Nature’s masterpiece

“Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson About these ads

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Let it glow

“That’s why we seize the moment try to freeze it and own it, squeeze it and hold it…’Cause we consider these minutes golden” ~ Eminem

Sky is the limit

“Please know that I am aware of the hazards. I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail,… Continue reading

Live your life

“There is only one important point you must keep in your mind and let it be your guide. No matter what people call you, you are just who you are. Keep to this… Continue reading

Big dreams

“No matter how small you start, always dream big.” ― Stephen Richards

Into the light

“We can only appreciate the miracle of a sunrise if we have waited in the darkness”. – Anonymous

My aerial photo on Silkwinds cover

This is my cover photo of aerial Boracay waters in April 2014 issue of Silkwinds, the inflight magazine of SilkAir (Regional Wing of Singapore Airlines). I shot the fishermen and boat from a… Continue reading

Window of opportunity

“Courage doesn’t always roar, sometimes it’s the quiet voice at the end of the day whispering ‘I will try again tomorrow’” – Mary Anne Radmacher

Keep moving forward

 “I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were… Continue reading

Rise to the challenge

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” ― Jon Kabat-Zinn Sunrise in Dahican beach, Mati City, Davao Oriental  © Jojie Alcantara

Dawn will come

“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t… Continue reading

Basic Photography Worskhop, Canon Dhub Abreeza March 22

Basic Photography Workshop (by Canon DHub) with photojournalist Jojie Alcantara Abreeza Mall, 2nd Floor Corporate Center Saturday, March 22, 2014, 1-5pm Limited registration at 1pm

Lake Kaningbaylan

“You are always rich when you can see and feel the beauty of this world” – Aine Belton

Dahican

Mati is known for its long, gorgeous coastline of creamy sand and sparkling blue waters perfect for surfing and beach activities. It is Dahican, now a popular destination among beach lovers.

The paths we take

“People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.” ― Dalai Lama XIV

Down by the sea

“If you’ve come in search of me, I can be found down by the sea. Feet in the sand, wind in my hair, the Sea and Me, an inseparable pair.”

Dream of paradise

Thinking of where to go this summer? Dream of paradise in my beloved Philippines. Sabang Beach, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan    

Let go

“The beautiful journey of today can only begin when we learn to let go of yesterday.” ― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

D’ Japanese Tunnel in Davao

D’ Japanese Tunnel in Davao After World War II, the legend of the Yamashita treasure seduced many treasure hunters to Davao, particularly in Mintal, Tugbok District (now declared as the Japanese Heritage Site… Continue reading

Old Gui-ob Ruins in Camiguin

“Most ancient monuments have suffered similar fates over time: they have been toppled by earthquakes, quarried for stone, and despoiled by human hands. Some have been reclaimed by the grasping fingers of the… Continue reading

Be thankful

Be Thankful Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire, If you did, what would there be to look forward to? Be thankful when you don’t know something For it gives… Continue reading

  • THE SCENE STEALER.

    'Kodaker' was our funny old slang for a photographer back when it was the popular brand. I actually do workshops for Canon. : )

    A proud Filipina from Davao City (Dabawenya) I write a column for two newspapers. I shoot and write for travel magazines, and other commissioned projects. My crazy adventures turned me into a photographer. I am also a nutcase artist who paints and draws caricatures.

    As a solo traveler, I have strange habits of hoarding funny signs, Asian horror films, weird artifacts and 80s memorabilia (MJ is my pop idol). This blog is the Scene Stealer, because I quietly capture candid scenes of humanity and surreal visions of nature (living in a magical world despite hard times).

    As a photojournalist, I love aerial, travel and culture in exploring destinations. Now a semi-retired TV host, I endorse products on the side and do charity works. This blog features my artistic journey, with inspirational quotes. My published articles are in another blog.

    All photos are mine unless otherwise stated. I only wish for respect, permission and courtesy in photo credits. Thank you.

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