I placed 7th in the Nikon Club Philippines Photo of the Month for September 2011

I’m so happy to learn that one of my entries for the NCP PotM last September was able to place 7th in the photo contest.  This picture of the chef in action was taken at the Sutukil during our Mabuhay Manor photoshoot.  Our Mabuhay Manor photoshoot was really so worth it considering that my wife and I already received two free breakfast buffets and a free P1000 gift certificate at Sutukil which we won for the photo contest held after the photoshoot.

Thanks again to Sir Dingdong Sebastian, the former manager at Mabuhay Manor, for accomodating us and to Allan Benolarao for inviting us in the photoshoot in the first place! 🙂

BTW, here’s last month’s theme:

September Theme: At your Service
Description: Portrait of people who serve us everyday.

Finally, thanks again to Nikon Club Philippines for hosting this photo contest!

My pictures placed 5th & 16th in the Nikon Club Philippines Photo of the Month for July 2011!!!

Last month, one of my pictures placed 3rd in the NCP PotM for June 2011.  This month, two of my pictures placed 5th and 16th.  Yup, they are lower in ranking than last month’s entry but nevertheless I’m still proud that my entries were selected among the many great submissions by fellow Nikon Club members.

Here’s the description for July theme:

July Theme: Unusual Shapes  

Description: These are objects or images, that when seen on a different angle or perspective creates a different shapes, looks or images. Can be just a simple piece of object, a spectacle, structures or an edifices or architectures.

Here are my entries: