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Featured Photo: The Red Crab

Featured Photo: The Red Crab Oh one of my favorite food stops in Manila… enough said, just try it. And photographically speaking again, I could not imagine bringing my big fat Nikon DSLR for travel… it doesn’t really makeView full post »

Featured Photo: Early Catch at the Balyuan

Featured Photo: Early Catch at the Balyuan Early Catch at the Balyuan Photographer’s note: F/1.4, 1/3000, ISO 320, Leica M Monochrom, Leica Summilux-M 50mm 1.4 ASPH Feel free to interact with my blog articles, either by adding a commentView full post »

Featured Photo: Sto. Niño Shrine in Black and White

Featured Photo: Sto. Niño Shrine in Black and White Sto. Niño Shrine (Tacloban City, Philippines) Photographer’s note: F/8, 1/1500, ISO 320, Leica M Monochrom, Leica Summilux-M 50mm 1.4 ASPH Feel free to interact with my blog articles,View full post »

Featured Photo: Ghost Stories

Featured Photo: Ghost Stories Ghost Stories Photographer’s note: F/1.4, 1/30, ISO 10,000, Leica M Monochrom, Leica Summilux-M 50mm 1.4 ASPH Feel free to interact with my blog articles, either by adding a comment below this article, orView full post »

Featured Photo: San Juanico Bridge on Infrared

Featured Photo: San Juanico Bridge on Infrared San Juanico Bridge on Infrared Photographer’s note: F/11, 8 sec, ISO 320, Leica M Monochrom, Leica Summilux-M 50mm 1.4 ASPH, Benro C-298 tripod, IR filter Feel free to interact with my blogView full post »

Featured Photo: Reflections of Macarthur

Featured Photo: Reflections of Macarthur Shot the reflection of the Macarthur monument in the paddle of water below him, and just flipped the photo. I hope you like it as much as I do. Nothing fancy, but some things just work, tryView full post »

Featured Photo: Dampa – Rubber band game

Featured Photo: Dampa – Rubber band game Featured Photo: Dampa – Rubber band game Photographer’s note: F/–, 1/750, ISO320, Leica M Monochrom, Leica Summilux-M 50mm 1.4 ASPH Feel free to interact with my blog articles,View full post »

Featured Photo: Clowns at the Balyuan

Featured Photo: Clowns at the Balyuan Clowns at the Balyuan Photographer’s note: F/1.4, 1/90, ISO 3200, Leica M Monochrom, Leica Summilux-M 50mm 1.4 ASPH Feel free to interact with my blog articles, either by adding a comment below thisView full post »

Sundang

“Sundang” is a native bolo knife found in the Philippines. It is an all-purpose utility knife that is mainly used for farming and livelihood. An essential part of the Filipino farmer, these knives are handcrafted in the town ofView full post »

Featured Photo: Checkmate at the Waiting Shed

Featured Photo: Checkmate at the Waiting Shed Checkmate at the Waiting Shed Photographer’s note: F/1.4, 1/30, ISO 5000, Leica M Monochrom, Leica Summilux-M 50mm 1.4 ASPH Feel free to interact with my blog articles, either by adding aView full post »

Hon. Cristina G. Romualdez at Work

“Hon. Cristina G. Romualdez at Work” – Councilor of Highly Urbanized City of Tacloban “Hon. Cristina G. Romualdez at Work”View full post »

Balut

Balut is a native Filipino street food that is a must-try for the adventurous foodie. It is a fertilized duck egg that is boiled and eaten in the shell. I recommend the 16 or 17 day-old egg as the embryo inside is not yet matured. StreetView full post »

Featured Photo: Just before New Year’s Eve

Featured Photo: Just before New Year’s Eve Just before New Year’s eve… I saw these happy kids waiting to go back home to celebrate the new year. I had some sparklers in my bag, gave them one each, it somehow sparkedView full post »

Featured Photo: San Juanico Bridge in Black and White

Featured Photo: San Juanico Bridge in Black and White San Juanico Bridge in Black on White Photographer’s note: F/11, 24 sec, ISO 320, Leica M Monochrom, Leica Summilux-M 50mm 1.4 ASPH, Benro C-298 tripod Feel free to interact with myView full post »

Featured Photo: Making a better world

Making a better world… it starts from within, from us. These are the little things we can do, for our environment, for our future. Making a better world… Photographer’s note: F/5.6, 1/3000, ISO 320, Leica M Monochrom, LeicaView full post »

Featured Photo: Journey of Life continues

The journey of life continues… it is an open book, the stories has yet to unfold, we are the writer but the author is the great spirit above. Happy new year, here’s wishing you all the best! The journey of LifeView full post »

Christmas at the Saboren

Christmas at the Saboren Christmas Fantasy House in Palo, Leyte is one attraction you must not miss while you are here in this part of the world. I do, every year as far as I can recall, I make sure to be able to visit this place. It is anView full post »

Christmas at the Hotel Alejandro

Christmas at the Hotel Alejandro has been part of the yearly tradition to most of the churchgoers including yours truly. Every after the “Misa de Gallo” 4:00AM holy mass – a Roman Catholic tradition of 9 days novenaView full post »

Featured Photo: The Simple Joys of the Season

Featured Photo: The Simple Joys of the Season Some people just knows how to be contented with what they have for Christmas… I saw this boy eagerly waiting for his delightful snack as it was being prepared. It really struck my heartView full post »

Featured Photo: The Boy with a Parol

Featured Photo: The Boy with a Parol “Parol” – a Filipino lantern made of bamboo sticks and papers. It is basically a star-shaped lantern as seen in this featured photo which symbolizes the star of Bethlehem that guidedView full post »

Manang’s BBQ, Tacloban City

Manang’s BBQ, Tacloban City – located near the pier of Tacloban City, adjacent to and behind Mcdonald’s at Rizal Avenue is a hidden gem for foodies. One of the favorite hangouts of Leysamfoto Club members every afterView full post »

Creative Lighting with Nikon Speedlights

The power of creative lighting with Nikon Speedlights like the SB-800 in tandem with Pocketwizard Flex wireless triggers is on the portability of the lights especially when on an outdoor location shoot. I wouldn’t want to cart alongView full post »

Preparing for Christmas in the Philippines

Preparing for Christmas in the Philippines – I had some random shots through the years of Filipinos preparing for Christmas, but never really got something interesting – most likely I was preoccupied with a lot of otherView full post »

Plaza Libertad, Tacloban City

Plaza Libertad, Tacloban City. It is located just across the Provincial Capitol of Leyte. A good place to hang out for those lazy nights, surrounded with lush green grasses and bright night lamps. Plaza Libertad, TaclobanView full post »