|Message from Rodolfo Parulan Jr.
Hi, welcome to my Pbase website!
My name is Rodolfo but you can call me "Jun" (my nickname) which is short for Junior, my family and friends call me by my nickname. Yes, I was named after my dad whose name is obviously the same as mine! I'm originally from the Philippines and I spent my first 25 summers of my life in this beautiful country in Southeast Asia. At the age of 25, I made a decision to work and move abroad hundreds of miles away from home, to England. I'm a biomedical scientist by profession specialising in medical microbiology and presently working as a full time microbiologist in one of the hospital laboratories in the Southwest of England.
About photography, I've always loved it and I can still remember my first camera, a point and shoot Sony DSC-P10. I bought this camera in 2003 when I had my first salary here in England. It cost me £294 knowing it was the best spec 5 megapixel camera at that time! You will notice that the early photos in some of my galleries were taken with this camera. I no longer have it, I gave it to my brother when I thought that my skills and knowledge about photography need more flexibility. That's when I decided to upgrade from a point and shoot camera to a digital SLR. In 2006, I bought the Sony a100 which is an amazing camera. I highly recommend it for amateur/keen photographers. A year after that, Sony launched their semi-pro DSLR, the a700 (http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sonydslra700/ ). I couldn't resist not to buy it because for my needs, the a700 is what I want. Then again, the old a100 went to the possession of my brother and bought myself the the a700. Until now, I'm still learning this camera and have been very happy with it.
A little bit more about me: I'm no extraordinary guy...I value and enjoy common things life has to offer. I'm not driven by money or career. What drives me is life itself, enjoying it to the fullest and to rediscover myself as I trek the journey of life. For me, life is not about crossing finish lines but taking the time to stop and to look around what was created for you, the beauty that surrounds you.
Again, my warm welcome to you all and I hope you'll have a nice time browsing my photo galleries!
Sony A77 DSLT
Sony A700 DSLR
Sony 16-50mm f2.8 lens
Minolta AF 400mm f.4.5 APO G HS lens
Minolta AF 200mm f2.8 (N) APO G HS
Sony 100mm f2.8 macro lens
Sony 35mm f1.8
Carl Zeiss 16-80mm f3.5-4.5
Sony HVL-F56AM flash