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8 months after Typhoon Yolanda

8 months after Typhoon Yolanda   Photographer’s note: Leica M Monochrom, Leica Summilux-M 50mm 1.4 ASPH, Nikon D800E, Nikkor AFD 85mm 1.4, Nikkor AFS 24mm 1.4, Nikkor AFS 17-35mm 2.8View full post »

Carnival at the Tacloban Astrodome 2014

Carnival at the Tacloban Astrodome 2014 The carnival at the Tacloban Astrodome has been a yearly event during the fiesta month of June. It’s nostalgia to be able to go there and see how life is getting back to where it was before.View full post »

Sangyaw Festival 2014

Sangyaw Festival 2014, Tacloban City, Philippines   Photographer’s note: Nikon D800E, Nikkor AFD 85mm 1.4View full post »

Pintados Kasadyaan Festival 2014

Pintados Kasadyaan Festival 2014, Tacloban City, Philippines.   Photographer’s note: Nikon D800E, Nikkor AFS 70-200mm 2.8 VRIIView full post »

Typhoon Yolanda Aftermath: Rawis

Typhoon Yolanda Aftermath: Rawis. This is one of the places I frequently visited over the last few months. The place is known to have the cargo ship that carried full load of sacks containing cement, and was forcefully moved by the typhoonView full post »

Grand Santa Cruzan 2014 in Tacloban City

Grand Santa Cruzan 2014 in Tacloban City. Life after Typhoon Yolanda has not been easy… but life has to move on. And the resiliency of the people is what defines its character. The practice of age-old traditions like the Grand SantaView full post »

A revisit to Barangay Costa Brava, San Jose

A revisit to Barangay Costa Brava, San Jose… the living conditions in this barangay is still reminiscent of the effects of Typhoon Yolanda, as if the storm has just left a few weeks ago. Sad to say, the improvements in this place areView full post »

Santo Niño Church after Typhoon Yolanda

Santo Niño Church after Typhoon Yolanda. Much have been destroyed, and even churches were not spared from the typhoon. This church is particularly important to the people of Tacloban City since this houses the patron saint of the cityView full post »

6 Months After Typhoon Yolanda

6 months after Typhoon Yolanda – just like that! It’s been more than 6 months by now. Life here has continued to struggle. But no matter how optimistic we are (we should be by the way), sad to say, the reality of it is: theView full post »

Typhoon Yolanda Aftermath in Monochrome

Typhoon Yolanda Aftermath in Monochrome Finally got the chance to shoot some photos of the aftermath in a purely monochrome fashion. I’ve long to do this, but the recovery efforts here has hindered me in doing so. It has taken muchView full post »

Typhoon Yolanda – Life After the Storm

Typhoon Yolanda – Life After the Storm. Sharing some more random shots of the life after the storm… Taken from around the city of Tacloban, majority of them in the most affected areas like in San Jose and Anibong. I’veView full post »

Typhoon Yolanda – Barangay Costa Brava, San Jose

Typhoon Yolanda aftermath, these photos were taken in Barangay Costa Brava, San Jose, Tacloban City. San Jose is a part of Tacloban City, around 20 minutes drive from downtown. At the edge of the town of San Jose lies Barangay Costa Brava,View full post »

Typhoon Yolanda – Mass Grave in San Joaquin

Typhoon Yolanda – Mass Grave in San Joaquin, Palo, Leyte It’s been a while not posting here, but it does not mean I have stopped shooting. In fact, it’s quite the opposite… I have shot around thousands of shots byView full post »

My Typhoon Yolanda Afterthoughts

From a perspective of a photographer, a local resident and a typhoon victim, I’d like to share my Typhoon Yolanda afterthoughts, sorry but I have to be blunt and straightforward with this, I can’t allow beautiful words toView full post »

The Typhoon Yolanda Aftermath

The Typhoon Yolanda Aftermath It’s been more than a month now from the devastating Typhoon Yolanda (International Name: Haiyan) that struck Tacloban City, Leyte last November 8, 2013. The wounds are still fresh and the mere thoughtView full post »

Typhoon Yolanda – Haiyan in Tacloban City

January 25, 2014 update: posted another blog article — My Typhoon Yolanda Afterthoughts December 20, 2013 update: posted another blog article —  The Typhoon Yolanda Aftermath November 24, 2013 update: added new photos andView full post »

Monochrom Adventures 2

Monochrom Adventures 2 I shot this wide open at F/2, notice how the background blurs after the rocks… I used an orange colored filter to act as a neutral density to minimize the light coming in so that I am able to shoot wide openView full post »

Monochrom Adventures 1

Monochrom Adventures 1 I’m running out of words and titles… but I think what is important are the photos. I’ll let them speak (if they can LOL!). I caught this sunset shot at the Rafael’s Farm in Babatngon,View full post »

A Night at the Wet Market

I needed a break from the usual everyday routine… a night at the wet market seemed perfect! I admire the energy that is brought about by the fish vendors engaging with their customers and to the passersby. Their infectious smiles canView full post »

Featured Photo: The White Horse

Featured Photo: The White Horse Photographer’s note: F/2, 1/ 1500,  ISO 320, Leica M Monochrom, Leica Summicron-M 28mm 2 ASPHView full post »

Macro Adventures 6

Macro Adventures 6 Photographer’s note: F/2.8, 1/4000, ISO 1600, Panasonic GH3, Panasonic Leica 45mm 2.8 MacroView full post »

Macro Adventures 5

Macro Adventures 5 Photographer’s note: F/5.6, 1/250, ISO 800, Panasonic GH3, Panasonic Leica 45mm 2.8 MacroView full post »

Macro Adventures 4

Macro Adventures 4 Photographer’s note: F/4, 1/400, ISO 1600, Panasonic GH3, Panasonic Leica 45mm 2.8 MacroView full post »

Macro Adventures 3

Macro Adventures 3 Photographer’s note: F/5.6, 1/400, ISO 200, Panasonic GH3, Panasonic Leica 45mm 2.8 MacroView full post »