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Featured Photo: Sohoton Caves

Featured Photo: Sohoton Caves Featured Photo: Sohoton Caves Photographer’s note: F/5.6, 1/60, ISO 900, Nikon D700, Nikkor AFS 17-35mm 2.8 Feel free to interact with my blog articles, either by adding a comment below this article, or dropView 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 »

Featured Photo: Wedding Reception – a wide view

Featured Photo: Wedding Reception – a wide view Wedding Reception – a wide view Photographer’s note: F/2.8, 1/30, ISO 1600, Nikon D700, Nikkor AFS 14-24mm 2.8 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 »

Earthquake on August 31, 2012 in Tacloban City

The 7.7-7.9 magnitude earthquake on August 31, 2012 that hit Tacloban was the strongest quake I felt in my life and hopefully that was the first and last. Although the epicenter was in Sulangan, Eastern Samar, about 3.5 hours fromView full post »

Controlling Light

Controlling light in flash photography means one has to understand the behaviour of light. Light has shape and form. We can manipulate these to our advantage. It’s not just putting multiple remote flashes around the subject and fireView full post »

My Pintados Experience

I wanna share my Pintados experience. I’ve been shooting the festival for a number of years now. One thing I felt is every year it’s getting different. And it’s not something new, last year (2011), the Pintados parade wasView full post »

When it rains, I shoot?

While some of us might do the opposite, when it rains, I shoot LOL! I’m drawn to the rain. There’s more likelihood that I have my camera with me when it rains than when it shines. Dang! Gggrrr…   Magsaysay Boulevard,View full post »

Welcome back 14-24?

Just welcoming back the 14-24? LOL. The best ultra wide angle lens? I guess so.   Fishermen in Tanauan Photographer’s note: F/5.6, 1/1000, ISO 200, Nikon D700, Nikkor AFS 14-24mm 2.8 Feel free to interact with my blog articles,View 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 »

Street Portraits

I love to shoot street portraits! (Don’t I just love a lot of things related to photography? LOL!) Again, I like the spontaneity of the moment, without reflectors, without studio lights, without careful planning, without control!View full post »

Tacloban Wet Market

It has always been fun shooting the local wet market locally known as “Tabo” (featured here is the Tacloban Wet Market).  I like the vibrance of colors and actions that is brought about this early morning trading… and theView full post »

Nikon Trinity

There is a so-called trinity of lenses… a trio of lenses that seems to be the ultimate for photographers. While there’s no written official pronouncement on what is the trinity, there could be a myriad of combinations. IView full post »


The annual Pintados Kasadyaan celebration for the feast of Sr. Santo Niño of Tacloban is just around the corner this time of the year. It’s on the 27th of June in Tacloban City. I’m looking forward to this… For theView full post »

Ta Prohm

Ta Prohm in Siem Reap, Cambodia. A must-see and a photographer’s haven I’m most definite. A bit of trivia is this is also one of the settings for the movie Tomb Raider. Just about perfect setting I guess, the place is a bitView full post »

The Cream Machine

It’s what it is famously called, the Cream Machine – it’s the Nikkor AFD 85mm 1.4 lens – the ability to give you the most creamy bokeh with its shallow DOF at 1.4 and 9-bladed diaphragm. There’s something 3DView full post »

Jumping from the bridge

As posted in my previous blog post… you can see kids jumping off a small bridge into the river. Here’s another one, this time, from the top of the bridge. I was glad to have the camera around my neck when I spotted this on theView 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 »

Fisheye Fun

One of my least used lens, but having said that, this lens is a keeper. I love the way it executes when the situations calls for it. The Nikkor AF 10.5mm 2.8 fisheye DX stays in my bag for good. It’s a fun lens and I just like itView full post »

Music and Photography

I was raised in an era of 80’s and 90’s rock music… and was always fond of the heavy metal grunge sound. Not to say that I don’t dig other genre of music, I listen from ABBA to U2, from Don Moen to JoeView full post »

Light Trails

When I was a kid not so long time ago… (hehe), I always wondered how they did those photos with light trails. Those city night shots with “laser-like” lights on the streets, you know what I mean. I was always fascinatedView full post »

Ayasofya Mosque

Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) is a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later a mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey. From the date of its dedication in 360 until 1453, it served as the Greek Patriarchal cathedral of Constantinople,View full post »

Landscape with elements

Adding up an additional element to a landscape can dramatically increase the impact of a photo to the viewer. Especially when putting a moving object like a bird or a plane, can make the difference. Just be patient (I know, I am notView full post »

Shooting with the Nikkor AFS 24mm 1.4

I spotted this old car parked in a parking lot beside the highway, I quickly grabbed my camera and shoot. I used the Nikkor AFS 24mm 1.4 here. I really (2x) like how this lens renders – something I can’t explain well –View full post »