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Featured Photo: The Sentinel

Featured Photo: The Sentinel The Sentinel Photographer’s note: F/1.4, 1/125, ISO 2500, Leica M Monochrom, Leica Summilux-M 50mm 1.4 ASPHView full post »

Rafael’s Farm Revisited on Infrared

Rafael’s Farm revisited on infrared… for a change I guess, I never shot the farm with an infrared filter. Rafael’s Farm has become one of my favorite places to go, it never failed my expectations after all these years, itView full post »

Pasqualino’s Ristorante in Samar Revisited

Pasqualino’s Ristorante in Samar revisited… Pasqualino’s Ristorante, Samar Pasqualino’s Ristorante, Samar Pasqualino’s Ristorante, Samar Pasqualino’s Ristorante, Samar Photographer’s note: Leica MView full post »

More 16:9 Ratio Photos

I’d like to share more 16:9 ratio photos, mostly random shots… As I previously blogged, it can be refreshing twist to shoot on a different aspect ratio. I’m really digging the 16:9 ratio. It provides a good mix with theView full post »

Featured Photo: A Night of Good Music

Featured Photo: A Night of Good Music Photographer’s note: Panasonic GH3, Panasonic 20mm 1.7View full post »

A glimpse of the barrio life

I was in Sulangan, Eastern Samar the other week. A glimpse of the barrio life there certainly awakens ones senses that life is sometimes taken into the fast lane. I felt the laid back approach of the barrio life in Sulangan to beView full post »

Featured Photo: Tacloban Astrodome

Featured Photo: Tacloban Astrodome It was a stormy rainy day on my way back home, had to stop for this one. Tacloban City Convention Center Photographer’s note: F/5.6, 1/125, ISO 1600, Leica M Monochrom, Leica Summilux-M 50mm 1.4 ASPHView full post »

16:9 ratio

I shoot about 99% of the time in 3:2 format. This holds true to whatever camera I am using, may it be a rangefinder, a DSLR or even on a Micro 4/3s which is optimized to the 4:3 ratio. I am very comfortable with the 3:2 ratio. Having saidView full post »

A revisit to Sulangan

A revisit to Sulangan recently made some nostalgia – a long trip of more than 3 hours, waking up very early, beautiful country-side view and driving along the highway with some rough road along the way. This time around, the roadsView full post »

Canto Fresco

Canto Fresco at the Tacloban Astrodome For the best hand-rolled pizza in town… Canto Fresco offers a unique artistic ambience, good food and ideally located in between the downtown and uptown area of Tacloban. Here are some few snapsView full post »

Back at the Carnival again?

Back at the Carnival again? Sharing one more set of the Carnival at the Tacloban Astrodome… This one was after the fiesta, there were far lesser people, not jam-packed like the ones during the weeks before fiesta. This carnivalView full post »

Featured Photo: Fruit Vendors

Featured Photo: Fruit Vendors Fruit Vendors Photographer’s note: Leica M Monochrom, Leica Summilux-M 50mm 1.4 ASPHView full post »

Featured Photo: Inside the Sto. Niño Church

Featured Photo: Inside the Sto. Niño Church Sto. Niño Church (Tacloban City, Leyte) Photographer’s note: Leica M Monochrom, Leica Summilux-M 50mm 1.4 ASPHView full post »

Featured Photo: Children in the Puddle

Featured Photo: Children in the Puddle Children in the Puddle Photographer’s note: Leica M Monochrom, Leica Summilux-M 50mm 1.4 ASPHView full post »

Inktrada in Color

Inktrada in color, just for a change huh? Yes, I become so attached with black and white photography that it is a fresh twist to shoot some in color this time around. Why not? Anyway, here it is, I hope you like them… Inktrada: BlackView full post »

Nothing Else Matters?

My photographic journey has taken me to sharp turns and bumps. Sometimes life goes on to some unexpected turn of events… nevertheless I’m glad where my photography has put me into… I used to shoot recklessly to get thatView full post »

Featured Photo: Philippine Flag Man

Featured Photo: Philippine Flag Man Philippine Flag Man Photographer’s note: Leica M Monochrom, Leica Summilux-M 50mm 1.4 ASPHView full post »

Featured Photo: Man’s Best Friend

Featured Photo: Man’s Best Friend Man’s Best Friend Photographer’s note: F/1.4, 1/125, ISO 1250, Leica M Monochrom, Leica Summilux-M 50mm 1.4 ASPHView full post »

Tacloban Carnival at Night Revisited

Tacloban Carnival at Night Revisited Carnival at the Tacloban Astrodome Carnival at the Tacloban Astrodome Carnival at the Tacloban Astrodome Carnival at the Tacloban Astrodome Carnival at the Tacloban Astrodome Photographer’s note:View full post »

Huhku Hot Pot Express

Huhku Hot Pot Express – one of the more interesting new twists in the places to dine in Tacloban City. Instantly got my approval as a good food stop for those hungry tummies. Huhku offers a healthy fusion of the famousView full post »

Sangyaw Parade of Lights 2013 – More Photos

Sangyaw Parade of Lights 2013 – more photos… Sangyaw Parade of Lights 2013 Sangyaw Parade of Lights 2013 Sangyaw Parade of Lights 2013 Sangyaw Parade of Lights 2013 Sangyaw Parade of Lights 2013 Sangyaw Parade of LightsView full post »

Sangyaw Parade of Lights 2013 Photos

Sharing to you some of the Sangyaw Parade of Lights 2013 photos. The festival has gotten into some new twists, the festival is now a hybrid of cultural genre, a mix of the old and the new, oh I even started to see Iron Men and PowerView full post »

Buyogan Festival – The Making of a Champion

Buyogan Festival – The Making of a Champion I was lucky enough to be a part of shooting this year’s Buyogan Festival contingent who eventually became the grand champion of the recently concluded Pintados-Kasadyaan FestivalView full post »

Sangyaw Parade of Lights Festival 2013

Sangyaw Parade of Lights Festival 2013 – the parade was moved from June 29 to the feast day on June 30 due to the typhoon. It was supposed to be for the first time the Pintados-Kasadyaan and Sangyaw festivals to be held on the sameView full post »