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Incredible India 2

Incredible India 2 Before we move on to the next adventure, I’d like to share one more post from India. I shot a combination of Micro 4/3 and rangefinder. The rangefinder (a B&W camera) I wasn’t quite sure at first bringingView full post »

Incredible India 1

INCREDIBLE INDIA 1 Incredible it is! Here are some loooooong overdue (pre-Yolanda/Haiyan) photos. Given the chance, I can shoot all week long. It’s a photographer’s haven as so many have said, and I couldn’t agree more.View full post »

16:9 ratio

I shoot about 99% of the time in 3:2 format. This holds true to whatever camera I am using, may it be a rangefinder, a DSLR or even on a Micro 4/3s which is optimized to the 4:3 ratio. I am very comfortable with the 3:2 ratio. Having saidView full post »

A revisit to Sulangan

A revisit to Sulangan recently made some nostalgia – a long trip of more than 3 hours, waking up very early, beautiful country-side view and driving along the highway with some rough road along the way. This time around, the roadsView 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 »

Featured Photo: Roller Coaster

Featured Photo: Roller Coaster Roller Coaster Photographer’s note: F/5.6, 1/2500, ISO 160, Panasonic G3, Panasonic 7-14mm 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 »

100 Couples Wedding by Pag-IBIG

100 Couples Wedding by Pag-IBIG Fund, “I do. I do. Araw ng Pag-IBIG” on February 14, 2013 held at Kyle’s Restobar in Tacloban City. This  free wedding event was graced by the Mayor of Tacloban City, Hon. Alfred RomualdezView full post »

Batu Caves, Malaysia

Batu Caves, Malaysia – featuring 272-steps to climb up to the cave, 13 kilometers north of Kuala Lumpur. A gigantic statue of Lord Murugan hovers in front of the cave. One of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, it isView full post »

San Antonio de Padua Church in Sulangan, Samar 2

San Antonio de Padua Church in Sulangan, Samar is a pilgrim site. It has thousands of devotees to its patron saint – “San Antonio de Padua”, who has probably performed a lot of miraculous intercessions that made thisView full post »

San Antonio de Padua Church in Sulangan, Samar

I got the opportunity to go back recently to hear mass at the San Antonio de Padua Church in Sulangan, Samar. I brought along my 2 Micro 4/3s camera – it is indeed unobtrusive compared to a DSLR – I actually got more keepersView full post »

Featured Photo: Petronas Towers at Night

Featured Photo: Petronas Towers at Night An icon of the Malaysian’s distinct culture and economic strength, an 88 storey twin towers hovering the skies of Kuala Lumpur surely makes a strong statement.  I have taken some shots duringView full post »

Ultra Wide Angle Lens for Travel Photography?

Do we need an ultra wide angle lens for travel photography? When travelling especially if it is not a photographic trip, saving every ounce of weight is a must. That is why we always bring the least number of photographic equipment asView full post »

Slow shutter speed

I’m still like a young boy when it comes to shooting in slow shutter speed. I’m still fascinated with those interesting effects like light trails. The Sangyaw Carnival at the Tacloban Astrodome was just screaming for me toView full post »

Micro Four Thirds is stealth

What do I mean by Micro Four Thirds is stealth? I’ll share a little experience from shooting the Sangyaw Carnival at the Tacloban Astrodome. I went there two times, the first one I brought along my Nikon D800E with Nikkor AFS 24mmView full post »

Micro Four Thirds strikes back?

Micro Four Thirds strikes back? Yes. Micro Four Thirds might not have seen much action lately, but I think whenever I pull one around my neck, it gets the job done. The last few pages of my site were filled with Nikon DSLR shots, partlyView full post »

Seine River

The Seine River is a 776 km (482 mi)-long river and an important commercial waterway within the Paris Basin in the north of France. It rises at Source-Seine, 30 kilometres (19 mi) northwest of Dijon in northeastern France in the LangresView full post »

Palace of Versailles

The Palace of Versailles is a royal château in Versailles in the Île-de-France region of France. In French it is the Château de Versailles. When the château was built, Versailles was a country village; today, however, it is a suburb ofView full post »

Photographing People

Sometimes photographing people tells more than the usual landmarks and tourist spots. I love to go to the marketplace, to the streets where the daily lives take place, where the local commune and interact. The unique culture and traditionsView full post »

Shooting against the sun

I like to shoot the against the sun, especially when it can create interesting silhouette of structures like this one. A minaret is a distinctive architectural feature of Islamic mosques, generally a tall spire with an onion-shaped orView full post »

House of Virgin Mary

The House of the Virgin Mary is a Roman Catholic and Muslim shrine located on Mt. Koressos in the vicinity of Ephesus, 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) from Selçuk in Turkey. The house was discovered in the 19th century by following the descriptionsView full post »

Mont St. Michel

Mont Saint-Michel is a rocky tidal island and a commune in Normandy, France. It is located approximately one kilometer (just over half a mile) off the country’s north-western coast, at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches.View full post »


Pamukkale which means “cotton castle”.  These are terraces of calcium carbonate deposits combined with hot springs that precipitated into travertine through time.   Pamukkale Photographer’s note: F/8, 1/250, ISO 160,View full post »

Black and White

I love to shoot in B&W, it’s nostalgic! And if ever there is a digital camera that shoots purely B&W… like the ones circling in the Leica rumors. I will strongly consider it. Why a dedicated B&W? Well, two thingsView full post »

Ultra Wide Angle Revisited

Why I like the ultra wide angle? 1. It’s more challenging to make a good composition out of it, most of the times I run into too much info to clutter the photo and it’s exciting that way hehe. 2. It’s a good way toView full post »