My heart goes out to one of the most beautiful places in the world. Blessed with some of the most amazing people I have ever met. You are in my prayers La Mi Italia and know you’ll overcome this and rise up to be brighter, stronger and even more amazing.
I just had to take this image home with me for posterity. It’s something we see all the time as we leave our apartment and it really reminds me of Florence. I shot this in the late afternoon light which cast a beautiful warm glow on the facade of the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore leaving the cross in shadow with a bluish tinge.
Whenever you end up on the coastline of Nasugbu, Batangas which borders the West Philippine Sea, you’ll see the outline of Fortune Island on the horizon. Even as a kid, seeing the shadow of the island whenever we arrive at the beach meant “you’re home”. I would be mesmerized with the scenes of passing ships set against the silhouette of the island as the day goes by. On this day, I was walking along the beach before sunset, doing my usual thing of picking off images when I saw this lady sitting on the sand with the island off in the distance. I aligned them together to get the silhouette, island and clouds in just the right position. Turned out to be one of my favorite images from this trip.
To those who keep up with my blog, you know that every Lunar New Year’s Day, I always try to go to Binondo to shoot the festivities. Well, this year, the weather wasn’t cooperating and it was raining in the morning hours which is when I usually go. I don’t bother going in the afternoon due to the sheer number of people which makes shooting difficult if not impossible. Anyway, I was going through my old images and came across this one. The guy was framed perfectly amongst the fruits and the look on his face? I don’t know if he was insulted that the photographer became the subject especially with a Nikon DSLR staring him in the face. Hmm…I think I’ll go through my archives and try and put together a series depicting the photographers I come across on this day.
Happy New Year!!! Visited some old friends over the holidays at Los Baños, Laguna. They run an aviary specializing in exotic peafowl, geese and other kinds of birds so it was a nice way to familiarize oneself with some new avian friends. Shooting conditions weren’t the best. I could have used more light since we were shooting inside the caged areas in the afternoon sun but such is life. I think this is a Victoria-crowned pigeon. More like a case of bad hair day.