take a lot of photos

late nights
early mornings.

I don’t usually come here but the company and the conversation was worth it.


Take a lot of photos — a good number of them. Take photos of things that catches your eye. Take photos of mundane things. Catch moments even if you think it doesn’t matter for this particular time. It may have more weight in the future. Basta, take photos. Practice. You might get lucky and you’ll see an image or two that you actually like.

sunrises

I caught sight of this sunrise during one  of my morning walks around the Sampaloc Lake and it made me linger a bit. It seemed like the mountain was giving birth to new clouds.

mornings and sunrises

This scene made it feel like there’s something new coming, that there’s something to look forward to.

The photo was taken on my Dad’s 40th day.

Dad’s 80th Birthday

My father just turned 80 years old in this photo. This was last year. He doesn’t look eighty here, despite the lateness of the hour when I took the photo, at least not in my eyes.

Dad at 80
Dad at 80

Today, the 28th of March, he would have turned 81.

dyaryo

This is one of the first few photos that I took that I liked.

This was taken early morning, the first of January, New Year’s day,  some decades ago. The mist is actually the smoke left over from the previous night’s New Year fireworks and revelry. The guy on the bicycle is what one can call a newspaper delivery boy on the way towards the Malacañang area.  One can still see the barbed-wire barricades further down the street guarding the entrance to the Palace gates.

This was photo taken on film — the dark patches on the left is from its deterioration because I’m bad at keeping this thing.