Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition

Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition

We wanted a funky, laid-back and relaxed wedding. But I didn’t want to compromise my dream dress so we decided to wear matching Converse Sneaks. It was the perfect footwear for our football-fun-homey-and-rustic-themed wedding.

The formal lace dress and sneakers, what a combination. My take on the week’s challenge.
Photo by Marty Ilagan for Kasal Galeria.


Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV

Last summer I went on a vacation in Kalibo, Aklan, birthplace of the Ati-Atihan Festival. Nope, I didn’t actually go there for that event, had to go for a baptism of a friend’s son. Anyway, it was my second time to go there and since not much has changed, i didn’t take that much pictures of the sites I went to previously but instead decided to take photos of random often-unnoticed things from my perspective. Yes, I’m weird that way.

One of the streets in the city was named after our country’s National Hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal who was martyred in Bagumbayan for writing subversive novels against the Spanish friars. ¬†Funny though because Rizal was actually from Cavite, a town way up north the Philippine Islands.



Walking around, I came across this old triangular rotunda with a 2-floor waiting shed in the middle. I couldn’t resist the abandoned look on it and I knew I had to go up and check out the view from the top and so I did.¬†


And it wasn’t as majestic as I thought. So much for that. But it was still an experience to observe the motorcycles and cars passing along. To see things in a different light, experience them in a different way.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea

The sea is a lot of things for so many people. A place to cool down during summer. Or for any other weather.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea

A place of livelihood for fishermen, relying on the daily catch for sustenance.

P1050211A playground for the kids and adults alike.



But for me ultimately, the sea is a place to bask in the presence of the Lord, whom without Him, I wouldn’t have this great scenery and place to enjoy.

This post is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge. For more similar blog posts, check out this page.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus

And because this week’s challenge is all about focus – aperture and depths of field, I have included my amateur tinkering of these basics.

My trip to the National Museum of the Philippines proved to have a lot of opportunities to try these out. As museum artifacts go, it’s always nice to focus on something while trying to capture the whole background for a clearer picture of the setting. (Pardon the watermark per photo, I didn’t have time to remove them in these set of photos already)






I tried different points to focus on – this one is of the same picture but first focusing on the intricate grills of the staircase and then the next is capturing the people working down below.




This easel and old paints and brushes used for creating the unfinished portrait caught my eye.




For variety, I thought i’d focus on the belt found on this antique tribal costume which gave a lot of definition to the whole attire.


And that’s a wrap for this week’s Photo Challenge.

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