Taken last January 2020 before the Pandemic struck the Philippines. It is a religious event called the "Traslacion" wherein the image of the Black Nazarene is carried in procession attended by millions of devotees. The faithful gathered for a thrilling 24 hour procession by foot, scrambling to touch the "Andas" or thr carriage to fulfill the promise of faith called "Panata"
Inspired in our Philippine folklore, the kapre is a creature that may be described as a tree giant, being a tall (7 to 9 ft), dark-coloured, hairy,and muscular creature. Kapres are also said to have a very strong body odour and to sit in tree branches to smoke. (Reference: Wiki)
Closeup of two weaver ants pulling apart a smaller one, possibly a fire ant.
As brutal as it might seem, this is a natural occurrence in the macro world and in wildlife in general.
This shot was one of the most challenging and spontaneous ones I have ever taken.
This photo "Diesel Punk" is a steam punk inspired shoot which is a fashion style that combines historical elements inspired by science fiction.
Muse: Isabella Collagong.
Hair and Makeup Artist/Wardrobe/Styling: Audrey Winters.
Organizer: Dee Asuncion
Photographer/Editor: Ma. Josefina Cavizo
Location: Bonifacio Global Center, Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Captured using an Android Phone OPPO A5s. This photo related in every aspect of life which encourages you to keep moving forward. No matter how slow the process, atleast there's a progress in it. Slowly but surely.
A group of young men sitting on a ladder fronting the sea. This was taken early in the morning, since we are living in a tropical country, we have beautiful beaches and people are always loved to go swimming.
This photo was taken at famous surfing Capital of the North, San Juan Ilocos Sur. Tourist flocked the place especially during Summer because of its beautiful beach, big waves that makes it as haven for professional and newbie surfers. Foods and culture of the place are also a tourist attraction. During night time, the place was so very busy because of the different bars and cafés along the street.
Rallyist attends the party-themed Philippine Independence Day mobilization dressed in combat fatigues and a clown mask to protest the government's militaristic solutions to the country's health crisis. As the Philippines struggles to contain its COVID-19 cases during the world's longest lockdown, President Duterte deems it urgent to pass a bill that can punish those who speak against him.
We met this beautiful little girl few months ago when I was doing a shooting with a farmer in the rice field near her family house.
After this I have been able to offer a copy of this picture to her parents and that was the start of a great friendship :)
This photo was taken at the summit of Mt. Balingkilat in Zambales, Philippines. In the native language of the indigenous Aeta tribe, balingkilat means thunder. It is considered one of the most difficult open field hikes in the country. But it was worth it. The view is spectacular at the top. You can see the whole Subic Bay area. We then proceeded to descend towards Nagsasa Cove to enjoy the beach.
WAT SAMPHRAN - THE DRAGON TEMPLE
This rose-pink temple tower is 17 storeys and rises to a height of 80 metres, which is the reputed age of the Buddha at the time of his death. From the ground floor a giant green Dragon coils it way upwards to the roof to gaze out over the plains below, and is quite obviously the temple’s most distinctive feature, but the reason for the encircling dragon is today unknown.
The dragon’s body is hollow and it is possible to make the ascent through a tunnel inside, though few people do. The dragon’s five claws are said to be a symbolic reminder of the five moral precepts in Buddhism.
It's not because it looks like the sun but because it follows the sun. No matter how weak it is, it will always find a way to stand tall and shine. During the day it blooms and faces the sunlight, not seeing its dark shadows behind. Time changes everything but the beauty in it stays the same.
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