left behind

left behind

This is what I’ve been feeling since 2014. It didn’t matter that I held on for so long with pleas, promises and, prayers. They still leave. It didn’t matter that I shed tears for many, many months. I still get left behind.

The last one to leave was my brother — the last one I have.

My world fell quiet. And I felt alone.

a monochrome experiment

I have always liked monochromes black & whites or sepias. On a recent trip to Puerto Galera, Mindoro I took plenty of color photos but I also took a handful of monotones.

I wanted to see how the places I visited would look like in sepia rather than in the traditional colored photographs. I was surprised the photos invoked a feeling that I was back in that period of time in the early 1900s and there wasn’t much people around.


Photo notes:
The photos did not go through any post processing save for the waterfalls which I scaled down to meet the maximum upload size of the blogging software. The images were taken with a Canon EOS 100D in one of the programmable monochrome modes which I set myself. The lens is a Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM set

A February Weekend

Mount Banahaw guarding over Sampaloc Lake. After this photo was taken one so very early morning I just had to stop and just take in the quiet and sight for a handful of moments. Not everything needed to be taken a photo of. Some you just leave for your eyes.
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I went to San Pablo one February weekend to get some duties done and to test and get familiar with this lens I got. I am quite used to using a 50mm prime lens and I want to see what photos I can get with a 24 – 35mm wide angle zoom. The image above is one moment I was able to record and more will be posted here in the coming months.