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Night sky and breakwater

The string of lights on the left is Roxas Boulevard. The twin blocks of light near the center is Sofitel (formerly Philippine Plaza) Hotel. The circular light at the right is … [Read more...]

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The lonesome heron

Yes, it is a heron. Yes, it is an egret. Not all herons are egrets but all egrets are herons because the only real difference is the size and color -- egrets are white and … [Read more...]

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Tilt-shift photography

I didn't know what tilt-shift meant until about a week ago. I asked Sam, she explained in a nutshell, I researched the rest and then I experimented. The easiest way to explain … [Read more...]

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Alex’s Bicol trip

There's nothing like going to an unfamiliar place and having a local take you around. We've been to Legazpi City and neighboring towns (see the posts from that trip) and never … [Read more...]

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Taiwan from up in the air

I love aerial shots. But some airlines don't allow passengers to turn on cameras immediately after takeoff and a few minutes before landing. Bummer because at a high altitude, … [Read more...]

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Eyesore

The pristine landscape of fog-topped greenery is ruined by business ads on tarpaulins.The photo was taken somewhere between Baguio and La Union, en route to Ilocos. … [Read more...]

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Shimmering South China Sea

Taken en route to Vigan, the sun was still high when I took the photo. I can't remember anymore if I intentionally chose settings to create the stark contrast between the … [Read more...]