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Marhaba!

Marhaba! Sharing some more photos as the adventure continues… keep clickin’   Photographer’s note: Nikon D750, Nikkor AFS 17-35mm 2.8, Nikkor AFD 85mm 1.4View full post »

Revisiting Costa Brava, San Jose

Revisiting Costa Brava, San Jose – one of the worst-hit barangays in Tacloban City during the landfall of Typhoon Yolanda on that fateful day, November 8, 2013. Most of the families have transferred to the new relocation site by now,View full post »

Typhoon Yolanda Third Year Anniversary

Typhoon Yolanda Third Year Anniversary – it’s been 3 years now… a lot of things have happened, and still ever grateful to be a part of this. No matter what kind of challenges have come our way, against the odds…View full post »

Sangyaw Festival 2016

Sangyaw Festival 2016   Photographer’s note: Leica M Monochrom, Leica Summilux-M 50mm 1.4 ASPHView full post »

Sawubona!

Sawubona. (It’s a native Zulu greeting, it means “hello”, “good day”.) Been a while now I know. Need no further explanations as to why and how… but life has been full of surprises, and it’s just upView full post »

The Historic Town of Vigan

The Historic Town of Vigan in Ilocos Sur, Philippines is a well-preserved old Spanish colonial town dating back to the 16th century. You will instantly be transported through time, and surely will capture all your senses! A haven for urbanView full post »

Shades of Gray

What’s up? It has been quite a while! Life has been so kind to keep me tied-up with its intricacies, and I am trying hard to catch up haha! Well, here I am, still stubbornly shooting the world with different shades of gray. InView full post »

Yolanda Candlelight Memorial 2015

“Gone but never forgotten.” Yolanda Candlelight Memorial 2015 (Tacloban City, Philippines) – Just like that, it’s been 2 years now, the wounds might have healed for some, but the scars remain. In November 8, 2013,View full post »

Sunrise in Baler, Aurora

Sunrise in Baler, Aurora   Photographer’s note: Nikon D750, Nikkor AFS 17-35mm 2.8View full post »

Typhoon Lando (Koppu) Aftermath

Typhoon Lando (Koppu) Aftermath Location: Casiguran, Zabali, Borlongan, Dinadiawan, Baler (Aurora, Philippines)     Photographer’s note: Nikon D800E, Nikon D750, Nikkor AFS 17-35mm 2.8, Nikkor AFS 70-200mm 2.8 VRII, SB-800View full post »

Basey Fiesta 2015

Basey Fiesta 2015 (Basey, Samar) – A beautiful town, all the more made more beautiful by its people. Their celebration of the town fiesta is deeply centered on aged-old traditions and Christian values. I am honored and privilegedView full post »

Don Moen Live

Don Moen Live! God is good, all the time…   Photographer’s note: Leica M Monochrom, Leica Summarit-M 90mm 2.5View full post »

Procession of Mother Mary in Basey, Samar

Procession of Mother Mary in Barangay Basiao, Basey, Samar Photographer’s note: Leica M Monochrom, Leica Summicron-M 28mm 2 ASPHView full post »

I met The Joker

I met The Joker Featuring: Ethaniele Loise Abella, Aiky Ausa & The Joker (as Himself) Make-up Artist: Scarlet Dela Rea Location: Hangar X Studio (GPS coordinates: unknown)   Photographer’s note: Leica M Monochrom, LeicaView full post »

A quick revisit of San Juanico Bridge

A quick revisit of San Juanico Bridge, majestic and iconic as ever. It’s been quite a while since Typhoon Yolanda (International name: Haiyan) struck our place, and this bridge has survived the storm, stood tall, and served as anView full post »

Binondo – The Chinatown of Manila

Binondo – The Chinatown of Manila. Once you make your left turn from Recto, you will suddenly be transformed to another world. The old authentic feel of a typical Chinatown is evident the moment you walk in. Old structures, fadedView full post »

Sangyaw Festival 2015

Sangyaw Festival 2015   Photographer’s note: Nikon D750, Nikkor AFD 85mm 1.4View full post »

Pintados Festival 2015

Pintados Festival 2015   Photographer’s note: Nikon D750, Nikkor AFS 70-200mm 2.8 VRIIView full post »

Small Camera, Big Country

Small Camera, Big Country   Photographer’s note: Panasonic GM1, Panasonic Leica 15mm 1.7, Panasonic Leica 45mm 2.8 MacroView full post »

Grand Santa Cruzan 2015 in Tacloban City

Grand Santa Cruzan 2015 in Tacloban City It has always been a good photographic experience shooting events like the Grand Santa Cruzan. It harnesses your ability to shoot in challenging situations – lowlight, moving subject, mixedView full post »

Sunset over Biliran 2

Sunset over Biliran 2 Beautiful islands! I think I need to go back there again for another shoot…   Photographer’s note: Nikon D750, Nikkor AFS 17-35mm 2.8, Manfrotto 055XPROB tripodView full post »

Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage (Almeria, Biliran)

Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage (Almeria, Biliran)   Photographer’s note: Nikon D750, Nikkor AFS 17-35mm 2.8View full post »

Sambawan, Maripipi, Biliran

Sambawan, Maripipi, Biliran   Photographer’s note: Nikon D750, Nikkor AFS 17-35mm 2.8, Manfrotto 055XPROB tripodView full post »

Incredible India 2

Incredible India 2 Before we move on to the next adventure, I’d like to share one more post from India. I shot a combination of Micro 4/3 and rangefinder. The rangefinder (a B&W camera) I wasn’t quite sure at first bringingView full post »