Before the pandemic, cosplay events were a regular thing in the city and a cause for excitement among young and old avid dressers. I’m just glad the hype is slowly getting back in the malls. I didn’t bring my usual gears, though. Instead I brought an old camera just for fun.
“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. That is the moment the photographer is creative, oop! The Moment! Once you miss it, it is gone forever.”
I was in the right place at the right moment the sun gave its dramatic exit behind the shoulder of Mount Apo, our country’s tallest and most majestic mountain, its crater illuminating a golden burst of halo.
“Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere and sometimes in the middle of nowhere you find yourself.” ~Stacy Westfall
“I always look up at the moon and see it as the single most romantic place within the cosmos.” – Tom Hanks
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.
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.
“I go to nature to be soothed, healed and have my senses put in order.” – John Burroughs
Thoughts on shooting the moon
I went out and headed to Poblacion today, which held the Mindanao Art Exhibit 2021, a gathering of talented artists all over Mindanao. Stunning artworks to view all over two floors.
Sunrise self portrait with timer (Bango Beach, Caraga, Davao Oriental)
Waning gibbous moon the day after the Super Pink Moon which was a bit fuzzy and hiding behind clouds.
“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller
“If you’re having a bad day, catch a wave.” ~ Frosty Hesson
“Rest but never quit. Even the sun has a sinking spell each evening. But it always rises the next morning. At sunrise, every soul is born again.”–Muhammad Ali
I open up my heart and
I’m gonna do my part and
Make this a positively beautiful day.
“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” ~ Martin Buber
“Life is like the ocean. Waves will try to knock you down and push you back to where you started but once you fight through them, the entire ocean is yours.”
“Every time I stand before a beautiful beach, its waves seem to whisper to me:
If you choose the simple things and find joy in nature’s simple treasures,
life and living need not be so hard.” ― Psyche Roxas-Mendoza
“At the beach, life is different. Time doesn’t move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides, and follow the sun.” — Sandy Gingras, Writer
“Life is a lot like surfing… When you get caught in the impact zone, you’ve got to just get back up. Because you never know what may be over the next wave.” ― Bethany Hamilton, Soul Surfer