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.
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.
“A lake is a landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.” – Henry David Thoreau Sunrise in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato © Jojie Alcantara At a cool elevation of 1000m above sea level, Lake Sebu is a dream destination for photographers and artists. When you are looking for serenity, solitude and peace of mind, this location is a good choice to recharge an aching, wandering soul. Come visit the Philippines. Explore Mindanao.
“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.
You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down.” – Charlie Chaplin
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.
Forbidden City or the Palace Museum is located at the center of Beijing City, close to Tiananmen Square.
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.
Because it was cloudy during the lunar eclipse, here is a glimpse the day before and after the Super Full Flower Blood Moon.
Boracay sunset taken just before the pandemic, December 2019
Sunrise self portrait with timer (Bango Beach, Caraga, Davao Oriental)
“Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you truly love. It will not lead you astray.” ~Rumi
“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller
This was the last full moon of 2020, captured on December 30. I waited for it through days of rain.
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 ]
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.
“If you’re having a bad day, catch a wave.” ~ Frosty Hesson
The Philippine Eagle is a giant bird of prey that can only be seen in 4 islands in the Philippines- Luzon, Samar, Leyte and Mindanao. It is considered to be one of the largest and most powerful among forest raptors.