The sun sets in Cadiz

During our seven-day stay in Negros Occidental, we spent most afternoons swimming. On one side of the pool at the hacienda in Cadiz was an unobstructed view of the horizon … [Read more...]


Sunrise above the clouds

I've taken thousands of photos of the sunset but I have very few photos of the sunrise. I've never been a morning person so that shouldn't be too hard to understand. Besides, … [Read more...]


Genesis. Apocalypse.

I found this photo, taken on December 30, 2008, in my hard drive. And I've never used it because, well, what's so special about a bud? I've taken better photos of every bud in … [Read more...]


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...]


From under the tree

In photography, and in its most layman-understandable terms, contrast is the (1) difference between light and dark; (2) variation in texture or (3) variations in tones or … [Read more...]


Palm trees from long ago

I was re-organizing the photo section (yes, I loved all the photo and travel posts from the main blog to this sub-blog with 301 re-directs) and when I found these photos about … [Read more...]


Ray of light

It has always intrigued me how Sam is able to capture smoke in photos. Not wispy smoke but smoke that almost looks opaque, like this one from her Tumblr account. When I saw … [Read more...]