“Nature provides great stress relief by enabling us to remove ourselves from the things that cause us stress in the first place. So if you’re struggling with depression or anxiety, visit a forest and focus your senses of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch on our natural surroundings.” -author unknown
Shot on August 11 and 12 respectively, the bright full moon in Aquarius called Sturgeon Moon appeared in the sky as the last Super Moon of 2022. It is named after North America’s common and large sturgeon fish, which comes in abundance in the lakes at this time of season.
You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down.” – Charlie Chaplin
In the new normal setting, I have covered an important event wearing a white tag that indicated I am virus-free to mingle with officials and VIPs.
Thoughts on shooting the moon
“Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere and sometimes in the middle of nowhere you find yourself.”
As the full moon finds its place in the darkest skies, love will uplift despair.” – Angie Weiland- Crosby
I seek the light in every dark situation, and wait for better things to come.
– Jojie Alcantara, on life and photography
On an assignment for a photo shoot for another coffee table book and went back home happy after so much vitamin sea and grounding with Mother Nature.
Captured sunrise in my childhood playground and cousins’ Whitesand Beach in Manay, Davao Oriental.
Boracay sunset taken just before the pandemic, December 2019
I’ve found that there is always some beauty left—in nature, sunshine, freedom, in yourself; these can all help you.
Sunrise self portrait with timer (Bango Beach, Caraga, Davao Oriental)
Forever that excited girl who acts like a kid when skies transform into pretty colors and that golden ball dips and winks in the horizon. I forget everything else. 📷 My pic taken by Chef Ann Austria [ Sunset, Boracay 12.13.2019 ]
“Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” ~Prof. Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban)
Not everyone was privileged to see another sunrise like you did, so before you start complaining; remember that the breath of life, is not for sale.
“The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, it has its tides and in its depths it has its pearls too.” Vincent Van Gogh This is my childhood beach, back in our ancestral home where we live so close to the sea, we smell of salt and ocean all day long.. © Jojie Alcantara Ferrando Whitesand Beach, San Ignacio Manay, Davao Oriental In photo swimming : Kuya Meric Yumang * * * *
This Centennial Dao Tree in Brgy. Magdug, Governor Generoso of Davao Oriental stands over 260 feet tall with massive branches — quite an imposing 300-year old character by the highway.
“I am a child of the Moon being raised by the Sun in a world walked by stars and a sky drawn with flowers.” ~Zara Ventris
Selenophilia is a love of the moon. I love gazing at its beauty wherever I travel. I admit I tend to do crazy stuff influenced by the lunar cycle (menstrual phase in disguise). I have a strange affinity with this night beacon during bouts of insomnia. Tonight from our porch, I basked in the glow of the full Worm Moon while capturing its mystic serenity. It teaches us to learn from past mistakes and move forward to new beginnings, like tidal ebbs and flows. How about you? Are you willing to let go of your past? :- 03.22.2019 © Jojie Alcantara #FullWormMoon# #newbeginnings
What I know for sure is that every sunrise is like a new page, a chance to right ourselves and receive each day in all its glory. Each day is a wonder. ~Oprah Winfrey