May 13, 2012

Photo Essay: Guimaras, Philippines

Alubihod, Poblacion, Nueva Valencia, Guimaras, Philippines  
January 22, 2012
Backpacking with a Book

Photo Essay: Sinulog Faces

P once remarked that I am sometimes rude when taking pictures. I invade the private space of my subject. Is there such? Yes, there is.  But when I’m behind the lens, the private becomes public.  The truth is I  often exhaust the camera’s zoom limit and have to move closer to get the desired details. Here are the portraits I took during Sinulog, devoid of their usual carnival colors. UP 
December 11, 2011

Weekly Photo Challenge: Celebration

Hilton Cebu, Mactan, Philippines A fine detail of something that was about to happen: a celebration. Why it was not a celebration yet? Because the centerpiece was reflected on the upside-down glasses. Because the rims kissed the white cloth. Because the glasses are like obedient kids waiting to be lifted and kissed. December 5th marked my second year at work. For an easily bored and fickle-minded individual like me, it is an achievement. Frequent trips to Cebu’s neighboring islands saved me from quitting. 🙂 *** A part of  Weekly Photo Challenge
December 3, 2011

Weekly Photo Challenge: Waiting

Since those who reached the top first had to wait for us. Because the anatomy of the ranges suffused with the morning silence  was too beautiful to ignore. PHOTO ESSAY Trekking teaches us the beauty of waiting. The silence of the rays caressing the body of the mountain reminds me of love. Perhaps the gods are here playing unseen. Mountains are women. Sexy. Curvaceous. Mt. Pulag, Benguet, Philippines *** Part of  Weekly Photo Challenge