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Pintados Festival 2015

Pintados Festival 2015   Photographer’s note: Nikon D750, Nikkor AFS 70-200mm 2.8 VRIIView full post »

Pintados Kasadyaan Festival 2014

Pintados Kasadyaan Festival 2014, Tacloban City, Philippines.   Photographer’s note: Nikon D800E, Nikkor AFS 70-200mm 2.8 VRIIView full post »

Buyogan Festival – The Making of a Champion

Buyogan Festival – The Making of a Champion I was lucky enough to be a part of shooting this year’s Buyogan Festival contingent who eventually became the grand champion of the recently concluded Pintados-Kasadyaan FestivalView full post »

Sangyaw Parade of Lights Festival 2013

Sangyaw Parade of Lights Festival 2013 – the parade was moved from June 29 to the feast day on June 30 due to the typhoon. It was supposed to be for the first time the Pintados-Kasadyaan and Sangyaw festivals to be held on the sameView full post »

Pintados Kasadyaan 2013 Photos

Here are some of my favorite Pintados Kasadyaan 2013 photos. The typhoon didn’t stop the participants from performing, I did not want to go home without any photos to remember either… Anyway, I had a blast even with theView full post »

Buyogan Festival – Grand Champion Pintados Kasadyaan 2013

Abuyog’s Buyogan Festival did it again! Once again grand champion of the Pintados Kasadyaan 2013. They came back strong and determined, and they buzzed their way to the coveted crown just like bees swarming to its honeycomb… IView full post »

Pintados Kasadyaan Festival 2013

Pintados Kasadyaan Festival 2013 — the bad weather took its toll on the festival preventing the contingents from dancing on the major streets of Tacloban City for its annual street parade supposedly to start at 8:00AM today. For theView full post »

Why the full frame works for me?

Why the full frame works for me? There have been a lot of debate whether to go full frame or not. In the Nikon jargon it is whether to use DX or FX format. I was one of the early adaptors for the FX format when I first picked up the NikonView full post »

Pintados Kasadyaan Festival 2012 Revisited

Just a quick revisit on the Pintados Kasaydaan Festival 2012… I sense a lot of uncertainties toward this event in the years to come. I hope that politics will not come in the way in celebrating the spirit of the festivals that haveView full post »

Pintados Kasadyaan Festival Portraits

I’ll share some Pintados Kasadyaan festival portraits. I used only 2 lenses for the entire Pintados and Sangyaw festival shoots. I think they were up to the job. I like to work with prime lenses, it makes you more careful ofView full post »

The City with 2 festivals

The City with 2 festivals. Enough said. “The City with 2 Festivals” Photographer’s note: F/1.4, 1/125, ISO 2200, Nikon D800E, Nikkor AFS 24mm 1.4 Feel free to interact with my blog articles, either by adding a comment belowView full post »

My Pintados Experience Continued

My Pintados experience continued… Well, this year was a little bit different. Nothing as major as the one in 2011 though. But for a photographer? I will speak my mind. Photographers were limited by being cordoned in a confined areaView 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 »

Foot Zoom

Foot Zoom? That’s what I call when you zoom in and out with your feet rather than on the lens. A prime lens definitely makes me more aware of composition. Zoom lenses tend to make me a bit lazy – instead of finding the rightView full post »

Pintados Kasadyaan Festival 2012

Pintados Kasadyaan Festival 2012 – I’ll share more of my thoughts and photos in the days to come. For the meantime, here are some shots:   Pintados Kasadyaan Festival 2012 Photographer’s note: F/1.4, 1/640, ISO 100, NikonView full post »

The Future of Pintados?

“What is the future of Pintados?” Pintados Kasadyaan Festival Photographer’s note: F/1.4, 1/8000, ISO 100, Nikon D800E, Nikkor AFD 85mm 1.4 This is probably what the boy was thinking. A participant of the Pintados KasadyaanView full post »

For the sake of peace

“For the Sake of Peace” (Featured Photo) – probably a well-fitting statement/photo for the City of Tacloban and Province of Leyte, don’t you think? I’ll let the photo speak, rather than involving words toView full post »

Sto. Niño Church on Fiesta Day

Probably the busiest and most joyful day of the year in the Sto. Niño Church is on Fiesta Day, obviously right? Thousands of the faithful celebrate mass on the feast day of Senior Santo Niño of Tacloban on the 30th of June. I reallyView 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 »

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 »