Saturday, October 23, 2010

Trunk or Treat !

The parade of ghostly goblins and wicked witches danced around the candy filled trunks row after row like cemetery tombstones. Halloween started a week early for my kid's elementary school with the annual Trunk or Treat. Only foolish haunted spirits dare to spook our sweet filled trunk. The elixir of "Liver and Onions" for my wife's dinner cast a no trespass spell until the meat poison was all consumed.

Call my daughter the Filipina Helen Carter of Supergirl. My middle school days in 1984 were filled a many with the Superman series. My daughter feared the liver and onions more than Kryptonite.

My son came to the sad reality of the Jedi mind trick. Maybe next year he can be the Filipino Superman.

ChadSorianoPhotoBlog wishes everybody a Happy Halloween a week early.

You can view more in my Trunk or Treat 2010 Gallery shot with the Canon EOS 1D Mark III with the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS and the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS lenses.


 I just posted a current Trunk or Treat 2012 on my blog. Check out new decorated trunks and cute costumes shot with the Canon Rebel T4i/650D.

Friday, October 15, 2010

It's a Girl !

Lurking behind the shadowy depths of that contrasty and grainy thermal print, emerges an eight ounce and nineteen week old bundle of joy waiting for the iPhone 5 and iPad with a Facetime camera. The Soriano family welcomes their newest "soon to be" blessing preferably dressed in all pink according to my daughter.

My wife's effervescent glow will turn into labor pains of love a couple of months from now. I will be ready with my HD DSLR to capture that 1080p "crowning" moment.

Already my new daughter desires Nintendo Wii and assumes the Wii Remote controller hand position for long Wii Party competitions. My son and daughter are a little dismayed because we cannot add a fifth Wii Remote controller to only a four person console. We will just have to get two Wii consoles in the future. Problem solved !

There will be a Sonogram video soon to arrive in my ChadSorianoPhotoBlog. Stay updated by joining my Facebook Fanpage and following me on Twitter. I assure you will not miss any moment.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Via Napoli Pizzeria e Ristorante Experience

I would like to introduce the Via Napoli Pizzeria e Ristorante. It is the latest restaurant addition at the Italy Pavilion in EPCOT's World Showcase located in Walt Disney World. Like I said before in my Canon Rebel T2i Verdict, I am not a Food Blog or claim to be a food critic. The temptation overwhelmed my ChadSorianoPhotoBlog because of fond memories of my recent Italian family vacation.

"Pizza Heaven" describes the wood fired Italian pies at Via Napoli. The Prosciutto e Melone Pizza gave a pleasant taste of a ever so salty cured ham balanced with a sugary cantaloupe aftertaste. Fantastico !

The atmosphere was a mix of southern Italy and Disney contemporary. I was impressed by Via Napoli's creators, the Patina Restaurant Group, restrained the Walt Disney World "cookie cutter" mentality. Kudos to Patina and its CEO Nick Valenti.

Did I forget to mention the outdoor seating? The fall season gave Orlando, Fl a sneak preview and my PhotoBlog soldiers weathered on through imported mozzarella and Calamari Fritti with honor.

The Via Napoli Pizzeria e Ristorante Experience was exclusively shot with the Canon EOS Rebel T2i attached to the Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS lens.

If wood fired pizza and fried calamari did not satisfy your Italian cravings, this video of Positano, Italy will appease your soul. It is one of many Italian videos from my Youtube Channel. You can view more videos and Via Napoli images shot with the T2i/550D in my Canon EOS Rebel T2i Gallery.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Glazer Children's Museum Experience

Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio envisioned a downtown fusion of culture, arts and better living along the Riverwalk. My family completely agrees with this vision after several visits to the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, The Tampa Museum of Art and The Tampa Bay Riverwalk over the past year. The revitalization of downtown added another gem to the Tampa skyline, the Glazer Children's Museum.

When my son and daughter saw the early construction of the kid's museum, they had as much excitement and anticipation as their father. We already enjoyed the park and all the events along the Riverwalk and the Glazer Children's Museum just made a great place even better to bring kids to play.

The Glazer Children's Museum has a plethora of exhibits to choose from their two floors of fun. The Play and Discover Area are filled with a water Kidsport, a Publix Super Market, a Fire House and even a Kids Network with a weather green screen just like on Television.

The family enjoyed the museum so much we became official members, so we can go back unlimited times for the next year. I highly recommend the Family Basic Annual Membership because the price of two museum visits for a family of five will pay for the whole year. What a bargain !

You can view the entire experience shot with the Canon EOS Rebel T2i/550d in my Glazer Children's Museum Gallery.

You may see ChadSorianoPhotoBlog shooting the Full HD 1080p video in the next couple weekends. If you happen to catch me in production for my next Youtube Video at the museum, please come over and say hello.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

The World Welcomes Newborn Cousin Keelan !

Another potential ChadSorianoPhotoBlog fan emerged into this digital world with open arms to the Canon EOS 5D Mark II. My sister in-law's newborn son gazed into my "L" series lens in Full HD 1080p resolution. Infant Keelan looked forward to the 5D Mark II Full Frame "bokeh" and 21 megapixel resolution. My son and daughter only anticipated another playtime cousin to the family.

Did I mention 1080p video resolution? Yes, I captured video at 29.97fps and edited with Final Cut Pro. I used Compressor at best quality and utilized the Canon E-1 Movie Plugin to transcode to AppleProRes422. There is nothing cuter than a sleeping baby and all the adoration that comes with it. I can already smell the dirty diapers.

You can view more Canon EOS 5D Mark II photos in my Baby Keelan Gallery.
I used the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS and EF 50mm f/1.2L prime lenses for stills and video.