Tag Archive: Photography

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… 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… 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… Continue reading

SIPALAY: 2014 NATIONAL AGE GROUP TRIATHLON SERIES

First time for me to shoot a triathlon.  I think, this also my first time to watch a triathlon event.  I saw some triptych photos of triathlons in the net which got me… 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… Continue reading

BACOLOD: MY 2ND SCOTT KELBY WORLDWIDE PHOTOWALK

It was still dark when I my phone alarm went off.  It was a quarter to four in the morning.   Being the night person that I am, I wasn’t so sure how… Continue reading

ILOCOS NORTE: MALACANANG OF THE NORTH

There’s more to see in Paoay than just the famous Paoay Church.  On the way back to Manila we had to make a last stop at one of many houses of the late… Continue reading

ILOCOS NORTE: SUNSET AT CAPE BOJEADOR

We waited for the sun to set at Bangui wind farm for as long as we could.  Was dreaming of the windmills against a red-orange washed sky.  It seemed to take forever.  By… Continue reading

ILOCOS NORTE: THE WINDMILLS OF BANGUI

Standing along the coast of Bangui, Ilocos Norte are what looks like 20 “giant electric fans.” While driving along the highway, one could see the blades of the windmills slowly spinning.  Travelers often… Continue reading

ILOCOS NORTE: PATAPAT VIADUCT

We purposely drove to the farthest end of Ilocos to see a bridge.  The Patapat Viaduct is the 4th longest bridge in the Philippines.  It is elevated 31 meters over sea level, is 1.3 km… Continue reading

ILOCOS NORTE: KAPURPURAWAN ROCK FORMATION

The word kapurpurawan means kaputian or whiteness in Ilokano.  The place was named as such due to the different majestic white lime stone formations in the area.  Located in the town of Burgos,… Continue reading

ILOCOS NORTE: PAOAY CHURCH

Our 6th stop for the trip was the town of Paoay in Ilocos Norte.  Another church! I told myself.  Every town we have passed had an old church — at least one.  We… Continue reading

VIGAN: CALLE CRISOLOGO

Probably, the most recognizable place in Vigan (at least for first timers or those who love travel photos) would be Calle Crisologo.   Four blocks of cobblestone streets lined with heritage houses of the… Continue reading

ILOCOS SUR: BANTAY CHURCH

Another church.  This seems to be turning out like a Visita Iglesia.  This time, we headed to the town of Bantay, Ilocos Sur.    Located at the Northeast of Vigan City, it is… Continue reading

ILOCOS NORTE: STA. MARIA CHURCH

I knew that Ilocos had a lot of old churches but had no idea where and what they were, except probably for Paoay Church. First stop of our tour was the town of… Continue reading

ENROUTE: BACOLOD-MANILA-ILOCOS

We’ve been planning to go to Ilocos for some time… but it never seem to push through for one reason or another.   Luckily, this June… we made it.   All throughout the… Continue reading

BACOLOD: PORTRAITS OF STRANGERS

How do you photograph strangers? Do you go up to them and ask? Or you just simply fire away? Every now and then, I encounter people (or events) where I find it hard… Continue reading

BACOLOD: ENGRAVERS

At the sidewalk along Araneta Street in Downtown Bacolod, you’ll probably find the most number of engravers in the city in one place.  With their wooden tables and chairs, they patiently wait for… Continue reading