THE SECOND TIME AROUND

When Det and Darrel were expecting their first born (Adam), we were exploring the idea of doing a maternity shoot.  Though portrait photography (in whatever form) always intimidated me and something I reluctantly ventured into unless it involved children or unknowing strangers (that sounds a bit creepy and little more like stalking), I was excited... Continue Reading →

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LAKAWON: A LESSON IN PATIENCE

It's a real effort for someone like me who is not a morning person to wake up even before the sun was up.  This was my first time to set foot in Lakawon and I won't miss my chance to catch the sunrise.  I set my alarm at four am and was out a few... Continue Reading →

SILAY: CHASING SUNSETS

It's day 2 with Hiro (Fujifilm X30).  I stopped along the highway between Silay and Talisay just when the sun was slowly slipping the west side of the horizon.  The weather had been temperamental for the last few days.  The sky had cleared late in the afternoon and had turned into vibrant hues of orange, red... Continue Reading →

OSLOB: THE ENCHANTING TOSLOB FALLS

Like everything in life, when things gets overwhelming, you need to step back to see the whole picture. The first time I went to Toslob/Mag-ambak Falls, I was so amazed with the beauty and the feel of the place.  Water cascading gently down a wall of umbrella-like rock formations creating a curtain of rain shower falling into... Continue Reading →

BACOLOD: SHOOTING WIDE

It's one of those days... you get up and realize you're missing something badly.  You do what you got do, right? Something I learned when I was reviewing for the Bar Exams.  Even though it was late in the morning, I decided to pick-up my camera bag and head to Downtown Bacolod.    Didn't really have... Continue Reading →

SILAY: SHORT WALK

I went to great lengths to see Vigan, Ilocos Sur and Taal, Batangas because they have preserved their own historical architecture, and with heritage awareness.  But of they're not the only heritage town in the Philippines and Silay is among that list.   Silay City is about 15 minutes from Bacolod City by private car and around... Continue Reading →

ILOG: TALABA FESTIVAL

This is my first time to witness the Talaba Festival... though I've heard of it and Cong. Chedz Alvarez would invite us every year.   Finally, got to see this one this year... over the weekend.  The Municipality of Ilog celebrates Kisi-Kisi Festival every March 25, and the Talaba Festival (or the eat-all-you-can-talaba/oysters festival as I... Continue Reading →

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