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The Historic Town of Vigan

The Historic Town of Vigan in Ilocos Sur, Philippines is a well-preserved old Spanish colonial town dating back to the 16th century. You will instantly be transported through time, and surely will capture all your senses! A haven for urbanView full post »

Grand Santa Cruzan 2015 in Tacloban City

Grand Santa Cruzan 2015 in Tacloban City It has always been a good photographic experience shooting events like the Grand Santa Cruzan. It harnesses your ability to shoot in challenging situations – lowlight, moving subject, mixedView full post »

My Yolanda Photowalk – A year after.

My Yolanda Photowalk – A year after… November 8, 2014 – I spent the day hopping from one place to the other, trying to catch a glimpse of the life exactly a year after typhoon Yolanda devastated Tacloban City and theView full post »

Yolanda Candlelight Memorial

Yolanda Candlelight Memorial, November 8, 2014, Tacloban City, Philippines.   Photographer’s note: Nikon D800E, Nikkor AFS 24mm 1.4, Nikkor AFD 85mm 1.4, Nikkor AF 10.5mm 2.8 Fisheye DXView full post »

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 »

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 »

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 – 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 »

Featured Photo: This way

Featured Photo: This way This way Photographer’s note: F/5.6, 1/320, ISO 100, Nikon D800E, Nikkor AFS 24mm 1.4 Feel free to interact with my blog articles, either by adding a comment below this article, or drop me an email. Thanks forView full post »

Tabo in Black and White

Featuring some photos taken at the “Tabo” (Market Day) in black and white… I don’t have to say this again, but I really dig on the idea of shooting the world in black and white, but just don’t know how to goView full post »

Featured Photo: Buzz Lightyear

Featured Photo: Buzz Lightyear Buzz Lightyear Photographer’s note: F/1.4, 1/50, ISO 6400, Nikon D800E, Nikkor AFS 24mm 1.4 Feel free to interact with my blog articles, either by adding a comment below this article, or drop me an email.View full post »

Tabo – Market Day 2

I’m sharing more shots of the “Tabo” (Market Day) at Tanauan, Leyte. It’s a haven for photographers, well, not really, but at least for me – I’m really drawn into this type of photography. The colors,View full post »

Featured Photo: It’s a small world after all

Featured Photo: It’s a small world after all. It’s a small world after all… Photographer’s note: F/1.4, 1/400, ISO 1000, Nikon D800E, Nikkor AFS 24mm 1.4 Feel free to interact with my blog articles, either by adding aView full post »

Tabo – Market Day

“Tabo” is a local dialect term for market day… it is like an agora in the early days where people gather to buy and sell goods. Tabo is still practiced in many towns, and is still the most effective way to market a wideView full post »

Featured Photo: Carnival at Night

Featured Photo: Carnival at Night Carnival at Night Photographer’s note: F/1.4, 1/125, ISO 720, Nikon D800E, Nikkor AFS 24mm 1.4 Feel free to interact with my blog articles, either by adding a comment below this article, or drop me anView full post »

Featured Photo: Fairy Tale

Featured Photo: Fairy Tale Fairy Tale Photographer’s note: F/2, 1/125, ISO 140, Nikon D800E, Nikkor AFS 24mm 1.4 Feel free to interact with my blog articles, either by adding a comment below this article, or drop me an email. Thanks forView full post »

Featured Photo: Need for Speed

Featured Photo: Need for Speed Need for Speed Photographer’s note: F/2.8, 1/125, ISO 560, Nikon D800E, Nikkor AFS 24mm 1.4 Feel free to interact with my blog articles, either by adding a comment below this article, or drop me an email.View full post »

Our shoes in life

Our shoes in life – what are we wearing? We each have different shoes to fit in. Some of us have just one pair, others have several pairs. These shoes are the different roles in life that we perform. These roles vary a lot, they canView full post »

Food and Travel Photography

Food and travel photography goes hand in hand. They are inherently entangled together. To appreciate better a different place and culture, food is one of the more intriguing subjects that can be added to your shots. It can give variety andView full post »

Tacloban City Hall Revisited

The Tacloban City Hall is one of the prominent identifying landmarks of the city, being atop of a hilly slope overlooking the Balyuan Amphitheater and Cancabatoc bay. It has also double served as a favorite park by many of the locals. YouView full post »

The world in Monochrom

I like to see the world in Monochrom, LOL! I have said this before that if there comes a new camera body that shoots exclusively in black and white, I’ll consider it. Since the Leica M Monochrom was launched a few months ago,View full post »

Xiaolongbao at Din Tai Fung

“Xiaolongbao is a type of steamed bun or baozi from Shanghai. It is traditionally steamed in small bamboo baskets, hence the name (xiaolong is literally small steaming basket). Xiaolongbao are often referred to as soup dumplings orView full post »

Is it in the Indian?

Is it in the Indian? And not his bow and arrow? A cliché. In the photographic world, this is often heard by some photographers who think that the photographers’ skills can solely bring home the keepers. A blanket statement like thisView full post »