We missed the blood moon tonight, but…

With so many people talking about the blood moon that would be highly visible from our part of the globe, I couldn't help but get excited about the opportunity to shoot something so rare. But there was a typhoon and although … [Read more...]


Boracay’s white sand is contraband

There were persistent rumors in the past that very powerful individuals and business entities used to cart off sand from Boracay's beaches. One very powerful individual built a house that media dubbed "Boracay Mansion" … [Read more...]


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 where the sun set. On those afternoons that we went … [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, the colors of the sunset have always excited me … [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 the garden. But, almost fours years after taking … [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 smaller. Appearance aside, there seems to be no … [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 colors. The difference between light and dark, or … [Read more...]