Archive for the ‘DP Challenge’ Category


Weekly Photo Challenge: Elemental

August 13, 2017

On the way to Dolmabache palace in Istanbul, the ferry ride made me literally feel close to Turkish waters, and the hundreds of wandering seagulls. Quite an experience – a beautiful and memorable one – for someone who lives in the crowded city of Manila. The sight was refreshing.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Relic / Camera Museum

July 18, 2016
Old Camera

A Studio Camera c. 1900, one of the old vintage cameras displayed at the Camera Museum below located in a Philippine Heritage Town called Taal in Batangas Province

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For an interview with the collector, Manny Inumerable, please click:


Weekly Photo Challenge: Abstract

April 23, 2016

At first glance you might think that this is an image from an x-ray film; it’s not. It’s a close up design of a table cloth shot in extreme close up. They were in fact floral designs…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Future_San Francisco?

April 10, 2016

I do not know the name of this plant. It looks like a variety of what we call “San Francisco” though. But, I am quite unfamiliar with it. When a friend first gave it to me, I was so happy to see its small unique leaves. It was rare for me to see tinges of red on plant’s leaves. It had only five to brag about when handed over to me; now, their numbers more than doubled, and they have grown as well. Moreover, the tinges of red now dominates each leaf as can be seen below.

Advoc_FutureWhen it brought forth a part [the green protrusion] which I never expected, I looked at it with wonderment, the reason why I took a shot of it. For days, I have been waiting for it to bloom [if it is really a flower]; or would more leaves [another set] come out? I crazily asked myself. The sense of excitement in my heart on its future — on how exactly it would look like days ahead from now is one of the simple pleasures that I derive from Mother Nature, found just within the confines of a small garden in a city jungle.

I will share with you later how exactly it will turn out. Let’s wait and see! I will also let you know its actual name when I get to meet the person who gave the plant to me.

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WPC: Landscape_Taal Volcano

April 3, 2016

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Photo of what is believed to be the smallest, if not, one of the smallest active volcanoes in the world. Taal Volcano is located in the province of Batangas, Philippines. This was shot from Tagaytay City in Cavite, the province adjacent to it.

Taal Volcano, part of the ‘Pacific Ring of Fire’ is located on an island [Volcano Island] within a lake [Taal Lake] within an island [Luzon] in the Philippines. It consists of 47 different overlapping cones and craters.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Time_Clock Museum at Dolmabache

February 6, 2016

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The Clock Museum in the premises of Dolmabahce Palace, Istanbul. Taking photos inside the museum was prohibited. Because it was nearing closing time, people had to rush around the big palace grounds.




Weekly Photo Challenge: Optimistic Dog

January 24, 2016

PITZ! My over optimistic and jealous dog! A great companion. Just seeing him happy and contented makes me just as happy.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Gathering

December 20, 2015

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Man husking the coconuts and gathering them.


This is how the man husked the coconut with his trusty bolo knife.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Cat’s Eyes

December 6, 2015

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My cat’s name is Oliver, a stray cat who never left us once it landed here from nowhere. Intelligent, loveable, cuddly at times; in fighting mood during mating season; loves dog food. This is one of my favorite of his photographs also because of the story behind it. He was there because Pitz, our half-breed Japanese Spitz was “bullying” him, so he had to go behind the screen and just observe from where he was with the expression that seemingly asks: “What the hell is happening to Pitz?”


Weekly Photo Challenge: Transition

November 29, 2015

Early hours at Mall of Asia