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Macarthur Park on Infrared

Macarthur Park on Infrared Macarthur Park on Infrared   Macarthur Park on Infrared Photographer’s note: Leica M Monochrom, Leica Summilux-M 50mm 1.4 ASPH, Benro C-298 tripod, IR filter Feel free to interact with my blog articles,View 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: 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 »

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 »

Magsaysay Boulevard, Tacloban City

Magsaysay Boulevard, Tacloban City For me, it’s the best road in the city. The whole stretch of the Magsaysay boulevard kind of drives you back into a nostalgic dream of some sort (nah! just exaggerating hehe). Seriously, the road isView full post »

Provincial Capitol of Leyte

Provincial Capitol of Leyte – one of the prominent landmarks in Tacloban City. It houses the seat of the governor of the province. When the subject is just around your “backyard”, you tend to forego the opportunity ofView full post »

Leysamfoto Creative Portraits

Leysamfoto Creative Portraits workshop held last November 17, 2012 at the Oriental Leyte Hotel was definitely a memorable one for me. Actually, an extra memorable one, if there is such a thing hehe… I was so privileged and honored toView full post »

Featured Photo: Silver Wedding Rings

Featured Photo: Silver Wedding Rings Silver Wedding Rings Photographer’s note: F/10, 1/10, ISO 200, Nikon D3, Nikkor AFS 105mm 2.8 VR, Benro C-298 tripod Feel free to interact with my blog articles, either by adding a comment below thisView full post »

Featured Photo: Fireworks over Hacienda

Featured Photo: Fireworks over Hacienda Fireworks over Hacienda Photographer’s note: F/11, 2 sec, ISO 800, Nikon D700, Nikkor AF 10.5mm 2.8 Fisheye DX, Benro C-298 tripod Feel free to interact with my blog articles, either by adding aView full post »

Kandongos Falls in Marabut, Samar

Kandongos Falls in Marabut, Samar. Just a few meters away from the roadside, it’s really a worthwhile trip going there. I love to shoot waterfalls and it kind of freezes the time when I’m there. It’s a good way toView full post »

Macarthur Park Revisited

Macarthur Park revisited, just a quick one. I’ll go back to the park one of these days, I felt the need to shoot more, don’t you think? Gonna be fun waking up very early, I found out it’s best to shoot early in theView full post »

Nikon D3 is back!

What the fuzz about the Nikon D3? It’s an old camera LOL! Well, I blogged this a couple of months before… >> Cameraless — I was almost literally cameraless in a sense that my workhorse camera has to be sent toView full post »

San Juanico Bridge at Night Revisited 3

San Juanico Bridge at night revisited? Not again. Ssshhh… I promise this will be the last… (until I go back to get more new shots LOL.) Seriously, this will be the last shot from my latest trip to the bridge. I will be goingView full post »

San Juanico Bridge at Night Revisited 2

I don’t want to say anything more before I bore you with more San Juanico bridge at night shots. But I still have some more new shots I want to share with you. I’m happy… and guess what? (not again!) I will go back to theView full post »

San Juanico Bridge at night Revisited

How many times should I revisit the San Juanico Bridge? Just right after shooting this the other night >> San Juanico Bridge at Night, I couldn’t resist to shoot it again. As I have said, it seems never enough to shoot theView full post »

San Juanico Bridge at night

San Juanico Bridge – one of my favorite subjects that I yearn to go back and shoot. There’s something in this bridge that keeps me shooting this again. In fact, I attempted to shoot the bridge again the day after I took this,View full post »

Paruparong Bukid

Had a nice time back in Paruparong Bukid in Batbatngon, Leyte. It’s basically a butterfly farm but there’s more to it… with lush garden of plants and flowers, fishing, and serves organically grown food and drinks. I canView full post »

Shooting with the Nikkor AFS 17-35mm 2.8

One of my best lenses — the Nikkor AFS 17-35mm 2.8. Why did I choose this over the the other highly-praised lenses, the Nikkor AFS 14-24mm 2.8 or the Nikkor AFS 16-35mm 4 VR? 1. Ability to take 77mm screw-in filters vs. theView full post »

Reflection

Reflection is a good technique when doing landscapes, breaks the monotony of the rule of thirds. With reflections you can cut the horizon into half which creates an interesting mirror effect. It can also give a sense of synchronicity. WhenView full post »

Sunset in Caluwayan, Marabut

When the time and place is right, everything falls into place. The colors and hues just pop out vibrantly… look at the water reflecting the sky hues, the sky in harmony with the sea and the famous rock formations silhouette againstView full post »

Lulugayan Falls

A hidden treasure awaiting. Lulugayan Falls is situated a few kilometers away from the highway road of Calbiga, Samar, Philippines. It will take around an hour and a half from Tacloban City to Calbiga then to Lulugayan Falls. UponView full post »

Biri

Biri Island situated at the northernmost part of the Samar province, facing the vast Pacific Ocean. What can I say about Biri? For me, it’s a different world. You are like transported through a time machine to a time and place almostView full post »

Sotohon Caves

Another must-see tourist spot if you happen to be in Leyte or Samar. Sohoton Natural Bridge and Caves is a rock formation that connects two mountains. It’s a national park that was declared under Proclamation No. 831 on July 19, 1935View full post »

Macarthur Park

The iconic Macarthur Park in Palo, Leyte, Philippines. A must-see tourist spot, immortalizing the famous “I shall return” of General Douglas Macarthur in WWII. Here are some new photos, I always wanted to shoot this a littleView full post »