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Sawubona!

Sawubona. (It’s a Zulu native 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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Sunrise in Baler, Aurora

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

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Sangyaw Festival 2015

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

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Pintados Festival 2015

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

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Sambawan, Maripipi, Biliran

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

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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 »

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Sunset over Biliran 1

Sunset over Biliran 1   Photographer’s note: Nikon D750, Nikkor AFS 17-35mm 2.8, Manfrotto 055XPROB tripodView full post »

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Basey, Samar at Night

Basey, Samar at Night   Photographer’s note: Nikon D800E, Nikkor AFS 70-200mm 2.8 VRII, Manfrotto 055XPROB tripodView full post »

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Gintulyan, Basey, Samar

Gintulyan, Basey, Samar (Old Watchtower)   Photographer’s note: Nikon D800E, Nikkor AFS 17-35mm 2.8, Manfrotto 055XPROB tripodView full post »

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Basey Town Hall and Saint Michael The Archangel Church

Basey Town Hall and Saint Michael The Archangel Church (Basey, Samar)   Photographer’s note: Nikon D800E, Nikkor AFS 70-200mm 2.8 VRII, Manfrotto 055XPROB tripodView full post »