Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrast

There are dark shadows on the earth but its lights are stronger in the contrast (Charles Dickens). I took this shot last 23 January 2011 when I climbed the mystical mountain of Arayat in Pampanga. I was savoring my “take 5” under a dying tree at one point of the descent when the dead twigs…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Down

It’s when I looked down–from the top–that I saw how beautiful the world truly is, and it’s when I looked up–from the ground–that I understood where I came from. I owe the mountains for teaching me that life lesson.   Related articles Weekly Photo Challenge: Down (picturesinlivingcolor.wordpress.com) Weekly Photo Challenge: Down (thirdhandart.wordpress.com) Weekly Photo Challenge:…

Mount Arayat Traverse

Background “Mount Arayat is a potentially active stratovolcano on Luzon Island, Philippines, rising to a height of 1,026 metres (3,366 ft) There is no recorded eruption of the volcano, and its last activity probably dates to the Holocene era. The volcano is located in a flat agricultural region at 15°12′N 120°45′E/15.2°N 120.75°E / 15.2; 120.75….