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Pintados Kasadyaan 2013 Photos

Here are some of my favorite Pintados Kasadyaan 2013 photos. The typhoon didn’t stop the participants from performing, I did not want to go home without any photos to remember either… Anyway, I had a blast even with theView full post »

Buyogan Festival – Grand Champion Pintados Kasadyaan 2013

Abuyog’s Buyogan Festival did it again! Once again grand champion of the Pintados Kasadyaan 2013. They came back strong and determined, and they buzzed their way to the coveted crown just like bees swarming to its honeycomb… IView full post »

Pintados Kasadyaan Festival 2013

Pintados Kasadyaan Festival 2013 — the bad weather took its toll on the festival preventing the contingents from dancing on the major streets of Tacloban City for its annual street parade supposedly to start at 8:00AM today. For theView full post »

Tacloban Carnival at Night

Tacloban Carnival at Night — sharing some more photos of the carnival at the Tacloban Astrodome. This time around shot in color… I’m feeling a bit guilty shooting in black and white almost exclusively for more than sixView full post »

More photos of Inktrada 3

I’m sharing some more photos of Inktrada 3. I have high regard in body art particularly on tattoos… I have this crazy idea that someday I might get myself inked, what do you think? Inktrada: Black & Gray Inktrada: BlackView full post »

Inktrada 3

Sharing some photos of Inktrada 3: Black & Gray – held on June 22, 2013 in Tacloban City. A tattoo artists’ competition of local grown talents. The competition featured renowned tattoist Ricky Sta. Ana as the judge. Being aView full post »

RTR Plaza at Night

Fun at the RTR Plaza at night… it’s been a jam-packed Tacloban City here with the fiesta fever on high levels these days. One can hang out in an array of choices at night. One of them is RTR Plaza in Justice Romualdez Street.View full post »

Featured Photo: The Golden Leaf

Featured Photo: The Golden Leaf The Golden Leaf Photographer’s note: F/3.2, 1/60, ISO 3200, Nikon D800E, Nikkor AFS 60mm 2.8, Manfrotto 055XPROB tripodView full post »

Featured Photo: Istambay

Featured Photo: Istambay “Istambay” is a local dialect for stand by, more specifically referring to hanging-out and passing time with friends. Sometimes it also refers to just simply nothing to do, waiting for something, out ofView full post »

Featured Photo: Mobile Sari-Sari Store

Featured Photo: Mobile Sari-Sari Store The last time I’ve checked, we were the texting capital of… whatever. The convenience of loading prepaid load credits to enable calling and texting through the cellphone has been soView full post »

Featured Photo: Spider

Featured Photo: Spider Spotted this tiny creature while shooting some floral abstracts. Probably just a size of a quarter. Spider Photographer’s note: F/11, 1/25, ISO 100, Nikon D800E, Nikkor AFS 60mm 2.8, Manfrotto 055xPROB tripodView full post »

Toys for the Big Boys?

Toys for the Big Boys? Just sharing quick some snaps of these exotic cars. Sidenote: If these are the real toys, then I’m not a big boy yet, LOL! Photographer’s note: Leica M Monochrom, Leica Summilux-M 50mm 1.4 ASPH Feel free toView full post »

After the 50mm, what’s next?

After the 50mm, what’s next? That’s the big question. I’ve been patiently (?) searching for the next lens to pair with the 50. Shooting almost exclusively with a 50mm in the last 6 months or so, it was indeed gratifying.View full post »

More photos at the Grand Santa Cruzan

Here are more photos at the Grand Santa Cruzan this year. It was fun (need I say?) shooting in black and white, with one lens, with a rangefinder camera… most of the subjects were moving and it was quite a chore nailing the focus atView full post »

More photos at the Carnival

Just sharing more photos at the carnival… I’ll be going back for sure. For the meantime here are some more snaps… keep clickin’! Carnival at the Tacloban Astrodome Carnival at the Tacloban Astrodome Carnival at theView full post »

Grand Santa Cruzan 2013

Grand Santa Cruzan 2013 – here we are again! It is one of the best opportunity to shoot lowlight, definitely challenging. Adding to the challenge is using a rangefinder camera to shoot moving subjects… whew! It’s not tooView full post »

Featured Photo: Election Day

Featured Photo: Election Day Election Day Photographer’s note: 1/500, ISO 320, Leica M Monochrom, Leica Summilux-M 50mm 1.4 ASPHView full post »

Carnival at the Tacloban Astrodome 2013

Carnival at the Tacloban Astrodome is one of the places to go at night while you are in town. Nothing really fancy, the usual stuffs at the carnival. It’s fun nevertheless. Here are some shots I took, with the infamous coin tossView full post »

Parayawan at Balyuan 2013

Parayawan at Balyuan is back, and this signifies a countdown to Tacloban’s celebration of its fiesta on June 30. Filled with barbecue stands, with live music every night and the sea breeze over the Cancabatoc Bay…View full post »

Feature Photo: Lulugayan Falls in Black & White

Lulugayan Falls in Black & White Lulugayan Falls in Black & White Photographer’s note: F/11, .5 sec, ISO 160, Leica M Monochrom, Leica Summilux-M 50mm 1.4 ASPH, Manfrotto 055XPROB tripod Feel free to interact with my blogView full post »

Featured Photo: Bumblebee

Feature Photo: Bumblebee Bumblebee Photographer’s note: F/5.6, 1/400, ISO 160, Panasonic GX1, Panasonic 12-35mm 2.8View full post »

Featured Photo: My Ration

Featured Photo: My Ration Some photos really scream to be shot with black and white… or so they say. I like to be in command of the output of my photo, so whether it suits for black and white or color, I like to envision it ahead ofView full post »

Featured Photo: Flowers

Flowers can offer some of the best colors of nature, something I love to shoot but to some extent I really haven’t spent much time on it. It takes a little more effort, but I get that sense of satisfaction when I’m able toView full post »

Featured Photo: Mobile Shoes Store

Times have changed, this mobile shoes store sells a variety of used and old shoes inside a big truck. They move around on weekends, find a good spot where there is foot traffic. No monthly rentals for this, only the fuel expenses to boot.View full post »