In The Works: A Photobook for My Best Travel Photos

It is every traveller’s dream to have that one photo album highlighting his best travel memories. A friend on Facebook recently introduced me this idea by way of his photo collage, linked to Photobook Worldwide’s website, posted on his timeline. I was immediately attracted to the idea of weaving the special moments made during my…

Getting More Intimate With Sampinit

Checking my blog’s statistics has been a vital part of my weekend routine. When 2016 started, I noticed that two of my oldest blog posts about the fruit called sampinit have been consistently appearing on my going viral posts. They have been dramatically delivering a lot of hits since the second week of January, which led me to…

Small And Big Wonders At The King’s Forest (Rawdat Khuraim)

The Hiker’s Maxim: “Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time (J.K.).” For years, I have been maintaining a special connection with nature since I learned the value of it. I get in touch with life forms outside the house or in the wilderness not only when I get the chance…

Wild Desert Flowers Could Make For A Good Day

Waking up every morning already makes for a good day. There are times though when you go live every minute of that day, you will find yourself submerged into a pit of disappointment. Things don’t turn out as you have hoped, expected, or planned. Eventually, you get consumed. This is where you usually begin to doubt. You…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Close Up

Once upon a time, I started this series titled “Little Wonders”. My fascination with the kind of beauty that small creatures raise–when they are captured by way of a macro lens–is the reason. Each time I look through my camera’s viewfinder, I still feel mesmerized at how these little organisms transmogrify into a beautiful, statuesque…new face…new form. Related Blog…

A Totally Different Kind of Spa

My recent visit to the Manila Ocean Park with the Tuscano Family last 11 April 2015 made me experience a very different kind of relaxation. It was something that wrung the child-like mirth out of me and the rest of those who were with me on that day. The very first time I visited the…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Rule of Thirds

Like the host of this week’s photo challenge, I love achieving the bokeh effect when I shoot small subjects like flowers. I am not a fan of putting a subject at the center of the image. I usually apply the rule of thirds. Related Blog Posts Weekly Photo Challenge: Rule of Thirds at dailypost.wordpress.com Weekly Photo Challenge:…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fray

When I visited the Manila Ocean Park almost four years ago, I met so many sea creatures of different forms and sizes. Some look adorable and gargantuan while others look just really exotic. The strikingly unusual water animals are the ones in the fray to give visitors a bizarre yet enticing and memorable experience. At first…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture

Texture is probably the most critical quality attribute of all fruits, whether it is to assess ripeness or functional performance in their processed forms. Coupled with color in its aesthetic sense, it can turn fruits exquisitely appealing to the eyes. Furthermore, it is commonly associated as the norm for the acceptable state, feel, and taste of fruits especially the…