Posts Tagged ‘Photography’


Weekly Photo Challenge: Today Was a Good Day in the Sculpture Garden

August 22, 2015

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Today Was a Good Day.”


IMG_7072Shot the photos above two years ago in New Jersey, U.S.A. but up to now when I look at these photos, the same meditative feeling that I experienced when I first saw it remains the same: I feel good and calmed by the quiet elements in the photos. I can stare at it for long, enjoy and wallow on the serenity the scene evokes.


Weekly Photo Challenge: The Splendid Door_Hagia Sophia

July 4, 2015
Door 3

Door to the Interior Room of Hagia Sophia


Displayed in one of the Corners at Hagia Sophia


One of the Exit Doors

Shot in Istanbul, Turkey.


Weekly Photo Challenge: On the Move_Men on Wheelchair

May 9, 2015

Literally, on the Move — these two people are miles away –Manila and New York City — yet they surely share and practice the philosophy of independent living… They do not confine themselves in the comfort of their homes, nor in their shells. Afterall, they are part of us, and should be treated like anyone else in an enabling society.

On the Move 2

This is Abner Manlapaz. I first met him in an Indignation rally of Persons with Disability [PWD] demanding the government to respect the rights due to them. He is the President of Independent Living Foundation. He is one of the participants in the docu that I am currently doing on Apolinario Mabini, our hero who himself was a PWD. Mabini was the Prime Minister, First Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Chief Adviser of Emilio Aguinaldo, the First President of the Philippine Republic in 1898. This photo was shot at Mall of Asia, Pasay City in Metro Manila where Autism Walk was held a couple of years back.

On the Move

I do not know this man. But he caught my attention because in the crowd, he was the only one going around on wheelchair. And since I advocate for PWDs, I felt quite happy for him because he could move like anyone else around him. This was shot in Times Square St., New York City.

Great coincidence!!! I just realized now that aside from being on wheelchairs, look at what they are wearing! Red t-shirt and blue jeans; both wear eyeglasses, and their heads?? Aren’t they nearly the same?

The Non-Handicapping Environment is a must in all places in the world. Here in our country, NHE has been introduced but the idea should ripple around, especially in Southeast Asia where PWDs should be given as much importance, priority and equality as any of the so-called abled individuals. They should be given opportunities, chances to prove their ability and capacity, and the right to co-exist with others.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Early Birds – Riyadh Airport

April 18, 2015

Shot at Riyadh Airport on the way to Istanbul

Early Bird2

Early Bird

Waiting for its flight sked???


Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold

April 4, 2015


A threshold is a point of entering; that point just before a New beginning… Once you pass this point at Fort McHenry, a Historic Zone, it will be the beginning of a journey into the Past. [Shot in Baltimore, Maryland]

The fort is best known for its role in the War of 1812, when it successfully defended Baltimore Harbor from an attack by the British navy in Chesapeake Bay September 13–14, 1814. [Wikipedia]


Weekly Photo Challenge: Ephemeral

March 30, 2015
We will never jump this way again!!! And may not pass this way again!

We will never jump this way again!!! And may not pass this way again either!


Weekly Photo Challenge: Reward for the Lollipop[?]candy Turkish style

February 28, 2015

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Reward.”

Varied-coloured sticky but delectable and yummy-looking candies are rolled to a stick…

Candy    … by this young Turkish man

… He gets “rewarded” for it by the young lady who looks appreciative of his effort and dexterity in making the lollipop [?]- Turkish style. Sorry! I forgot the name but I did ask the man what he was selling.

Of the photos above,
I love the language of hand transaction — of giving and receiving
conveying an act
of stranger’s two-getherness even just for moments.

Shot on the road leading to Hagia Sophia Mosque in Istanbul.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Rule of Thirds Literally

February 22, 2015

Following the Rule of Thirds: Three Chico Fruits, Rule of Thirds Composition, as well as element placements: the wood bench [background], white platito [middle ground] and the 3 fruits [foreground].


Weekly Photo Challenge: Rule of Thirds

February 21, 2015

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Rule of Thirds.”

Boy in Bac

A boy in front of love padlocks “littering” the fence of a wishing well located inside the compound of the National Shrine of the Mother of Perpetual Help in Baclaran, one of the most popular pilgrimage sites in the Philippines.

 The photo was shot last Ash Wednesday, February 18 in Baclaran.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Symmetry_New York City

February 14, 2015
Remembering Sept 11

Remembering September 11

New York Public Lib

New York Public Library

St Malachy's - The Actor's Chapel

The Actor’s Chapel

Rockefeller Center

The Rockefeller Center