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ShutterTales: Here's one for my dad

Published April 2nd, 2012

I took this shot while I was having a break from a photo assignment in Bondi. Since I had to move my car from the expired parking spot, I drove up to the golf range up in the hills of Bondi Beach where I found this lone tree surrounded by the amazing greenery of the golf course.

I thought I could compose a good one out from this solitary subject from where I was standing. It's a fenced area and I wasn't sure if it's restricted from trespassers. However I managed I got past the fence through a small opening enough to squeeze myself in to the area to get a better vantage point. When I was composing my shot, I already something in my mind that I would dedicate the work to my father in celebration of Father's day. He's our fruit-bearing tree from day 1.

Last night, I uploaded it in my gallery in RedBubble website and was surprised with strings and strings of comments from people. One asked my permission to re-post the photo in their group. It's another reason for me to go out there a ...

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ShutterTales: 3 Minutes of Utopia

Published April 2nd, 2012

December 2010, I travelled back to my hometown in Philippines to celebrate Christmas with friends and families after several years of being away. Philippines is a diverse place for photography where one can have multitudinous subjects especially in a festive season like Christmas. I bagged my camera wherever I went in anticipation of finding more interesting subjects along the way to regardless of where. I have taken more than a thousand photos from day 1 to the last day of our holiday.

Christmas eve was a very joyous gathering with families at home. The table was filled with all sorts of food. One was singing the Christmas carols while the little ones were busy opening their gifts. However, I was more excited on what was about to unfold that night. We were going out to feed the homeless, the hungry and the needy. As the crew of friends and cousins were loading the packed food and medicines in bag, I was looking around. So many food wasted and chucked straight to the bin, bottles o ...

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ShutterTales: Fast Life In The Killing Field

Published March 31st, 2012

Once a labeled as the killing field of Cebu, is now one of the busiest town in the city of Talisay. 25 years ago, this town earned the notoriety a dreaded place for summary executions. Crime rate was also an ultimate high during that period. More than a year ago, I visited the place again and had a bolt from the blue of the dramatic increase in population, mushrooming of infrastructures, bustling streets and the industrial dusts and smogs. These are just a few of the price tags brought forth by the economic upturn in the city of Talisay. It's a city that never sleeps!

This market road is a 6-lane thoroughfare that has shrunk into a barely-two-lane road. All these spaces are being eaten up by street vendors, rolling stores and wooden carts used for transporting goods between market shops. On the other side of the road became a transport terminal with vehicles parked diagonally throughout the stretch of the block. Taking photographs with your DSLR really is not a very good thing to do ...

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ShutterTales: Any given Nikon day

Published January 13th, 2012

When I first consider the thought of getting in to photography seriously, I was very eager for a variety of subject. In between work, I looked at the works of masters of photography around the world. I didn't have a photography magazine with me, I would surf from my phone to check out Henri Cartier-Bresson's street photography series and take it as an inspiration to become a better photographer. Though I enjoy taking photographs of beautiful landscapes, street photography is also my second favourite branch of this craft. It's a good opportunity to capture life and emotions in a 4 x 6 dimension.

I carry my camera wherever I go. Thus, everyday is a Nikon day for me. When make my way home, I see good subjects like this wonderful architecture of St. Mary's Cathedral. The facade is well-defined from to corner to corner.

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