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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 »

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 »

Gintulyan, Basey, Samar

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

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 »

Basey Samar Golden River at Night

Basey Samar Golden River at Night   Photographer’s note: Nikon D800E, Nikkor AFS 17-35mm 2.8View full post »

Sohoton Natural Caves, Basey, Samar

Sohoton Natural Caves, Basey, Samar   Photographer’s note: Nikon D800E, Nikkor AFS 17-35mm 2.8, Nikkor AF 10.5mm 2.8 fisheye DXView full post »

Ayutthaya, Thailand

Ayutthaya, Thailand   Photographer’s note: Leica M Monochrom, Leica Summicron-M 28mm 2 ASPHView full post »

Banig Weaving in Basey, Samar

Banig Weaving in Basey, Samar by the Basiao Native Weavers Association (BANWA):   Photographer’s note: Nikon D800E, Nikkor AFS 17-35mm 2.8, Nikkor AFD 85mm 1.4View full post »

Saint Michael The Archangel Church, Basey, Samar

Saint Michael The Archangel Church, Basey, Samar   Photographer’s note: Nikon D800E, Nikkor AFS 17-35mm 2.8, Nikkor AF 10.5mm 2.8 fisheye DX, Manfrotto 055XPROB tripodView full post »

Incredible India 1

INCREDIBLE INDIA 1 Incredible it is! Here are some loooooong overdue (pre-Yolanda/Haiyan) photos. Given the chance, I can shoot all week long. It’s a photographer’s haven as so many have said, and I couldn’t agree more.View full post »

Macro Adventures 8

Macro Adventures 8 Before we move on to my next mis-adventure, I’ll share some more photos from the bigger (/smaller — whichever you see it, haha!) side of the world… Cheers!   Photographer’s note: PanasonicView full post »

Macro Adventures 7

Macro Adventures 7 Back to some adventures with my favorite macro lens – the Panasonic Leica 45mm 2.8, aka PL45! What I love with this is I can bring a dedicated macro lens especially when on travel, minus the weight and bulk of itsView full post »

The other side of Manila

The other side of Manila… here’s another look from the usual uber-urbanized metropolis and capital of the Philippines.   Photographer’s note: Leica M Monochrom, Leica Summilux-M 50mm 1.4 ASPHView full post »

A Slice of Life in Manila

A slice of life in Manila… the energy of life in the capital is like clockwork, there is that spontaneity of movement and chaotic chorus of urban life. I love to shoot in places like this. There is that constant kinetics that makesView full post »

Happy New Year 2015

Happy New Year 2015! 2014 has been a difficult and challenging year for us… a lot of lessons along the way. Let us hope that these life’s lessons will shape, mold and hone us to be better. The evils will always be there toView full post »

Hours After Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby)

December 7, 2014, Tacloban City: Hours After Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) — It was more than 12 agonizing hours of relentless rain and battering winds, the sheer thundering sound of it certainly keeps you on your senses for the wholeView full post »

Hours before Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby)

December 6, 2014, Tacloban City: Hours before Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby)… As I type this, we are experiencing torrential rainfall and winds and it’s getting stronger by the hour. Expected landfall in Northern Samar by aroundView full post »

My Yolanda Photowalk – A year after.

My Yolanda Photowalk – A year after… November 8, 2014 – I spent the day hopping from one place to the other, trying to catch a glimpse of the life exactly a year after typhoon Yolanda devastated Tacloban City and theView full post »

Yolanda Candlelight Memorial

Yolanda Candlelight Memorial, November 8, 2014, Tacloban City, Philippines.   Photographer’s note: Nikon D800E, Nikkor AFS 24mm 1.4, Nikkor AFD 85mm 1.4, Nikkor AF 10.5mm 2.8 Fisheye DXView full post »

Typhoon Yolanda First Anniversary

Typhoon Yolanda First Anniversary. It’s been a year! The hardships and struggles we endured through these trying times were one of the most dramatic phases of our lives to date. There are still many challenges ahead, let us brace forView full post »

A Photo walk in Tacloban Aftermath Yolanda

A photo walk in Tacloban aftermath Typhoon Yolanda. After the typhoon, simple things in life all the more matter. An early morning (or late afternoon) photo walk in and around the city can be as fulfilling than ever before. For some, itView full post »

10 months After Typhoon Yolanda

10 months after Typhoon Yolanda – just like that. Here are some shots I have taken lately… I’ll let the photos speak for what is the real score of the life here. Despite of what have happened, I can see the resilience ofView full post »

Barangay Payapay, San Jose – July 2014

Barangay Payapay, San Jose – July 2014 (Tacloban City, Philippines)   Photographer’s note: Leica M Monochrom, Leica Summarit-M 90mm 2.5View full post »

Barangay Costa Brava, San Jose – June 2014

Barangay Costa Brava, San Jose – June 2014 (Tacloban City, Philippines)   Photographer’s note: Leica M Monochrom, Leica Summilux-M 50mm 1.4 ASPH  View full post »